Austin Music Minute raves a-plenty for Futon Blonde‘s latest LP, Uppercut, following the release of album sneak peak “Breakdown” last month. Merely describing it as groove-based pop-rock barely scratches the surface of this cool, multi-melodic collection, from the opener “Breathe Deep” (Show me love and I’ll murk it/This whole thing isn’t working), to the gorgeous mope of “Last One” (I pay to play/Hooray/I willed myself awake…), and the frustrated longing of today’s AMM pick “Let Ya Back” (Let’s not break a sweat/My little Percocet/We could live life like a comedown cigarette). The shifting moods and tempos throughout are a thing of poetry.
Don’t miss out on Futon Blonde’s album release show tonight at Hotel Vegas, 1501 E. 6th St. Austin bands Animals for Hands and Hand-Me-Down Adventure make it a winning line-up. This is an early show that kicks off at 7 p.m. Very recommended.
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