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July 5, 2022

Scott Collins: “Be Alright”

By: Jack Anderson

Back in the ’90s before grunge fizzled out and indie became king, “alternative rock” was all the rage. But that’s not to say the genre’s gone the way of tin pan alley. There are still folks out there who prefer the heavier, less inoffensive side of the rock mega-spectrum, including Austin’s Scott Collins. Ever equipped with his trusty six-string, deep-tinted stoner shades, and lighthearted sense of realistic pessimism, Scott Collins doesn’t really bullshit around with his songwriting; his top two priorities are telling a good story and putting on a fun show, no matter how many crowd trust falls he has to do. It’s been three years since Austin Mayor Steve Adler declared January 31st “Scott Collins Day” and two years since his last LP, Headed North, but Collins hasn’t let COVID kill his momentum. Building on top of their already auspicious relationship, Collins has once again teamed up with Grammy-nominated engineer-producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith at their collective home base The Bubble Recording. And with the addition of Kelly Clarkson multi-instrumentalist Einar Pedersen, the three have created Scott Collins’ upcoming eighth album, In The Burgundy. Smith and Pedersen’s presence and polish allowed Scott to elevate In The Burgundy‘s originals even further, so needless to say, we’re stoked to hear the end result. For now, though we’ll just have to be content with the latest blistering, Americana-basted single off In The Burgundy, “Be Alright”.

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Unlike the legendary machines of Stax and Motown who relied on a ton of well oiled cogs to make any R&B singer into a star, these days the new blood has to do everything themselves, talent agent or not. And while not everyone can be Prince or D’Angelo in terms of multi-instrumental discipline, bringing something […]

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Felt Out: “Crash Inside It”

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Tone Royal: “Alone” (feat. Daddy NAT)

When rappers claim to be “the best on the mic”, they’re talking about verbal skills, not their technical prowess with any specific equipment. Clearly that’s the case, since you’ll see those same people spend a whole set cupping the SM58 ’cause it turns out their mic technique actually sucks. But in terms of intimate familiarity […]

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April 12, 2024

Tagua Tagua: “4AM (Acústico)”

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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 […]

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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 […]

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