2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16



Using both analog and digital machinery, Missions is a live band bringing new and darker sounds in the vein of science fiction from the east side of Austin, TX. Live and entrancing visuals provided by VIDKIDZ at every performance. Once, at Emo's, this kid hit the floor and started convulsing after the first song. The ambulance came and everything...

Missions first show was opening for Junior Boys at the Mohawk a few months after forming. Since then, Missions has shared the stage with touring acts such as Silver Apples, Kavinsky, LCD Soundsystem DJs, Sleigh Bells, Neon Indian, Cut Copy, Holy Ghost!, A Flock of Seagulls, Yeasayer, Nite Jewel, John Maus, SURVIVE, Silent Diane, //TENSE//, Troller, How I Quit Crack, Sarah Jaffe, The Octopus Project, Jason Lyttle of Grandaddy and Matthew Dear.

Missions utilizes the available social media outlets to release mixtapes yearly and there have been four so far that have received over 1000 downloads. Missions was chosen as a SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist and selected to perform at the 35 Denton music festival, as well as CMJ's Sonicbids Spotlight artist of the week for May 21, 2012. Missions was included on a mixtape for Vice Italy in 2011 for International Tapes blog, a Texas Synth mix by Tommyboy for Vice in 2010, featured on KVRX's Local Live 2011 DVD and had an interview in Bleach magazine's "Hello 1992" issue. Early in 2010, Missions was featured on the popular music blog Big Stereo, Hugo Boss' Hugo Tracks and named "best band to look for in 2010" by the Glitoris. Missions also placed 2nd in the The Deli's Best of Austin 2009 poll. In 2012, Missions released a 7" entitled "Darrk/Blakk" on limited-edition triangle-shaped vinyl July 6 via Pau Wau Records.

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