These are some of the interesting things you'll see on your next long distance flight, courtesy of My Education:
-Bukowski's gin-soaked bars, where Mickey Rourke orders more libations for his boon companions
-The half-pipes, grind rails, and bad haircuts of Mr. 1986
-The midi-enhanced cavemen of Roboter-Hohlenbewohner
-The final testimonials of the pilots of doomed airliners
-A frenetic and violent outburst from a laboratory golem
These and other fabulous environs will be reached by the listener as he or she revels in the richly rewarding cinematic journey that is A Drink for All My Friends, the new LP by Austin instrumentalists My Education. Recorded in almost painfully sincere high fidelity sound by Alex Lyon at the Bubble, this album is, quite simply, a motherfucker.
Honey and Salt
Honey and Salt play technically competent but completely unpretentious music. They seamlessly meld the Chicago sound of the 90's, pioneered by those ubiquitous Kinsella brothers, and the British Canterbury prog scene, while sounding refreshingly like neither. Less hectic than a Friday night at the Fireside Bowl, and less dense than King Crimson's sheet music, Honey and Salt stand on their laurels, play with intensity, and manage to escape both the redundancy and cliches linked with math rock.
"Formerly known as Kay Leotard, this local quartet has altered both its lineup and sound in the past year. With psychedelic haze slightly restrained, vocalist/guitarist Kristina Boswell's newer songs find extra melodic and emotive heft reminiscent of Tara Key's work with Antietam. Full-length Chimera drops later this year. "- Greg Beets (Austin Chronicle)
"Absolute knock-out psyc-rockers" KUTX