Mute Swan

Mute Swan

credit: Gilbert Flores

Mute Swan - Enough Fun

Swirling guitar hooks, off-kilter drumming, Yo La Tengo-y backing vocals and a lead singer (Mike Barnett) who is sincere and wholly connected in his delivery, Mute Swan feels like a less jittery Of Montreal or an extension of Soft Bulletin-era Flaming Lips. No wonder their fanbase extends well beyond Tucson. Their up-to-the-moment, artful psych lifts you to a dream-space desert and wraps you up in reverb and reassurances, "It's always hard letting go." Indeed, but it's easier with synesthesia-inspired songs to break your fall.

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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Shoegaze
From: Tucson, AZ