Vancouver's Hey Ocean! is out on tour in support of their latest album, IS, out now on Nettwerk Records. The trio will suspiciously be in the Texas area around SXSW … although this is normal because venues and schedules aren't finalized until closer to the actual date.
03/10/13 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
03/11/13 Englewood, CO @ Moe’s
03/13/13 Dallas, TX @ The Door
03/19/13 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
03/22/13 Jacksonville, FL @ Phoenix Taproom
03/23/13 St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
03/24/13 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
03/26/13 Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory Room
03/29/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb's Jazzhaus
03/30/13 Hamden, CT @ The Space
03/31/13 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
04/01/13 New York, NY @ Studio At Webster Hall
04/02/13 Ewing, NJ @ The Ratskeller
04/03/13 Akron, OH @ Musica
04/04/13 Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
04/06/13 Chicago, IL @ Township
04/07/13 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/09/13 Billings, MT @ The Railyard
Hey Marseilles is from Seattle, currently signed to Onto/Thirty Tigers. The band is releasing their sophomore album Lines We Trace this March 5th.
Hear a the lead single "Elegy" on Soundcloud:
NPR's World Café recently called the "folkestra" sextet as their "Next" artist. You can listen for yourself on NPR.org.
Their people confirmed that they are indeed playing SXSW this year.
02/27/13 Vancouver, BC Waldorf Hotel
03/01/13 Seattle, WA Showbox At The Market
03/02/13 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
03/05/13 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
03/06/13 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
03/07/13 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
03/11/13 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's - Downstairs
03/20/13 New Orleans, LA Breezy's
03/21/13 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
03/22/13 Atlanta, GA Vinyl At Center Stage
03/23/13 Nashville, TN High Watt
03/26/13 Arlington, VA IOTA Club & Cafe
03/27/13 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
03/28/13 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
03/29/13 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
03/30/13 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
04/03/13 Evanston, IL SPACE
04/04/13 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
04/05/13 Ames, IA The Maintenance Shop
04/06/13 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway Nightclub
04/09/13 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
04/11/13 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
04/13/13 Garden City, ID Visual Arts Collective
04/19/13 Spokane, WA Whitworth College
New York's Hey Anna is a sister-act of Anna and Erin on keyboards/rhythm guitar and Katie on bass (the rest of the band consists of Andrew Smolin and Matthew Langner).
I would place a bet that the band was named after Anna Rauch-Sasseen.