What if you took the drummer for Gary Clark Jr., the bassist for David Bowie, and one of the ringleaders of Glorietta and put them together into a new band? Well it turns out you don’t have to use your imagination for this one. Introducing Branzino! For years David Bowie/Blackstar bass player Tim Lefebvre and Gary Clark Jr. percussionist JJ Johnson built a rapport within Tedeschi Trucks’ rhythm section, but the recent inclusion of Glorietta lyricist Jason Robert Blum into the mix isn’t so much adding a third wheel as it is an extra crucial ingredient in a carefully constructed cuisine.
Branzino is both roasted in ’90s-style rock and marinated with modern flavors, a sound that was refined by Arlyn Studios producer-engineer Jason Kingsland for the group’s upcoming full-length. They were set to perform tomorrow night at the 04 Center along with Blackillac, but the super trio’s now pushed the show back to July. That said you can still make the most of today’s clear Austin skies and enjoy the proto-punk-meets-’90s-indie heat on Branzino’s driving debut single, “Golden Days”.