credit: Samantha Tellez
After the successful release of their remastered debut record Vortexas Vorever in February, Austin-based synth pop outfit Pelvis Wrestley has gained a dedicated following locally and beyond. Their talent was further recognized when they were named artist of the month in June by NPR affiliate, KUTX. Vortexas Vorever offered a captivating and unique sonic experience, seamlessly fusing classic country storytelling with synth-pop melodies to create a unique blend of styles made up of equal parts campy indie and pastoral Americana. Frontman and creative force behind the project, Jammy Violet, crafted this record to challenge and reimagine familiar western themes.
Releasing their second record, "Andy, or: the Four Horsegirls of the Apocalypse," Pelvis Wrestley builds a fantastical meditation on impermanence through the lens of missing persons, and people we miss. Written in the back-and-forth days of unclear pandemic guidelines, the songs are informed by the diasporas of 2020, when so many people relocated without even the suggestion of a goodbye party. The record is named for a previous Jammy Violet project, ANDY, which saw its members relocate during lockdown.
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