The Kraken Quartet

Austin, TX
A massive force of percussion and electronics, The Kraken Quartet is a genr...e-crossing group known for its highly energetic and engaging performances. Since their formation in 2012, the Austin-based band has been heralded for merging elements of minimalism, math-rock, indie, post-rock, electronica, and the avant-garde. Embracing this diverse sound, the group has shared the stage with a wide range of artists including So Percussion, Dirty Projectors, TTNG, Sandbox Percussion, Tim Feeney, Matthew Duvall, El Ten Eleven, and Elliot Cole. Maintaining an active touring calendar, The Kraken Quartet has performed over 100 concerts across the US and Canada, and has been featured on festivals and broadcasts including South by Southwest, Audiotree Live, Fast Forward Austin, SoFar Sounds, Austin Instrumental Music Festival, WNYC, KUTX, and more. The group has presented masterclasses at CalArts, UT Austin, Ithaca College, and more. Their debut full-length album, Separate | Migrate, is available now. Read More
Listen: The Kraken Quartet - Hold My Breath (Radio Edit)

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My Education

Austin, TX
Austin, TX/Auckland, NZ-based instrumental/post-rock ensemble My Education ...formed in 1999 and has released eight full-length albums. The band has just released a highly limited edition album of select cover versions entitled “El Conejo”, followed by a Texas tour, despite living on opposite sides of the planet! Their latest album of originals, Schiphol, was produced by Mike McCarthy. My Education loves collaboration and specializes in new media crosscurrents. The band's collaboration with Houston's NobleMotion Dance company premiered with three sold out shows in 2011 at Ballet Austin; a second collaboration in late 2013 sold out two shows at Houston's Hobby Center. The band has also composed the score to a new film by CM Talkington, director of the cult classic "Love and a 45", entitled "Mud, Mules and Mountains". The film tells the story of the invasion of Italy by the raw recruits of the Texas 36th Infantry Division in 1943. The band has just completed a new album produced by Charles Godfrey at Sonic Ranch and will be shopping it at SXSW 2020. Read More
Listen: My Education - Emka (rough mix)

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