Center of the City Lights

It’s time for a journey to the Center of The City Lights.

Making their official debut this week is Austin-based dream-rock/shoegaze outfit Silver Bars. Your Austin Music Minute host says “official” because technically, Silver Bars has been trying out new material, premiered a few pieces during SXSW and other shows around town, and pulling together the tracks that would become their new LP for a handful of years prior. The atmospheric, cinematic dreamscape Center of the City Lights is out this Friday.

True, the band itself is new, but there are familiar faces in the talented line-up, including songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Paul J. Smith, who was already kickin’ butt and taking names with her previous band, Midori Umi, in the early aughts here in Austin.

Exciting to see many raves already coming in for the new music, including the track “Lost You To L.A.,” recently featured as the KUTX Song of the Day, and played on today’s AMM. Catch Silver Bars at their release show tonight at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the inside stage. Joining them on the bill – Vet Trip, longtime AMM fave She Sir, and Dottie. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music kicks off at 9 p.m. Very recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.

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