21.03.2012, Words by Ruth Saxelby

Thousand Foot Whale Claw live at SXSW 2012

Thousand Foot Whale Claw are a local supergroup from Austin, Texas, made up of members of Pure X, Survive and Troller. They were also on the bill at the epic Slow Pump house party show during SXSW last week, playing ahead of M Geddes Gengras and Sun Araw (live review here). I have no idea how long Thousand Foot Whale Claw played for – it could’ve been 10 minutes or 100 – because they played without pause, their ultra spacey drone music a slow-burn joy to zone out to. Keep an ear/eye out for the release of ‘Lost In Those Dunes’ (sneak peek listen below) on new Austin-based cassette label Holodeck Records later this spring.


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