"We’re premiering their new happy track "Kids in the Alley," which starts off with sing-song elements of a Flaming Lips song, and is quickly flipped into a groovy psych dream. You know that hard break-down toward the end of each bridge in every Tame Impala song? That’s basically what this entire song sounds like."
"So with their bare-bones instrumentation and country-inspired, heartstring-tugging narratives, The Lowest Pair might be one of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today."
The band, who we will have more news about shortly, will be playing the Riot Act showcase Tuesday night (3/17) at Cheer Up Charlie’s—you won’t want to miss it! In the meantime, listen to the whole NPR Austin 100 playlist HERE.
"Most of the songs on his latest record, Perfect Abandon, were recorded with just a two-piece drum set, double bass, Stratocaster, and Brosseau’s voice and acoustic guitar; the sparse arrangement allows his remarkable voice and insightful lyrics to take center stage."
"Our fans are legit," Nielsen says. "We have a lot of material and they’ve been growing up with it. "It feels really good to be where we are," he continues, adding they’d rather be where they’re at right now "than that guy who gets really quick success and the fans only dance for the one song that they’ve heard."
"Apart from their bold designs and bright hand-dyed fabrics, two words come to mind when it comes to up and coming clothing brand Mowgli Surf: endless summer. And, really, who doesn’t want that?"
"While their style proves less in your face than the openers due to a lack of distortion, Quarterbacks’ noughts-sprung sound in songs like Pool and Center easily cut through with rackety guitar pickings and adrenaline-rush drumming."
"Buoyed by chunky, fuzzed-out guitar strokes, Jalbert’s layered vocals — which are helmed by producer and occasional bandmate Renny Wilson — float out softly at first before soaring (but not overpowering) the track’s multi-textured, harmonized chorus."