Up to this point, Austin’s Aaron Miller is most easily recognized as one of three “frontmen” in the synth-pop trio Sphynx, who also moonlights as a wedding DJ. But especially with the way this year has been going, it shouldn’t come as too much a surprise that there’s a hard left turn coming.
Enter Josie Lockhart, Miller’s new solo endeavor that finds the experienced singer-guitarist stretching out past his comfort zone and into realms of indie rock, psychedelia, and Americana. For his upcoming debut, Josie Lockhart takes an otherworldly revisionist approach to the frontier myth of Manifest Destiny, providing an aural backdrop for Miller’s exploration of love, isolation, and grief across this new batch of originals. When this Josie comes home, he’ll treat you to What A Dream To Rise Awake From, but not before giving you a bit of dream pop petrichor mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), perfect for these unseasonably rainy days in the middle of a typically dry Texas summer, “Like Lightning”!
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