6 March, 2019Print
Black Pumas Release New Song "Fire," Sign With ATO RecordsPlaying SXSW After Winning Best New Band & Song of the Year at the 2019 Austin Music Awards
Today, following their coronation as Best New Band at the 2019 Austin Music Awards, Black Pumas release their second single "Fire," the follow-up to their Song Of The Year-winning "Black Moon Rising." The band have also announced their signing to ATO Records, as well as a full slate of SXSW shows — full schedule below.
Listen to "Fire" over at Billboard: https://bit.ly/2XBLxNT
Black Pumas is led by the creative partnership between Grammy Award-winning guitarist / producer Adrian Quesada and 27-year-old songwriter Eric Burton. Burton is a relative newcomer who arrived in Austin in 2015 after busking his way across the country from Los Angeles, while Quesada has a storied reputation for playing in bands like Grupo Fantasma and Brownout, while also producing acclaimed projects like 2018's Look At My Soul: The Latin Shade Of Texas Soul.
After the two connected via friends in the Austin scene, they began to collaborate on a new sound that transmutes soul into something idiosyncratically modern. Reminiscent of Ghostface Killah and Motown in equal measure, this original sound ensured that Black Pumas' weekly residency at C-Boys quickly became "the hottest party in town" (Austin-American Statesman).
Listen to the band's debut single "Black Moon Rising," which was included in NPR Music's Heavy Rotation and deemed "psychedelic, funky, bold, cinematic, but above all, soulful and sincere" by KUTX: https://youtu.be/K592sLqY2BA
Keep an ear out for more news from Black Pumas about a debut album coming later this spring.
Black Pumas at SXSW
3/10 – The Belmont – Vox Media
3/11 – Antone's – Capitol One
3/13 – Hotel San Jose - South by San Jose
3/13 – Banger's – Stub Hub
3/14 – Barracuda – Official ATO Party
3/15 – Austin Convention Center – Radio Day Stage
Black Pumas On The Web