dynamic indie-rock that is vibrant, imaginative, and sparse.”

— Voltaire

darrel

Texas-based singer/songwriter Darrel Hughes crafts dynamic indie-rock that is vibrant, imaginative, haunting and sparse.  Initially a solo project that saw Darrel write a song per week for three years, Darrel recruited other band members to create a live version of the band. They have release two EPs and just completed tracking their first full-length album.  Their gritty, do it yourself rock has an authentic, intimate and powerful sound.  Fans and friends agree that Darrel's music has a unique aesthetic but summons sounds of Tom Petty, Courtney Barnett and Wilco.  The band has been featured on KRTU's Live and Local with Jeannette Muniz.  Darrel and the Rowdy Crowd have performed at venues such as San Antonio's Ventura (formerly the Warhol, formerly the 1011) and 502 bar as well as the world famous Antone's, Red Eyed Fly, and Hole in the Wall in Austin.  

you. me. us.

In his 2nd EP, Texas indie-rock songwriter Darrel Hughes celebrates do-it-yourself craftsmanship and an indie-rock attitude.  Produced, written and recorded at home,  “you.me.us.” is six songs of garage rock that feels very intimate with sounds that harken echoes of Tom Petty and Courtney Barnett.  Thanks to mix engineer Matthew James at the Bearded Gaffer (Jeris, Animal Running), "you.me.us." has a polished yet vibe-y sound with pinkerton-esque rawness to the drums, sixties inspired sometimes-psychedelic guitars, and punchy yet rhythmic bass guitar.  Grammy nominated mastering engineer Timothy Stollenwerk of Stereophonic Mastering (the Dandy Warhols, Cedric Burnside) glues the album together with a perfect balance of clarity, dynamic range and loudness.

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Some of My Favorite Things

jimi hendrix's are you experienced                                               tom waits' mule variation
centro-matic's take pride in your long odds       haruki murakami's norwegian wood
smitten kitchen's braised beef short ribs                            the flaming lips' soft bulletin
annie clark's st. vincent                                             thomas schulman's dead poet society
harper lee's to kill a mockingbird                        joel  and ethan coen's the big lebowski
charles bukowski's the laughing heart                                     booty feet & elnuh the split
daniel jones' less talking more rocking                                               ideal soul mart's wrk
crawling with kings all of it

 

 

 

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