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The Reliques

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In the words of The Reliques, “Music is a shortcut to the soul.”

With each new EP, the folk duo weaves stories that cut straight to our commonplaces, stories each of us have seen played out in our own lives and communities.

Making music gives Sarah Dossey and Sarah Monteen the space to be honest about their life experiences. Says Dossey, “We want to be transparent with our music and write songs that stir hearts. We want to impact our community in Austin, to grow with them and tell their stories.”

Pronounced “relics”, the band grew out of a friendship that began at the University of Texas. The first EP, Peacock Wood, is a five-song introduction to the band’s heartstrings. The songs seamlessly blend Monteen’s strong, smoky voice with Dossey’s nightingale sweet soprano and attests to years honing their timing and musicianship. Following the release, the band was featured on KISS FM-96.7 and The River 102.3, won The River’s Austin Artist Showcase, and have appeared on the front pages of The Daily Texan’s DT Weekend and Austin Christian Family Magazine. In Dec. 2010, they were featured on News 8 Austin’s “Songs of the Season”.

In an April 2009 issue of the Daily Texan’s DT Weekend, editor Francisco Marin, writes:
“These sirens of Texas folk make music spilling over with intimacy and real emotional gravitas…The Reliques’ sound is immediately recognizable: the lilting sound of Dossey’s mandolin over Monteen’s acoustic guitar, overlapping vocals reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac, the sparse arrangements chug along, trainlike and persistent.”

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  • Sexy_Bitch_18

    kickstarter get to there goal 7,000.BE A HERO. Back THE RELIQUES First Full Length Record! by The Reliques. Needs to be done by Sept. 4th at 10:33am

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • kali_ram

    1st listen and love the sound!

    13 Sep 2012 Reply