A continuation to last winters release, we present to you, Tracks In The Snow, Volume 2! Featuring tracks from friends and some of our favorite bands, Tracks In The Snow, Volume 2, includes songs from The Collection, The Future Laureates, BRAEVES, and nine other amazing artists!
By the way, did we mention it’s FREE?
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You can download it on Mediafire by clicking here,
And you can check out our Digital Booklet by clicking here!
Who: Carbon Tigers
Where: PIANOS; New York, NY
By: Katie Robinson
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Out of Heaven | Carbon Tigers
Since none of us here at Lucy Out Loud will be able to attend SXSW this year, we’ve put together a list of 50 acts(in no particular order) we think those of you that are attending shouldn’t miss!
To check out our fifth and final installment (acts 41-50), click “Read More”!
*Note: some acts we’ve included are performing at South By So What?! and not South By South West. However, since the festival takes place during the week of South By Southwest, we’ve decided to still include them in our list!
Part 5 (Acts 41-50). Check out Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
- The Tontons
Any band named after something Star Wars related is automatically a favorite in my book. The Tontons bring a psychedelic rock sound that we’ve previously referred to as a perfect mix of Lauren Hill, Under the Influence of Giants, plus a dash of Jimi Hendrix. The band recently released their sophomore album and after 3 years of touring (over 300 shows!!), The Tontons are definitely making a name for themselves.
Where to catch The Tontons: 3.12 – Big PictureMedia Showcase @ The Thirsty Nickel; 3.15- Dirty Dog Bar
- Lime Cordiale
It feels as if surf-rock is alive and well when you listen to Lime Cordiale. With a mixture of smooth vocals and even smoother instrumentals, their infectious sound is unmatched by anybody else today.
Where to catch Lime Cordiale: 3.12 – 1:10pm – Big Picture Media Showcase @ Thirsty Nickel; 3.13 – 5:20pm – Sound Gallery @ B.D. Riley’s Pub; 3.13 – 9pm – Chugg Music Showcase @ TenOak; 3.15 – 12:15pm – The Aussie BBQ @ Maggie Mae’s; 3.15 – 9pm – Planetary Group Party @ Maggie Mae’s
- The Devil Wears Prada
The guys of The Devil Wears Prada have been near the front of the pack for years. Amidst a constant cycle of writing, recording, and touring, the Ohio five-piece have always been able to please. As the headliners for this year’s Take Action! Tour, TDWP are going to have a very busy spring, but I don’t foresee anyone complaining.
Where to catch The Devil Wears Prada: 3.16 – South By So What?! @ Quiktrip Park
- Fritz Montana
With a stellar blend of blues and indie, this Californian trio has shared the stage with the likes of Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, AFI, and a handful of others, taking each opportunity to spread their massive sound to as much of an audience as possible.
Where to catch Fritz Montana: 3.11 – 8pm @ Shiner’s Saloon; 3.12 – 11pm @ Bourbon Girl; 3.13 – 2:15pm @ Lot323; 3.13 – 4pm @ Chuggin’ Monkey; 3.13 – 6:30pm @ Texas Rockfest
- Quiet Company
This band formed back in 2005 and have spent the past few years developing a sound that is truly their own and really making a name for themselves. You may have even heard a song of theirs featured on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Real World New Orleans, Royal Pains or Sims 3: Showtime. The band is currently in the process of recording their 4th album!
Where to catch Quiet Company: 3.11 – 11:30pm – SXSW Showcase @ The Main II; 3.14 – 1:45pm – Big Picture Media Showcase @ The Blind Pig Rooftop; 3.14 – 4:30pm – Roky Erickson’s Ice Cream Social @ Threadgills; 3.15 – 1am – Official SXSW Showcase @ SOHO Lounge
- Bring Me the Horizon
Whether you’ve enjoyed them from the start, or it took a few albums before they roped you in, or even if you aren’t a fan, Bring Me the Horizon are indisputably great live. Oli Sykes’ command of the stage is mesmerizing, and they continue to get better.
Where to catch Bring Me The Horizon: 3.15 – South By So What?! @ Quiktrip Park
- Vinyl Thief
This Tennessee electro-rock quartet recently released their EP, Stop Motion, last month – and we’ve been addicted since. The EP encourages listeners to live their lives to the fullest without regrets, something that most people should live up to. At last years SXSW, the band stuffed their gear onto a tiny stage and according to Beautiful Buzz, “proceeded to slay that room to teeny tiny pieces.” If you’re catching them at a showcase this year…prepare yourselves.
Where to catch Vinyl Thief: 3.13 – 4pm – Landshark Showcase @ Bayou Lounge; 3.14 – 2:55pm – Big Picture Media Showcase @ Blind Pig Rooftop; 3.15 – 8pm @ BD Riley’s
- The Grahams
The Grahams recently released the deluxe edition of their album Riverman’s Daughter on February 4th. The country/folk duo will be on tour until mid-May showcasing their soulful music.
Where to catch The Grahams: 3.12 – 3pm – Midcoast Takeover @ Shangri La; 3.12 – 8pm – Sony Music Showcase @ The Market
- Carbon Tigers
Last year was a rocky one for the Carbon Tigers who had their equipment, merchandise and van stolen. But the best part of that mess is that they crowd funded over $12,000 to purchase new gear – they have awesome fans. Admit it. Recently featured on Zimbio, Guitar World, NYLON, and NYLON Guys, this indie-rock band is one we can only expect to see make huge waves.
Where to catch Carbon Tigers: 3.12 – 12:35pm – Big Picture Media Showcase @ Thirsty Nickel; 3.12 – 1am – The Nekkid Armadilla Presents @ Lucky Lounge; 3.13 – 1:30pm – AEMMP Records Presents @ Bat Bar; 3.13 – 9pm – Audiotree SXSW Showcase @ Licha’s Cantina; 3.15 – 2pm – RedGorilla Music Fest Showcase @ Thirsty Nickel
- The Lonely Biscuits
After winning mtvU’s 2013 “College Artist of the Year” award, The Lonely Biscuits have proved that full-time students can still be kickass musicians. They kicked off 2014 with a new music video and will be performing a ton of shows this year – so make sure you find yourself at one of them!
Where to catch The Lonely Biscuits: 3.12 – 11pm – BMI Showcase @ Bar 96; 3.14 – 1:10pm – Big Picture Media Showcase @ The Blind Pig Rooftop
For those who like: The National, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, Death Cab for Cutie
Carbon Tigers have been busy working hard, dedicating time and improving upon past releases. They are ready to taken on the world. After a slight set back in 2012 with most of the bands equipment getting stolen (an estimated $30,000 worth) and no leads of where it could have gone, the band called to its fans to help them raise money to continue on. After raising a substantial amount of money with help from their fans, Carbon Tigers are back and better than ever. To see a band work so diligently to continue on and not let a troubling event hold them back is a noble feat.
The Wars at Home is five tracks of swirling pop with grittier rock elements entwined to give it a sleek sensual feel. You can hear all the effort put into the new album as you listen to the first track entitled “Everybody Else.” The band has a warm feel that rushes over you as you immerse yourself in the EP that spans just less than twenty minutes. With the velvety and lush vocals of Chris Wienke, you listen to him illustrate the issues of change and growth as the songs play.
The album is a mix up and revival of all the albums that we yearn to hear. Carbon Tigers have a sound that is familiar yet new, which makes them something comfortable and different at the same time. Each track is a new story and feeling waiting to be explored. The lyrics are relatable and not far-fetched, which can make it even more pleasurable to listen to.
Hailing from Chicago, the four piece have taken the help of music veterans such as Charlie Dresser, Mike Watts and Ed Brooks to shape the sound of the new album in a different way than previous endeavors. Overall, the EP has more of chilled out rock vibe, but the last track and my personal favorite “The Harvest” takes on a more aggressive approach with glittering guitars and intense percussion to create a different feel than the rest of the album. All will reach eargasm while listening. You can tell that Carbon Tigers have a new refreshed method to making albums, and it shows throughout their entire EP.
Release Date: November 19
Run Time: 19:31
1. Everybody Else
2. The Wars at Home
5. The Harvest
Chris Wienke (singer/keys/guitar)
Nick Cudone (guitar/keys/vox)
Aaron Sweatt (bass/guitar/vox)
Darien Williams (drums/vox)
Written By: Chelsea Conte