EW recommends songs from bands at the Austin music fest (March 12--17) similar to ones you already love
”Search and Destroy”
Iggy & Co. rep for streetwalking cheetahs, napalm hearts, OG punk awesomeness.
”Best of Friends”
Feverishly hyped London foursome pledge BFF promises, make sweet garage racket.
”What You Need”
Avant-R&B phenom lets a lady know he’ll bring the special sauce her man can’t.
Autre Ne Veut
Brooklyn’s Arthur Ashin supplies equally sexy desperation, plus swooning falsetto.
Everything But the Girl
Dreamy ’90s duo who made longing an art form do their bedroom-y best.
Mysterious pair have everything but the girl — literally; the lovely vocals are (surprise!) male.
Supreme rap storyteller spins vivid tales of urban ambition circa It Was Written.
Brooklyn teen brings precocious swagger and flow, with sunnier rubber-band beats.
Shape-shifting Texas-bred songstress tweaks pretty melodies with oddball tempos.
Houston-born pianist takes break from Jack White’s band to make her own cool noise.