This is the version of Austin’s Alex Napping that I like the most. There’s still depth to the craftsmanship of the track, and the vocals are, as always, performed well. But, my love for this number comes from the guitar tones; they’re light-hearted in their angular movement. The rolling drums that fade out with the vocal after the 3 minute mark are also a nice touch…it’s definitely a strong way to finish off the tune. You can grab their record This Is Not a Bedroom from our friends over at Punctum Records on September 23rd.
Austin musicians have had a pretty rad week. Although we’ve mostly dealt with the rocking side of things with Spray Paint and Jonly Bonly, but today we get a glimpse at an emerging Austin pop act, Alex Napping. That being said, we’ve already caught the band’s great live set…not to mention talked about various members of the band in their other projects (Major x 3, anything w/ Andrew Stevens). I love how this tune is drawn out over five minutes, gradually building pace after a soft little opening. Alex Cohen’s voice couldn’t sound any better; she don’t need no auto-tune. Look for the band’s debut album, This Is Not a Bedroom, to come out via our friends at Punctum Records in late September.