Friday, April 17, 2009

Twilight Sad and The Calm Blue Sea at Mohawk this Sunday

Just wanted to drop a quick note about an awesome show at The Mohawk this Sunday night. Two of my favorite bands are playing the inside stage on the evening in question, one local and one decidedly not local. The evenings headliners are Scotland's own The Twilight Sad. I fell really hard for this band a couple years back when they released their jarring debut 14 Autumns and 15 Winters back in 07. It made it all the way to #2 on my best of list for that year and I think I saw the band 5 or 6 times that year (most of them at SXSW). It's been a while since these noisemakers were in town and since then they have kept busy, releasing a couple of EPs (Here It Never Snowed Afterwards It Did and Killed My Parents and Hit the Road). Both EPs find the band reigning in their sound a bit from the first album. While 14 Autumns and 15 Winters focused most of their attention on being as loud as PA systems will allow a band to be, their releases since have focused a bit more on the nuances behind the volume. I imagine we will be treated to a bit of both on Sunday.

Amply filling the opening slot are local Post Rock behemoths The Calm Blue Sea. If you've read this blog before you know that I love these guys. Fresh off their impressive take at scoring Fritz Lang's Siegfried at the Ritz last month (which I've been told was recently recorded at Cacophony and should see the light of day in the not too distant future) these guys promise to bring everything they have to the table. If you haven't seen them yet (seriously what are you waiting for) Sunday should provide the perfect opportunity. Don't fear the ominous clouds overhead, for this show will be taking place on Mohawk's intimate indoor stage. Should make the night all the better. Highly Recommended!! Opening the whole show up are Austin's own instrumental noise makers My Education

The Twilight Sad with The Calm Blue Sea and My Education
Sunday April 19th @ The Mohawk (doors at 9)
Tickets here (8 bucks advance, 10 at the door)

(mp3) The Twilight Sad - 24 Hours (Joy Division Cover)
from Killed My Parents and Hit the Road (buy here)

(mp3) The Calm Blue Sea - Literal
from The Calm Blue Sea (buy here)

Check out a recent interview/profile on The Calm Blue Sea from


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