Black Books Plays Friday Night at the Mohawk
I’m a fan of local quintet Black Books‘ mesmerizing style, which they’ve aptly described as “Southern dream pop.” And they do weave expansive, shoegazey psych-pop waves, providing the perfect soundtrack for the vibe you get as you lay back and absorb a star-filled Texas sky. It also remains with you after you’ve listened, warm and shimmering in what I can only describe as the colors of bliss.
The band members have played together for awhile now, but officially formed Black Books in 2010, and they’re ready to release their debut full-length early next year. But keep in mind they’ve just released a 7-inch with two new tracks that will not be on the upcoming album, so make sure to check those tunes out.
Make plans to attend a big local bill show Friday night at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, featuring Black Books and more of my local favorites: Oh No Oh My, Good Field and The Baker Family. So sublime! Doors open at 9 p.m. Highly recommended.