League of Women Voters
"...XetasArt-punk through trial and error..."
"...1) Xetas, The Tower (12XU)..."
"...In the same way a recent breakup dupes your ears into believing that every pop tune is about your erstwhile lover, the social climate of 2017 tempts interpretation of any punk song as a Molotov hurled at Trump Tower. That Mordor-like skyscraper graces Xetas' sophomore LP art, a tarot-framed image of the building jolted by lightning as rats plummet toward the sewer..."
"...Kana Harris, Xetas bassist and Foreign Mothers guitarist, made her own call-out post on social media years ago after being sexually assaulted by someone she had once considered a friend, a fellow musician in a popular local band. Foreign Mothers was new on the scene and Harris felt unsure of who to turn to...."
"...Xetas, a trio that's never met a sound system it didn't eviscerate, wove in new cuts from a forthcoming sophomore album, which sounded poised to deliver the same salient, throttling noise as 2015's The Redeemer. "The Gaze," equal parts vulnerability and rage, found bassist Kana Harris taking aim at street harassment, while "The Body" skews hard and fast..."
"...XetasThe Redeemer (12XU)..."
"...South, I hung out one night at the instantly popular Radio Coffee & Beer on Manchaca, which opened last month. Acts unknown to me also revealed themselves, including punk trio Xetas, co-fronted by ex-Foreign Mothers leader Kana Harris, and Wrenfro, which features Fastball's Tony Scalzo and Soulhat's Kevin McKinney...."
"...Webster's defines borzoi as "any of a breed of large dogs developed in Russia especially for pursuing wolves ... Called also Russian wolfhound," and traces its etymology to "swift." Parts of A Prayer for War quicken, but this local trio's first full-length, produced with remarkable clarity by Ian Rundell (Xetas, Spray Paint, Exhalants), excels at post-punk musical brutality..."
"...The free, 13-hour show features over 50 Austin acts on five stages starting at noon. "Playback" helped curate the musically diverse lineup which features R&B (Alesia Lani, 12:50pm; Jackie Venson, 4:10pm), punk (Big Bill, 9:30pm; Xetas, 11pm), rap (Blastfamous USA, 8:20pm), songwriters (Carson McHone, 6:30pm; the Point Guard, 10:30pm), vocal jazz (Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few, 5:50pm; Brian Kremer, 5:30pm), and rock (Residual Kid, noon; Löwin, 1pm; Dryspell, 12:30pm; PR Newman, 3pm), and a special closing performance from Black Pumas...."
"...Kana Harris, Xetas bassist, Foreign Mothers guitarist, manager at Waterloo Records, and rape survivor. At Beerland, Jan..."
"...20) Xetas, The Tower (12XU)..."
"...On the big stage outside, local trio Xetas’ jarring noise pairs with Flesh Lights’ melodic, kinetic chaos, while Radioactivity and Bad Sports roar proto-punk and power-pop, both bands beloved Austin-by-way-of-Denton staples. The indoor bill doubles as a tour kickoff for garage quartet Unknown Relatives, with Pretty Shitty spewing wild, reckless punk and Super Thief playing on the heels of brutal new LP Stuck..."
"...Alice Bag, Fea, Xetas, & Mamis Chicana punk rock, riot grrrl, and feminist icons. Not bad for a Sunday..."
"...Xetas at Beerland..."
"...5) Xetas, The Redeemer (12XU)..."
"...› Kana Harris wrote us last week to let us know that her femme-punk trio Foreign Mothers, whose Chaos in Tejas show we recommended, had actually disbanded a couple of months ago. Her new project with Gospel Truth bassist David Petro (guitar/vox) and badass Brain Attack drummer Matt Buie, called Xetas, plays Friday with Protomartyr at Holy Mountain...."
"...Feral Future unleashes Haematic at Beerland Saturday with Nazi Gold, Xetas, and noise punk duo Burnt Skull, also releasing a new LP, Sewer Birth...."