Coattails ATX EP Release
w/ Torino Black, Shapescenes, Billy King & The Bad Bad Bad
November 8, 2018
at Empire Control Room & Garage
$7 General Admission | $10 Day of Show
☞ Doors: 9pm | 18+
♦︎ COATTAILS ♦︎
“Waves” single from upcoming EP Imaginary Friends premiered on Treble Zine:
Formed in February 2013, Coattails have gained a notable local audience as well as a regional following. Their debut self-titled LP was independently released in early 2016 and are currently working to release a follow-up EP due out summer 2018. Coattails are a modern rock band that pulls from the late 60’s rock-n-roll pioneers, garage rock, and early delta blues. Their sound is aggressive with an interlacing of soft and spatial soundscapes.
♦︎ TORINO BLACK ♦︎
Torino Black is a band formed in Texas but with roots from around the world. Their music is filled with melancholy lyrics and indie rock rhythm tangled in Venezuelan and Spanish influences.
♦︎ SHAPESCENES ♦︎
The band Shapescenes is an emerging four-piece alt / post punk / new wave group from Austin, TX. Their sound has been described using words like “dance-ish”, but to be pigeonholed would sell short the actual sound which is a lush and anthemic culmination of four fairly diverse musical paths.
Shapescenes was originally formed in 2012 by the collaboration of Chase Anderson and Jared Templeton who relocated to Austin from the Amarillo area. Initially, the pair formed a much darker, more electronic version of what the band has evolved to be. After a few lineup changes, including the addition of Kyle Johnson (also from the Amarillo area) on synth and bass and native Austinite, Mark Son, on drums, Shapescenes has become a more guitar-driven, rhythmically dynamic, and dance-influenced rock band.
♦︎ BILLY KING + THE BAD BAD BAD ♦︎
“Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad, like their name suggests, have a fascination with 50’s grease and teenage lawlessness. Pegged as “surf rock from hell” the local trio’s songbook is certainly populated with chthonic monsters: werewolves, reapers, and demons all make appearances. Like a band lifted from the screen of a malt shop horror, Billy King is a carnival of fun, evoking a bygone era of rebellion, Marlon Brando, and beach parties. While their acid-baked garage rock undoubtedly recalls bands like The Oh Sees and Ty Segall, Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad manage to emerge from the deluge of reverb n’ overdrive as luminaries, using their unabashed appreciation of 50’s kitsch to forge new pathways.” -Ryan Ricks, Do512