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Austin based rock band, The Cuckoos today announce they have been added as official SXSW performers for the 2020 conference in their hometown. The band is set to perform two other shows during the festival in and around Austin (dates/times below).
"We've been so happy with the response I Hate Love has been getting and we're super blessed to call Austin our home. It's an honor to be a part SXSW this year as it's such an important part of this city and the music community. We've got a lot of stuff coming in 2020 so we're kicking it off with some new tunes and SXSW. Come kick it with us!
In addition to the SXSW and Austin appearances, The Cuckoos will embark on an East Coast run opening up for LA based rock band, The Jacks. Those shows will take them through Georgia, Virginia, NYC, NJ and Philly.
The Cuckoos recently appeared on Paste Live from Atlanta where they performed four songs from their new LP, I Hate Love which was released on January 24, 2020.
The band has been lauded in many publications and outlets including Austin's KUTX, Pop Matters, American Songwriter and RELIX among others.
Wednesday 3/18 4:30PM Space Agency Showcase @ Electric Church
Wednesday 3/18 8:00PM OFFICIAL SXSW @ BD Riley on 6th
3/19 2:20PM Frenchie's Showcase @ Guero's
ON TOUR WITH THE JACKS
Friday 3/27 Atlanta, GA Purgatory At The Masquerade
Sunday 3/29 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
Tuesday 3/31 Vienna, VA Jammin Java
Wednesday 4/1 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Friday 4/3 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage
Saturday 4/4 Asbury Park, NJ The Saint
Sunday 4/5 Philadelphia, PA Milkboy
ABOUT THE CUCKOOS
The bittersweet incandescent shimmer of The Cuckoos is deeply rooted in classic rock, dance club funk, and neo-psych art soul, earning the young Austin, Texas
band a remarkable reputation in just a few short years. The swampy groove arising from the collision of New Wave romanticism, swirling experimentalism, and loud punky guitars is somehow as perfect as it was improbable, decisively demonstrated on record and stage.
I Hate Love, the band's debut album, is a musical manifesto. The diverse ten-song outing crackles with the electricity of The Cuckoos coming into their own. It's all a result of the combustible chemistry between Kenneth Frost, Dave North, Eric Ross, and Cole Koenning.
The band's first self-titled EP earned favorable comparisons to Tame Impala, Joy Division, and Pink Floyd
from esteemed publications such as Classic Rock Magazine, RELIX to name a few.
The Cuckoos released their debut full-length record I Hate Love on 1/24/20. The 10 track record includes songs released as singles: "We Can Take A Trip To Another Day", "Why Don't U Ever Call Me Anymore", "Carpe Diem
", and "Lady Boy", along with six previously unreleased songs. Taking inspiration from many different musical genres, across many decades of music, The Cuckoos have crafted an album that sounds familiar while still being completely original.
Lead singer Kenneth Frost's smooth vocals perfectly mesh with the bands dancey, funky tracks. I Hate Love was produced and mixed in Austin by Chris "Frenchie" Smith (…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Toadies, Fastball) at the Grammy-nominated producer's studio, The Bubble, and mastered by Gavin Lurssen (Chris Cornell, Frank Zappa, Iggy Pop, Kid Cudi) and Reuben Cohen (Leon Russell, Dweezil Zappa, The Motels)
I Hate Love Track Listing:
We Can Take A Trip To Another Day
Why Don't U Ever Call Me Anymore
I Can't Get Over You
When The Pale Moon Comes
I Wanna Hold You
It's A Shame
* Co-written by Cisco De Luna