the normans

the normans


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


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.


dreams of autocrashes (2004)
stereo savant (2007)

Set List

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