The Austin 100: Boy Scouts Recommended if you like Frankie Cosmos and Bright Eyes.

The Austin 100: Boy Scouts

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Boy Scouts will perform at SXSW 2019
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Hometown: Oakland, California

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: As Boy Scouts, Taylor Vick writes songs that bloom from spare, diaristic bedroom-folk ruminations into looped, harmony-rich gems propelled by gorgeous, layered harmonies. Even in her early days recording bedroom-folk tunes on GarageBand, Vick had a knack for wrapping wrenching ballads in tender arrangements that foreground her voice in innovative ways. But as her budget increases, it's becoming clearer just how much beauty she's capable of shoehorning into a single song.

Stream Boy Scouts' "July 9 2015"