Although our neighbors in New Mexico get a lot of alien-centric attention thanks to Roswell, the mystique of the “Marfa Lights” has made Texas a destination for extraterrestrial enthusiasts. And when it comes to “visitors” here on Earth, singer-bassist Geoff Bradford definitely qualifies; with a youth divided between New York City, Western Europe, West Africa, and South America and an ongoing love of travel, Bradford has a knack for making contact. Here in Austin he’s begun to make a name for himself with his eponymous songwriter project, having released his first two EPs, Texas Psychedelic and Seven Fat Years, in 2021.
Geoff Bradford broadcasts his otherworldly talent once again on his upcoming third EP, where he’ll keep psychedelia close at hand while exploring depths away from his standard jazz-pop formulas. You can encounter Bradford 7:30pm next Wednesday at Sahara Lounge and 5:30pm the following Monday at Central Market North Lamar, so treat Geoff Bradford’s latest single like with the monolith from 2001, and let the banging beats and ominous spoken word of “UFOs” catapult you into the stratosphere.