Austin’s Chris McDowell, aka Solar Shield is somewhat of a keyboard/synth wizard. Solar Shield exploded onto the local electronic scene in 2014 with his Reesis EP, serenading listeners and dancers with his seductive key changes and synth grooves. Next month Solar Shield is releasing his self-titled full-length, nine tracks that were created between 2011 and 2013 but still hold their vigor in 2018.
Solar Shield stopped by KUTX’s Studio 1A last year alongside Soundfounder and Brother Bear as part of Exploded Drawing’s 7 Years release, and you can enjoy that session here. Solar Shield comes out February 5th, but feel free to download the album’s second track, one that’ll surely get your head bobbing, “ASixTwoSix”.
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