Artist: RTFO Bandwagon Track: "Like a Dan Shearer Over Troubled Water" Listen
Chris DeVille got to Austin today for his annual sojourn to the music festival known as SXSW. One story he's covering is how bands "crash" the festivities -- pile into a van, head down with no official showcase and play shows for the masses milling around. For the musicians in RTFO (rumored to mean Rock the F--k Out), this type of guerrilla marketing makes perfect sense.
They've gotten much respect at local venues like Cafe Bourbon Street for a head-first dive into rollicking, raucous numbers, but this one shows them at their softest, gentlest and most touching. They're a band known for noise and scratches, so this song is perhaps their most bizarre, too.