In the Mask Not of the Mask (Australian Cattle God)

Texas Platters

PartyWizard believes in you like a hard rock life coach. Debut LP In the Mask Not of the Mask slings posi-vibes metal and begins running down its self-help checklist at marching speed. Rushing with late-Seventies urgency, the Wizards grind out head-nodding sludge, with front guru Oriah Lonsdale half barking, half growling platitudes to love your rival in "Enemy," and advice like "rise up from your shit" in "Masterpiece." Spiraling drums on "Get It Now" become slinky blues in "You Got Me Right." The Austin fivepiece reflects truly guileless growth mentality for its currently unelaborate musical and lyrical complexity.


A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 36 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Haunted by Rock & Roll (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, Feb. 2, 2018

Texas Platters
Mammoth Grinder
Cosmic Crypt (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, Feb. 2, 2018

More by Christina Garcia
SXSW Music Review: Roi Perez, Monoloc
Live Shot: Roi Perez, Monoloc
German boom per square foot

March 16, 2018

SXSW Music Review: Sassy 009
Live Shot: Sassy 009
Even Norwegian royalty turns out for Oslo trio’s micro rave

March 15, 2018



AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2017

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle