Hooka Hey is back and better than ever with their new single Herlock. This marks the band’s first release since their 2015 EP– Untamed. If you haven’t heard about these local rockers, they’re known for their ominous and smoky jams that just know how to get your attention. Herlock is no exception, the song is driven by an unforgettable riff that is sure to get your heart pulsating. Hooka Hey has also just released a new music video for the single that is as thought-provoking as it is haunting. Herlock is the first release from their upcoming album War Cry that will be released in May.
If Shivery Shakes’ first album Three Waves and a Shake is any indication, the future is bright for this up and coming band. “Recurring Dreams“, the first song off the album, really sets the tone; the opening riff and whistle immediately paints a charming sonic picture. Airy guitar riffs match perfectly with the rhythmic drum beats to really bring the song to life. Each song brings a refreshing feeling almost like a warm day at the beach. What will Shivery Shakes have in store for their next creative venture? Read on to find out more.
The Digital Wild are returning to the Austin, TX music scene on March 3rd at Empire Control Room & Garage in the effervescent company of an incredible local line-up featuring Shy Beast, Carry Illinois, and MIDDLESPOON.
The Digital Wild recently released their latest EP Tall As Trees this past April, 2017; with a broad spectrum of genre-bending talent, the album featured soulful and divergent waves of electronic pop, indie synth-rock, and emotionally revealing lyricism. It has been a minute since they were present within the venue scene of ATX as a band whole, and we are welcoming them back with open arms and hungry hearts in anticipation for whatever it is they have new and fresh to deliver to their fans.
ABOUT CULTURE WARS
The Austin-based trio features lead vocalist Alex Dugan, Mic Vredenburgh on guitar and electronics, and David Grayson on drums. The buzz on Culture Wars has been building since the release of their self-titled EP which debuted on Earmilk. Lead single “Money (Gimmie, Gimmie)” premiered on PopMatters, and Culture Wars was also featured in Apple Music’s “Breaking Alternative” and “Breaking Rock” official playlists. They will be making their debut at SXSW 2018 in March. Read on for this interview!
“Silly Alex, don’t think that way.” – (“Alex” / Expectations)
Austin’s family sized folk band, Wild Child, released their newest album, Expectations on February 9, 2018. Those sensible opening words above are appropriately offered up by a child in the opening track, “Alex”. Like the 7-piece band’s latest release, children are free from most limitations and social norms. Wild Child’s Expectations is a refreshing collection of the band’s musical ideas free of any hesitation due to societal norms and regulations as to how a record should be constructed. Expectations takes the various ideas the band wanted to explore and somehow simultaneously encompasses the band’s familiar sound adored by fans for the last seven years.
CAPYAC is a band defined by the familiar phrase “Sugar, spice, and everything nice.” The band’s music up until this point has been a consistent conglomeration of all that is good and groovy in the world, and their latest single “Down In It” is nothing less than a continuation of this delicious upward trend.
The mega six-piece band Edison Chair unleashed their newest video and single on February 6, 2018. “I Hope You Get Everything” is the upbeat rock and roll band’s newest single and latest release since their “Sí Se Puede” video release back in March 2017. It seems like a trend the band has created by not only surprising fans with new music, but with something they can treat their eyes to, as well. On Vinyl sat down with the young band a week prior to the video release to find out more about the now-a-days unheard of unicorn band all born and raised in Austin.
Local rapper and producer Shanzyan has a personalized account of diversified life between California and the South, making his music an intimate overview and portrayal of culture, family, and everything in between. Deriving passionately from his past experiences to expose his music to an intuitive audience, Shanzyan has the opportunity to appeal to a much larger market-placing him as an artist to watch within the upcoming year.
A week ago today, OV stood in the effervescent company of local artists and community members at the Mohawk to celebrate the very first “Hi, How Are You?” Day, honoring the birthday of local artist, Daniel Johnston. Most well-known for his famous “Hi, How Are You?” alien-esque graffiti mural, Daniel Johnston is an American singer, songwriter, and artist whose works have been renowned for decades. Kurt Cobain was even amongst the late fan base of Daniel Johnston, mentioning him in several interviews along with wearing a “Hi, How Are You?” t-shirt to the 1992 MTV Music Awards. With a lengthy history of stomach-wrenching and heart flushing works of musical and visual art, Daniel Johnston took his devotion of artist therapy to new heights on Jan. 22nd by being a leading light in the local community’s mental-health awareness scene; a winning night for ATX as a whole.