SXSW is nearing, and ATH has been working with our friends at ATX Popfest to bring you what we know is THE place to be on Wednesday, March 16th. Welcome to the Jangle! Those of you who are pop fans need to come over to Spider House on that day, starting at 12 PM. It’s ALL AGES, and will go all day and night…filled with some of the best talent coming into town. Here’s a quick list of who all is playing: Summer Salt, Hockey Dad, Pinact, Mercury Girls, Wildhoney, Brothers In Law, Beverly, Expert Alterations, Rose Selavy, Fear of Men, September Girls, Diet Cig, Spook School, Dead Stars, Hibou, Tennis System, Literature, and Ramesh.
We’ll have more details as we get closer, but wanted you to plan on taking the day off to spend it with us.
Brooklyn’s Beverly has already burst into the indie scene as proponents of the This time around, they’ve enlisted the help of ATH favorite, Kip Berman, of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, to provide his well cultivated guitar riffs and overall magic to their sound. The result is infectious, pop bliss with that choral hook that will have you singing right along. The guitars are edgy and gritty, contrasting with the sleek vocals of Drew Citron. It’s safe to say that we’re excited for their upcoming release,The Blue Swell, which will be out in May on Kanine Records.
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It’s already time to really wrap up the music of 2015 and look forward to the new year, which means we’ve got to turn our focus to those forthcoming releases for 2016. One of those acts I’m really excited to hear from is Beverly; lo and behold, here’s their new single. Their last album, Careers, had a lot to offer, but there’s definitely some more maturity in this brand new single, displaying a much more polished sound. Some of the punk edge is gone, replaced by a sheen that definitely hits home over at my house. The band’s about to hit the road in the UK, and then they’ll grace our presence at this year’s SXSW…so keep your ears peeled.
This weekend in Austin lived up to its title of “live music capital of the world” to the extreme; each night we were given not just a taste of sweet jams, but whole menus to choose from. Sunday night at The Parish had New York’s The Drums on their last U.S tour stop, providing us with a night filled with dancing and singing along to the band’s hits, new and old. Brooklyn’s Beverly served as the openers for the evening, offering up their jangly no-nonsense rock to amp up the crowd. Read more about how the night unfolded after the jump.
Listening to this new tune from Beverly, it dawned on me that very few bands nowadays seem to just operate with one band…everyone has a new side project. Just like this band, which is the project of Frankie Rose and Drew Citron; no point really, just an observation. This track starts off with a rather garage rock approach, which works against the pristine quality of Rose’s voice. It’s possible that this tune won’t bowl you over with creativity, but you can’t turn down a good song. The group will have a full-length via Kanine this summer, but you can also pick it up on the label’s Record Store Day sampler.
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