Austin psych/pop band The Sour Notes are Jared Boulanger (vocals, guitar), Amarah Ulghani (bass), Jessica Kim (piano) & Erin Howell (drums). They are known for their DIY aesthetic, self-releasing over five albums, three 7-inch records, a cassette and have toured nationally 8 times with appearances at CMJ, NXNE, Free Press Summer Fest, Fun Fun Fun Fest and SXSW. The Sour Notes have shared the stage with such diverse bands as The Dandy Warhols, Of Montreal, Future Islands, We Are Scientists, Marnie Stern and Daniel Johnston.
"Never short on hooks or ambition, The Sour Notes play brittle pop for star-crossed post-grads... On rising tides of lonesome guitars & glimmering synths, the band builds its postmillennial laments, occasionally nodding to Krautrock & frequently conceding to soundtrack-worthy mood." - The Onion AV Club
"Outside of a DIY aesthetic, The Sour Notes' origin as a solo bedroom project is buried pretty deep beneath its incredibly upbeat live show. With ambitious hooks and synth-based brittle pop tunes, the Texan quintet understand fun." - NXNE