Music Monday Segment on CBS Austin: Lexi and the Bleached Roses
Trevor: You have a new album out which is absolutely thrilling. Tell me a little bit about it.
Lexi: I played in a lot of bands and when my last band broke up I got a loop pedal and I started writing songs and playing live. As our sound got bigger I got a band behind me and we started playing live and decided it's time to put out an album. The music started as all violin loops. It has some classical undertones and some pop songs so it's a little bit of everything. We're excited to put it out. It's a good mix and it all flows together.
Trevor: We've been listening to it in our office preparing for your visit. It's been some great music to listen to and jam. Our productivity level is going up a little. So with every great release comes an awesome party. Tell us about your album release party.
Lexi: We'll be releasing our album July 22nd at The Sidewinder. Doors are at 9:30 and the first band starts at 10. It's going to go all night and we are very excited to have it out. We'll have the albums out for sale that day. We'll also have the albums online that day.
KUTX 98.9 Austin Music Minute - Hard Luck Wednesday Night
You’ve got two great performances to catch at one of your Austin Music Minute maven’s favorite hangouts, the Hard Luck Lounge, 3526 E. 7th St.
Tonight’s show kicks off at 8 p.m. with violinist, composer and singer Lexi Cardenas, whom you may have seen perform with fellow songwriter Scott Collins, as well as with her musical collective, Lexi and the Bleached Roses. Cardenas recently released the track “Sweet Desire,” featured on today’s AMM.
Then at 9 p.m., Shane Cooley takes center stage. The International Acoustic Music Award winner has had his music featured on radio as well as national television, and performs with his band The Midnight Girls around Austin and on tour.
Your AMM host was told that tonight’s show would be solo performances by Cardenas and Cooley, but it looks like they may have some accompaniment on board. Maybe even their respective bands? You won’t know unless you go. Recommended.
Ovrld Exclusive Track Premiere: Lexi Cardenas and the Bleached Roses “Sweet Desire”
Lexi Cardenas has long been a force to be reckoned with in Austin music, both as a member of anthemic indie pop ensemble Messages and in her solo shows, where she uses her violin and looping pedals to sound like a one person orchestra. But on her new single “Sweet Desire,” Lexi and her band the Bleached Roses show off a knack for heartbreakingly raw and intimate songwriting. The simple beat and full acoustic guitar frame Cardenas’ secretive vocals perfectly, giving the song a subtle tension that’s further augmented by Cardenas’ plucked violin rift and the melancholic bowed chords it transforms into. Cardenas’ lyrics are devoted to rejecting other people’s notions of what you can and cannot be but the sorrowful melody make it clear that that bravery and courage to stay true to yourself brings with it considerable cost, making the song far more powerful than a generic “just be you!” anthem. Check it out for yourself, then come out to Sidewinder on Saturday, July 22nd for Lexi Cardenas and the Bleached Roses’ album release show with Born Again Virgins and more!