Renowned Austin country outfit Sons of Fathers split up almost a full decade back, but since then singer-guitarist David Beck‘s carved out a Tex-Mex niche for himself with David Beck’s Tejano Weekend in tandem with a promising eponymous solo career.
Today the San Marcos-raised songwriter announced his next album, Bloom & Fade. Bloom & Fade falters away from the lo-fi temperament of Good Nature and Tascam, Vol. 1 & 2, and instead embraces a “what if” creative technique that pairs seemingly-incongruent songwriters and soundscapes, like if Robert Earl Keen wrote lyrics over Coldplay’s sonics. Bloom & Fade drops September 30th, and if you’re in need of weekend plans, David Beck cranks decibels 8PM this Saturday alongside Ryan Quiet (and a DJ set from our May 2020 Artist of the Month Jonathan Terrell) at Devil’s Backbone Tavern in Fischer, TX about an hour’s drive from Austin down in Comal County. And if you’re feeling the weight of burdens coming out of the workweek, let Bloom & Fade‘s perseverant lead single “Miner’s Song” be your indie-Americana headlamp into the weekend.