Chill Russell: “Sound The Alarm” [PREMIERE]

They only got started halfway through the last decade, but Austin alternative rock trio Chill Russell still sounds like they’d be perfect on a ’60s bill opening for Paul Revere & The Raiders and The Stooges, just as much as with ’90s-era Weezer and Pavement, and unsurprisingly alongside the contemporary styles of The Black Keys and The Strokes. The timelessness of Chill Russell has made the seasoned three-piece a must-see in their native Austin and beyond, thanks in no small part to their country-spanning tours and consistent official SXSW appearances.

And although Chill Russell’s accessible yet decidedly complex style has historically gone hand in hand with an indie DIY approach, they recently recruited producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith for their upcoming as-of-yet untitled EP. Just today Chill Russell announced that record through the release of its lead single, one that pulls a ’90s grunge sound out of the garage and will make you want to punch your personal klaxon. The single release show is 7PM tomorrow at Hotel Vegas with opener Scott Collins and you can get a sneak preview right now with the still-fresh “Sound The Alarm”!

Jack Anderson

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