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Tiny Desk: San Antonio Edition

Saakred - "Plate Tectonics"

Saakred's hypnotic voice both haunts and mesmerizes  in "Plate Tectonics." The minimal combination of acoustic guitar and vocal is offset by the tectonic shift of emotion conveyed throughout the song. Saakred keeps us on a razor thin precipice of anticipation as we follow them in to a delicate ending. 

 

Calico Club - "Nighttime Roller Disco"

Disco balls and midnight skating rinks are exactly what this song sounds and feels like. SA indie-electro dance duo, Calico Club, entered a video that matches catchy synth patterns with the sultry, silky voice of Pleasure Faces. "Nighttime Roller Disco" is a good example of a Calico Club performance: projections, beats and the desire to dance. 

 

The Foreign Arm - "We're Growing"

San Antonio's best kept secret: The Foreign Arm. This super group of incredible vocalists Nicolas Blevins and Vocab, George Garza from Pop Pistol, San Antonio's favorite violinist Darian Thomas, Jeff Palacios and Jack Aguilar. Collecting these videos from central Texas artists was fun but I was blown away when I came across this video. The song is crafted wonderfully and executed effortlessly by this band of immense talent.  

 

fishermen - "Fire Me Up"

What more can we say about fishermen, seriously? The band's 2015 releases were amazing and now this video of the guys performing "Fire Me Up" shows us just that. From "Something In The Water"  

“Fire Me Up” will echo in your mind like an heroic anthem of youth with towering guitars and infectious lyrics. I love the way this song is put together, the subtle backing instrumentation and even the large distortion is hard to place where those sounds came from: “is that a guitar? a synth? I’m not too sure but it sounds badass.”

Rivers Want - Live Set

Nothing Chief - "Tangerine" 

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