It’s been a rough week for Austin music fans, with the shuttering of several venues along the Red River Cultural District; Barracuda hit the hardest for us, personally. Our various channels have been flooded by friends and fans saying goodbye, but what better way than with a fresh video from our friends The Sour Notes, who present you their latest video…shot at Barracuda. It’s classic guitar pop, with the bands nod to Galaxie 500’s fuzzy approach definitely apparent to my ears. It’s nostalgic too, especially if you’ve been at Barracuda and recognize the wooden panelling on the wall…so you get a great track and a nice nod to what’s now in the past. This tune appeared on a recent 7″, but will also featured on the group’s forthcoming More is the Pity LP. Hats off to Vineet Gordhandas for the footage itself! RIP Barry.
No official cause of death, but recent tweets and a note from the family have alluded to mental health instability. I have lost friends to depression. If you need help, it is out there. Just tell one person. It doesn’t have to be a friend. I want to take a moment to remind everyone in the Austin music community that SIMS and HAAMexist
Here is a happier memory with the rest of Frightened Rabbit. I was lucky enough to be able to sit in on lounge act sessions when WOXY would come to town. Here is their performance of “Swim Until You Can’t See Land.”
Typically, I just get bummed on my own when a musician passes. It’s never easy when someone you felt connected with passes, but for some reason I’m really finding the loss of Nick Talbot, aka Gravenhurst, an extra bummer. I first fell in love with his music via Flashlight Seasons. It was a record that accompanied me through my own personal adventures into what, at the time, was a great unknown. I remember listening to the song below on repeat for several weeks, and it still pulls at me even now. It’s a sad day, indeed. That being said, I’ll forever be grateful for this song.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/02-Fog-Round-The-Figurehead.mp3]
Download: Greavenhurst – Fog Round The Figurehead [MP3]