Sounds del Mar are a hard-working party band making waves in Austin, TX. Their music combines a 1970s, Thin Lizzy dual-guitar attack with XTC-style vocal harmonies, punctuated by warm analog synth tones. They have an undeniable sonic chemistry, and live shows are legendary for wild excess and reckless abandon onstage.
With roots in Austin-based touring acts (The Gourds, What Made Milwaukee Famous, ‘Til We’re Blue Or Destroy), Sounds del Mar began as the quirky side-project of four sound engineers. But the tunes came quickly. Their debut album, Miami Vice’n, is due for release on Nine Mile Records. It was written, produced, recorded, and mixed entirely by Sounds del Mar (with some gear on loan and a little help from friends).