Weaves 2.16.18

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Weaves 2.16.18

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018

Weaves, an indie pop band from Toronto, Canada, stopped by Studio 1A to play a few songs off their new album, Wide Open. The eccentric album varies from melodic pop to harsh punk rock – every song bursting with emotion. Front woman Jasmyn Burke said that traveling the world and meeting new people helped to develop the band’s chemistry and influenced the writing for the new album. Weaves played a show on Feb 16 at Sidewinder with Palehound, who they are touring with through March. Listen to the full session with interviews below.

– Gab Soong

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Midcentury 2.16.18

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Midcentury 2.16.18

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018

Midcentury visited Studio 1A to play a few songs from their debut album, Modern Nostalgia. Drawing inspiration from the 80s, the intoxicating melodies of the saxophone and the powerful vocals create a listening experience that is truly both modern and nostalgic. Midcentury will be playing a release show this Saturday at Swan Dive.

– Gab Soong

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****Upcoming Shows****

2.17.18 @ Swan Dive [more info]

Why Bonnie 2.12.18

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Why Bonnie 2.12.18

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018

Why Bonnie, a bedroom pop band native to Austin, TX, visited Studio 1A to play a few songs off their debut EP In Water, out Feb. 16 through Sports Day Records. The band consists of Blair Howerton on guitar and vocals, Kendall Powell on keys, Sam Houdek on guitar, Mitch Lamon on drums, and Chance Williams on bass. Bonnie, however, is the name of their friend’s cat.

“In your bedroom is when you’re alone with your thoughts, and so bedroom pop, I think to me, is just not really performing for anyone else but yourself,” Howerton said. That being said, Howerton’s sincerity comes across in her performance, as her commanding vocals guide listeners through fuzzy daydreams.

Catch Why Bonnie at their release show at on Feb. 17 at Cheer Up Charlie’s and around town during SXSW.

– Gab Soong

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****Upcoming Shows****

2.17.18 @ Cheer Up Charlie’s [more info here]

Phoebe Bridgers

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Phoebe Bridgers

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018

Phoebe Bridgers has an angelic falsetto that, combined with her poignant and relatable lyrics, is enough to break your heart. Her new album, Stranger in the Alps explores all the different types of heartbreak, and listening to it all the way through is a cathartic experience. Bridgers visited Studio 1A before playing her show at Atone’s with Soccer Mommy on Feb. 10.

– Gab Soong

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King Warbler 2.9.18

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King Warbler 2.9.18

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018

King Warbler, a native Austin band, stopped by Studio 1A to play a few songs from their new EP Wake Up Blonde. The band consists of Jack Van Norman on keys, Sam Howden and Jesse Liberty on guitar, Taylor Turner on bass, and Rissi Bajekal on drums. With their explosive guitar and soulful vocals, listening to King Warbler is guaranteed to put you in a good mood. Be sure to catch them at Electric Church for their EP release show, which will also feature The Hermits, Mamahawk, and Maryann.

– Gab Soong

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****Upcoming Shows****

2.10.18 @ Electric Church [more information here]