March 14, 2011

TV Torso :: Status Quo Vadis

Austin's TV Torso are a rhythmic tornado contained within jagged slices of guitar, rumbling drums, and the throaty vocals of Matt Oliver. Recorded entirely to analog tape at the band's home studio Big Orange, TV Torso's six-song debut EP Status Quo Vadis is a warmly toned work of sharp angles and layered guitar lines that at times recall an unmuzzled, younger Spoon. While a sense of wandering permeates throughout the EP, the songs are nevertheless quick to the task at hand, instantaneously accessible and enjoyable at every turn.

Catch the band performing on their home turf this week at SXSW. Download the EP at their Bandcamp for free or buy it on 12" vinyl.

TV Torso - "Elegy" (from Status Quo Vadis)
TV Torso - "Nobodies" (from Status Quo Vadis)

(Photo by Nick Simonite)

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