Schmillion formed in the summer of 2009. Back then we were 13-15 years old. But most of us drive now and Natalie has advanced to higher ed. Our sound is built on crunchy guitar riffs and belting vocals. We all have different musical influences and mash it up to make what we think of as garage-punk.
2011 was a phat year. We opened for “Best Album” Grammy winners Arcade Fire at their Texas dates in Dallas, Austin and Houston. We played the black stage at Fun Fun Fun Festival and Art Disaster 13 along with a lot of club dates. At our first official SXSW Showcase in 2011, Schmillion shared a bill that also featured the Bangles and Sick of Sarah. We've been thrilled to play shows with UME, Okkervill River, Explosions in the Sky, Peelander-Z, Follow That Bird and others.
Schmillion was voted “Best Under 18 Band” in the 2010 and 2011 Austin Chronicle’s Reader’s Poll.
Our new CD is set to release this spring. Our first self-titled EP dropped in December 2010.
When we're not playing music, you’ll find us hanging out at the movies, at one of our favorite local taco stands or watching live music in our hometown, Austin.