"Rock is all about the marriage of great lyrics with great sounds that are memorable and move you. And these guys have nailed it! The sounds that they are creating are worthy of some serious attention..." - Shut Eye Records


Truepenny began to form in 2002, when University of Texas students Will Lindow and Alex Dunlap started playing acoustic shows for their friends around campus. Realizing that there was potential for growth, they recruited guitarist Colin Slagle through a friend and started writing. To fill in the drummer position, Will approached Dorian Colbert, from his hometown Beaumont, and Truepenny was officially up and running. Through a stroke of blind luck, and a little talent, the band almost immediately picked up a residency at the renowned Steamboat, run by Danny Crooks. Soon, the talent caught up with the luck, at least we think so, and Truepenny started playing at premiere clubs in Austin such as Stubb's, Antone's, Momo's, Red Eyed Fly, and Flamingo Cantina. With the impending release of their stellar EP Straight to Video, driven by new guitarists Chuck Vail and Tobin Allen, Truepenny looks to share their sonic soul not only with Austin but surrounding areas and eventually the world.

With the finale of the Austin Outer Limits Tour and the release of "Straight to Video", this band is no longer a stranger to the road and they continue to stun audiences alongside such veterans as The Toadies, Los Lonely Boys, Bowling for Soup, Better Than Ezra and Flickerstick.


Straight to Video

Written By: Truepenny

You turn on the radio and I’ll turn out the lights
We go straight to video and everything’s alright
You pull on the curtains and I’ll put out the flame
We go straight to video and everyone knows our name

So stretched across the clothesline, a league belief below the rest
You fix your faith around and it turns you to an atheist
The camera shows us one thing, the way you love to lose your head
This picture perfect pleasing, express to me the best you can

Here’s to this filthy filming and my winning streak as you go down
My sympathies for acting I bet your mother would be so proud
You state your purpose plainly you stand by service with a smile
They crave to call us crazy but they love to watch us end with style

Never go so peacefully, I’ll always fight
Never go so peacefully away

Why Would You Ever Be Lonely?

Written By: Truepenny

Don’t forget the things that I said, forgive the things that I did, you know I’ll never forget you

You’ve every reason to live, so don’t surrender just yet, cause I will always be with you
I will always be with you

I’d be remiss if I said that I don’t miss you that bad, but I will always be with you

Keep beat the heart that you bled
Cause I can’t smile if your dead so soon
I will never forget you
And I will not forget you

Believe, that I’m waiting
Release, have faith I’m waiting, I’m waiting now
And I’m waiting

Why would you ever be lonely?
It’s too bad
Why would you ever be lonely?
It’s so sad


From the rhythmic assault of metallic, razor sharp riffs on “The Shine” to the rolling, melodic waves of “Set You Apart,” it’s easy to see why the credits of Truepenny’s new EP, “Straight to Video,” read like a list of Austin’s music elite. Songs being played on 93.7 KLBJ fm include Straight to Video, The Shine, and Crawlback.

Set List

Sets can last from one to three hours. Songs we play: Crawlback, Keep it all Together, Why would you ever be lonely, Straight to Video, Never, The Shine, Set You Apart, Cellar Door, Sitting in Traffic, Audiography, Evacuate, Good News, Fives, Atephobia, Onus Probandi, Recall, Whirlpool, Glass House, Thanks for Asking, At Ease, Stop Holding Out......