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November 25, 2022

Looney Gloomers: “Faking Paintings”

By: Jack Anderson

Whether it’s an overblown urban legend or merely a misunderstood statistic, here in the states, the month between Thanksgiving and the New Year is often thought as one of the toughest, emotionally. So we’d be remiss if we didn’t remind those who are struggling that there are resources readily available to you, all around the globe. Even the most secure folks ought to have tunes and tools close at hand rather than let a wintertime sense of doom continue to loom over their head, which leads us to Looney Gloomers.

This London-and-Copenhagen quartet hasn’t been around for too long, but in the short time since sharing their debut single last summer, Looney Gloomers has kept a steady leg up on the competition. That’s in-part thanks to the four-piece’s fearless candor about life’s less-glamorous moments; song titles like “Pleasent Panic”, “Shit on My Wall”, and “Cheer for Me” showed up on their 2021 debut full-length House of Dying Days, offering several catchy pieces of solidarity under duress. Aside from depicting an honest portrait of life exactly as is, HoDD also highlighted Looney Gloomers sonic versatility with eleven originals that lilted between lighthearted and lugubrious.

If you were to put an umbrella label on Looney Gloomers, indie rock seems like a good suit. But as heard on their EP Sunny Day Off earlier this month, the group isn’t afraid to explore depths of proto-punk and alt-pop either. So we’ll expect that same balance for their upcoming eight-track, Between Good Friends, out next Wednesday. Far from an art forgery, this morning Looney Gloomers gave us BGF‘s lead single, “Faking Paintings”. Inspired by all-too-relatable bouts with insomnia and other late-night afflictions, “Faking Paintings” is a jimp junction of rowdy rock and inner doubt that winds up from subtle indie-pop dynamics straight into a double-time punk eruption.


April 12, 2024

Tagua Tagua: “4AM (Acústico)”

Feliz sexta! Today we’re talking about Tagua Tagua, the passion project of São Paulo songwriter-producer Felipe Puperi. Now, Brazil is an enormous country, full of fervent creators; it takes a ton of traction to get towards the top. But in the seven years since Puperi launched off, Tagua Tagua’s become one of the nation’s most […]


April 10, 2024

Faaris: “Taken Not Given”

As our ever-evolving hip-hop scene steadily expands, so does the representation of nations, cultures, and identities from its contributors. And for some truly refreshing cross-cultural flavors that have made their way into the ATX hip-hop melting pot, look no further than Faaris. Brought up in a Pakistani household right here in Austin, Faaris brings a […]


April 9, 2024

Adam Sultan: “The Great Divide”

They say, “write what you know”. And in music, if you know something well enough to perfect its performance, that usually means you’ve absorbed the material enough to build upon it and make it your own. So let’s talk about Austin’s Adam Sultan. Sultan started off a singer-guitarist in the ’90s with Poi Dog Pondering […]


April 5, 2024

Flicker Vertigo: “Midnight Fantasies Upon Prospect Hill”

As an unabashed Pink Floyd fan, I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to firing up the Atmos mix of Animals on my home theater setup when the BluRay drops next month. Sure, the full record’s been etched in my memory forever now, but through the lens of the latest mix an full […]


April 4, 2024

Mountains in Stars: “Hazards of Loving Creatures”

You’ve heard it a million times before: a picture is worth a thousand words. But go ahead and try it out if you dare. Pick a picture and start verbalizing. Yeah…you’ll give up far before you get anywhere close to a four-digit word count. Music on the other hand? Each chord carries various connotations, which […]


April 3, 2024

Nané: “Always On My Mind” (Live in Studio 1A)

As with any active artistic community, the Austin music scene has suffered its share of too-soon tragedies. And the passing of Daniel Sahad – the flamboyant frontman of Austin sextet Nané who left us in April ’22 – still feels especially fresh in our memory. Thankfully Daniel’s legacy still lives on through his music, Nané’s […]


April 2, 2024

The Watters: “Set to Cruise”

Prayers for rain resonate all throughout the Lone Star State year-round…even in April with a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse on the horizon. So without wanting to entice a cosmically inconvenient drench, let’s dip our toes into The Watters. This Americana soul love affair is teeing up to hit the two-decade mark, but the bond between husband […]


April 1, 2024

Reyna Tropical: “Sauvecito” (KUTX Live at Scholz Garten)

Don’t you love those unexpected brushes with old chums during South By South West? Sure, for us native Austinites they feel less like chance encounters and more like the inevitable kismet of living in a metropolitan area as small and dense as ours. But there’s still nothing quite like finding an old friend return to […]