Surly Gates / Other Lovers / The Valley Forge

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Surly Gates / Other Lovers / The Valley Forge

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Surly Gates are strange moods pierced by the golden harmonies of five eagle cries. "Texicali Freakshow" - Warren Sawyer "...resurrecting the ghosts of endless summers past." - Chybucca Sounds "...Surly Gates' well-crafted Crosby, Stills, Nash & Crazy Horse approach needed no psilocybin." - Austin Chronicle "Austin TX has a proud psychedelic heritage... ...add Surly Gates to this select group of quality lysergic tunesmiths..." - The Active Listener OTHER LOVERS At a time when indie folk is as calculated and distilled as mainstream pop, Austin, Texas folk rock 'n roll band Other Lovers bring the rawness, heart and the damn feels that had been all but abandoned by indie-folkers the moment their genre became a corporate commodity. Formed in 2010 by singer Megan Fowler and singer/guitarist Brandon Boyd, Other Lovers immediately stood out in Austin as a duo completely unhinged and uninhibited. The duo comes off as a punk rock June Carter and Johnny Cash, deeply committed to both the honesty and intensity of their music and the endless party that surrounds them. With straight forward orchestrations of songs about love, partying and heartache, their debut album Sweet Lovin' was an impressive lo-fi release that showcased the duo's strong songwriting and soulful performances captured raw. In the time following the release of Sweet Lovin' Other Lovers made the decision to grow into a full band, adding three new members to round out the group and evolving sonically into a tight southern / country rock band that could exist comfortably alongside Harvest-era Neil Young, ZZ Top and Big Star while still maintaining the folk-punk energy established as a duo. The Valley Forge is a roots rock band from Austin, TX. Combining elements of folk, country and blues, the band plays a unique style of rock music. Powerful vocals, western electric guitars and angelic choirs create a soundscape that is foreboding yet hopeful.

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