If you think you're unfamiliar with the Australian dream-pop combo Temper Trap, think again. Their gorgeously goosebumpy indie anthem "Sweet Disposition" is probably the soundtrack of your life right now, as it has been featured in countless commercials for companies like Chrysler, Diet Coke, and most notably Rhapsody. The latter ad hard-sells the Temper Trap's lush, widescreen music so enthusiastically, it almost seems like a promo for the band itself, not any specific product.
This of course has immensely helped the Melbourne four-piece generate major buzz in the U.S., so they've recently journeyed the great distance from the lower hemisphere to tour the States. And their travels naturally included a stop this week in Austin, Texas for the 2010 South By Southwest festival.
Temper Trap have in fact been touring so much that they apparently aren't watching much TV these days--because when I caught up with frontman Dougie Mandagi and guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto in a wine cellar atRead More »from The SXSW 2010 Interview With…Temper Trap