TuneCore Austin Takeover: Friday Day TuneCore Showcase 3/18

March 9, 2016

For Day Two of our TuneCore Live Austin Takeover, we’ve lined up an afternoon party that’s heavy on rock with notes of electronic pop, art rock, and singer/songwriter goodness.  Like all of our Austin Takeover events, this show’s completely free, no badge or wristband required, and of course, features an open bar. Will you be joining us?

RSVP via Do512 here!

Whether you’re a fan or a TuneCore Artist, our staff will be out in full force ready to mingle! Come by, grab a drink at the open bar, enjoy some tunes and feel free to chat us up. The show goes from 12pm-6pm.

Now, more about the artists making up this bill! Read on:

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Formed while the members were still in high school in 2009, Yuck exploded onto the indie rock scene two years later with their critically acclaimed self-titled debut via Fat Possum. From there, the four piece band was faced with the challenge of an exiting frontman and a new guitarist, all while preparing the release of a follow up record. TuneCore is psyched to be distributing Yuck’s third full length album, Stranger Things, where we hear the band settling so nicely into their lineup it hurts. Check out a track below.

Deap Vally

Don’t let the fact that they met in a crochet class fool you – Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards of Deap Vally bring that “bottles vibrating off of the bar onto the floor” kind of rock. While definitely rooted in the blues, their rhythm brings the funk, and their attitude brings the punk. Deap Vally has toured with DIIV, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse and other heavy hitters, and are releasing their second album in 2016. Their latest single “Royal Jelly” should give you a good idea of what to expect!


Speaking of Ron Pope, we’re also excited to be showcasing Truett, who was ‘briefly kidnapped’ by the aforementioned artist and his band, where Truett played guitar. Born and raised in Atlanta, he dropped his debut single in 2015 with big plans ahead. “Be Mine” captures Truett’s guitar skills and blues/rock influence, which is sure to carry him far in 2016 and beyond.

Ron Pope

Ron Pope is a rocking singer songwriter who TuneCore has been proud to partner with over the years. He’s a wonderful example of an independent artist who used every tool in the toolbox to build a fan base both at home and abroad. Pope’s latest album, Ron Pope & The Nighthawks takes him into the territory of true American rock music, drawing on the sounds of the south. Check out a cut off that album below.



22-year old Ryan Camenzuli fronts his solo effort, Zuli, and released a debut EP Supernatrual Voodoo via TuneCore in Spring of 2015. With just five tracks, it’s one of those EPs that leaves the listener absolutely craving more. Zuli does a great job of combining a love for well orchestrated pop songs with a lo-fi indie influence. It’s easy to hear Zuli’s love of artists like Animal Collective and The Dirty Projectors throughout the EP. Check out “Forget My Name” below.

Ciaran Lavery
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Hailing from a small village in Northern Ireland, Ciaran Lavery uses his influences of everything from Americana to hip hop to craft thoughtful, acoustic pop music. He’s not afraid to use an acoustic guitar and write with an emotional tone, but Lavery avoids the ‘sensitive singer-songwriter archetype’ and stands out in the crowd – hear his latest single below and you’ll see how.

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Composed of longtime pals, Lauren Pardini and Danny Sternbaum, Pr0files is an electronic indie pop outfit driven by heavy drums, synths, and Pardini’s strong vocals. The duo go way back to their first project together, The Boy Traveler, which also featured Skrillex (before he was ‘Skrillex’). We’re glad they got back together to make music, and you’ll see why when you check out a sampling from their latest full length Jurassic Technologie below.

Dead Stars

Dead Stars is a three piece indie-pop group made up of cousins Jeff and Jaye Moore and longtime friend John Watterberg. Based in Brooklyn, the band evokes college radio memories from the early nineties, drawing comparison to Dinosaur Jr. and Teenage Fanclub with their fuzzy guitar riffs and hard hitting choruses. Check out a cut from their latest album, Bright Colors, below.

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