Austin-based Sweet Spirit isn’t so much a band as it is a collective. With a half-dozen members, they’ve quietly become one of the city’s powerful live bands, as witnessed by the evidence on YouTube. Recently signed to Merge Records, their label debut Trinidad will be released in May. The latest taste from the record, “No Dancing,” offers a mellow, laid-back groove. It reminds us more than a bit of No Doubt, but only in the best of ways. In spite of the song title, this is dance music, but this isn’t club music; this is dance-in-your-room-by-yourself music.
And we’re okay with that.
Preorder Sweet Spirit Trinidad: Merge Records