Garrett Klahn Garrett Klahn on Colored LP + CD
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In 1996 Texas is the Reason released their only full length record Do You Know Who You Are? combining a structured balance of powerful and melodic guitars, equally measured drums, and an earnest vocal delivery closer to that found on the other side of the Atlantic. As pioneers of emocore, the band's implosion a year later on the brink of major label success is the stuff of rock lore. Texas is the Reason has since become embedded in the history of emo, if not indie rock as a whole.
It's a legacy Garrett Klahn (frontman/guitarist) embraces without the constraints of definition. For Klahn, the eighteen year spread between then and now has been wide, wonderful and packed with wanderlust. Through a journey of various projects – the hook-laden Solea; the shoe-gazing Atlantic/Pacific; and now, his first proper solo release - Klahn's musicianship has flourished.
Where at the start of Texas is the Reason he could hardly play guitar, he has since evolved into a polished singer/songwriter. Klahn's simple desire for melody and a story remains an inspirational thread throughout his self-titled debut where he continues an adventure equally propelled by the past and fueled by the future.