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Weekly Nostalgia: Texas Is the Reason

Posted by: Jeremy Aaron (03/17/10)
With just a single full-length, an EP, and a couple of singles in their catalog, Texas Is the Reason were living proof that longevity isn't required for a band to make an enduring impression. Letting go of the tough-guy posturing of their previous hardcore bands and turning toward decidedly more melodic and emotional waters, the band formed in 1994 and lasted just three short years, leaving behind precious little to remember them by, perhaps making each selection seem all the more special because of it. Not that their body of work isn't impressive in its own right-- the lone full-length Do You Know Who You Are? is a post-hardcore classic, with huge arena-filling guitars and enough heart and honesty to spare, and it earned them significant attention from major labels. Texas Is the Reason seemed destined to be the proverbial "next big thing," but as it happens all too often, the band crumbled just when things were starting to get really good, largely due to the pressures of the increased attention. The band may be no more, but as always, the music lives on.
  
 
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11:34 AM on 03/17/10
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"Blue Boy" (single)


"If It's Here When We Get Back, It's Ours" (from Texas Is the Reason EP)


"Back and to the Left" (from Do You Know Who You Are?)


"Johnny on the Spot" (from Do You Know Who You Are?)
11:38 AM on 03/17/10
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i fucking love this band!
11:48 AM on 03/17/10
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A+. I'm glad you included "Johnny On The Spot" as a sample
11:50 AM on 03/17/10
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Listened to one of their albums A LOT for a week, but sadly this band never caught on with me. Usually, whenever bands become Weekly Nostalgia I'll give them a second chance. These guys will be getting it.
11:50 AM on 03/17/10
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I bought Do You Know Who You Are in 1996 when it came out and I've loved it ever since. Great album by such an underated band.
11:51 AM on 03/17/10
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Dude, this is so Inception.
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"Back and to the Left" (from Do You Know Who You Are?)

12:07 PM on 03/17/10
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This band was too good.
12:11 PM on 03/17/10
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"Back and To The Left" is so fucking good. Miss this band very much.
12:13 PM on 03/17/10
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what are you, some sort of punker?
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Even the title track on Do You Know is fantastic
12:15 PM on 03/17/10
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Great band. It's amazing how their legacy continues to live on with such a small discography. Remarkable.
12:16 PM on 03/17/10
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Such an incredible band
12:21 PM on 03/17/10
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this band was the SHIT
12:22 PM on 03/17/10
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i still believe do you know who you are? has the best drums recording i've ever heard.

'06 reunion was amazing to see.
12:30 PM on 03/17/10
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back and to the left = chooon
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