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ZORCH!

2 Oct
by Benjamin Rodriguez
Zorch is one of those bands, where you can’t quite put a finger on what genre to classify them as. At the first listen of the demo, it’s a hot mess (in a good way) of wild, almost metal drumming (triplets and double kicks included) with a synth driven melody and lyrics about a lizard ran society. Then, it goes straight into a prog heavy song with indistinguishable “lyrics” with breaks that wouldn’t be out of place on a Fela Kuti or electric period Davis record. Throw in some Rhodes, some drone and some free jazz drum fills and you got yourself a clusterfuck of awesome. If you’re in the Austin area this weekend for ACL, be sure to check the duo out at Red 7 for free on Sunday at an ACL afterparty.

Zorch- Zut Alore!

Zorch- Morris the Lorris

ACL Friday

2 Oct
by Jaime-Paul Falcon

These were originally supposed to be longer pieces going in depth on who to see at what times, but it being a down year for the fest (the nightly closers are pretty terrible), combined with the fact that none of us are going we decided to just giving you highlights from each day.

Who to catch:

The Low Anthem

My love for this band is well known, so all I can say is they play an early slot, and would be a wonderful way to start your day.

The Low Anthem- To Ohio

School of Seven Bells

You’re going to read over and over about how Ben Curtis was once in another band, and how his new project isn’t so much a departure from the band, as a reinvigoration of the sound. Truth be told the new direction pays off as SoSB attacks you with lush walls of sound that are both all-consuming, and endearing.

School of Seven Bells- Iamundernodisguise (alternate version)

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