Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sink your teeth into this band

One of my new favorite bands in Austin is English Teeth. I first saw them last summer when they were on a bill with 2 other local bands I like, Shapes Have Fangs and The Ugly Beats. Whoever put this bill together knew what they were doing. Like the previously mentioned bands, English Teeth proudly wear their influences on their sleeves and do it really well. You can recognize the 60s British Invasion sounds but they also blend in some punk, blues, and rockabilly. There's also room for some catchy melodies and hooks along with the crunchy guitars and sneering, raspy vocals. They're playing at 9 pm this Wed, April 28th, at the Mohawk as part of the From The Mind of Adi series and May 12th at The Parish (with The Ripe and The White White Lights - 2 more local bands I highly recommend). If you can't make it out to their shows, I recommend getting their self titled debut EP. If you're in Austin, you can find it at Waterloo Records. Or drop a message to the band on MySpace or Facebook, they'll be glad to help you get hold of their tunes.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Is this the start of something ?

After much persuasion over the past couple of years, I've decided to attempt a music blog. I can admit that writing is not my greatest skill but I'm passionate about telling people about the bands and music that I like. So this will always be a work in progress with plenty of trial and error. I've procrastinated a little bit trying to think of a name for this blog. For now, I'm calling it "Beautiful Beat" inspired by the song from Nada Surf. Beautiful beat get me out of this mess Beautiful beat lift me up from distress