For the next two weeks, Song of the Day exclusively brings you artists playing SXSW 2018 (official and unofficial)
Hailing from the Okie lands of the North comes Norman Oklahoma’s BRONCHO, a high-energy garage-punk outfit whose sound and lineup have evolved throughout their 8-year, 3-LP history. The group’s sound has smoothed out as its filled-out, trading sharp-nosed guitar riffs and a gritty edge for buttery melodies and a more subdued, indie attitude that sets the guitar in the thick of the sound instead of driving it. BUT, as great as their newer sound is, the heart of the punk-rocker still beats on underneath, and we’re celebrating that classic BRONCHO momentum with this gem we dug out of our archives.
“Record Store” comes from their first Studio 1A appearance back in 2013 in support of their debut album Can’t Get Past the Lips. Ironically both anchored and driven by catchy guitar riffs laced with frontman Ryan Lindsay’s androgynous voice and loose enunciation, it’s garage-punk to increase your heart rate and curl your lip, wrapped in just the right amount of pop-punk to make it all stick in your head.
Check out the rest of that Studio 1A session here.
BRONCHO SXSW Dates
Monday, 3/12 || Hotel Vegas
Tuesday, 3/13 || Spider House
Wednesday, 3/14 || Parish**
Thursday, 3/15 || Bungalow**
Friday, 3/16 || Little Woodrows
Saturday, 3/17 || Mohawk
Saturday, 3/17 || Clive Bar**
** indicates official SXSW showcase
-Taylor Wallace// Host, Thursdays 8p-11p & Saturdays 2p-6p; Producer, Eklektikos with John Aielli