Late last night, SXSW updated it's current list of bands (around 1800+) playing this year's festival. Although not the final list, it's getting pretty close.
Upon first glance, intriguing new additions include, PJ Harvey, Echo and the Bunnymen, Dan Auerbach, Silversun Pickups, Aqualung, Bell, Crystal Stilts, Dead Confederate, Department of Eagles, Designer Drugs, Glasvegas, Iran, Ladyhawke, Lady Sovereign, Little Boots, LA Riots, M. Ward, MSTRKRFT, Michael Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Nite Jewel, Okkervil River, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Passion Pit, The Rosebuds, School of Seven Bells, Takka Takka, Thao w/ The Get Down Stay Down, What Laura Says, Women, Yacht. We probably missed a few awesome bands in there, but you get the point.
We'll be posting more of our "SXSW Spotlights" in the weeks ahead to help all of you (and ourselves) get more informed about some of this year's "must see bands". The first of our many 2009 "SXSW Spotlights" was on Little Boots, which you can read here.