Although we aren't among the many at this year's SXSW in Austin, TX, we have a band for you to check out if you're there, playing tonight and tomorrow (show information can be seen here). That band is iamwe, an indie/alternative rock band from Phoenix, AZ. This past fall, coinciding with the release of their debut album, Run Wild, they toured with Anberlin on a tour across the East Coast and Midwest. Run Wild is a grooving eight-song collection with anthems such as the percussion heavy "Follow Me (Jungle)," accompanied by dissonant guitars and frontman Tim Maiden's delicate falsetto to the jazzy, piano-driven "Italy" and a slew of '80s-influenced synths in "Child." These guys have done something right with Run Wild, that, with the proper recognition, has great potential. Be on the look for iamwe over the next two days in Austin and check out Run Wild on iTunes, Spotify, or Bandcamp.
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Brooks Ginnan is the editor of Exiled Music Press. He is usually crying over the fact that we will never see a reunion of The Smiths or Cocteau Twins.