'Dub Egg' (Matador)
Reviewed by Austin Powell, Fri., June 1, 2012
The YoungDub Egg (Matador)
Dub Egg represents the Young's cosmic rebirth. Whereas 2010's Voyagers of Legend delivered dank post-punk with heavy hooks, the locals' Matador bow ventures further out to pasture – literally. The quartet cut the album at a rustic cabin in western Bandera County. In that capacity, early highlights "Livin' Free" and "Don't Hustle for Love" resemble Heartless Bastards' recent Arrow more than anything by the band's Casual Victim Pile contemporaries: their's a peyote vision quest with sprawling restlessness and indie guitar heroics. Hans Zimmerman's hazy imagery ("NUMB") and raspy delivery ("Poisoned Hell") reflect the half-light of early morning, coming closer into focus with every listen. The fierce "Plunging Rollers" and "The Mirage" take obvious cues from Tonight's the Night-era Neil Young, but there's more at work on Dub Egg than mere Crazy Horse revivalism. "Only Way Out" slow burns for the open country, while "Dance With the Ramblers" pairs Seventies classic rock skuzz with glam appeal. (Fri., 11:15pm, Beauty Ballroom.)
Kevin Curtin, Fri., June 8, 2012
Raoul Hernandez, Fri., March 9, 2012
Austin Powell, Fri., Nov. 26, 2010
Austin Powell, Fri., Sept. 19, 2008
Kevin Curtin, Fri., May 17, 2013
Jim Caligiuri, Fri., May 17, 2013
Austin Powell, Fri., May 17, 2013
Raoul Hernandez, Fri., May 17, 2013
Michael Toland, Fri., May 3, 2013
at Threadgill's World HQ
AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service at Republic Square Park
The Source Family at Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz
Finding Rail Route Complicated Michael King, in “The Reading Railroad”, while making valuable points, seems to state that finding an initial route for urban ...
Problems Facing Mueller Neighborhood leaders and members past and present of the city of Austin's Robert Mueller Advisory Commission (RMAC) deserve credit for ...
People Are the Real Mueller Story Through various media, we are subjected to stories of Mueller: the construction project. While that can be appreciated, Mueller's true ...
Keeping Austin Weird Things that keep Austin weird: 1) belief that one needs a train to get from UT to the state Capitol; ...
More Women on the Cover, Please How about putting a woman on the cover once in a while? The last eight issues have all featured men ...
- Follow us@AustinChronicle