Austin band The Deer return to Maxine’s Monday

The Deer / Courtesy photo

They’re folky. They’re surfy. They’re psyche-y. They’re The Austin-based band The Deer, and they’ll be at Maxine’s Tap Room for a show tonight (Monday, Oct. 3).

The band, who has been runner up in the Austin Music Awards for the last two years in the Best Performing Folk Band category, just released their third full-length album Tempest & Rapture earlier this year.

They were just in Fayetteville for a show a few months ago, and kind of blew away all the folks in attendance that night.

Monday’s show starts at around 8 p.m., and there’s no cover. We got in touch with them over the weekend, and they answered a couple quick questions for us.

What have you been listening to lately?
We have been jamming Masterpiece by Big Thief, Shriek by Wye Oak, and the lost Smile Sessions by The Beach Boys.

You were in Fayetteville not long ago. What’s your impression of the place?
We just played Fayetteville last June for the first time as a band, and it was like re-uniting with a lover from a past life. It was comfortable as if we skipped the first couple of awkward dates and settled right into a healthy relationship. Welcoming is also a word that comes to mind.

Describe your live show in three words or less.
Organic, not from Concentrate.

Where can folks get a preview of your music online before the show? or Spotify.

The Deer – Take Flight