The term “supergroup” is typically used as a marketing term music industry suits use to overhype an undeserving side-project of a famous band that lost their edge, or maybe that’s just a sour taste in my mouth left from that ridiculous VH1 reality show from a few years back. That being said, imagine the smile on my face the first time I heard the sultry indie quartet The Harms. After learning they were a local supergroup of sorts, I’d have to say that they really do justify the label as they come from four noteworthy Austin-based bands.
Formed in January 2012, the group are composed of Chase Frank, Clifton Real of Modrag, Jaylinn Davidson of The Boxing Lesson and Dani Neff of Megafauna. Their music combines elements of psych-rock and blues with a punk rock attitude. Member Chase Frank describes their sound as “The Shirelles meets The Pixies.” I’d have to agree.
Watch The Harms perform live in this amateur live clip below. Catch the group at the “Future of Indie” day party at Güero’s Taco Bar on March 12. The Harms take the stage at 3:15 p.m. RSVP on Facebook here and you could win a $20 Güero’s gift card. The event is all ages. No cover and no wristbands needed.