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Black Books

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Five old friends from Austin, Texas.
Black Books since 2010, friends since forever.

Folks say they sound like a mix of Grandaddy, My Morning Jacket, and Pink Floyd. Their debut EP,"Aquarena," premiered on The Line of Best Fit who called their sound a "wildly inventive and exceptionally charming psych rock". The lead track was also featured on the TV show, "Californication," but unfortunately, not during a sex scene. Unsigned in North America, Black Books were helped by their UK/European record label Believe Recordings to snag a spot opening for the Flaming Lips on their UK Summer tour plus a live recording session at the BBC Studios. Black Books' self-titled full length album was released this month, celebrated by a Four Star Austin Chronicle Review, live in-studio performances at KUTX-Austin and KRVX, and a string of shows across Texas and CMJ in New York City. Album numero dos is fast on its way.

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