Stop the Exodus to Austin
Maybe we should start a campaign to get hip Fort Worth musicians who’ve relocated to Austin to come back. Just ’cause. First one to wrangle is alt-country singer-songwriter and Paste magazine darling Collin Herring, whose new album, Ocho, is almost done and includes contributions from co-producers Will Johnson (Centro-matic, South San Gabriel) and Brit Beisenherz. The album, Herring’s fourth, is scheduled for a fall release. Second on the list: Andrew Kenny, who rose to prominence with American Analog Set and is now fronting Pitchfork-approved, giddily twee Americana purveyors Wooden Bird. (See: new vid below.) Third: Marcus Lawyer.
Who’s with me? No one? OK. Screw you very much.