The Tontons may be from Houston, but we hear a bit of New York's Blonde Redhead in their music, albeit with a lot more melody, a touch more straightforward rawk (and a lot less hunky Italian twins). Lead singer Asli Omar has severe Solange vibes (a soaring voice, style for days), and when we premiered the band's track "Pony" off their latest album Make Out King and Other Stories of Love back in January, it wormed its way into our heads to such a degree that we legit lost a lot of friends over the fact that we wouldn't stop singing it out loud. It's fine, though.
Credit Julie Worsham The Tontons
The Tontons play Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) tonight, and so we asked them to play a little game of "Fill in the Blanks" with us, wherein we start a sentence and ask them to finish it. Take a look and check them out tonight. They're only Bun B of UGK's favorite Houston band. You don't need those friends anyway.More »