The debut EP from The Authors is four songs of well crafted indie rock that keep the listener coming back again with vivid songwriting and unforgettable hooks. From the opener “Lions” and its propulsive chorus and dance floor drums, to “Tonight” with its new wave meets shoegazer guitars, segueing to the instant radio bounce of “Put it On”, and concluding with the lush ride out of “Dig a Hole.”
While The Authors eponymous 2008 debut EP was born in a sweaty garage, the band’s forthcoming release Get Haunted found it’s home in the Elmwood Recording Studio located in Dallas, Tx. While staying focused on it’s tight, beat driven backbone, the band set out to capture the feel of the live performance, enlisting the expertise of Grammy Award winning producer/engineer Stuart Sikes (Cat Power, The Walkmen, White Stripes, Lorretta Lynn) at his Elmwood Recordings studio in Dallas, Tx. Get Haunted fuses new wave with a raw garage rock sound, tempting disco beats, while fleshing out new melodies at every turn.
Clocking in at just over 30 min, Get Haunted sets a furious pace of raucous beats and hooks, taking you from the fuzzed out surf garage opening track “Timebomb” through 12 garage-y, dance inducing tracks that end up in the lush, dreamy comforts of closing number “The Night”.
Get Haunted available Sept 7th 2010
“As with all of Get Haunted, there are hints of greatness that point towards the potentially big things that The Authors will accomplish.” –The Austinist
“The sound of Get Haunted is something that falls between The Police, Dick Dale, at times Flock Of Seagulls, and something all their own, without having that awkward kind of acquired-taste sort of sound that such a hybrid would usually warrant. In fact, every song is catchy, toe-tapping, and addictive while still maintaining individuality among songs without dragging along like many first full-albums seem to do.” -Mitchell Mazurek The Deli Austin
“It takes the album a few minutes to find its groove, but like the ghost of a chilling memory, “Get Haunted” likely will likely stay with you for a while.” –Alex Daniel Austin 360
Download “Timebomb” from Get Haunted
CD Release show and interview with Justin
The Authors on KVRX’s Local Live