There is something off-putting about The Dead Space’s debut LP, “Faker”. Released three weeks ago on local label 12XU, the album is not extremely loud or noisy, like expected. What it does have is a quiet intensity — an inescapable sense of tension and bleakness at the core of every track.
There are a lot of things Austinites care a little too much about. Local beer and breakfast tacos rank high on the list, but almost nothing beats the fervor with which locals live and breathe for queso.
Writer/director John Carney’s latest film, “Once,” felt like a miracle — an intimate little film whose shaggy story and grainy visuals were held together by the sheer power of its music and performances.