Kind of a big deal. But no Kim Deal. But we did get a Paz.
Along for the ride this go-round was Public Access T.V., a recently familiar face to Austin via SxSW. They put down a strong set to gain fans with their Brooklyn slacker take on what a Rolling Stones song could be.
Notes and plenty of pics after the break…
We’ve been on the Public Access T.V. fan train since they first started making waves in the later part of 2014. Our fandom was also confirmed during SXSW as we caught a few sets by the guys and both times were super impressed. The ongoing question has been however, when is the debut album finally coming out? Today our question has been answered with an album title, Never Enough, and a release date of September 23rd on Cinematic. To celebrate the announcement, the band just shared this banging new track “Sudden Emotion”. So good.
The entire team here at ATH has shown full support and kind words about NYC based band Public Access TV since we first heard about them a year or so ago. Their sound is such a simple approach to the pop rock genre that I’d find it difficult to understand how anyone could dislike it. Think of them as a Warm Soda or Vaccines like band if you’re needing a comparison. Also check out this new track called “On Location” and let us know what ya think. We dig it.
PATV will release their debut album sometime this summer. Stay tuned.
Hate to be the guy that runs songs that hit a little earlier, but this Public Access TV track is too sweet not to put up for you. It’s got this hip rock n’ roll swagger to it, and the production is really clean, setting the band aside from many of their peers. It reminds me of this rad band from NYC called The Realistics, just kicking out great rock n’ roll hits for the masses. It’s one of the two tracks that will feature on the band’s new AA Side 7″, which is being released by Terrible Records as a teasing taste at what’s to come with their new LP in early 2016. If you didn’t hear it yesterday, give it a listen today.
I’m all about easing into the SXSW maelstrom with a light spirit, and this Public Access TV tune is doing the trick to alleviate anxiety. It’s a track that hints at dance floor readiness, though it does so without beating you over the head with cliche beats; just picture the early work of Phoenix. Later this Spring they’ll be releasing their Public Access EP via Terrible Records, but before then you can catch them on tour with Gang of Four, or at SXSW if you happen to be in town.
As soon as I pressed play, I got hooked on this track. It reminds me of this band The Realistics that went largely unnoticed in the early 00s. They combined some of the Stones-esque swagger, but fused it with huge Lizzy-type hooks. That’s what I get from Public Access TV; they unite these elements, then hide them a bit beneath some hip fuzz. There’s no word on a completed album, but with sounds this huge, it’s just a matter of time before the group is everyone’s favorite new band. The cool kids will like it, the nerds will like it and most importantly, you will like it.