The Sour Notes started small. The band began in 2008 as the solo project of Houston-based singer-songwriter Jared Boulanger. After adding a few more members, The Sour Notes soon relocated to Austin where they recorded their second album, Received in Bitterness, by converting the laundry room of their house into a “recording studio” complete with two mics.
Since those early years, The Sour Notes have certainly evolved, and Boulanger has remained the constant. With the additions of bass and synth player Amarah Ulghani in 2010 and drummer Erin Howell in 2012, the band has made huge strides, performing in SXSW and NXNE showcases and opening for bands like The Dandy Warhols.
And now they’re ready to release their fifth studio album, titled Do What May.
Austinites are welcome to come rock out at The Sour Notes CD release show this Saturday, September 6 at Cheer Up Charlie’s. Fellow South By alumni acts Grape St., Black Books and more are also on the bill.
Learn more about the show on today’s episode of the Chronolog on SXSWfm! Hosts Chase and Kevin will be giving us the rundown of Saturday’s concert, complete with a few tracks from the bands involved. Click here to listen!
You can also see the Sour Notes at SXSWfm’s free HAAM Benefit Day showcase on Tuesday, September 23 at Palm Door on Sixth! The lineup also includes Possessed by Paul James and Residual Kid. Click here to get all the info.
Gallery & teaser photo by Ankur Khanna