Some have described Austin based musician Jared Leibowich as a “sleep-eyed vocalist that has been stuffed in more than one locker in his day.”
Take a listen to the cool, melo-toned tracks such as “And You’re Always On” and “Please Never Take me home” off of his 2015 debut album “Welcome Late Bloomers”, recorded and mixed by Chris Cohen, and you too will understand where this depiction comes from.
The Zoltars frontman recently came to studio 1A to give us a preview of his solo record and will celebrate the release with a show at Barracuda Saturday 2/27.
With a 2014 ASG Award and 2015 SXSW showcase under his belt, singer/songwriter Scott Collins is already making his mark on the Austin music scene.
With a sound described as “authentic yet very modern”, Collins blends a variety of influences from the live music capital. Before going solo he sang with two bands, the first, a group called Suicide Pistols and then later Southbound Drive with an album entitled Agnes in 2012. “Marigold”, a single from that album was used for NASCAR’S RaceDay show and aired before each of the ten races leading up to the cup series finals. It was also during this time that Scott expanded into the world of music publishing by founding the label Side Show Paradise Records/ chicken Run Studios. In 2014, Scott released his sophomore EP, Sleeper, and now he continues to work on bringing his music and his vision to loyal fans around the country.
Scott joined us for a performance in Studio 1A on Tuesday, January 26th.You can stream his set here, or catch Scott Collins, Wednesday, January 27th at 8pm at the Cactus Café.
With each ensuing release, the Austin band White Denim keeps reinventing itself. The quartet debuted almost a decade ago with a muscular mix of funk and punk, eventually folding in jazz, folk and psychedelic touches over the years. Their songs can be complex creations, full of instrumental turns that would make Steely Dan fans blush.
But it’s important to not forget that White Denim can rock. “Holda You (I’m Psycho),” the first single from Stiff, the band’s sixth studio album, simultaneously struts and sprints. “Get Ready! I’m coming! I’m gonna have what’s mine,” bellows James Petralli as the band explodes behind him. There can be no disagreement there.
Stiff is out on March 25 on Downtown Records.