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Corusco Album Release Show w/ McAllister, LUCA, and Fox in the Ground
May 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
We all long to find a way out of darkness and reach toward hope. For Texas indie rockers Corusco, the search for balance is their driving force. Blending elements of indie rock and folk with an aggressive edge, their music brings a balance of ‘punch-you-in-the-gut’ rock and delicate moments of vulnerability. Literally meaning “I shine, I quiver, I flicker” in Latin, the name Corusco conveys the inner battle between happiness and sorrow, experiencing darkness and light at the same time – like light coruscating off water.
With the help of producer Aaron Gillespie (Underoath/The Almost), the band tracked and recorded seven songs for their debut full-length album, Wake. Set for release on May 25th, 2018, Wake is inspired by the idea that each song on it’s own is a piece of a larger mosaic that come together to recreate a variety of memories encapsulated within the album.
McAllister’s piano-driven alternative pop/rock sounds similar to Keane and The 1975, but wrapped in subtly dynamic atmospheric layers. The lyrics are joyfully dark and thought-provoking and open a window for listeners into a word of anxiety, depression and failed relationships. After struggling with their sound for several years, McAllister found a home in writing about the real life issues they were struggling with, which has created for them a niche opportunity to resonate with audience members on a very personal level. Ana Xavier from Sofar Sounds describes the music as “very intense, emotional, & personal.” If you listen carefully you can hear the struggle continuing to build until eventually finding an acceptance that leaves the listener with a glimmer of hope.
With an eye towards the future and the past a distant memory, LUCA’s mix of heavy hitting songs and driving hooks evoke an undying hope for peace and self-acceptance.
LUCA is an indie emo band from Central TX.
The Fox in the Ground:
Singer songwriter Jonathan Richter after playing by himself locally for a time decided that being alone was no fun and recruited the best players he could find to help fill out the sound he had in mind for his songs. What became of that recruitment is The Fox in the Ground.