Welcome to the latest in a week-long series of spotlights profiling the bands and artists performing at the 2016 Boston & Beyond party at SXSW, a collaborative effort between Berklee College of Music and Vanyaland. Our third annual event — and Berklee’s 11th SXSW party overall — goes down Thursday, March 17 at Austin’s Brush Square Park, located at 409 East 5th St., next to the Convention Center. The party is co-presented by Berklee Alumni, The Red Room @ Cafe 939, and Heavy Rotation Records, and is all ages and open to SXSW badge holders. Get on the list without charge by RSVPing via EventBrite. Additional info and music from each of the performing bands and artists can be found here.
mar | co, 1:45 p.m. set time
The music of mar | co is the sound of your first kiss. The duo of Austria native Marie Lang and Miami-riased Alex Coco create a seductive brand of electronic pop that pushes the boundaries of minimal future pop. We first fell into innocent lust with the Boston group in the spring of 2015, when we first hyped their yearning alt-pop track “Closer”. Since then, we’ve bumped their remarkable sounds at our pool parties, partied with them at CMJ in New York City, and watched as they turned heads everywhere from the Boston nightlife circuit to Boston Magazine’s Best Bostonians party. And of course, we were there when they gave a deliberately detached polish to Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself”.
Fill in your eyes with a visual look at their recent live performance at the Foundation Room for the latest Takeover session, and allow mar | co to soundtrack your next mood via their songs below.
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