KVRX Local Live Vol. 12: Technicolor Yawn

KVRX Local Live Vol. 12: Technicolor Yawn (n / a)

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KVRX Local Live Vol. 12: Technicolor Yawn

Not the best-named compilation, Technicolor Yawn nevertheless plays like a who's who of Austin talent. Culled from KVRX's Local Live in-studio broadcasts, 2006-07, Yawn's more local than recent volumes – the show brings in international talent (the Netherlands' C-mon & Kypski, Paris' Cyann & Ben) – and quality enough to make the good old days seem blasé. When Voxtrot's Jared Van Fleet coos sweet and easy on Sparrow House's "Independence," the album starts mining local gold: Jennifer Moore's hypnotic vox on YellowFever's "Cats & Rats," Brazos' lovely "Mary Jo," and Sunset's gramophonic Magnetic Fields cover, "There Are Two Kinds of People." The slow stream revs up with Horse + Donkey ("Dot Dot") and Warwolf ("Seed the Clouds"), a bit out of place but seething as hell, and Brooklyn's My Brightest Diamond just explodes with "Something of an End." The accompanying DVD plays extraneous save for Faceless Werewolves and White Denim, but Technicolor Yawn offers any A&R rep Austin pay dirt.

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