Last SXSW, my pal Jefe and I got pretty bombed on Friday. After catching a great and very upbeat set by Pickwick, Jefe wound up checking IDs at the front door of Antone’s and I wound up sitting at the bar trying to fight on fumes.
Well, after Pickwick was the act Cold Specks. She had a beautiful voice but after rocking all day, being bombed and a sunburned it was tough to fully appreciate how amazing she was. Because of that, I largely ignored her album until emusic named it their favorite album of 2012.
Cold Specks is Al Spx and her voice is from generations ago. Since I righted the wrong, I have been listening to her amazing debut I Predict a Graceful Explosion on repeat. And while I could go into greater depths, I suggest reading this as it is what convinced me to buy it.