SXSW Takeover: Carbon Tigers

The buzz for the last few weeks is all around South By Southwest (SXSW), which kicks off on March 7th! Rather than release information day by day, Planet Stereo is going full-on SXSW today so that you can get all of the latest news on the artists that will be floating around the event. SXSW Takeover Time! For more, please check us out on Facebook.




The indie-rock band, Carbon Tigers, are all set to arrive in Austin for South by Southwest 2014! The band released their new EP, The Wars At Home, on November 19th, 2013, mixed by Mike Watts (As Tall As Lions) and mastered by Ed Brooks (Death Cab For Cutie, Minus The Bear). The five song EP is both philosophical and narrative, going in-depth and look at self-discovery and growth before it turns dark, as well as telling stories of destruction, love, and fierce competition. To purchase the EP, please visit iTunes, here:

Carbon Tigers is comprised of Chris Wienke (vocals/guitar/bass), Nick Cudone (guitar/vocals), Aaron Sweatt (bass/guitar/keys/vocals), and Darien Williams (drums/vocals). Following their 2011 release of The Dover Sessions, the band pulled a complete Houdini, heading back to the studio to work on their latest creation, The Wars At Home, which was a complete success, pushing to create a contrast between genres, beautifully illuminated by catchy hooks and excellent timing.  Written between 2012-2013 and recorded in July of 2013, producer Jonathan Alvin (Bailiff, Archie Powell and the Exports) helped the band shape the sound of the EP with vocal producer Gabe Liebowitz at Chrome Attic Studios in Crystal Lake, IL. As an extra plus, Charlie Dresser of Company of Thieves plays drums on the recordand Darien Williams of Young Man plays live with Carbon Tigers.

After facing the obstacles of having their equipment, merchandise, and van stolen, Carbon Tigers were resilient and rose to the occasion, crowd funding over $12,000 to purchase new gear. They have since then made their mark performing at the Brooklyn Vegan after party at Lollapalooza and sold out shows with Cold War Kids, Gold Motel, Further Seems Forever, Biffy Clyro, and Maps & Atlases. The upcoming year will prove to be the biggest year for Carbon Tigers as they continue to expand outside of the Midwest and share their music with new fans alike.


SXSW Showcase:

Wed., March 12th – 12:35pm – Big Picture Media Showcase – Thirsty Nickel (325 E 6th St.)


Wed., March 12th- 1am – The Nekkid Armadilla Presents:  – Lucky Lounge (209 W 5th St.)


Thurs., March 13 – 12:30pm – AEMMP Records Presents – Bat Bar (218 E 6th St.)


Thurs., March 13th- 9pm- Audiotree SXSW Showcase – Papi Tino’s (1306 E. 6th St.)


Sat., March 15th – 2pm – RedGorilla Music Fest Showcase – Thirsty Nickel (325 E. 6th St.)


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