Ume – Austin, Texas

The artistic presentation of some bands is enough to warrant a second glance.  Such is the case with Ume.  There is a dirty innately creative vibe … like something that could have been born in NYC circa ’72 when the New York Dolls were killing it, and even though I am young enough to only conceptualize it I envision it feeling something like the feeling I get from Ume. I remember seeing a band called The Scanners on the Sunset Strip…a female fronted band from England and I had this same feeling of discovery.  That certain je ne sais quoi that resonates long after you stop listening. It’s NYC art rock, circa 1972….that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Fresh Track: The Conductor