Burgess Meredith
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Burgess Meredith

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Austin, Texas, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
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""You'll Find Yourself Smiling""

You'll find yourself smiling while listening to this delightfully quirky Debut EP from Burgess Meredith. There are plenty of sticky sweet pop hooks, excellent vocal harmonies, and some of the coolest bubblegum psych touches this side of a Monkees' greatest hits album. - Austin Monthly

"“Me As in You”, one of my favorite songs of the year"

Burgess Meredith’s Banana Moon is big. It’s huge. And you can hear this right from the very start. “Me As in You,” which is one of my favorite songs of the year out of Austin so far, starts off with some staccato keyboard chords and a minimal drumbeat (and a muffled spoken word sample) before exploding at the 15-second mark in a tangled fury of voices and keyboards - Ovrld.com

""60s-Inspired Pop Tunes That Are As Infectious As They Are Quirky."

Burgess Meredith crafts 60s-inspired pop tunes that are as infectious as they are quirky. - KUT Radio

""60s-Inspired Pop Tunes That Are As Infectious As They Are Quirky."

Burgess Meredith crafts 60s-inspired pop tunes that are as infectious as they are quirky. - KUT Radio

""Reinterpreting 60’s Pop Through Modern Garage-rock""

With full chorus lines, forceful rockabilly piano, and some tastefully brief and delightfully fuzzy guitar solos, Burgess Meredith are a great new band that has quite the knack at reinterpreting 60’s pop through modern garage-rock - The Deli Magazine

""Sound of the Season""

Burgess Meredith's Banana Moon is the sound of the season. The Josh King-led local collective channels the ephemeral fun of Seventies AM-radio pop by grafting disparate sources like Beach Boys vocal harmonies and music-hall derived keyboard tinkering into an action-packed whole. - The Austin Chronicle

"Song of the Day: Burgess Meredith, "Me As In You""

Tonight, the Polyphonic Spree and Sarah Jaffe take over the Central Presbyterian Church, bringing two expansive (and very different) takes on classic pop songwriting. But get there early: Austin’s Burgess Meredith opens the show, offering a third pop perspective that’s not to be missed.

Formed in 2010, the group’s members have spent time with the Lemurs and the Polyphonic Spree, taking their name from the actor who popularized the Penguin in the campy Batman TV series of the 1960s. Likewise, Burgess Meredith (the band) takes its cues from the ’60s, matching colorful keyboards with airy girl-guy harmonies. They’re sharper than a lot of ’60s-derived garage groups, spiking their songs with darker passages (akin to Of Montreal). While hard at work on a follow-up, we’re offering a cut from their 2012 debut EP Banana Moon as today’s song of the day–the twisting-and-turning “Me As In You.” - KUTX


Still working on that hot first release.



Burgess Meredith was formed in Austin, TX in 2010 with three core members: Josh King on guitar and vocals, Jesse Hester on keys and vocals, and John Vishnesky on lead guitar. Over the years, the band has come to include three more members: Cara Tillman on high harmonies, aux. keys, aux percussion, and flute; Keith Lough on drums; and Benjamin Burdick on bass guitar. Lush three and four part harmonies blend with honky piano tones, psychedelic organs, and distorted guitars and melodic lead lines to create a sound that pays homage to the mid-to-late sixties British invasion while maintaining a contemporary identity. 

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