credit: Blake Nelson
With a virtually nonexistent footprint, Font have quickly built a buzzy aura, landing live slots with fellow rising-stars bar italia, Water From Your Eyes, Horsegirl, and CHAI, as well as a coveted hometown spot performing at Austin City Limits. Font exhibit a persistent intent to defy punk’s boundaries and build new shapes from the fragments of other genres – pop, worldbeat, electronic music. Genres and soundscapes blow through their songs and depart as they came — a wall-of-sound guitar chorus gives way to a heavy 808 beat against which drummers Jack and Logan tug; discordant, sinister minimalism and spoken lyrics reminiscent of Black Country, New Road morph into glittery, pulsing synths under an anthemic chorus. When asked about their songwriting process, the band explains: “We only know that a song is finished when we don’t quite know what it is anymore." The result is an energy, a vector, that’s intense and undeniable.
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