This Just In
Despite being notoriously hard to reach (just ask my parents), "TCB" continually finds himself inundated by more new music than he knows what to do with. A few recent local highlights:
THOSE PEABODYS, Unite Tonight (Tiger Style)
SETUP: Austin fourpiece take on the Datsuns with a full tank of FM riffs and denim-clad bravado.
VERDICT: Dazed and Confused: The Next Generation.
JULIE DOIRON/OKKERVIL RIVER, Split EP (Acuarela)
SETUP: Ex-Eric's Trip chanteuse and spectral Austin folk-rockers throw in together for split release on a Spanish label.
VERDICT: Stark, disquieting campfire tales for post-grads roughing it in Big Bend.
LOS LONELY BOYS, Los Lonely Boys (OR Music)
SETUP: Eagerly awaited debut from Willie Nelson-approved San Angelo hermanos, due in August.
VERDICT: Get ready to hit the dance floor with this bilingual tour de force.
GEORGE STRAIT, Honkytonkville (MCA Nashville)
SETUP: King George weighs in with his yearly album.
VERDICT: Of course your mom will love the ballads, but loads of fiddle and steel guitar suggest Fort Worth has been crossing Strait's mind a lot lately.