Austin-based Black Books had my attention immediately when they described themselves as “a moody mix of dream pop and southern rock.” And you know what? That’s a perfect way to describe their sound.
The second I started listening to the first track on their EP, An Introduction to, I was hooked. This 4-song EP is full of glittery electronics with a heavy, soaring guitar and rich drum beats. And the vocals are the perfect icing on this delicious cake. This 5-piece is a powerhouse that’s undeniably great. Black Books is for fans of Sun Airway and Kurt Vile. You have got to check them out.
Black Books have an EP available in gorgeous green vinyl for $10 (digital only for $4). Check out at their Bandcamp to hear and buy An Introduction to. You can check out the opening track, “The Big Idea,” below.