black books

Black Books debut EP was released through Shifting Sounds….

Sometimes the best things happen simply by chance. Black Books came about from an impromptu jam session at Rossco and Meg Gilfillan’s house in Manor, Texas. Several casual meet-ups and quite a few beers later, the five-piece group has laid down several tracks, and numerous other songs are slowly but surely taking shape. The group meets regularly at Test Tube Audio, owned by sound engineer and producer Kevin Butler. Kevin plays guitar while putting in time at the soundboard. Meg and Clarke Curtis share duties on keyboards, while Rossco works double duties on drums and vocals. Mike Parker keeps the low end moving on bass. Together, the group has expanded on its sound—a playful blend of indie pop, folk and rock. Black Books released their debut EP “An Introduction To” through Shifting Sounds as a beautiful Apple Green limited edition vinyl record and also available as a download.

“Wildly inventive and exceptionally charming take on psych rock” – The Line of Best Fit

“Spacious psychedelia, a burbling, drifting for of dream pop with a big-sky Texas twist. The band represents another branch on Austin’s cosmic cowboy family tree” – AV Club

“Drony, dreamy shoegaze” – NPR – All Songs Considered

“Euphoric psych-pop with new fangs and focus” – My Old Kentucky Blog

“Dreamy times a million” –

“Like listening to Band of Horses underwater… similar to that euphoric high portrayed in Tarantino films.“ – SYFFAL

“Listening to this is like wrapping up in a navajo blanket and laying under the big Texas desert stars with your lover, and, you know, making babies.” – YVYNYL

“Black Books make me want to go out into my backyard and built the skeletal underpinnings for a set of wings” – DAYTROTTER


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