One of only seven artists listed as “Ones To Watch at SXSW 2013″ by KUTX Austin/Texas Music Matters (NPR), The Tontons are in the midst of a whirlwind set of shows at South By Southwest this week. Over the course of a few days, the ban will have played more than 10 shows.
Synth-pop icons Depeche Mode–a band I listened way too much of circa 1985-1989–hits Austin next week during South By Southwest to promote its upcoming album, Delta Machine, which hits stores on March 26th. You can pre-order the album here. The band’s last album was 2009′s Sounds Of The Universe.
Here’s the video for the band’s impressive new single, “Heaven”:
Depeche Mode plays a badge-only showcase at SXSW on Friday, 3.15.13, at 10pm at Brazos Hall. SXSW will conduct a ticket drawing to determine priority entry for official Platinum and Music Badge Holders only. No other credentials are eligible to enter these drawings. Click here to learn how to enter the drawing for a chance to see Depeche Mode (and other special events) at SXSW 2013.
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In addition to Houston Calling, you can occasionally read David's thoughts on music in Space City Rock,
and Houston Press. He has previously written for All About Jazz,
Splendid, Swizzle-Stick, Envy, Free Press Houston, and Houston magazine.
He is a very happily married new father and his loving family indulges his varied musical tastes.