Video of the Day: Silver Swans, SXSW Edition

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Do you remember the British band Lush?  The band whose soundscape treated onomatopoeia as its North Star?  As you check out the latest release from the San Francisco band, Silver Swans, you may hear verdant melodies and electronic tones that are the offspring of that shoegazey dreampop that ruled the 90s underground.  Perhaps this is what it feels like to be an uncle, for while I have no actual (parental) responsibility for this genre I still feel a familial connection that is strongly affectionate for the offspring of that oeuvre.

See Silver Swans this week at SXSW, performing tonight at the Karma Lounge.



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Behrnsie has a love for music that dare not speak its name. He attends many shows and can often be found counting out the beats for no discernible reason. He played alto saxophone in his middle school jazz band, where he was best known for infuriating his instructor when it was revealed that he played everything by ear, and could not in fact read music. He takes great pride that this is the same talent/affliction that got Tori Amos kicked out of the Peabody Academy. He does not live in his parents’ basement….except during the holidays.