How Far To Austin

How Far To Austin

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. . . These intellipop rockers have it all: up-out-of-your-seat grooves to warm up your inner dancing fool seamlessly blended with melodic; infectious; (dammit they’re addictive) choruses that you’ll be singing in your car for days (and that’s okay). . .

Biography

in just two years together, HOW FAR TO AUSTIN have made a positive mark on the Midwestern music scene with an infectious musical styling they have dubbed "rock 'n soul".

Producer Stuart Epps remarked that the band "sounds a bit like Fleetwood Mac . . . with a heavy helping of soul". Throw in a blend of The Hold Steady; Billy Joel; Elvis Costello; and you start to get the idea - songwriting with an emphasis on big hooks and a pop sensibility that has earned the band some seriously loyal fans.

The band released a self-produced 8 song collection "The Moment Has Arrived" that contained the songs "Catalina (These Days)" and "Another Shakedown" both songs received generous radio play throughout the midwest, and a live video for "Catalina" recently was voted in the top 10 favorites on Ourstage out of over 500 entries.

HOW FAR TO AUSTIN shared the stage with a host of regional & national artists in 2008, including David Grisman; Ha Ha Tonka; Bela Fleck & The Flecktones; The Avett Brothers; Hello Dave; The Nadas; Tonic; Sugar Ray; and many more. Performances included sold out headlining shows at venerable Chicago venues like Double Door; Fitzgeralds & Cubby Bear (Wrigley).

HOW FAR TO AUSTIN has begun to spread their sounds across the midwest, look for them in a town near you soon!

Lyrics

ANOTHER SHAKEDOWN

Written By: Tate Troelstrup

Stumble through the wreckage of
A once and future love
Every, single word
A double entendre, inspired by wine
One by one each beautiful moment
Carefully, left behind

This could be much more than it seems
Or just the same old scene

Another shakedown babe
Another breakaway
From the way the world looks
Now that we’re wide awake

It feels like speaking your mind
Has become a waste of time
It’s getting harder to breathe
The air is thick in this place
Acceptance, like a cool breeze
Washes gently across your face

This could be much more than it seems
Or just the same old scene

Another shakedown babe
Another breakaway
From the way the world looks
Now that we’re wide awake

CATALINA (These Days)

Written By: Tate Troelstrup

Good love, says goodnight
For reasons I cannot explain
There’s no right place for broken hearts
To sing their hopeful songs in vain

Take me back, Catalina
I’ve changed, I swear it’s true
Take me back, Catalina
I can’t see me, without you, (these days)

Doing time, on the seduction line
Missing the mexi-cali ocean blue
Mama told there’d be days like this
But she never mentioned girls like you

Take me back, Catalina
I’ve changed, I swear it’s true
Take me back, Catalina
I can’t see me, without you, (these days)

Discography

SELF TITLED (5 song e.p.) - 2007

THE MOMENT HAS ARRIVED - (8 song e.p.) - 2008

Set List

-HOW FAR TO AUSTIN typically performs anywhere from 45 min - 1 1/2 hours of original material depending on the situation. The band can also draw on an impressive catalog of over 100 covers when a longer set is necessary.
-In addition, Derrick, Katie, Tate & Colin perform as an acoustic quartet regularly when there is not call for the entire electric lineup.