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The Lemurs

Hometown: Austin TX
Tags: indie rock, austin tx, sxsw 2008

Coming up at a time when the dance-rock wave was reaching its crest, the Lemurs initially drew comparisons to Bloc Party, The Faint, Franz Ferdinand, and the Killers. But for every synth melody or dance beat employed, the Lemurs find a counterbalance of raw, driving guitar and frenetic rhythm that imbues their music with a crackling atmospheric sheen and anxious intensity. The result is a fast paced, layered sound that owes as much to the pop lushness of My Morning Jacket as to the broader explorations of Television. With the recent addition of What Made Milwaukee Famous singer Michael Kingcaid, The Lemurs are back in the studio recording a full-length set for 2011 release.  Listen at Last.fm

"This five piece from Texas’ BBQ-loving capitol city is ready to burst out onto the national stage…This shit has alternative “radio hit” written all over it" -TheTripwire.com

“Unlike other music in the genre, there are plenty of listens in this album as it contains a depth that I thought impossible” -The Onion

“The Lemurs expertly alternate between guitar driven synth-rock and memorable power pop ditties….An enterprising Austin band as equally fitting on a bill with The Smiths as with Bloc Party” -The Austinist

“Top Ten Texas Albums 2006” -Austin Chronicle
(10, Andy Langer), (8, Melanie Haupt)

“Top 20 Songs (”Berlin" live at SXSW 2007)" -WOXY.com

“Austin Homegrown Heroes – Class of 2007” -KROX / 101x Austin

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  • Covert Curiosity on The Lemurs

    about 3 years ago

    The long awaited follow-up to the Lemurs' self-titled debut EP lands this week. more at blogspot.com

  • Covert Curiosity on The Lemurs

    about 3 years ago

    Austinist is throwing a party at the Mohawk tomorrow night to kickoff ACL weekend, and guess what? You're invited! Yes, that's right. more at blogspot.com

  • irisa

    irisa on The Lemurs

    over 4 years ago

    Love you boys! :)

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