This weekend marks the second annual United We Jam, an event geared towards showing off Austin’s music scene en masse in front of Austin fans. Despite forming about half a year ago, Otis The Destroyer has become a name in the local scene, partly from their tireless work. After the dissolution of San Marcos’ the Couch last year, Taylor Wilkins and Jud Johnson quickly put together Otis. The two kept the hard-charging attack from their Couch days, but they mixed in more sonic experimentation. Their debut EP, The Dark Arts, moves between psychedelia and hard rock with ease.
You can catch Otis The Destroyer tonight at Holy Mountain as part of a United We Jam showcase that includes fellow KUTX faves Emily Wolfe and Harvest Thieves. Otis recently stopped by our Studio 1A and showed off a few new songs, and today’s song of the day comes from this live session. “Robot Hands” takes its cues from early ’60s pop, but the heavy riffs show off the band’s love of rock and roll.