Corsicana Deliver With Their First Single Quandary, New Album On The Horizon

Our friends at Corsicana have just released this beauty of a masterpiece for our listening pleasure. The new single “Quandary” from their forthcoming album Perennial (out 1/18/19) is set to a beautiful backdrop featuring an array of complementing sounds that fit perfectly with vocalist Ben Pisano’s ranging array of lyrical bliss. The song is arranged in a way that put the listener right in the line of fire of what the song is about, it’s as if everything is happening right in front of you and you are watching it play out in real time, only to realize the uncertainty of what just took place. Corsican is set to release their new album (tickets on sale now) just after the new year and we will keep you plugged on all the upcoming details. Stay Tuned.

Do you feel it too? When I pull you up the stairs, it’s the weight that’s yours to bear.

We burst into my room, we’ve caught the fear between our teeth, trapped it underneath the sheets.

You say “it’s best we never leave,” I think you’re feigning your relief.

Are you lost in the fervor? You’ll only push further.

In all the times you’ve had me stay over, I’ve never felt colder.

The fear tastes stale;

An old friend loiters in your home.

Feel my shame positioned like a weapon.

Can you hear it too? Our friends are at the door, seeking shelter from the storm.

They won't peer inside, cause they know you drew the blinds. Have you found your peace of mind?

We can't harbor our conceit in a sea of our deceit.


Corsicana

Ben Pisano - Acoustic/electric guitars, percussion, programming, synths, vocals/processing

Amos Chase - Drums

Jordan Leone - Electric bass

Melanie Steinway - Ambient (tremolo) guitar

Produced, engineered, & recorded by Ben Pisano.

Live drums engineered & recorded by Corey Coffman.

Song & lyrics written & arranged by Ben Pisano.

Mixed by Corey Coffman.

Mastered by Joe Lambert.

Artwork by Anna Bernard.

Design by Jordan Leone.

Austin City Limits Music Festival Shines Once Again

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Friday

Another year, another successful Austin City Limits Music Festival. We had a chance to make our way to our favorite music city destination last month to enjoy the second weekend of the beloved festival (nothing compares). This years lineup comprised of one the better ones we have had a chance to cover. From Sir Paul, to Metallica, to Arctic Monkeys there was a vibe for all to enjoy. The Austin weather played a huge role as it cooperated despite predictions of rain storms.

We got our weekend started on Friday with our first performance from Reignwolf who brought an early rock onslaught to the Honda Stage. Onwards we went to catch an amazing set from ALVVAYS (who we saw just this past Summer in Denver). A soothing yet energetic set from the band had us off to a great start. One of the bands on our must see was David Byrne, the former Talking Heads frontman has been touring with what many have called one of the best productions of the year. Let’s just say he didn’t disappoint and put on one of the best performances of the weekend. Soon after the Byrne performance we headed across the park to catch long time favorite Lily Allen perform some of her classics mixed in with a few newer songs. Highlight of her set was the dedication of her famous song “Fuck You” to our current POTUS, everybody ate it up and sang at the top of their lungs. Our last act of day one was Texas(now based in LA) hip-hop outfit Brockhampton. The collective managed to put on one of the most hyped performances of the weekend. Their style of hip hop resembles part Odd Future part Wu Tang Clan. The crowd was one of the most active as they sang word for word many of the bands songs.

Reignwolf

Reignwolf (Photo Credit: Robert Castro)


ALVVAYS

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David Byrne


Lily Allen


Khalid


BROCKHAMPTON


Saturday

Day two began with a bang as latin songstress Mon Laferte gave the audience a rousing set with dance moves and tight rhythmic percussions to accompany her beautiful voice. One of the highlights of our weekend. Up next was Japanese Breakfast, the indie darlings have been making a name for themselves all summer and this was our first time seeing them live….they did not dissapoint. One of the performances we got to live stream during weekend one of the festival was Brandi Carlile who was absolutely brilliant. It was only fitting for us to catch her golden hour set as she steamrolled through her catalog even bringing up Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready to join in on the fun. One of our favorite albums this year Negro Swan has been on repeat at the office and we had our chance to catch Blood Orange for the first time. Dev Hynes is the mastermind behind this project and their performance was nothing short of amazing.

Mon Laferte


Japanese Breakfast


Brandi Carlile


Blood Orange


Sunday

The last day of a festival is always the hardest, you are sunburnt, your feet hurt, your muscles ache, but for us we have been doing this for far too long to let that get in the way of enjoying perhaps the best music festival in the country. Our final day started with a couple portrait sessions with Thunderpussy and Shakey Graves. Our first act was Parquet Courts who surprisingly we have never seen live. hey responded with high energy and powerful guitar riffs that sent the great into a frenzy. The set of the weekend would have to go to Janelle Monae, we were lucky enough to see her in Denver a few months ago and already knew what to expect. Her flare for fashion and dance made this performance one that will have people talking for years. The dancing continued as we trekked across to catch Tinashe perform with her dancers, a fun set with her belting out her lyrics with a smile that would not disappear. Another one of our favorite sets of the festival. One of hip hops most underrated emcees Vince Staples had the chance to hype the crowd on the main stage before Travis Scott. Flanked with no production Staples danced across the stage from side to side rapping to the already massive crowd, the set could have used a few more theatrics to be honest. We crossed over Barton Springs road to capture Shakey Graves as his crowd swelled way past the point of no return (could have commanded a bigger stage with no effort). He managed to slay us with his alt rock style we have come to love. Finally the main event for the day took stage. Blasting off the heels of his recently released Astroworld, Travis Scott gave his home state a performance for the ages. In a surprise move he even managed to bring out NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal for a song. The massive crowd, filled with the younger generation of fans managed to create a huge presence. All in all this would have to go down as one of the best lineups in recent year. Photo restrictions kept us from photographing Paul McCartney, Metallica and Arctic Monkeys.

Parquet Courts


Janelle Monae


Tinashe


Vince Staples


Shakey Graves


Travis Scott

Rüfüs Du Sol Warms Up The Fillmore Auditorium

The Fillmore Auditorium played host to back to back sold out shows from electro darlings Rüfüs Du Sol this past weekend. We had a chance to attend Sunday night, and while snow conditions existed outside it was nonetheless “lit” inside. We have been following the trio since 2010 and have loved seeing the band evolve from a sound and production standpoint. Opening with “Eyes” of their 2018 album Solace, the band did not let up keeping a consistent vibe throughout their whole set. They played all of their hits including “Innerbloom”, “Underwater”, “Like An Animal”, and “No Place”. The band loves playing in Denver and we love having them. (Words and images by Robert Castro)

Cherub Brings The Funk Back To Denver!

For those of you who don’t know, Cherub is an electronic-indie duo from Nashville. They are most famously known for their song “Doses and Mimosas”… Many would say it’s the perfect song to brunch to. They made a stop in Denver this past weekend on their Free Form Tour and got everyone dancing at The Ogden! Cherub was opened by Maddy O’Neil who is a female electronic artist and showed that her versatility of mixing is one of a kind. Along with her, our good friend GRiZ preformed a surprise DJ set to get the night started!

Photography by: Bridget Burnett (Instagram)

Lily Allen Shines In Her Return To Denver

Summit Music Hall played host to the one and only Lily Allen this past Saturday night. Feeling the effects of a recent illness Allen was able to push through her performance with the help of her loyal fans. With a recent release of her book My Thoughts Exactly as well as her fourth studio album No Shame Allen is showing everybody a complete vulnerable side and insight into her well publicized private life. Many artist are reluctant to do what she is doing, judging by her fans and their response Saturday, it’s the same Lily they have always come to love. Her US leg of the tour is winding down with only a few more dates before kicking off into the European portion. Thank you for sharing an amazing night with us Lily, and thank you for being honest and humble.

Setlist: Come On Then | Waste | LDN | My One | Knock ‘Em Out | Smile | Party Line | Deep End (Lykke Li Cover) | Three | The Fear | Higher | Family Man | Who’s Have Known | Not Fair | Encore: Apples | Trigger Bang | Fuck You