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The cover for Death and Consolation shows a spliced image of the three band members over top each other in a black and white portrait.

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The Well: Death and Consolation Album Review

By Shane WillenborgLocal Music Journalist Artist: The Well Album: Death and Consolation Release date: May 2019 Fall has finally taken hold in central Texas, the temperature is dropping while the sun’s relentless reign of terror over the southwestern landscape is blocked out by overcast sheets of clouds.  Every year when the weather starts cooling down and the days get shorter, I find myself seeking out dark brooding music that reflects […]

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Who is Glasshealer?

By Shane WillenborgMusic Journalist Up-and-coming art rock group Glasshealer is making their debut this month with the release of their first single “Empty Bottles.” The group is comprised of Jared Marxuah, Hayden Steckel, Ernesto Grey and James Owens. The Austin based group is just starting their explosion onto the DIY music scene in central Texas. Having played dozens of house shows and frequenting venues like Swan Dive in Austin, the […]

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Frankie Cosmos: Close It Quietly Album Review

By Shane WillenborgLocal Music Journalist Artist: Frankie Cosmos Album: Close It Quietly Release date: Sept. 6, 2019 Managing to stand out in the heavily saturated genre of bedroom pop, Greta Kline, performing as Frankie Cosmos, is well known for her endearing and bite-sized melodies. Kline’s music easily personifies life in your early twenties by exploring the feelings associated with the reality of early adulthood. This relatable attitude and style carry […]

todaySeptember 30, 2019 141

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Third Thursday September 2019

By Shane WillenborgMusic Journalist While the threat of rain loomed over KTSW’s first event this fall, musicians, artisans and locals converged at Aqua Brew this past week for Third Thursday. For those who don’t know, Third Thursday is a tradition here in San Marcos where on the third Thursday of every month, KTSW hosts a showcase of musicians from local and surrounding areas. This month saw a diverse range of […]

todaySeptember 26, 2019 11

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The Drums: Brutalism Album Review

By Shane Willenborg Music Journalist Artist: The DrumsAlbum: BrutalismRelease Date: April 5, 2019Artist Website: http://thedrums.com/ Brutalism is the triumphant return of the indie-pop outfit, and now solo act known as, the Drums. In 2017, Jonny Pierce became the sole member of The Drums after Jacob Graham announced he was leaving the band. With that behind Pierce, Brutalism is a much more revealing and intimate look into the personal life of […]

todayMay 6, 2019 13

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The Hermits: The Hermits Album Review

By Shane Willenborg Local Music Journalist Artist: The Hermits Album: The Hermits Release Date: Feb. 28, 2019 Website: https://thehermits.bandcamp.com/releases Austin was the birthplace of psych rock in the 1960s with the thirteenth floor elevators. The genre quickly moved out of the West coast, but bands like The Hermits keep it alive in Austin to this day. The band’s first full-length and self-titled album came out in late February, and evokes […]

todayApril 11, 2019 4

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Quiet Company: On Corners & Shapes EP Review

By Shane Willenborg Music Journalist EP: On Corners & Shapes Artist: Quiet Company Release date: February 1, 2019 Website: http://www.quietcompanymusic.com After a transformative year in 2016, in which the band cycled through several members, Quiet Company strayed away from its indie pop roots and toward a heavier rock sound. I’ve often hear the band described as “The only rock band in Austin”, and while the band is certainly not that, […]

todayMarch 28, 2019 25

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Bones Garage: Oi Ma Yeah Album Review

By Shane WillenborgLocal Music Journalist Artist: Bones Garage Album:Oi Ma Yeah Release Date: March 29, 2019Website: https://bonesgarage.bandcamp.com/ I was lucky enough to receive an early review copy of Oi Ma Yeah, the sophomore release from Bones Garage, from the generous people at Austin Town Hall Records. While I hadn't heard of the group before, their music felt familiar, like a band I’ve always heard, but never knew the name of. […]

todayMarch 15, 2019 10

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The Black and White Years: Arthur #1 Album Review

By Shane Willenborg Local Music Journalist Artist: The Black and White Years EP: Arthur #1 Release date: February 1, 2019 Website: https://www.lessawful.com It’s been nearly five years since we heard anything from the Austin-based art rock outfit, The Black and White Years. Having released their last full length album in 2014, the band, led by singer/ songwriter Scott Butler, has been relatively reluctant to reveal when new material would be […]

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