54 Seconds
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54 Seconds

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States
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The best kept secret in music

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An Austin staple since 1997, 54 Seconds is best described as psychedelic pop headphone music. Swirling guitar textures, freakish keyboards and the melancholy voice of Spencer Gibb render excellent melodies, heartening lyrics, tight instrumentation and eerie, otherworldly atmospheres.
All four band members have lived in different parts of the world: England, New York, Boston, Texas, North Carolina. Their widely disparate influences comprise jazz, funk, pop, and maybe a little old time prog rock. Each adds their unique style and perspective to the songs, blending together to create an overall masterpiece.

Having had several years of weekly residency at various notable Austin clubs, they play with a passion and fervor that must be seen to be heard. The haunting keyboards and soaring guitar are held together by melodic bass lines and jazz-hop drumbeats. And on top of all that floats that evocative, gut-wrenching voice “like a sad embrace that soaks up all your pain.” *

54 Seconds’ music can be heard on broadcast and web-based radio stations around the world, including KGSR in Austin. Their award-winning video “better?” is currently in rotation on MTV Europe. - RankNRevue magazine


Discography

Coma (EP)
Ben's Letter (single) On Radio One UK
Pormography (LP)
Better (off Coma EP) Award winning video in rotation on MTV Europe

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Bio

54 Seconds is a real working band with a weekly residency at the Lucky Lounge in Austin. Audiences come for both the music and the show, making the band into a local legend. Winners of SXSW "Best Band" in 2004. Influences include: The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, Pink Floyd.