One of the best parts of SXSW is how easy it is to discover new bands. It’s basically unavoidable. However, if you weren’t able to make it to SX this year, we’ve got you covered. Discover some of the bands that our Music Designers dubbed their “Favorite New Discovery.”

KOAN Sound – discovered by Reid Walker

Ray Jr. – discovered by Shalonn Hilburn

Los Vigilantes – discovered by Justin Main

HotChaCha – discovered by Robert Yazzie

Dead Sara – discovered by James Whelan

Dance Laury Dance – discovered by Ed Rivadavia

Of Monsters and Men – discovered by Mandi LeBlanc

Clock Opera – discovered by James Blechinger

Res – discovered by John Parsons

– Submitted by Shalonn Hilburn, Music Design