Houston Music

The Bourgeois Gospels Preach To The Congregation

Each Wednesday (or thereabouts), Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to sheaserrano@gmail.com.

Generally, every interview here is started with the same "Tell everyone everything they need to know about you in exactly six words." Most people answer with something clever or cute or even funny, and occasionally they'll even say something pragmatic.

Never though, has a band managed to fully capture their audio appeal as well as this week's Artist of the Week, the incredibly emotive, gorgeously swampy Bourgeois Gospels. They are exactly what they purport to be, and that is pretty neat.

Keep it moving to see what it is they wrote, as well usage of the phrases "classism" and "neo-human" and advice on what to do if your power happens to go out soon. Aces.

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Shea Serrano