The biggest challenge for a gospel recording is to take the call-and-response dynamic that can blow the roof off a church and transfer that intensity to the comparative sterility of the studio.
Wiretree’s fourth release is pure power-pop pleasure: clean harmonies, crisp acoustic guitars, shimmering synths and infinitely hummable choruses. It’s light
There are a lot of Emile Millars out there, versatile guys on the working-class end of the music business, grinding it out on the road between production gigs, landing their songs on TV shows and movies in Hollywood and occasionally making it back to Austin to knock out an EP as good as Millar’s latest solo project.
Some bands are much more Beatles than Stones, and then much more McCartney than Lennon. It’s a long line of heart-on-the-sleeve nice-guy rock that runs through Coldplay and the Fray and doesn’t lose much steam in the hands of young Austin band the Reynolds Number.
The former Cosmic Cowboy — and the man responsible for the Austin City Limits theme song — is turning his attention to Western Swing. BY COY PRATHER
The Post-punk pop rockers have conquered Houston. Next stop, the world. by WILLIAM MICHAEL SMITH
A curiosity for fans of Ole Hoss and the younger upstarts, but a worthwhile one. The two finished studio tracks