Founded in North Carolina by lead singer and songwriter Anthony Watkins II and later joined by bassist Tim Shelburne and drummer Sergio Trejos, Mobley settled into it's current formation during the fall of 2009. After a cross-country move and months of preparation, they're hard at work trying to prove themselves as one of Austin's most promising young bands.
The songs draw from a wealth of influences, often tied together with only as much thread as is necessary for coherence. What results is a repertoire that, by virtue of its diversity, truly transports the listener. It's a set composed of contrasting moods and moments: an anthemic blitz of guitars and wired synths; a falsetto croon slinking out over drum-bass groove straight out of '73; a music box lullaby bursting into chamber pop or keening alt-country or glitzy dance-rock. All of these sounds are complemented by a stunning video/light component and performed by musicians that command the stage with a presence that belies their youth and a vigor that proves it.
The torch has been handed to us now, to take this misunderstood thing we call music, put our hands on it, and broadcast it. Something in the melody, the harmony, and the rhythm makes us feel more than we could possibly explain. It makes us sing, and dance, and open our eyes. (While it lasts), it truly awakens us inside the familiarity of the everyday. It makes us take a chance, come together, and be ourselves. What else could you want from something as pure as music? Beyond our lyrics and stories, those things will always underlie. And just by listening you become more than just someone on the receiving end of a speaker, you join a community, you join "The Few". That's what makes us different. We kill a divide between all of us, and bring us together.