Congrats to Quiet Company who racked up a slew of awards, including Band of the Year, at last night’s Austin Music Awards. We were fortunate enough to have Quiet Company tape an episode of Satellite Sets in 2010.
Austin’s own Wiretree will tape ACL Presents: Satellite Sets on Thursday, January 27, at 7:30 p.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A. Doors will open at 7 and the taping will take about an hour. The taping is free, but an RSVP is required. RSVP here
Singer-songwriter Kevin Peroni began composing heartfelt indie melodies reminiscent of The Shins meets early Posies under the band’s moniker in 2005. Since then, Peroni has inducted three additional members to help Wiretree excel in lacing tracks with infectious hooks and choruses reminding us of an orchestrated Tom Petty-esque pomp and circumstance. The collective’s latest LP, Luck, has been included on various year-end lists and incorporates a variety of classic influences to produce an endearing yet simplistic indie pop masterpiece. Powerpop Station describes Luck as “a collection of pop gems of rare beauty, a panel revealing an inspired artist, a pill filled with good feelings” while Blurt Magazine praises its “underground-tinted ’80s stylings and latterday indie rock with a distinctive anthemic edge.” With the assured grace of Elliott Smith-like vocals and Peroni’s acoustic innocence, the album assures to provoke a bright and enjoyable musical experience.
Denton’s Sarah Jaffe is the debut performer for the online music series ACL Presents Satellite Sets. Produced by KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, the station responsible for the iconic PBS series Austin City Limits, ACL Presents Satellite Sets features intimate performances by bands from all genres.
With her “stunningly deep and dexterous voice” (Austin Chronicle), Texas singer/songwriter Sarah Jaffe is poised to be a major talent on the music scene. Jaffe and her band perform five songs including the infectious “Clementine.” Also included are “Black Hoax Lie,” “L.U.V.,” “Watch Me Fall Apart” and “Ever Born Again.” NPR picked Sarah Jaffe’s song “Ever Born Again” as its song of the day saying she has an ability to relate to listeners’ daily lives and the wisdom to express emotions in new and powerful ways.”
Designed as a companion to the award-winning long-running music series Austin City Limits, ACL Presents Satellite Sets features both Austin and national bands. The online series will soon feature song from Brazos on 8/20; Leatherbag on 8/27; Lost in the Trees on 9/3 and The Quiet Company on 9/10. More bands will be announced as tapings take place. The web series will also feature interviews by the performers about their songs and creative inspiration.
** Update: RSVPs are at capacity. We’ll have information about future tapings on the blog as they occur. *
ACL Presents Satellite Sets is a new web music series produced by KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, the station responsible for the iconic PBS series Austin City Limits. Like its forerunner, ACL Presents Satellite Sets features intimate performances by bands from all genres. The web series also features interviews by the performers about their songs and creative inspiration.
Austin’s Quiet Company will tape a performance for Satellite Sets on Friday, August 13, at 7:30 p.m. The taping is free but an RSVP is required to ensure admission. RSVP at klru.org/satellitesets Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the taping will take place in KLRU’s studio 6A.
The show’s website will soon feature song and interview clips of Sarah Jaffe on 8/13 and Brazos on 8/20. Other bands coming up on the site include Lost in the Trees, David Garza and Leatherbag. The Quiet Company performance will also be available this fall.