Mountebank

Another filthy Austin band cashing in our drink tokens and falling in love all too quickly. Garage rock//alternative//indie folk • Hippie Crippler • "Borne on an Elliott Smith cusp, with a moon rising in Cat Stevens/Tea for the Tillerman winsome pop." —Laurie Gallardo, KUTX Austin Music Minute • live • original • lyrics • sxsw • videos • shows • tour • album • EP • podcasts • twitter • instagram

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A flamboyant deciever; one who attracts customers through tricks or jokes

—try not to read too much into that. We were looking for a name and Michael read it in between dry heaves in a bathroom stall somewhere in Spain.

 Because he's cultured.

“Astrological chart reference, for whatever it’s worth: Borne on an Elliott Smith cusp, with a moon rising in Cat Stevens/Tea for the Tillerman winsome pop. You’re enveloped by something poignant and equal parts elated taking a flying leap, while shredding and pounding out trippy folk-rock hues. These are the cakes on the tea menu. Order in abundance.”

Laurie Gallardo, KUTX Austin Music Minute

Michael Valle - guitars, vocals
Alex Lopez - bass, vocals
Alex Alcocer - drums, synth, vocals

We formed in 2016 after having played in several other bands for years; The Hand of Fate slapped all those projects around a bit but thankfully we are way into that kind of thing.
 

  That and biting.

Driven by conversational, sardonic lyrics, heavily stylized musical idiosyncrasies, and an unruly sense of self destruction we will be attempting to jump over the Springfield Gorge that is your heart. There is a good possibility we will plunge to our bloody death. Thank you.

 
 
Free      streaming     //     download      of our 12 track debut      "Pratfall"     ↼     Only the hits     ↼

Free streaming//download of our 12 track debut "Pratfall"
Only the hits

GAR(b)AGE Rock // Indie Folk
// Hippie Crippler


Shows

Goin’ on a stretch of no shows while we gear up and figure some thangs <33 see you soon



It's more important to us that you listen and tell a friend//perform ritualistic sigil magick against an enemy while listening but every spare quarter counts!!! thanks and love and no pressure. Donate above//do what thou wilt &lt;33

It's more important to us that you listen and tell a friend//perform ritualistic sigil magick against an enemy while listening but every spare quarter counts!!! thanks and love and no pressure. Donate above//do what thou wilt <33

 
 

 

Another filthy Austin band cashing in our drink tokens and falling in love all too quickly XOXO