Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Woven Bones

Woven Bones is an Austin three-piece whose music is a psychedelic-shoegaze-rock and roll concoction filled with rumbling distortion, fuzzy vocal effects and thick reverb that immediately brings to mind The Velvet Underground. Woven Bones also name-drops influences that include Link Wray, The Gun Club, and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

I was hooked as soon as I heard the wah-wah guitar action on their song "Grown Crazy." Needless Records recently released it on a split single with Miami garage rockers Jacuzzi Boys, and that same label will release "Janie" on seven-inch May 1st. "With You Alone" was released by HoZac Records, who will also be handling the band's debut LP.

There's another tune available for download at, and Nites has some video of their gig at Beerland with Christian Bland of The Black Angels. Woven Bones will play at Emo's on Wednesday, May 6th.