Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2016 Yearbook

Congratulations to the SXSW Class of 2016! We made it! In this, the second year of our Stereogum x Exploding In Sound Austin Invasion, we laughed and cried, listened to 13 hours of music, and probably had one too many drinks. (Hopefully you remember enough of the night to last you for the rest of your life — or at least to hold you over until next year!) Just like in 2015, we’ve put together a yearbook of sorts to recap the event, and have given each band a superlative to take with them into the next chapter of their lives. Check out our portraits and all the rest below.

Biggest Heartbreakers: All Dogs

All Dogs
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Most Likely To Count A Deer As A Member: And The Kids

And The Kids
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Most Likely To Tell It Like It Is: Bethlehem Steel

Bethlehem Steel
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Most School Spirit: Big Ups

Big Ups
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Most Likely To Make You Believe In The Scene: Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Class Clowns: Diet Cig

Diet Cig
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Loudest: Dilly Dally

Dilly Dally
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Most Likely To Make You Wish You Were In Their Band: Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Most Likely To Lead The Revolution: Downtown Boys

Downtown Boys
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Biggest Gearheads: Guerilla Toss

Guerilla Toss
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Traveled The Most Distance To Be There: J&L Defer

J&L Defer
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Most Likely To Make You Want To Do Karaoke: Japanese Breakfast

Japanese Breakfast
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Spelling Bee Champs: Kal Marks

Kal Marks
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Best Networkers: Leapling

Leapling
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Dynamic Duo: Lushes

Lushes
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Best American Girl (NOT): Mitski

Mitski
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Most Likely To Make You Shed A Tear: Mothers

Mothers
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Most Energetic: Nai Harvest

Nai Harvest
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Most Likely To Make You Do The Opposite Of Their Name: Naps

Naps
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Most Likely To Blow Your Mind: Palm

Palm
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

First Ones On, Last Ones Out: Patio

Patio
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Wildest Performers: Pill

Pill
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Best Stage Banter: PWR BTTM

PWR BTTM
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Most Calming Vibes: Soft Fangs

Soft Fangs
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Biggest Personalities: Two Inch Astronaut

Two Inch Astronaut
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Artsiest: Warehouse

Warehouse
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Most Likely To Rock Sports Goggles: Washer

Washer
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Best Dressed: Weaves

Weaves
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum

Best KISS Impersonators: Woozy

Woozy
CREDIT: Jonah Rosenberg/Stereogum