Sure, you can have too many cooks in a kitchen, but if those cooks were all certified Iron Chefs able to keep off each others’ toes while still adding their finest spices to the pot, you’d have Austin quintet MaryAnn. Since 2013 this rock-Americana outfit has brought out some of the best from Mother Falcon (Evan Kaspar), Lola Tried (Ray Garza, Greg Spencer), and Ama (Matt Hudson), as well as PolyAction, Space Tan and Frozen Orange…and that’s just from four of MaryAnn’s five.
With no designated frontman and Erik Gatling holding down the drums, MaryAnn’s songwriting process is refreshingly organic, giving each song its own unique character while keeping within a controlled range of sounds. MaryAnn takes another defining step with this year with their upcoming self-titled full-length, due out in late August. But before you catch MaryAnn at the August 23rd release show or July 26th at Dozen Street, enjoy a just-released single that teases the new stuff, “Don’t Forget Yourself”!