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Music

Experimental Aircraft

Rock

Austin TX

985

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paintings in the attic

"Four years is far too long to wait for new material from a group as dynamic as this Austin space rock quartet. Thankfully, the pay off is considerable. As with their second album, their third one (Third Transmission, get it?) represents another exponential leap forward from their previous efforts. It’s clear from the opening track, “Stellar”, where the guitars and effects pedals soar across the horizon, blanketing Rachel Staggs’ dulcet crooning in a blustery storm cloud, that this is one of the finest American shoegazing bands of the past decade. But the real revelation here is TJ O’Leary, whose lead vocals on tracks like “Upper East Side” adds a harsher, more insistent rock feel to the band’s ethereal soundscapes. Here’s hoping that their fourth transmission will materialize sometime before 2012. –The Big Takeover

Time

Friday March 18

11:00PM

Venue

Skinny's Ballroom

21+

115 San Jacinto St

Online

www.experimentalaircraft.com

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