After almost a year of being live on Austin’s KUTX 98.9, The Breaks have consistently used their platform to put local Austin artists like Al The Rippa, The Teeta, Deezie Brown, The Bishops, Jake Lloyd, and D. Brooks on the radio. Keeping their promise to the city and uplifting the urban culture has brought many new opportunities and created a bar that artists should strive to achieve. Playmakers and curators like Confucius and Fresh deserve tons of recognition for their dedication. They recently sat down with Austin Underground to discuss their show, their start, and some of their favorite artists.
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The Austin family trio has been putting out quality records for awhile, but I’ve never heard it seem so effortless like “Say My Grace”. The new record, released on Thanksgiving, features a lyrical debut from producer Troy Bishop and it’s fire. Chris Bishop always brings great verses to their songs but the fact we get both Bishop brothers on a track leaves me wanting more. The siblings never fail to impress, and each time I hear a new record I marvel at the growth since the last one. If it was ever in doubt that Cara Bishop was searching for her sound, it’s never been more apparent she’s found it. Her angelic voice creates a beautiful chorus as she speaks on some of the thankfulness we all feel today. The Bishops certainly have a lot to be thankful for, and as listeners, so do we.
What makes The Bishops unique isn’t just the fact that the group is made up of 3 siblings, but that Cara Bishop and her brother Chris are equally talented floating over brother Troy’s production. No verse outdoes the other, but each verse could stand alone and still create a great song. Nothing exemplifies this better than their new record titled “Constellation”, their first group release since last year. Trust me, it’s a good one.
Troy Bishop sets the tone on this record with a wavy uplifting synth driven by an updated twist on a classic boom bap feel. Lyrically speaking, it seems like the gap between releases has allowed Cara and Chris to grow and become more confident in the creativity behind how they deliver their vocals. Something I always see live from the trio, but a noticeable change on record in my opinion. The siblings have obviously grown, and the content backs that up.
The Bishops are combining their success on Spotify (nearly 17k listeners a month) with a strong local fan base, setting themselves up for major success in the coming months. They’ve played almost every large stage/venue in Austin but nothing is bigger than what they have coming up. You can catch The Bishops performing at Austin’s famous Austin City Limits festival in early October.