(photo by Mary Sledd)
Brazos first caught my attention in September when they performed at the Austin Sound Off Festival, where they quickly won the crowd over with a captivating live set. Brazos is the creation Martin Crane, a young figure in the Austin music scene with an impressive songwriting ability and a voice to match. As Brazos he has played with members of other promising local acts (The Early Tapes, White Denim, Tacks, The Boy Disaster), while releasing a couple of well-received EPs just on the strength of home recording sessions. Feeding Frenzy is a playful lo-fi recording with an exciting title track, while A City Just As Tall features rich production and more dynamic content. Last week I sat down with him to find out more about the band and get a feel for what we can expect next.
- CC: How long have you been doing Brazos?
- CC: At what point did you record these two EPs?
- CC: So, did this material come from a collaborative effort between you guys?
- CC: What are some of your influences?
- CC: What can we expect next from Brazos?
- CC: Can you tell me a little about the song "They're There"?
- CC: What about "Mrs. Virginia"?
Austin Sound said, this band's potential is exciting. You can get your hands on mp3s from both EPs at the official site, and click over to the myspace to hear their latest addition, "Comatose." If you're in the Austin area tomorrow, you can check out Brazos performing instore at End of an Ear at 6 p.m.