The Sideshow Tragedy

Vinyl Bin

Texas Platters Finale

The Sideshow Tragedy

Persona

The Sideshow Tragedy's self-titled 2010 album harkened back to more melodic tendencies, a counter to charges that the locals' first two discs erred toward overblown. Persona finds the band hitting its stride, with production and backing from members of Austin funk outfit T-Bird & the Breaks. "The Bet" balances Nathan Singleton's rumbling vocal tremble with guitar licks fitting for both a dark club or a back porch. "Vasseline" and "I'm Gonna Be Your Man" lighten up on guitar, making some of the blues-tinged pop songs faintly evoke the Black Keys. ***

READ MORE
More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
East Cameron Folkcore
Better Off, Fossils (Record Review)

Doug Freeman, Sept. 23, 2016

Texas Platters
Kris Kristofferson
The Complete Monument & Columbia Albums Collection (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, Sept. 23, 2016

More by Abby Johnston
Frank Ocean Goes <i>Blonde</i>
Frank Ocean Goes Blonde
Pop sovereign’s third LP masters the art of shape-shifting

Aug. 26, 2016

Dixie Chicks Remain Red, White & True
Dixie Chicks Remain Red, White & True
The world’s finally caught up to the outspoken Texas trio

Aug. 8, 2016

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

The Sideshow Tragedy

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)