Austin songwriter Quin Galavis has built a solid reputation in the studio, producing music for bands like Nazi Gold and The Dead Space. As a solo artist,Galavis is unpredictable and experimental from record to record and with his live performances. In other words, you never know what you’re going to get, and that isn’t a bad thing. He’s also a pro at writing pop-infused rock and roll that is concise and properly hard-hitting.
Now Galavis is back with the followup to 2016’s My Life In Steel and Concrete, the more refined yet lyrically weighty The Battery Line, which comes out this Friday, June 16th on Austin label Super Secret Records. The Battery Line was recorded with Aaron Blount (Knife in the Water) and John Michael Landon at Austin’s Estuary Recording Facility. The album’s powerful, expressive and hook-laden songs show that Galavis isn’t beholden to the dark avant rock of his previous album. Catchy riffs and quasi power pop moments give the album a lifting spirit. Today Glide Magazine is premiering the song “Any Head”. With a touch of gritty barroom punk and jangly guitar, Galavis sings defiantly like the long lost son of Paul Westerberg. Much like Westerberg, Davis proves to have a penchant for writing songs that are are fast and at times heavy while still managing to be insanely catchy.