Hometown: Austin, TX
Tags: rock, indie, indie rock, austin, austin tx
"Elevated by insistent beats and the quivering vocals of frontman Logan Middleton, The Laughing’s forthcoming (and aptly named) debut LP, Fever, signals the band’s boldest experiment since it officially retired those white denim vests and stuffed tigers. And because this is Austin in 2009—and you apparently can’t find a practice space where the tap water isn’t spiked with LSD—there’s plenty of splashes of modern psychedelia in Fever‘s art-pop, whether it’s the Animal Collective harmonies on “Elevators” or the double-time dub that breaks out in the middle of “Runner.” The band celebrates the record’s release here alongside the moody, jaunty funeral marches of Corto Maltese. "
-A.V. Club, Austin
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