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Tuesday music pick: Speak at Waterloo Records

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com

Editor’s note: This article was originally published July 7, 2014

Speak at Waterloo Records. Back in 2010 synthpop savants Speak picked up the Austin Music Award for Best New Band when three out of four band members were just 22 years old. Since then their profile has steadily grown. They kicked off 2014 with a residency gig at the Bootleg Bar in L.A., then put in a monstrous South by Southwest showing before embarking on a successful East Coast tour supporting RAC. Now they celebrate the release of a slick sophomore album, “Pedals,” that credibly aims to elevate the band into the same echelon as indietronica standard bearers like Passion Pit. Free. 5 p.m. 600A N. Lamar Blvd.