So I’m a little partial to Austin bands. I’m even more partial to Austin bands that move to the Bay Area. Giant Squid fits into this category.
Their music is pretty heavy while still being indie rock–some of the vocals borderline on the metal scream, but, as you know, I like this. Their use of cello is wonderful, especially since it is a their one chick member.
Here’s footage of them playing at one of my fave places in Austin, Emo’s:
Definitely give them a listen.