, Shiny Around the Edges
’ debut, is both jaggedly bleak and crushingly beautiful. Recorded with Matthew J. Barnhart
, The New Year
) at The Echo Lab deep in the Blackland Prairie of North Texas, Holy Roller
is a dark triumph of no wave, folk, ambient noise, metal and country gothic.
Lovingly assembled by Michael and Jennifer
of Shiny Around The Edges
, 20 Bands/74.4 Minutes!
showcases a staggering amount of diversity in the long-simmering scene. As the liner notes accurately summerize: “Much like the fabled Smell in L.A., Denton is not just a physical place but a mental space where creativity is fostered and all are welcome.”