Along with international touring acts, national buzz bands, and rumors of Hanson, The Factory is playing host to brand new acts just cutting their teeth at SXSW 2011. All the Elements that Make the Earth is the latest project led by long-time Austinite and musical mainstay Drew Smith, who normally fronts Drew Smith’s Lonely Choir. In the downtime before the Eastern Sea, Drew Smith and co. decided to pop by for a short set at the Factory, hot and sweaty from their previous outdoors show down the road.
Typically playing a straightforward approach on pop, Drew Smith departs his cheeky roots to divulge his urge to explore more tenuous climbs. All the Elements that Make the Earth are a dead on rock three piece that have yet to really even settle on a name. (All the Elements that Make the Earth is what they told us at the time.) Yet, they seem like they’ve been doing it for years. Like local three piece the Gary has gone before them, it seems that many musicians are looking for more head on approaches to rock & roll, and ATETMTE hardly veer off the path. Guitar riffs do most of the work as the bass, drums, and vocals hold strong roots in the 4/4 big beat and disco rock rhythms.
You can only find All the Elements that Make the Earth right here at the Sessions Livestream.