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Tacks, The Boy Disaster featured on this week’s The SugarHill Sessions

March 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Austin band Tacks, The Boy Disaster–a band that really stood out to me at this year’s SXSW–recently stopped by KPFT 90.1’s studios for an installment of The SugarHill Sessions on the station’s radioACTIVE show. You can hear it this Friday (3.30.07) at 2pm or listen online at www.kpft.org.

From the press release:

The SugarHill Sessions pays homage to Austin post-SXSW by highlighting Tacks, The Boy Disaster, which formed in September 2005 when pianist Evan Jacobs asked Jason Freidrich (drums) and friends Nathan Stein (guitar) and Alán Uribe (bass/vocals) to form. Jacobs, founding member of Midlake, also moonlights with the Dallas symphonic rock group The Polyphonic Spree.

The band, whose moniker is derived from a minor character in a forgotten children’s book, has managed to reconcile their brilliant pop sensibility and familiarity with their taste for the unexpected. They play experimental jazz and freeform electronica in their spare time — and the Texas quartet’s indie-pop creations garner comparisons to artists like the Arcade Fire, Flaming Lips, not Mehldau and Zorn.

The band recorded Oh, Beatrice in Jacobs’ house with borrowed equipment and later brought on Erik Wofford (My Morning Jacket, Voxtrot, Explosions in the Sky) for mixing duties.

The Austin Chronicle called the self released EP, “a mixture of ecstasy and mania”; comparing Tacks’ sound to Bowie, Beach Boys and early Factory Records releases.

You can order a copy here.

For more on SugarHill Recording Studios, click here.

Visit the band online here: www.tackstheboydisaster.com

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