Black Pumas sign to ATO, release new track titled Fire

by Woody on March 7, 2019

Photo by Merrick Ales

Black Pumas are the duo of guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada and 27-year-old songwriter Eric Burton. They play crunchy brand of R&B and have taken Austin by storm. Looks like ATO took notice as they’ve added them to their impressive roster. Here’s some more info from the PR team.

Burton is a relative newcomer who arrived in Austin in 2015 after busking his way across the country from Los Angeles, while Quesada has a storied reputation for playing in bands like Grupo Fantasma and Brownout, while also producing acclaimed projects like 2018’s Look At My Soul: The Latin Shade Of Texas Soul.

After the two connected via friends in the Austin scene, they began to collaborate on a new sound that transmutes soul into something idiosyncratically modern. Reminiscent of Ghostface Killah and Motown in equal measure, this original sound ensured that Black Pumas’ weekly residency at C-Boys quickly became “the hottest party in town” (Austin-American Statesman).

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Beatz33 March 7, 2019 at 2:35 pm

i love this song, i’ve been waiting for it…

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