There are many things we love about Austin, but one thing we love most is being able to support the many local artists that make their way through the city. So when we heard that our fellow Texan artist Arthur Yoria was hosting an album release party, we jumped at the opportunity to go.
Held on Friday, April 13th, at the cozy Cactus Cafe, the release party was an intimate event promoting Yoria’s newest album, “After You.” It was truly the best way to wind down after a long week, with his new wave, indie-Americana tunes that were the perfect soundtrack to sit down and enjoy a glass of wine with.
Though a Chicago native, Yoria’s career in music didn’t start until he attended the University of Houston, where he began learning guitar. Since then, he has been a part of different bands, has lived all around the country, and has even toured around the world, including England and Italy. Nominated for several prizes in the Houston Press Music Awards, Yoria is now a one-man band using loop technology to combine vocals, guitar, harmonica, and beats producing a unique sound. Check out the video below to see for yourself!
According to Splice Records‘s CEO Shaun Brennan, Yoria is the artist that truly inspired the founding of the record company, with his versatile talents and storytelling through music that immediately makes everyone fall in love. His new album does not fall short of any expectations – we were swooning from the get-go!
Austin radio station KUTX (98.9) premiered the track “I Just Want To Sit Here” as Song of the Day on Tuesday, April 10, a track that we ourselves can’t stop listening to and a much-deserved accolade.
Check out some photos from the party!