Do What May (Album Review) – Austin Chronicle

Five LPs in five years with a few EPs mixed in between. No wonder Jared Boulanger, chief orchestrator behind the regularly remolding Sour Notes, has gotten the hang of a mixing board. Building on the stripped-down optimism of Last Looks in 2011, Do What May moves beyond aspiring wall of sound into pop symphony territory, layering strings (“In the Meanwhile”), full-bodied, multi-instrumental sequencings (“Do… Read more →

Week in Pop: The Sour Notes – “It Could Be Worse” (Single)

In our last listen from Austin’s The Sour Notes’ with “Don’t Listen” and our conversation with singer Jared Paul Boulanger; we talked about the unpredicatable directions of their sound. On one of the first listens to, “It Could Be Worse”, those Texas tails and interstate trails get the hell out of a dodge, bouncing between one horse towns, to deep… Read more →


Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Lineup

A full two months before its usual unveiling, Transmission Events just announced the cull for Fun Fun Fun Fest’s ninth annual edition, set for Auditorium Shores and Butler Park Nov. 7-9. Get yer Orange, Black, and Blue Stage highlighters ready. Orange Stage Alt-J, Angel Olsen, Chelsea Wolfe, City & Colour, Courtney Barnett, Dana Falconberry, Death Cab for Cutie, Dinosaur Jr.,… Read more →