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Follow That Bird!

Headhunters, Wednesday, March 16

With February's Casual Victim Pile II compiling another local indie sampler through Matador co-owner and Austinite Gerard Cosloy, Follow That Bird!'s track from last year's inaugural collection continues to haunt. Literally. During the Austin trio's set – which got off the ground 20 minutes late – "The Ghosts That Wake You" rattled Headhunters' tiny patio with such force that beer bottles flew off the bar. Through the locals' short existence, singer/guitarist Lauren Green and drummer Tiffanie Lanmon have been the constants, twin forces of rhythm and propulsion, but they seem to have found a groove with their third and latest bassist. Green's become more confident with her playing, and though that voice is still a bang-blower, she's harnessed its power as another rhythm instrument. Tonight, they were a rock & roll band, both in volume and garage punk abandon, even if they were rushing through the set. A debut full-length finally drops this year on Seattle's Mt. Fuji Records, following up a few angled 7-inches. If this preview of new songs is any indication, they'll be headlining next SXSW.

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