...and there's some winners in that list, for sure: Kissaway Trail, Fergus & Geronimo, Ha Ha Tonka, French Horn Rebellion, Snarky Puppy, The Crash that Took Me, Dem Southernfolkz, Anonymous Culture (formerly Anonymous????), Woven Bones and Follow That Bird.
For more info, check the press release after the jump.
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NX35 Adds Kissaway Trail of Demark, 9 More Names To Lineup
DENTON, Texas (February 5, 2010) -- The NX35 Music Conferette has confirmed Kissaway Trail of Odense, Denmark and Denton's fast-rising Fergus & Geronimo will join more than 160 bands set to play the ever-expanding festival Pitchfork christened "SXSW's baby cousin."
Kissaway Trail recently shared a European tour with Passion Pit. The band will appear at NX35 just before the group's first U.S. release drops in April on Bella Union.
Other adds include Ha Ha Tonka of Springfield, Mo.; French Horn Rebellion and Snarky Puppy of Brooklyn, The Crash that Took Me, Dem Southernfolkz, and Anonymous ???? of Dallas; and Woven Bones and Follow That Bird! of Austin.
Held in Denton, Texas the weekend before SXSW, NX35 will also welcome The Flaming Lips, The Black Angels, HEALTH, Juliana Barwick, Jookabox and others to the other, smaller Texas music town north of Austin.
The NX35 Music Conferette is a walkable, 4-day music conference programmed in the heart of Denton, Texas' central business district March 11-14, 2010.
Denton was recently considered an heir to Athens, Georgia with Midlake as its "R.E.M.- apparent" in a Dallas Observer cover story profiling the band's evolution alongside that of their long-held hometown. Patrons of NX35 will be introduced to what Paste magazine called the Best Music Scene of 2008 via its most talked-about talent, with Midlake and their polarizing new material, the fast-rising Fergus and Geronimo, and recent Kirtland Records signee Sarah Jaffe as the lantern holders.
Wristbands for NX35 are going fast at nx35.com. Saturday single-night wristbands have sold out. Members of the press are asked to submit requests for passes by February 20.
This year's programming includes a discussion with producer/musician/journalist Steve Albini, the grand opening of a museum honoring the history of the 8-track tape curated by former Denton record store owner Bucks Burnett, and a lineup the Austin-American Statesman's Patrick Caldwell deems a "scorcher" in his report on the first round of bands announced at the paper's Austin 360 music blog. An updated list of bands confirmed to play, covering ground from Dublin to São Paulo, can be found here.