LETSGETMESSY Announces the Next Round of Bands to Play Austin Day Party 3/15
LETSGETMESSY is pleased to announce the next round of bands set to get down and dirty at their two-stage, sixteen band showcase at The 512 on Thurs. Mar. 15., Scattered Trees, Chamberlin and Kellen & Me will not only play the day party, they'll be included on a MixTape featuring music by all the showcase participants on February 20th. Young Hines, The Balconies, The Big Sleep, Yukon Blonde, The Damn Choir, Paper Thick Walls, Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, Sydney Wayser and Archie Powell & the Exports along with four other bands will join them. Get updates on LETSGETMESSY
Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons
Like many artists before him, Cory Chisel first connected with the power of song - and the spellbinding possibilities of live performance - through the music he heard in church. Chisel, the son of a Baptist preacher was raised in Babbitt, Minnesota and later Appleton, WI. Named one of Rolling Stone Magazine's "Best New Artists," His debut album Death Won't Send A Letter, received great critical acclaim both in the US and abroad. In 2010, he appeared along side Tom Waits, Jim James, Andrew Bird and more on the award winning Preservation Hall Jazz Band's album Preservation. He has performed at Glastonbury, Newport Folk Festival and Bonnaroo. Chisel's sophomore release, produced by Brendan Benson, is slated for release in the summer of 2012.
Along the sonic tidal flats that Sydney Wayser built in her mind for her latest album, it is always sunny and 75 degrees. That this place is ostensibly fictional is no barrier to getting there, thanks to Wayser's third record, the gorgeous and varied Bell Choir Coast. It is an atlas, a map past difficult years and emotional terrain, to a place of self-understanding and agency. If you listen closely to Bell Choir Coast, you can hear fractures being set properly, wounds stitched and sutured. Wayser's voice is warm and close throughout, the effect of which is a leaning near, an intimacy shared.
Archie Powell And The Exports
Has bemused cynicism and ennui ever been so fun? Archie Powell & the Exports have made a career of grafting prismatic power pop and sardonic, dark looks at the world outside into guileless songs with hooks galore. Archie Powell makes it look simple; he is incapable of writing an un-danceable tune, whether he turns a jaundiced eye on the culture of self-medication or whips up a three minute heist story. Powell's writing could easily come from someone twice his age but it never feels studied - his humanity just shines through and demolishes any doubts about where he stands.
For Scattered Trees, Sympathy is a labor of love that almost didn't happen. The band grew up together in the outskirts of Chicago, playing music together in various groups over the years. They became a family in more ways than one, with some of the members sharing last names -albeit for different reasons. Scattered Trees became a staple of Chicago clubs, but as time passed, the band's members were drawn to various parts of the country. Scattered Trees as a band looked all but over. And then, tragedy struck. Lead singer Nate Eiesland's father passed away, and while mourning, Nate picked up his guitar again and started penning a record dedicated to his memory. Those songs became Sympathy.
Last fall, Roll Call Records' Chamberlin unveiled their five track covers EP, aptly titled Chamberlin Cabin Covers EP. Their latest effort finds the band adding their recognizably laid back flair to some of today's most popular songs by: Passion Pit, Cults, Vampire Weekend, Kanye West/Bon Iver, Foster the People. Recorded this past summer in their cabin tucked away in Vermont, Chamberlin chose which songs to cover based on fan voting through their official website.
Kellen & Me
Kellen & Me is transversing new ground with his unique sound that emanates from this one-man ensemble. Kellen plays an electro-indie-folk-rock that evokes a sense of both future and past. His debut album is a blend of old style 1960's Lo-Fi rock, with High-Fi, philharmonic results.
Sponsors of LETSGETMESSY include Wine From The Moon, 4 Ohm Ent. Group, Readymade Records, Whitesmith Ent., Audio Tree, Chicago Mixtape, Green Light Go Music Publicity, Audio Blood Media, and Gunslinger Designs.
LETSGETMESSY is is a series of parties and shows taking place during the most talked about music festivals and music conferences. On March 15 in Austin, they are hosting a two-stage, sixteen band showcase at The 512 on 6th st. Sponsors of LETSGETMESSY include Wine From The Moon, 4 Ohm Ent. Group, Readymade Records, Whitesmith Ent., Audio Tree, Chicago Mixtape, Green Light Go, Audio Blood Media, and Gunslinger Designs.
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