Magnet School: “Fur and Velvet”

Here to pull us into a sort of an alt-rock time warp are Austin’s Magnet School, and they churn out more layers than your hairstylist, creating a unique wall of sound that fits neatly into just about every flavor of rock n roll bill or venue around town. Pulling influences from a very particular era, they deliver a show that not only washes you with cascades of distortion and driving guitar riffs, but pulls you back to an era before everyone at the clubs had cameras in their pockets.

“Fur and Velvet” has it all. It rips, curls, and throws down layers of sound like they’re about to expire all while brilliantly maintaining a focused momentum and main thread. The song goes through several phases of metamorphosis, so get your ear hairs ready for a ticklin’.

“Fur and Velvet” appears on The Art of Telling the Truth, recently reissued for its 10th anniversary and out now via Shifting Sounds. Catch them *TOMORROW* night at Beerland.

-Taylor Wallace// Host, Thursdays 8p-11p & Saturdays 2p-6p; Producer, Eklektikos with John Aielli

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