New Music From Oax

While perusing the internets, I came across a song by Oax (pronounced Oaks) who we recently discovered opening for The Rosebuds last weekend.  Digging a little deeper into the bio, it turns out that leading man Giorgio Angelini recently returned to Houston by way of NYC to pursue his master’s degree after a long stint in the music game playing bass for The Rosebuds and Bishop Allen.  After a short hiatus focusing on his degree, Angelini could stay away no longer and recorded a mostly solo album (mixed at Public Hi-Fi in Austin) with guest vocals from Chris Simpson on one song and drums from Jim Eno on another.  The song I picked up “Liar, Cheat, Jerk” appears on new EP The Distance which is available now on Bladen County Records.  It’s sort of a Lucero meets early Wilco style that we here at ATH dig.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Liar-Cheat-Jerk_IH_mp3.mp3

Download: Oax – Liar, Cheat, Jerk [MP3]

Show Review: The Rosebuds @ The Parish (6/24)

Considering the last week seemed sort of dull, at least in regards to live music about the town, we were really excited by the killer bill at The Parish, featuring two of our favorite acts of the moment, Other Lives and the Rosebuds–we were unaware local band O.A.X. (pronounced Oaks) was joining the night as well. As usual, the Parish had excellent sound, and air-conditioning, so it’s hard to find anything bad to say about the evening.

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