Every once and a while I try to put up some albums that are carrying heavy rotation in my car, at the office and at home. In the past month these three have thrilled and captivated, inspired and enthralled.
This band has convinced me that Austin can produce music as good or better than anywhere else in the world. Reminding me of The Postal Service, the greatness of this album is found in an ethereal mix of finger picking, keys, subtle loops and beats.
Ra Ra Riot
Sounding like a cross between Vampire Weekend and Matt Pond PA, this band mixes violin and cello with the east coast collegiate indie rock sounds that we grew to love so much last spring.
Don't be fooled. These guys say they're from Austin, but they all attended Abilene Christian University and earned their stripes in the Big Country. Now residing in Austin, this six piece band, with three guitarists, create an indie sound as big as Texas.
Enjoy my friends.