Local Band Makes the Austin 100

Austin, Texas is gearing up to host South By Southwest. For those of you that aren’t aware of SXSW, it is Austin’s annual music, film, and interactive festival; it starts March 7 and goes through March 16. NPR released their annual Austin 100 earlier this week. The list features 100 songs by bands performing at the festival, from acts such as Against Me! to a personal favorite of mine, Cloud Nothings.

Also being featured in the list is Paper Holland, a pop-rock band from Milwaukee. Paper Holland released their debut full-length, Happy Belated, in January of 2013. You can listen to it below if you have yet to check it out. For what it’s worth, Happy Belated was one of my favorite records of mine for 2013.

Andrew Kosanke is a guitarist in Paper Holland. He had this to say to about the band’s inclusion in the Austin 100.

“It’s incredibly flattering to be included in the Austin 100. There are so many great bands on the list each year and for us to be included is really exciting. I’m most excited for us to perform and meet new people. It has the potential to be a really great experience and hopefully people like what they hear.”

This is Paper Holland’s first out-of-state show. Most bands do not jump from Milwaukee to Austin, but Paper Holland are not most bands. Please take the time to listen to them, and if you’re going to SXSW, check out their live set. You will not be disappointed.

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