SPEAK: Unusual And Refreshing

A seasoned quartet hailing from Austin, Texas, SPEAK have broken down any tangible and abstract barriers surrounding their origins to create synthpop driven by thumping rhythm, with veins of alternative rock and hip-hop that give the genre an unusual energy and edge. Active since 2008 and having played supporting slots for acts such as Ra Ra Riot and Tegan & Sara, the band is set to release their sophomore effort, Pedals, on June 24, a record they proudly claim to have worked more than 5,000 hours on. They will be playing at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on June 18 and Boot & Saddle in Philly on June 20.