Aisha Burns’ debut album is a sprawling nine songs that portrays Burns at her most intimate and vulnerable, and is the result of her coming into her own as a multi-instrumentalist.
American Sharks has released its debut album on The End Records, a nine-song collection that screams of Satan and demons, and is a whole lotta fun to listen to. Read more about the mischievous metal band in this exclusive interview.
The two Detroit-raised cousins performed their first original song together as eight and nine year olds using a small Cassio keyboard. Since moving to Austin as 20-somethings, Migrant Kids have found their niche.
Austin duo Feuding Fathers are celebrating the release of their third EP, ‘Kid Tested, Father Approved’. Despite the fact that math rock typically doesn’t gather the attention of girls, they do it anyway and do it well.
“I don’t think there was much of a plan in the beginning, other than let’s make some rad sounds,” says Toto Miranda. A decade and five LPs later, The Octopus Project is one of Austin’s brightest and funnest exports. Read about the new album ‘Fever Form’s here.
Neither violent hailstorms, legions of snakes, nor a rampaging swarm of bees are evoked in the timbre of Good Field’s self-titled LP, but a portion of singer-songwriter Paul Price’s lyricism incubated under those conditions.
Editor’s note: SORNE will headline our Red River Noise showcase on Friday, Feb. 17, at Frank in Austin, Texas. Visit our Facebook event page for more details. Morgan Sorne’s face is striking enough to divert attention from his mouth when first responding, “Tallahassee, Florida” to the icebreaker, “Where are you from?” He is cloaked in […]
Editor’s note: This article was originally published July 2011. Boyfrndz is playing our Red River Noise showcase Friday, Feb. 17, at Frank in Austin, Texas. Details here. It happened at one of those wild, unofficial all-day parties that goes from 3 in the afternoon til 3 in the morning during the week of South by Southwest. […]
I’m talking to a group of boys, and their lives all seem so uncomplicated: Steven García works in an advertising agency he started with two friends; Jesse Pantoja spends his day at an office products company; Adrian Carrillo works at Home Slice Pizza; and Andrew Romero is finishing his MBA at the University of Texas […]
Photo by Jackie Brown. On stage, Equals captures post-rock with a flawless touch of the anxiety that drives the genre’s brilliant despair—namely the inevitable crescendos and shifting melodies. Some think this type of music is formulated, often calling it “mathy.” The strongest and most dynamic notion that the San Marcos, Texas, band creates is that—in […]
Interview by Annar Veröld. Houston-native, Elaine Greer has been basking in Austin Music Scene lime-light for a short while now. Performing in her own solo project and along with Austin-based band, The Sour Notes, Greer’s music is gaining momentum. Her debut full-length album, Annotations, will be released June 30, and Elaine Greer will be leaving […]
Interview by Brett Thorne. Photos by Kristie Bocanegra. Richard Kentopp is pretty much your typical punk frontman. He prowls the stage like a man possessed, giving little or no thought to the bodily harm that might result from his manic thrashings. Yawn. He’s not afraid to shred his vocals into a bloody pulp. Been there, […]
Interview by Lindsey Craun. The Dark Water Hymnal is an indie-folk group based here in Austin. They’ve been slowly making a name for themselves since the release of a self-titled EP in 2007, and have since released a debut album, As Above, So Below, that’s gathered critics’ acclaim. The Dark Water Hymnal’s newest release and […]
Interview by Lindsey Craun. Promo photo by Wylie Maercklein. Four naked bodies graced the front page of The Austin Chronicle in recent weeks, arguably introducing the guys of The Bright Light Social Hour in their most accurate light. The Austin-based group turned heads Wednesday, Feb. 23 at The Parish in celebration of the tenth annual […]
To the fresh waves of students that arrive in Austin at the start of every semester – I’m sorry. Barring a rare (but not unheard of) reunion show, you’re too late to get wrapped up in the swirl of guitar waves, near-whispered vocal croons and rustling beats that is the American Analog Set’s live show. […]
Randy Reynolds is a musician’s musician. As the frontman of Leatherbag, he crafts sunny yet incisive roots rock songs. But when you talk to Reynolds, you can tell he’s not a guy who creates or even absorbs music on a surface level; he has a respect for the power of a well-written song that can […]
“Art pop”—that frustratingly ambiguous label that music critics slap on any catchy, abstract sound that can’t be categorized or easily referenced—is the exact label with which YellowFever gets branded all the time. And it’s hard to blame those doing the branding. The band’s latest EP, Bermuda Triangle, is brimming with a confounding blend of music, […]
What began years ago in Forth Worth, Texas, as a friendship between Brett Moses and Marshall “Galactic” Newman is now a full-fledged indie rock machine ready to take on the world. Joined by Marshall’s brother Travis on drums and Matt Hudson on bass, The Frontier Brothers have made quite a name for themselves here in […]
Words by Ian Morales. Photos by Chantel Clopine. What began years ago in Forth Worth, Texas, as a friendship between Brett Moses and Marshall “Galactic” Newman is now a full-fledged indie rock machine ready to take on the world. Joined by Marshall’s brother Travis on drums and Matt Hudson on bass, The Frontier Brothers have […]
Austin’s “it” indie band for 2010 is clearly The White White Lights. No band has had the overwhelming blogger buzz locally, including by popular Austin blogs Ultra 8201 and ‘NITES. Even the old gray-haireds at The Austin Chronicle seem to get it. For once, a “blogger band” actually deserves the buzz and Sonic Youth references. The […]