Austin, Texas based band The Preservation formed in the late 2000's around the songwriting talents of ex-Weary Boys leader Mario Matteoli and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Andy Bianculli along with Ben Burdick (Bass/vocals), Cayce Matteoli (Keys/Vocals) and Josh Wienholt (Drums). With a repertoire that is clearly influenced by early 60's girl groups and chamber pop as well as the psych and garage rock from that era, the band has been compared to Dr. Dog and The Dirty Projectors. Since their formation in 2009 the band has released two full length LPs. The self-titled "The Preservation" recorded in a home studio in 2010 and "Two Sisters" recorded in 2011 at Public Hi-Fi in Austin, a studio built by Spoon drummer/producer Jim Eno. Since the release of their newest EP, "Friends" recorded at Danny Reisch's (Bright Light Social Hour, The Lemurs, Shearwater) East Austin studio, the band has shared the stage with Black Joe Lewis, White Denim, Shakey Graves and will be performing at this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival.