Hockey was one of the bands I was excited to see during SXSW, we managed to catch the tail end of one of their sets and judging by the crowd reaction, we made it a mission to not miss them the rest of the week. We finally managed to make it to the Cedar Street Courtyard, the same place Filter Magazine throws it down every year. From the get-go you can hear the new-wave influences with commanding vocals reminiscent of those of Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen. Hailing from Portland, Oregon the band comes off with dance friendly hits such as "Too Fake" and "Song Away". easily one of the better bands I saw all week.