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AUSTIN’S BEST NEW BANDS BRING OUT THE BEST IN LOCAL TALENT (continued)

AUSTIN’S BEST NEW BANDS BRING OUT THE BEST IN LOCAL TALENT (continued)

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Just a few weeks ago we started to post some insight about some of the hottest new musical talent that is born and raised and rising in and around your apartment in Austin at leMontreaux.  There is a such an increase in talent that we’re continuing this blog to showcase who else is new on the music scene in your hometown.
 
Otis The Destroyer
 
Inasmuch as we would have preferred to offer a bio straight off their website, we thought this write-up from Austin Monthly offered a great recap.  “For veteran Austin musicians, one band usually leads to another. That was the case with Otis the Destroyer, a side project formed by singer/guitarist Taylor Wilkins in 2015 near the end of his tenure with his former band, the Couch.  The new project was originally called Belushi, which became the title of their first EP, a heavy fuzzed-out rock record with a lineup of veterans from his previous bands: Anthony Rucci on guitar, Clellan Hyatt on drums, plus Kyle Robarge and Andrew Dalton splitting duties on bass. The sound is fast, rowdy rock ‘n’ roll, but with a sly sense of humor.”
 
Paul Cauthen
 
According to Paul Cauthen’s website … “ Paul remembers sitting alone in an Austin house after a weekend-long bender. A life making music seemed to be slipping away. Wide awake with nothing to lose, he fell on his hands and knees right there, bowed his head, and threw down a divine gauntlet.  “I dared Him,” Cauthen says, recalling his desperate challenge to God. “I said, ‘Use me. I’ll be a rag doll. Just put me out there, let’s go. I dare you.’” Most people don't plead in the form of a dare. That blend of vulnerability and brash confidence is part of what makes Cauthen and his music––which often hinges on the same paradox––so compelling.  
 
Bee Caves
 
Here’s an interesting overview of the Bee Caves as presented by Black Fret – which is a non-profit organization who’s mission is focused on enabling the creation and performance of new music by the exceptional musicians of our amazing city.”  Their take on the band now follows: “Austin’s Bee Caves exists in between the layers of American music, showing a range as impressive and diverse as to blur the lines that divide rock, electronica, psychedelic noise and timeless Americana. The manic, honest urgency in Reed Calhoun’s lyrics is a central force guiding the music. Co-Producer and guitarist Sam Kearney is responsible for making the music expansive yet grounded in a disciplined use of mixed genres, textures, and sounds.”
 
White Label Analog
 
As the adage goes, “You have a lifetime to make your first record.” But that freedom of time is coupled with increased pressure. So often, debut albums are saddled with the weight of expectation. The members of Austin, Texas-based White Label Analog—vocalist Chris Didear, guitarist/vocalist James Millican, drummer/vocalist Heath Macintosh, keyboardist/vocalist Alison Pepper, and bassist Aaron Herbster—have been through that pressure before, and they know how to rise to the challenge with their electrifying debut album, In Case You Just Tuned In.
 
To learn about these bands, and many more, flip to the article that we used as our reference by clicking here.  And then get out and get into some of the best new tunes in Austin!

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