the normans

the normans

BandPopRock

expansive textures, mercurial beats, and an understated delivery collide head-on in a luscious explosion of indie-pop

Biography

The Normans were formed in Austin in 2003 by guitarist Corey Butler (God Drives a Galaxy) and Brent Baldwin (best known around town as the conductor of Golden Hornet project symphonies and Stephen Barber's Barbwire Music Project). The tunes are poppy, but The Normans are not a simple three-chord-and-chorus rock band. Baldwin and Butler orchestrate intricate layers of sound and space. Bassist Byrne Rock and drummer Nina Singh lay down a rhythmic pulse in the tradition of T-Rex. The resulting blend of textures has earned The Normans favorable comparisons to Yo La Tengo, Frank Black, Elliott Smith, and the Kinks.

Discography

dreams of autocrashes (2004)
stereo savant (2007)

Set List

emily
well well hey hey
lowell
after dark
teenage suicide pact
dear delilah
pinhead
windowsill dust
heavens to betsy
writing
indian summer