Despite the possibility that they may be permanently trapped in a 1980s mindset, local trio Sphynx is always pushing their retro-modern sound to its limits. The three-piece had already endured seven long years of arduous touring before enjoying an auspicious 2017 in which Sphynx released two EPs, one full-length and opened for acts like ?uestlove and Walk The Moon across stages nationwide. Instead of taking a much-deserved breather, Sphynx is currently snowballing their concentrated energy with a six-stop tour in the UK before returning to their native Austin for several official SXSW gigs. Sphynx just dropped the first of what is to be a series of 2018 releases – a single that fits equally well in a modern synth-pop playlist as it would in the soundtrack of a Miami Vice episode – “Patterns”.
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