Every Passion Has A Road (to SXSW!): Young The Giant


Good morning internet world! Apologies for the lack of posting goodness here the last couple of weeks - I've been swamped with work work work and also attempting to properly celebrate a particularly significant milestone birthday in my life. But all that insanity was for good reason, because I am currently writing this from a hotel room in Austin Texas where I will be living for the next week and bringing you crazy awesome* coverage from SXSW!

This, of course, would not be nearly as potentially cool without a little help from my friends at HP who I will be "working" with while I'm down here in Tejas. I use the term "working" a bit lightly here since in this instance it's basically going to involve running around chugging margaritas and seeing awesome up and coming bands in 80 degree weather - all the while tweeting the latest and compiling some photos and videos with my HP Envy laptopper. No complaints here! It also totally helps that HP have partnered with Spin Magazine and selected three of my FAVORITE (no, seriously) up and coming bands to follow down here to Austin in their Every Passion Has A Road series.

First up? So-cal indie-rock wonders Young The Giant!! Seriously the mega crush I developed on these guys during last years CMJ has essentially reached a fever pitch - and I'm definitely not alone - as they gear up to blow this conference out of the water. Check out this video of the band talking about the passions that drive them as they head out on the festival circuit -



Stay tuned here all next week for more SXSW goodness and behind the scenes shenanigans! I need a breakfast taco like whoooaaaaaaa.

This post sponsored by HP! I’m excited to partner with them to help you celebrate your passion for music. For more examples of how other people are using HP technology to enable their passions visit http://www.hp.com/everybodyon and be sure to follow @hp_pc on Twitter.