Equal Vision Records announces Showcase at SXSW 2013

Equal Vision Records will host a day party/label showcase on March 15 in Austin, TX at SXSW 2013. The event, sponsored by Onkyo, will take place at House of Blues (Annex) on the corner of 6th and Red River, from noon to 6pm.

Headlining the free, all-ages event is The Dear Hunter, who will release Migrant, their new full-length album and Equal Vision Records debut, on April 2. Today, the band is also premiering a second song off of the forthcoming album, on The song is now available as a digital single via retailers such as iTunes and Amazon.

“Whisper” – the first song released – can be heard on Youtube and is available as an instant mp3 download with all Migrant pre-orders on The Dear Hunter will kick off their North American headline run on March 12 in Scottsdale, AZ.

Charlotte, NC’s HRVRD will perform as direct support to The Dear Hunter. The band is currently on tour with letlive, and has just released their sophomore full-length album, From The Bird’s Cage, which debuted at No. 29 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and No. 85 on the Independent Chart.

Sharing the stage with The Dear Hunter and HRVRD will be Set It Off (who are just now wrapping up a full UK/European tour with Yellowcard), I the Mighty, Pretty & Nice, Kurt Travis, Northern Faces (whose debut EP Southern Places is out today and available streaming HERE) and British newcomer Ed Tullett with his debut US performance.

Equal Vision Records will offer free CDs of their 2013 Spring Sampler at the showcase. For the first time ever, the sampler will feature two separate volumes, with tracks from The Dear Hunter, HRVRD, We Came As Romans, Texas In July, Glass Cloud and more, as well as the premiere of new songs from I the Mighty, Life On Repeat and Pretty & Nice.

The sampler tracklisting can be seen below, along with the complete lineup and set times for the EVR SXSW showcase. All tour dates and upcoming release dates for Equal Vision Records’ artists can be found on

12:15pm – 12:40pm Ed Tullett
12:50pm – 1:15pm Northern Faces
1:30pm – 1:55pm Kurt Travis (of A Lot Like Birds)
2:10pm – 2:35pm Pretty & Nice
2:50pm – 3:20pm I the Mighty
3:35pm – 4:05pm Set It Off
4:20pm – 4:50pm HRVRD
5:05pm – 5:50pm The Dear Hunter

1. The Dear Hunter – “Whisper”
from Migrant available April 2

2. HRVRD – “Timid Scripts”
from From The Bird’s Cage available now

3. Pretty & Nice – “Yonkers”
from Golden Rules for Golden People available April 30

4. Northern Faces – “Under My Skin”
from Southern Places EP available now

5. Kurt Travis – “angband”
from the Kurt Travis EP available March 12

6. Ed Tullett – “Oxblood”
the new single available on iTunes April 9

1. We Came As Romans – “Hope”
from Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be [Deluxe] available now

2. Texas In July – “Bed Of Nails”
from Texas In July available now

3. Glass Cloud – “Ivy & Wine”
from The Royal Thousand available now

4. For All I Am – “Oppressor”
from Skinwalker available now

5. Life On Repeat – “Forgotten”
from their forthcoming album

6. I The Mighty – “Speak To Me”
from their forthcoming album