Your humble Austin Music Minute host was caught off guard upon hearing the heavy, slightly otherworldly baritone of The Cuckoos‘ front man Kenneth Frost. It’s a head-turner. Frost’s youthful demeanor seems to stand in stark contrast to the rich, deep vocals on the band’s self-titled debut EP. But it’s the voice of an old soul revering the psych-rock artists who paved the way.
Late ’60s acid rock may be at the core of The Cuckoos’ vibe, but they also draw from a multitude of early pop, funk, soul and blues influences on their new recordings. The new EP will be available at The Cuckoos’ release show tonight at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the inside stage, featuring sets by Flower Graves and Drainbows. Doors open at 8 p.m. , following Dengue Fever‘s show on the outside stage. Recommended all around.
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