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April 5, 2019

Something Rare

By: Laurie Gallardo

The heart wants what it wants, thought your Austin Music Minute maven most selfishly. So, rather than selecting “Young God (gotta lotta feeling)” from Twain‘s New Miami Sound EP as today’s featured AMM track, which seemed to be a go-to fave amongst some reviewers, the AMM went for “Death (or S.F.),” the first track on the EP.

Achingly lovely. And the tale unfolds with songwriter Mt. Davidson‘s quiet vocal embrace: “You’re guaranteed to have a real good time/If you go to San Francisco when the weather’s fine/Something rare happens in the air/I was walking through the park/Getting stoned with local losers/Dreaming of my girl/But knowing that I’d lose her/My mind turned to dreaming of the world…” Then, hitting all the wistful notes, that piano drifts in to further turn the screws on that aching longing. There’s a glimpse into death as that unknown neverwhere. Perhaps death will wind up being your best friend…?

This evening, experience this magnificence live. Twain returns to Austin for a performance tonight at Radio Coffee & Beer, 4204 Manchaca Rd. Making this event even more spectacular is the entire line-up, featuring Julia Lucille, Jordan Moser, and Little Mazarn. The music starts at 8 p.m.

Don’t miss any of it. Very recommended.

-Image courtesy of Twain.