Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Escondido's 'Black Roses'; See Their SXSW Dates [Fresh Vid]

Posted By on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Well, apparently it's Fresh Vid Day! Tyler James and Jessica Maros' alt-country duo Escondido just debuted their Erik Anders Lang-directed video for the tune "Black Roses" over at Vogue. What's more, Vogue named 'Dido their "Band of the Week," with contributor Jacob Brown labeling them one of those "rare alt-country crossover acts with highbrow cred." The video — shot in Palm Desert and featuring James and Maros sporting some rather striking dust-country duds — suits the song well: It certainly boasts more polish than Gram and Emmylou ever strove for, but not without a little bit of spaghetti Western-informed breezy expanse.

Escondido released their debut The Ghost of Escondido just weeks ago — see contributor Jewly Hight's pick on that here — and as mentioned last week, the outfit will play the Cream-co-sponsored Nashville Day Party this Thursday, March 14, at the Austin Ale House. They'll play a couple more dates down in Austin this week, and you can see those after the jump.

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