Being Dead

Being Dead came upon the scene in Austin, TX five years ago with their distinctly right-brain songcraft, mischievous humor, and implausibly great vocal harmonies. Even as they’ve graduated from curiosity to cult favorites, I’ve yet to encounter a single person who dislikes Being Dead. The garagey psychedelic outsider pop band should be considered in the same category as rainbows and finding $60 in the pocket of a winter coat: incontrovertibly lovable.

The duo of Falcon Bitch and Gumball – who both sing and swap duties on baritone guitar and drums – have been making strides toward world domy. Their debut EP, Fame Money Death by Drive By, proved a critical success, making several top records of 2019 lists and garnering a four-star review in the Austin Chronicle, they’ve played tastemaking festivals such as Levitation and SXSW, they’ve successfully deceived audiences by performing and releasing concept albums as an alter-ego band called Zero Percent APR, and, most recently, they’ve signed with Bayonet Records (Beach Fossils, Frankie Cosmos, Jerry Paper) to release a full-length album in spring 2023.

Being Dead is recommended if you like living your life.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Events featuring Being Dead

Mar 15, 2023
12:00am — 12:40am
Presented by
Adult Decisions
Mar 17, 2023
12:00am — 12:40am
Presented by
Gorilla vs Bear + Luminelle
Mar 18, 2023
9:15pm — 9:45pm
Presented by
Anniversary Group + No Gold
Austin, TX
Indie Rock