Your humble Austin Music Minute host was not exaggerating on today’s feature. What we have here will not be your ordinary musical experience. And you’ll absolutely embrace it.
Obsolete Machines is the imaginative machination of Austin-based musicians Adam Diener, Shanna Bird and Mike Hidalgo, the constructors behind the deconstruction-and-amalgamation of pop and punk in an electronic vein. The edges are jagged, while the melodies sweep you up in the dark brooding swirl narrowly avoiding the abyss. How dreamy is this descent into madness. Or…have they already arrived? “Whatever you have said/Whatever you have done/You are a million white strands/beautifully sewn together,” is the unsettling refrain within “Million White Strands,” digging to the very foundation of existence only to find there is still no definable answer.
Here’s one not to miss. Obsolete Machines performs tonight at Cheer Up Charlie’s, 901 Red River, sharing the bill with Gold Leather and Mamahawk. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9 p.m. Very recommended, indeed.