Even after taking off Monday, we managed to get tons of coverage out there. I was stoked to hear that new Cindy song that I had been promised late last year. RayRay started pushing some of our SXSW introductions out with Pendant and Orions Belte. A handful of Austin acts tossed out new tunes, so check in on Hallo, Space Tan and Transy Warhol…a few who will be playing our just announced ATH vs SOTO SXSW Party. Plus, I got a bonus add by getting an excuse to post a little Braid to this site, on top of including my favorite releases of the week for streaming purposes. Get at it below.
There’s this hugely cinematic nature to the latest single from Austin’s Hallo, which makes complete sense considering the band is helmed by artist/actor/director Tiana Stuart. Musically, the song’s riding that powerful ballad format, somewhere between Jenny Lewis and Sharon van Etten, which we can all agree is a pretty special place to find yourself. But, there’s something about the production work done by Erik Wofford that just gives the track this larger-than-life quality; it just feels like it’s meant for that important moment in the greatest scene of your life. With the promise of a debut album soon to come, it’s time we all get acquainted with this rising Austin act.