TØMA: “Book of Yesterday”

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TØMA: “Book of Yesterday”

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018

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