Delta 5, Singles & Sessions 1979-81 (Kill Rock Stars 2005)
The female-fronted Leeds post-punk quintet may never have topped their fearless debut single, "Mind Your Own Business," but this compilation has enough angular riffs and shouty power to prove they're more than a footnote.
Standing Waves, A Short History of Standing Waves Part 1 (Classified 2003)
Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her, 17 (Polystar 1998)
More than just a weird band name (taken from an XTC song), the hypnotically skewed alt rock of Japanese singer/guitarist Aiga Higurashi and company can veer from sweetly melodic to Beefheart-bizarre in a single song.
TX Rock - The Wannabes, Mod Flower Cake (DejaDisc 1994)
The Dead Lotus Society is a metal band based in Denver but originally hailing from Austin, fronted by the enigmatic Hyatt. She is a walking contradiction, sporting adorable dresses and bright pink hair, but singing with a deafening roar. Hyatt will be my special guest tonight at 8pm, and we'll be talking about The Dead Lotus Society's upcoming album and SXSW performance. The Dead Lotus Society will be performing at the Heart of Texas Rockfest at 7th and Neches on Saturday night, 11pm. The show is free, and no wristbands or badges are required.Comments