Cue is a four-piece progressive instrumental/chamber noise rock band from Austin, TX. Drums, violin, guitar, keyboard, bass, tambourine, glockenspiel, hearts, and lightning bolts. Latest album is 'Bring Back My Love,' released in April '05


Cue is a four-piece progressive instrumental/chamber noise rock band from Austin, TX. The Houston Press has described the music as "a melodic and dramatic violin/piano/guitar/bass sound that often crests into mountains of orchestrated assault."

Cue began as a two-piece between guitarist/ bassist/ keyboardist Clarke Dominick and drummer Jason Brister. In 2000, guitarist Colin Swietek, part of the San Marcos indie scene and occasional member of electro-rock group The Octopus Project (Peekaboo), joined the band. The trio released their first full-length album in 2001. Later that year violinist Stacy Meshbane, formerly of the Tunahelpers (Mimicry) joined the band. Cue has recently released "Bring Back My Love," their debut album as a four-piece, which has already received excellent reviews from the Austin Chronicle, Delusions of Adequacy, and the Austin American-Statesman.

Featured as a "Sleeper" in the Austin Chronicle's "Picks and Sleepers for SXSW '05" spread, and recently chosen to perform at the CMJ Music Festival in NYC, Cue performs regularly at clubs throughout Austin, Houston and San Marcos, and is embarking on its second national tour in September '05. Cue has also played numerous benefits for organizations including Cinematexas International Short Film Festival, TexPIRG, House the Homeless, and the Eye and Ear Festival. Cue has been written up and recommended by various newspapers, including the Village Voice, The Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing, the Austin Chronicle, the Austin American-Statesman, Rank and Revue, and the Houston Press, and was included on the 2002 Artichoke Compilation put out by Soda Pop Records, which features prominent Central Texas bands such as The Octopus Project, Horse + Donkey, Jana Hunter, Black Lipstick, Ink Blot, and Bring Back the Guns (formerly the Groceries). Most recently Cue has played shows with ·And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Mono, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Bleach, IQU, Early Day Miners, Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart, Atom Bomb Pocketknife, Shearwater, and The Fire Show.


"Keep Busy" 2001
"Bring Back My Love" 2005