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March 12, 2018

TØMA: “Book of Yesterday”

By: Taylor Wallace

All this week, Song of the Day exclusively brings you artists playing SXSW 2018 (official and unofficial) 

 Photo by Félix De Portu 

Pulling you off the wall, through a time warp, and onto an 80s dancefloor are local indie heartthrobs TØMA. Imbibing heavily from the fountain of British new wave and noshing a bit on the sounds of contemporary groups like Phoenix , co-frontdudes Waldo Wittenmyer and Henry Johnson share a songwriting soul, juxtaposing charming harmonies and high-energy melodies with deeply emotional lyrics, usually concerning affairs of the heart. Now with a couple releases under their belt, the quartet (filled out by bassist Dillon Randolph and drummer Stijn Dobbelaere) is moving towards capturing their fun-if-not-anachronistic energy with a series of singles and music video releases. Their newest single wastes no time getting to the core of their sound, hitting you full-on in the face with poppy synth bloops and a bass line that grooves. Everything that comes after is classic, danceable, tasty TØMA.

Check out TØMA’s 2017 Studio 1A

TOMA SXSW Dates
Tuesday, 3/13 || Hole in the Wall Day Party
Tuesday, 3/13 || Empire Control Room
Thursday, 3/15 || Ginger Man
Thursday, 3/15 || Hole in the Wall
Thursday, 3/15 || 21st Street Co-op
(all shows are unofficial)

-Taylor Wallace// Host, Thursdays 8p-11p & Saturdays 2p-6p; Producer, Eklektikos with John Aielli


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