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Given the paucity of affordable housing in Austin proper, it's highly likely that more and more bands will be popping up in small towns ringing the metro area. Foot Foot is one such band that eschewed the Live Music Capital of Austin for the Sausage Capital of Elgin. Nevertheless, Foot Foot's sound is firmly rooted in the substance-addled nuances of the Austin freak-punk scene from Raul's up to the Red Eyed Fly. "Primitive" is the operative term here, both in terms of performance and recording. "Mr. T's Babies" kicks things off with screaming vocals and a cottage version of decadent, Sonic Youth-style guitar frenzy. On the lighter side, "Sweet Spot" exercises restraint with a lazy, psychedelic timbre. Foot Foot abandons reality altogether on "Fancy Candy," a distant, retro-futuristic trip into electronic music circa 1970. Later, they pull out the obligatory cowpunk rave-up with "Mystic Jackass." The late Trance Syndicate trio Starfish would probably be Foot Foot's closest local relative, though their slurred mishmash of punk rock and psychedelia is more geared toward the former designation. It sounds better with every beer.

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