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Sounds Like: Spiritualized, Pink Floyd, The Cure, Queens of the Stone Age, M83
Label: Frenchie Smith Records, Frenchie Smith Records
Bio: The Boxing Lesson is a rock band from Austin, TX. A power trio with synthesizers performing the bass player's role, they create a mammoth psychedelic 'wall of sound' that begins minimally and builds into grand orchestrations. Vocalist and guitarist Paul Waclawsky, synthesizer player Jaylinn David...See Full Bio
SXSW 2013 Official Showcasing Artist
“Health is the new drug, according to the Boxing Lesson. Lest you think this title to their new-ish single means acoustic noodling and kumbayas, the Austin band is determined to offer a different kind of “cleanse,” one of the psych-rock variety. Thursday night they’re topping a bill at the ND that offers three widely different takes on the classic ‘60s/’70s subgenre. The Boxing Lesson traces its roots to L.A., where the group formed around frontman Paul Waclawsky in 2002. Despite lineup changes, drug arrests, and a move to Austin, the group has remained largely consistent, with each release offering up a new slab of psych to digest. Last summer’s Muerta EP might be the trio’s best effort yet, relying more on the spaciness of Pink Floyd and a range of synthesizers, but there’s no denying the inherent power of the power trio. “Health Is The New Drug” has already been hailed by Houston Press as the best song of the year, despite only being released in February.”
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