To anyone that grew up on the great indie rock of the 80s and 90s (like the Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., Nirvana (yes, Nirvana was once indie rock), Built to Spill, and Pavement), PAWS has to be one of the most exciting and promising new(ish) bands in the world. They and their freaking brilliant 2012 release, Cokefloat, were reviewed right here by our amazing Scottish explorer, Rocksteady74 (Scott). So, I won't get into the details, but will say, if you like ANY of the aforementioned bands, then you should buy and pay double for this record. Even at that price, it is a bargain.
On to the point of this post: If there is a true "must not miss" band for me at SXSW this year, it is PAWS. If you cannot see them at SXSW, then be sure to look for them in the first two weeks of March in D.C. (DC9), NYC (Cakeshop), Brooklyn (Shea Stadium and Glasslands), Philly (The Barbary), or Boston (Great Scott) in the early part of March.
(This is the third in my series of SXSW Previews. Please check out Spider Bags and Rah Rah at SXSW as well.)