Saturday, March 12, 2011

SXSW 2011 Preview: BRAHMS

Those of you who caught Passion Pit at Stubb's had the chance to see, Cale Parks' latest band, BRAHMS but for those of you who didn't, I suggest you check them out while they're back here in Austin. Their music is made using keyboards, drum machines, sequencers and loops but I'm hesitant to call it electronic music. With reverb-soaked vocals and a very moody sound BRAHMS makes me feel like I'm in a Brett Easton Ellis novel. This 3-piece band pumps out synthesized gothic-rock and for those of you expecting to hear tunes similar to Parks' former band Aloha, try again kids. After SXSW they'll be hitting the road with another band I featured earlier in the week, Asobi Seksu. So, for those of you reading this who won't be attending SXSW you can catch TWO of my featured bands on the same bill. Now, for those of you who WILL be attending SXSW 2011 you'll have several chances to see BRAHMS perform live.

BRAHMS - Repeat It video via YouTube

Below you'll find all of BRAHMS scheduled appearance at SXSW, as you can see there are many of them. The first is actually before the official music portion of the festival begins and is a totally free party.

So, there you have it, with TEN sets planned, BRAHMS have officially surpassed Braids as the hardest working band I've featured so far. Damn it, I need to focus on bands playing fewer showcases, do you have any idea what a pain in the ass it is to manually do all of those links? Trust me, it's not pleasant.

BRAHMS - Brought it Out live on Big Ugly Yellow Couch video via YouTube