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The Digital Wild Returns to Empire Control Room & Garage

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.

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Culture Wars Interview

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!

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Austin’s Prodigal Synth Band, SURVIVE, is Going Psycho

SURVIVE has had an incredible past two years. The Austin synth band received two Grammy Awards nominations and an Emmy for ‘Most Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music’ on their divergently genius composition that features as the title sequence for the world-wide famous Netflix series, Stranger Things. The band has also been a part of A Message from Earth, creating otherworldly music in celebration of the Voyager Golden Record turning 40 this past December. And now, the band is headed to Las Vegas to take part in the vicious Psycho Music Festival.

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Wild Child’s ‘Expectations’ Album Release Show

 

“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.

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CAPYAC Drops Sensuous Single “Down in it” in Time for Valentine’s

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.

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Edison Chair ‘Hope(s) You Get Everything’ You Deserve from Their Newest Video

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.

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Shanzyan Releases New Visuals for Single “Bobby Drake”

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.

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The Bishops Release New Single “Citrine Dreams”

The Bishops have done it again, marking this to be the trio’s fourth single release since the start of 2017. This Austin-based supergroup has a knack for prolifically creating futuristic/refreshing beats with consequential messages, and “Citrine Dreams” meets if not exceeds all expectations we have had for the siblings as they rapidly expand their empire. A sun-down ride with a bite: this anthem single speaks smooth volumes to the act of perseverance and rising up to your destiny-an act all too natural and all in the family when it comes to The Bishops.

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Jan. 22nd Declared “Hi, How Are You?” Day in Support of Mental Health Awareness

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.