SXSW Preview: Grand National
[Note: Tomorrow I am off to Austin as SXSW begins, so I will not be posting anything until next Monday, except for maybe an odd or end if I can find a computer to use. Exitfare will not be down, as my buddy David will be taking the reins to provide everyone with some good tunage as I am drinking Sparks and eating burritos! David keeps himself busy as a Music Director at WVRU, writing for the great site Silent Uproar and his own blog, Slow It Goes. Make sure you stop by to keep him company!]
London group Grand National drops their debut album, Kicking The National Habit, tomorrow and I could not be more excited! Well for that, and their shows at SXSW and you know, just being in Austin in general. Lead singer Ruper Lyddon evokes an austereness not heard since Elliott Smith supported by electronica that is not annoying or in your face, sort of like Basement Jaxx or Saint Etienne, but from the shady part of town.
Mar 15 2006: 2006 Red Bull House @ SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 16 2006: Spiro's Patio @ SXSW Austin, TX
Buy: Kicking The National Habit
MySpace: Grand National
Audio: "Drink To Moving On"