Thursday, January 30, 2014
Paste magazine spotlights 4 North Texas bands “you should listen to”
If you haven't heard of Mystery Skulls, Bonnie Whitmore, Fox and the Bird or Quaker City Night Hawks, get on it.
We in North Texas know how talented our local musicians are. Thursday, four bands gained notoriety from indie music magazine Paste.
Paste released the first installment of a nationwide catalog of “bands to watch,” divided by state. The mag featured a total of 12 musicians from Lone Star State, as chosen by its writers, editors and reader suggestions, said Editor-in-Chief Josh Jackson.
Give the four bands below a listen. Who knows where their names might pop up next.
Bonnie Whitmore (Denton)
- Genre: Americana
- Fun fact: Whitmore previously toured as part of Hayes Carll’s band.
Fox and the Bird (Dallas)
- Genre: Folk
- Fun fact: Fox and the Bird just released its sophomore studio album, Darkest Hours on January 14, and it’s available to download for free on Noisetrade.
Mystery Skulls (Dallas)
- Genre: Electronic
- Fun fact: Mystery Skulls is Luis Dubuc’s latest solo project. You may recognize his former band, The Secret Handshake, which broke the top 20 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart in 2009 with My Name Up in Lights.
Quaker City Nighthawks (Fort Worth)
- Genre: Rock
- Fun fact: Three of the band’s songs were featured on season five of Sons of Anarchy.
Other Texas bands that made the list:
- Dirty River Boys (El Paso)
- Fat Tony (Houston)
- Hacienda (San Antonio)
- Max Frost (Austin)
- Shakey Graves (Austin)
- The Tontons (Houston)
- Wild Child (Austin)
- Wild Moccasins (Houston)
See the full list of bands for Paste's 28 states already published.