Casual Strangers, a quartet from from Austin, TX, keep the freak flag high on their self-titled debut album. The core of The Boxing Lesson (Paul Waclawsky and Jaylinn Davidson) teamed up with lapsteel ace/singer Katey Gunn and drummer/laptop wiz Jake Mitchell. They set up shop at the Bubble with producer Chris Frenchie Smith and recorded it on tape in only four days.
Their lyrics deal about sex, outer space and animals (not necessarily in that order) and they take their musical cues form the Jefferson Airplane, Nineties slacker rock, Alice Cooper, The Cramps and even The Bloodhound Gang (the intro of Looking Good sounds a lot like The Bad Touch).
Casual Strangers is a band on a mission to update vintage psychedelic rock. They are being respectful to their peers, but by adding a dash of current electronics and carefully selected samples they have come up with one of the best modern days retro albums to date.
Katey Gunn: vocals, lapsteel, triwave
Paul Waclawsky: vocals, guitar
Jaylinn Davidson: synth, bass
Jake Mitchell: drums, samples
- Tune Your Brain
- Casual Strangers (We Used to be Friends)
- Looking Good
- Space Blues
- Caribbean Cask
- Don't Worry About a Thing
- Cats Meow
- Put Your Mussy On My Mussy
- Casual Strangers (See You Around)
- 07/18 Mohawk, Austin, TX (album release party w/ Chasca, Löwin)