Posts Tagged ‘hand drawn records’

Three Links (Dallas, TX) – Words by Jordan Buford / Photos by James Villa – There was no doubt that the show this night at Three Links belonged to the Swindle Boys, who, with the help of Hand Drawn Records, were releasing the much anticipated Motion EP. I had seen them only once before this, sometime during the year be…

– By Austin Reed – “PUSH PLAY” Here’s a memory I will never forget. When I was 17 years old, I heard Sunny Day Real Estate’s debut full-length record, Diary, for the first time. Strictly speaking, it was the first time I heard Sunny Day Real Estate at all, so any opinions I have since formulated about the band are just…

– Words by Michal Elizabeth Smith / Photos by Shanna Leigh Tims – Swindle Boys integrate rock and roll, arena, and new wave sounds to create the most bombastic music. In 2013, brothers Joey and Matt Swindle welcomed additional members, Josh Smith and Chance Cochran, abandoning their former folk duo in pursuit of a full…

– By Austin Reed – “PUSH PLAY” Psych-rock is a dangerous business. Unless you’ve spent the proper amount of time calibrating your sound to a matchless level of precision, it can oftentimes behave like an undercooked cupcake: good-to-go on the outside but runny and inconsistent where it matters. This probably wouldn’t b…

– Words by Michal Elizabeth Smith / Photos by James Villa – On Tour caught up with psychedelic rock quintet, Un Chien back in May to have an exclusive listen to the recording of their up and coming album. Their highly anticipated single, “Gasoline Rainbow” is the magnum opus of the brilliant and imaginative band. Betwe…

– Photos and Video Footage by James Villa – Next week we’ll be unveiling an exclusive track from Fort Worth’s Un Chien, titled “Gasoline Rainbow”. Their label shot out a behind-the-scenes snippet of the band over the weekend with our photographer, James Villa’s footage and the song inlaid.  So, of course we’re going to…

– Words by Karl Heinz / Photos by James Villa – Last month we covered a studio session by veteran Dallas roots-rock act, Exit 380, tracking the new single, “La Rosa Carlina” for their upcoming sixth studio album Photomaps.  The song defers to the softer side of the once alt-rock band, and yields their current proclivit…

– By Larissa Shouga – Upon my arrival at the studio I heard the delightful sound of a solitary violin finding its way down the long corridor. Looking into the booth I saw instrumentalist Cheryl Harrell tracking this charming sound, which is now bored its way permanently into my temporal lobe. Though I can’t say I’m ups…