Another week, another record released by Austin Town Hall Records.
The most recent excuse to get together with friends is the EP from Tres Oui. Singles Going Nowhere is five tracks perfectly crafted pop chock full of ringing guitar and driving backlines. It is a compact example of the concise EP as opposed to five goods songs with filler content. Oh, sure, they have new songs already, so be ready for that when you see them in your neighborhood. Did I mention this was a tour kickoff, too?
Hit the road, nerds.
The world of shoegaze and the like is growing in Austin, which makes me really happy. Just last week Golden Graves released another delightful sample of what’s going on in the scene with their Be Safe EP (recorded by Miles Randall). The five tracks within combine these glittery guitar chords coated in dense distortion as the vocals flourish just beneath the mix. Think your day is best suited to spinning through these tracks below a few times over; it’s probably best if you turn them up just loud enough to hear your speakers crackle.