Welcome back to our biweekly local music newsletter, where we keep you up to date on DFW’s ever-growing music scene. From new releases to upcoming shows, artist and venue spotlights, and more, join us every other week to find out what’s good.
Field Guide — The Best Friends I Ever Had
Genre: Psych Pop
RIYL: Alex G, Frankie Cosmos, Ducktails
Field Guide’s debut album was released yesterday, and we’re stoked about it. Fronted by Radio UTD’s own Ivette Colon and featuring alumnus Joshua Luttrull, we can’t help but celebrate this release. Field Guide wraps you up in a cocoon of warm, psychedelic sunshine. The Best Friends I Ever Had is lo-fi and dreamy, with beautiful layering, fun instrumentation, and tons of charming personality. Good vibes radiate from this album. You’ll feel proud to be from the 214.
Aztec Death — Machine
RIYL: Have A Nice Life, Cold Cave
Darkwave band Aztec Death (also featuring former DJ Michael Ortega!) has been gaining notoriety in the scene lately, opening for bands like Soft Kill, Downtown Boys, and Pinkish Black. Their debut LP, Machine, is a powerhouse of goth energy. Shoegaze influenced guitar and driving bass create a dark and dreamy backdrop for haunting anarchist lyrics, delivered in true post punk style. It’s an album for cold and cloudy days in the city. They play frequently in Dallas, so be sure to catch them sometime. They’ll drown you in fog and leave you feeling more goth than ever.
Stream Machine here.
Local artists are bold
11/11 – 11/13 Free Underage Cool Kids Fest
Bliss, Dead Mockingbirds, Sealion, Aztec Death + more
See event page for location Various Genres
11/12 Field Guide, Sub-Sahara, Native Fox, Playlists, Planet Manhood
Field Guide LP Release Show
@ Chateau Virago Indie/Psych Pop
11/12 Formlessness, Mimisiku, Better Now, Can’t Hardly Wait
@ 1919 Hemphill Emo
11/12 Skate Punk & Art Show Benefitting Women’s Shelters
Featuring From Parts Unknown, We Are Band Nerds + more
See event page for location Punk
11/20 Edifice, Nets, Sexual Jeremy, Flesh Born, The Noids, Half Boy Scout
Benefitting Standing Rock
@ The Space Station Experimental/Punk
11/23 Fossil Youth, The Happy Alright, Hold Close, On Better Terms,
@ The Door Pop Punk