Guards depict a retro coming-of-age story in their ultra-stylish "Ready To Go" video.
If washed-out pop trio Guards seem vaguely familiar to you, it's probably because they remind you of experimental pop pair Cults ("Go Outside," "Abducted") -- frontman Richie Follin is actually the brother of Cults' Madeline Follin AND used to play guitar in Cults (now excuse us while we ponder the ridiculous amounts of cool in that gene pool). But it's been a minute since we heard anything from the long-haired NYC outfit -- Guards debuted three years ago with their eponymous 2010 release, but now the group has reconvened with a sophomore album, In Guards We Trust, and a new, impossibly retro video for "Ready To Go."
Watch Guards' "Ready To Go" video after the jump.
Watch Jim James perform live in Austin at MTV/VH1/CMT's "Live In Austin" showcase.
Not sure if you've heard, but there's this little thing called SXSW happening in Austin all week. Not really a big deal, just a GIANT industry conference covering music, movies, tech, and, well, tacos. Our much-anticipated 2013 mtvU Woodies showcase is scheduled to go down on Thursday, March 14. Last night MTV, VH1, and CMT teamed up to present their own MTV/VH1/CMT "Live In Austin" showcase, featuring My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James (aka "Yim Yames"), ensemble pop players Youngblood Hawk, '80s-inspired pop-rock troupe Guards, country-soul singer Elle King, and more. If you didn't have a chance to catch the show last night, or are one of those poor unfortunate souls who didn't make it to Austin this year (*points at self*), now you can watch the performances from the comfort of your computer screen. Ain't the internet grand? Check it out below!
Watch on-demand clips of MTV/VH1/CMT Artists "Live in Austin" showcase at SXSW after the jump.