One thing I love about the Austin music scene is how collaborative it can be. Talented musicians form bands, play with other bands, and new bands form out of these meetings. Urban Heat Island Effect is a perfect example of this phenomenon, as it contains a roster full of hugely talented musicians from other successful projects : Jonathan Horstmann is a veteran of several projects, including BLXPLTN and VC30; Kevin Naquin is a founding member of the standout duo NGHT HCKLRS, who joined forces with Blackillac to form Blastfamous USA; Jessica Alexander did time with Bike Problems before joining this crew; and Paxel Foley rocked with Betaplayer previously. As a collective, the crew is coming out the gate hard with Guns, a throwback-style post-punk, no-wave-esque track with a very, very timely message about misplaced machismo. 2019 is proving to be a killer year in terms of quality work, and Guns is just another notch in Austin‘s belt. Check out the video, like and comment on it, and spread it around for others to enjoy as well!