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SA artists to deliver blizzard of tunes in the first quarter of 2012

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The Grasshopper Lies Heavy
Monsters in Love (Split EP)
April 21 (Record Store Day)
Lies (LP)

TGLH’s split EP has not been scrapped, despite the formative second band Yes, Inferno's having folded recently. Guitarist James Woodard said the project will continue with a new, secret group. Meanwhile, work on Lies is described by Woodard as “quieter,” “darker,” and “more introspective.” The back half of Lies will likely be one composition.

Nicolette Good
Monarchs (Tentative)
Nicolette Good’s first full-length has been about choosing “between the thrill of something new and the magic when you hit the right nail on the right head.” Co-produced by her and Britton Beisenherz at Ramble Creek in Austin, Good expressed gratitude to be recording with someone who has never heard her music before. Details will trickle in at

Mission Complete!
Emotionally Strong Enough to Be Your Man (Tentative)
May (Tentative)
Guitarist/vocalist Ryan Teter’s hyper-paranoid, hyper-self-aware “The Metroplex” is becoming his calling card, not just granting it’s namesake to his most recent EP, but also forming the foundation of Mission Complete’s! latest. “It’s a rough sketch of the way my mind works,” he said. More ironic, kitchen sink rock to come.

Accord of Dissonance
Lore (Tentative)
“We take months, if not years, to finish songs,” said bassist Jimmy Rodriguez, on AOD’s creative process. Naturally, the band enters AMH Studios this month to record music they’ve been road-testing since 2009. Expect five to six cuts of frenetic but melodic metal in the form of what Rodriguez jokingly described as “epicness.”

Some damn time in 2012
Bi-Polar Bear
Time Wave Zero/Live from the Galactic Center
Jeremy Rounkles, guitarist for SA’s only power trio with a lead theremin, is promising “guitars tuned lower than a snake’s belly” merged with “dub-influenced hypnotic drum beats” among other gearhead rock tomfoolery. Recording will wrap by March, but he will only commit to the entire year as a definite release window.

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