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    Friday March 16, 2012 12:00am - 12:40am @ Beale Street Tavern (214-B East 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Was there chamber pop after the Beatles and Bee Gees and before Belle & Sebastian? The missing link is Cardinal's self-titled debut. The album's release in 1994, which seemed to come out of nowhere, with its layered textures and delightful melodies, swimming against the tidalwave of grunge. It ushered in an era of renewed appreciation for the orchestrated pop music of the 1960s, and at the same time inspired and influenced a host of modern artists, who followed in Cardinal's footsteps, endeavoring to duplicate its majesty and sound so classic.
    Founded by Richard Davies, Australian by birth, Welsh by parentage, and American by choice, along with Oregonian Eric Matthews, Cardinal was formed when the unlikely duo met in Boston, Massachusetts. Davies most notably had been in the band the Moles, which led him from his native Sydney, to London, and then to New England, while Matthews was born in Southern California, studying music at a conservatory in San Francisco before moving to the north east.

    Was there chamber pop after the Beatles and Bee Gees and before...

    Was there chamber pop after the Beatles and Bee Gees and before...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Cardinal
    Tags 21+, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS16967

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