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Band bio: Cautiontape

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Austin 360
Cautiontape

Cautiontape is Austin’s newest purveyor of indie pop, rock, electronica and New Wave. Britani Woods' seductive yet pleading odes to lost and potentially lost love soar over Jason Garcia’s layered keyboard hooks and harmonies and the rhythm section of Asher Alexander (drums) and Matthew Bell-Roberts (bass) anchors them in a solid groove. The band’s tunes are reminiscent of Metric and The Sounds, with a nod to past pop pioneers The Cardigans and The Cars, and the style and flair of each individual in the band come together in an exciting live show.

"Our songs are cautionary tales," says Jason Garcia, keyboardist and songwriter of Cautiontape, Austin's "newer-wave" 4-piece. "They sound upbeat, but the lyrics tell a different story." The Deli Magazine writes, "Britani Woods' captivating vocals add a touch of mischief to the band's sound that’s a little My Gold Mask meets Metric." Producer Robert Harrison (Cotton Mather, Future Clouds and Radar) says of the band, "They're great to listen to because no one overplays. There's a lot of space in the music."

Formed in 2013 by vocalist and songwriter Britani Woods, formerly of Petals, and former Household Names frontman Jason Garcia on keyboards and vocals, drummer Asher Alexander and bassist J??ustin Winslow round out the sound. Having no guitars in the band posed unique challenges, as Jason Garcia relates. "I went from playing rhythm guitar in my last band to having to play two keyboards at once. I'm still not sure that I'm doing it right, but my piano teacher might be impressed." Brit says, "We always know when we've done a good take of something because Asher yells "YEAH!!!!" from the drums right afterward. It's kind of how we decide if something works or not."

Entry for NPR Tiny Desk Concert:

Here's a first peek at the band's Tiny Desk submission: 100% acoustic, with no mikes (besides the recorder) or amplification, on toy piano, upright bass, drums and vocals. 

Band members