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February 8, 2022

Darkbird: “3-2-Wake Up”

By: Jack Anderson

Los Angeles and New York City are both considered major hubs for musicians to “make it”, and plenty of Austinites have made that move and never looked back. But for Kelly Barnes (who left L.A. after a dissolved marriage) and Brian Cole (who relocated from NYC after a house fire), the Live Music Capital of the World became a nest for their duo Darkbird. Cole and Barnes clicked creatively after finding one another through Craigslist, and together they’ve shared a series of singles since 2015. 2022’s set to be a big year for Darkbird, who just announced their upcoming EP Ballad of a Junebug, out April 1st, along with a release show that same evening at 3Ten. You can expect Darkbird to spread their indie-pop-rock wings more than ever before on Ballad of a Junebug, as made clear with the record’s lead single, inspired by a hypnotherapy session undertaken by Barnes, “3-2-Wake Up”!


September 8, 2023

Komorebi: “The Fall”

Although DJ Shadow turned trip-hop instrumentals into an American institution at the tail end of the ’90s, we can’t overlook the influence of pioneering English artists like Massive Attack, Portishead, and Sneaker Pimps earlier in the decade. Their unique placement of feminine falsettos over seductive, sample-and-synth-heavy soundscapes still inspires acts today, not just in the […]


September 7, 2023

Beekeeper Spaceman: “Locusts and Honey”

We’re so over the moon from yesterday’s Lunar Gold premiere that we’re not ready to descend quite yet. So before touching down to the terrestrial for the weekend, let’s heed a far out beacon from Dallas duo Beekeeper Spaceman. The skeleton crew consists of guitarist-singer-songwriter Greg Brownderville and producer/multi-instrumentalist Spencer Kenney, who named themselves after […]


September 6, 2023

Lunar Gold: “Low Light”

Even though it’ll always be a nightly main attraction, the moon’s also been a hot topic thanks to recent international missions, both successes or failures. But of course, for every state-funded effort, there’s a private space venture in the hands of a billionaire. Which begs a question. Once corporations capitalize the moon, how much of […]