Independent rock bands like The Sour Notes — the kind of rock bands that can make intoxicating, slow-burning jams that carve out your soul — are few and far between.
The Austin-based quintet makes shimmering, brooding indie rock brimming with naked introspection, ecstatic highs, and heartbreaking lows. Frontman Jared Boulanger and keyboardist Kelly DeWitt trade vocal duty — his voice lovesick and soaring, her voice cozy and crushing — anchored by multi-instrumentalist Chris Page, bassist Amarah Ulghani, and drummer Taylor Steinberg.
Their fourth full-length, Last Looks, is set to be released in February, and with a little monetary help from you for their Kickstarter project, you can get in on treats like silk-screened T-shirts, advance downloads, and band buttons.
Below, listen to “Hot Pink Flares”, arguably one of the sexiest and darkest jams out of the group’s catalog yet, and check out the tour dates for a show near you.
The Sour Notes // January 2011 tour
12/31/10 @ Cheer Up Charlies, Austin TX
Tour Kickoff featuring Follow That Bird!, Zorch, Marmalakes, Mermaid Blonde, No Mas Bodas, Missions, Cartright, & Bodytronix
1/1/11 @ Smoke & Barrel Tavern, Fayetteville AR
featuring Messy Sparkles, & NIALL
1/2/11 @ Tres Hombres, Carbondale IL
featuring The Black Forty’s & more
1/3/11 @ Southgate House, Newport KY
featuring Sacred Spirits, The Harlequins, & Shadowraptr
1/4/11 @ Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
1/5/11 @ Middle East, Boston MA
featuring St. Claire, Eksi Ekso, & Tonybear
1/7/11 @ AS220, Providence RI
featuring Panther Moderns, & Liz Isenberg
1/8/11 @ Bruar Falls, Brooklyn NY
featuring Waking Lights, So L’il, & Glory Girls
1/10/11 @ The Earl, Atlanta GA
featuring Lille & Tealights
1/11/11 @ The Atlantic, Gainesville FL
featuring Hear Hums, Boswellians & Far Away Plane
1/14/11 @ One Eyed Jack’s, New Orleans LA
featuring Lovie Dovies, Smiley with a Knife, & Royal Teeth