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Indie Rock

Mustardmind brings moody alt-rock to Trans-Pecos 03.21

The Brooklyn alt-rock trio Mustardmind makes for a compelling listen, particularly for fans of cerebral music. Echoes of Talking Heads, Brian Eno and even glimmers of Radiohead shine through their latest EP, 2016's Peep. "Working For The Bad Guys," the last track on the EP, is a meaty and variegated piece of music, rife with a driving rhythm section, alternatingly crunchy and shimmering guitars, and unexpected yet effective melodies by lead vocalist Bobby Lewis. Mustardmind are playing at Trans-Pecos tonight at 8:00 p.m. Listen to "Working For The Bad Guys" below! - Ethan Ames


FRIGS unveil video for "Solid State" + talk about pedals on Delicious Audio

Toronto's noise rock band FRIGS have been rocking our sonic world big time for the past few weeks. So much so that we decided to put them on the cover of our SXSW 2018 issue of our sister mag The Deli, linked to the recent Austin Stompbox Exhibit. You can read the cover feature here. To complete the circle, we thought that a Q&A with the band's guitarist Duncan Hay Jennings about his guitar pedals was in order - you can find it on our sister blog Delicious Audio.

Check out also this brand new video of single 'Solid State' from the band very well received debut album "Basic Behaviour."

Operator Music Band brings punchy, new wave pop to Alphaville 03.30

NYC's alternative songsmiths Operator Music Band are an innovative bunch, blending krautrock-esque new wave with chorus-laden indie tones and textures. On their most recent EP, Coördination, released last December, Operator Music Band makes much use of relatively spare songwriting technique, managing to entice their listeners with tightly controlled instrumentation amid synthy droning dissonance, harmonies reminiscent of Portishead (with Dara Hirsch and Jared Hiller exchanging lead vocal duties), and unpredictable departures midway through a given song into an entirely new idea, as evidenced in "Communicator 4." In spite of obvious nods to their predecessors, Operator Music Band sounds fresh and interesting. Don't miss them at Alphaville on March 30th in support of Trace Mountains, and have a listen to "Communicator 4" below! - Ethan Ames

RLYR Actual Existence Release at Beat Kitchen

Instrumental Rock trio RLYR have released a new single, “Artificial Horizons”, from their forthcoming LP, Actual Existence. The album, their sophomore release, is due out April 13th via The Flenser. The trio is a supergroup of Chicago instrumental rock featuring Steven Hess (Locrian, Cleared), Colin DeKuiper (Bloodiest, ex-Russian Circles), and Trevor Shelley de Brauw (Pelican, Chord).

You can catch RLYR at Beat Kitchen on April 21st with Sweet Cobra, Fotocrime, and Paletazo.


Nashville indie rockers Khamsin debut "A Brief Look Down"

The four guys of Nashville's Khamsin have smartly and seamlessly combined the atmospheric vastness of guitar-driven indie rock with the passionate and catchy vocals of pop punk on their newest two-song EP, A Brief Look Down. Both "Ferment" and "Gather" show promise for this young band who have an ear for both experimentation and accessibility. Listen to the EP below and catch Khamsin at That 70's House in Nashville on March 23rd! - Chris Thiessen


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