Epic Ruins, wildly acclaimed as one of the hottest new local bands, will debut their first album at Lola's this Friday night. Richardson and fellow alum Steve Steward '00 started the band three years ago, riffing off their desire to make a banging, synthy, sexy, spacey, '70's sound. They've even stitched their songs together, like all good albums from that era, with the silvery thread of narrative.
The four band members either live in or are originally from Fort Worth, with Richardson on drums, guitars, and synth, Steve Steward on bass and synth, Sam Anderson on vocals and guitars and Jeff Dazey on sax. The music has such a rich psychedelic groove that one listen hurls you back to your spot on the purple shag with Hendrix and Trower, with a little Parsons Project and Yes thrown in for good measure.
Richardson says Epic Ruins "is maybe something like Pink Floyd if they were from East Texas." But come on out to Lola's and judge for yourself, as Epic Ruins release The Void Mariner and the Mystic Boogie of the Sacred Line to the world. As Richardson warned us via e-mail: "Be there or be in the void. ;)”
Lola’s Saloon, 3726 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666 on Fri., Sept. 17. Show starts at 10 p.m. Epic Ruins play at midnight.
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