Bishop Morocco

Bishop Morocco: SXSW 2012 Blog

Toronto's Bishop Morocco, founded by James Sayce and and Jake Fairley, signed with Arts & Crafts this winter and last week, just in time for SXSW, released a six-track EP, Old Boys (the band is offering the title track as a free download on their website).

Bishop Morocco, whose prettily-layered melodies nudge at memories of certain Manchester bands of the 80s, has added on guitarist Ian Worang and drummer Jon McCann and had a productive week of gigs in Austin, including the Arts & Crafts showcase on Friday.

The Alternate Side asked James Sayce if he'd keep a blog for us ... which included a lot of beer and breakfast:

Flew to Dallas from Toronto, rented a giant American car, drove to Austin with a quick stop at Schlotzky's (Texas' most authentic deli). We saw some guys doing motorcycle tricks on the highway, no helmets, going 80...not a comfortable feeling. We also saw this guy:

Once in town, we ran into some pals (Pinky Carnage, Nick Flanagan, Dirty Ghosts), ate Ironworks BBQ, shotgunned some beers, and went to the Ghostly showcase where Matthew Dear KILLED IT.

We've laugh/cried about 4 times since breakfast yesterday. I don't think we're going to mess with the formula.

James Sayce
Bishop Morocco

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