THE SESSIONS' INSIDE TRACKS
Blurring the lines between indie-pop and dance rock: Exclusive new music fromThe Black and White Years
In Summer 2010, The Sessions crew threw a dance party to end all dance parties at One World Theatre. Only homegrown acts filled the night's bill, and Austin's own The Black and White Years brought down the house with their stellar performance of "To Modern Science." With dancing shoes on, the crowd grooved along to the energy radiating from the stage.
Scott Butler (lead vocals), John Aldridge (bass) and Landon Thompson (guitar/keys) started making music together and finally caught up with Billy Potts (drummer) after their college days were behind them. Discovered by Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison, The Black and White Years have a story that most bands could only dream of.
Discovered by Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison, The Black and White Years have a story that most bands could only dream of.
Their first self-titled LP was released in 2008 on Brando Records and their single, "Power to Change," catapulted them to the top of Austin's art-rock scene. At the 2009 Austin Chronicle Music Awards, The Black and White Years took home multiple awards including Best New Band and Best Rock Band, just to name a few.
Following their debut success, this rock foursome released two more albums, including an LP, Patterns, in 2010.
The Black and White Years have been a music staple for the past few years and have even had a monthly residency at Antone's. And, now that they've joined the roster over at Modern Outsider, The Black and White Years are in the studio working away on their third LP. You can check out Modern Outsider's site for album and upcoming tour details here!
About The Sessions:
Producers CJ Vinson and Lauren Bucherie are musical tastemakers based out of Austin, Texas. They built their company around a simple wish: To diminish the boundary between art and audience. Their unwavering style and eclectic creative collaborations have made The Sessions sought-after team for musicians around the world. CJ and Lauren have worked with everyone from local favorites Cowboy and Indian, Suzanna Choffel and Dan Dyer to internationally-renowned acts like Fitz and The Tantrums and two-time Grammy award winners The Civil Wars.