February 01, 2012 08:01 ET

IODA Announces Outstanding Artist Line Up for 8th Annual SXSW Opening Day Bash

Well-Known Independent Artists and Up-and-Coming Fan Favorites Including The Wedding Present, Ruthie Foster, Polica, and Pillow Fight to Perform at IODA's Annual SXSW Showcase

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 1, 2012) - IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music industry, today announced the details of its highly anticipated music showcase: IODA's Opening Day Bash at the upcoming SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. The annual event features 13 fan-favorite artists, from Thee Oh Sees to Oddisee playing all day on two stages. Since launching in 2003, IODA has helped transform the independent music industry, enabling thousands of independent labels and artists to benefit from the digital music revolution.

Over the last seven years, the concert has proven itself an essential showcase for breakthrough bands including Blind Pilot, The Black Angels, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Deer Tick, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Sleepy Sun, Gold Panda and Frightened Rabbit.

What: IODA's Opening Day Bash at SXSW

Where: Red Eyed Fly, 715 Red River Street, Austin, Texas

When: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Time: 12 - 6 PM

IODA Sampler: All bands are represented by IODA and will be part of IODA's free SXSW music sampler. To hear this collection of music, go to

Performing Artists

  • The Wedding Present (Scopitones)
    Hometown: Brighton, England, UK
    One of the most successful indie rock bands in England's rich musical history.
  • Thee Oh Sees (Castleface / In The Red)
    Hometown: San Francisco, CA
    San Francisco's preeminent psych-pop ramblers.
  • Oddisee (Mello Music Group)
    Hometown: Washington, DC
    Indie Hip Hop's most prolific super producer never ceases to amaze with his many talents.
  • Y La Bamba (Tender Loving Empire)
    Hometown: Portland, OR
    With a unique brand of Mexican influenced indie folk, Y La Bamba is poised to breakout in 2012.
  • Pillow Fight (Bulk Recordings)
    Hometown: S. San Francisco
    Dan The Automator teams up with vocalist Emily Wells to give us Pillow Fight.
  • Tycho (Ghostly International)
    Hometown: San Francisco, CA
    Rich, lush electronic soundscapes befitting of a man who's equally respected as a musician and designer.
  • Poliça (Totally Gross National Product / Poliça)
    Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
    With an infectious brand of electro indie rock Poliça is already taking the music world by storm.
  • Dan Mangan (Arts & Crafts)
    Hometown: Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Canada's most revered folk troubadour just keeps getting better.
  • Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn Music)
    Hometown: Austin, TX
    Austin local hero and blueswoman extraordinaire.
  • Bright Moments (Luaka Bop)
    Hometown: Brookyln, NY
    Longtime Beirut contributor breaks out with his own brand of quirky indie-pop.
  • Tiago Iorc (Som Livre)
    Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Brazilian singer-songwriter with a stunningly beautiful voice and tender style.
  • Bam Bam (Violenta Records / A&C MX)
    Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
    Mexico's 'Best new rock band' bring their own brand of psych-pop.
  • Daniel Ahearn & The Jones (Riparian Records)
    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
    Beautiful love songs from an endearing folk duo.

About IODA
IODA, the Independent Online Distribution Alliance, is one of the industry-leading digital distribution companies for the global independent music and video community. IODA provides comprehensive services to record labels, physical distributors, artists, and filmmakers, including license negotiations; media encoding and metadata management; royalty payment administration and reporting; and marketing and promotional support. Founded in 2003, IODA represents a rapidly expanding roster of more than two million music tracks and thousands of independent film and video titles. IODA distributes its catalog to hundreds of digital storefronts worldwide, including all major digital music services like Amazon MP3 and iTunes®, new access services such as Deezer, MOG, Rdio and Spotify, and mobile carriers including AT&T, Orange, Rekochoku, Verizon and Vodafone. The company's website is

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