Annabelle Chairlegs oscillates between glitz and grit. A collision of adrenaline-meets-anxiety, Annabelle Chairlegs’ sound is built on desert noir, bluesy guitar riffs, and laced together with understated traces of psychedelia. Helmed by Lindsey Mackin’s thunderous, howling voice, the Austin four-piece churns out singular, reverberating work simmering with both dark dreaminess and ostentation. Formed in 2013 following guitarist-vocalist and song writer Mackin’s move from Santa Fe to Austin, the line-up now with Derek Vaughan Nunez Strahan on bass, Nick Cornetti on drums. Since then, the band has been cemented as a ubiquitous presence in Austin venues, including sets at both Levitation Festival and The Austin City Limits Music Festival, while simultaneously amplifying their musical aesthetic. 2015 debut ‘Watermelon Summer’ offered an airy, gentle blend of retro-pop and psychedelia, like seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, while Annabelle Chairlegs’ current catalogue is a fierce, intense rock ‘n’ roll ride trembling with spooky undertones. They have shared bills with The Zombies, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Os Mutantes, Oh Sees and Lucy Dacus to name a few.
A bunch of lost boys playing rock and roll. Trying to change the future and make this world a better place than we leave it.