You should know: Fontaines D.C.

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Irish post-punk band Fontaines D.C. (Richard Dumas/Courtesy of the artist)

Fontaines D.C., the Dublin band who thrill audiences with their quick-hit post-punk music. They will appear at The Current's Day Party in Austin on March 15.

Frontman Grian Chatten can't help but spill words all over the place. His band, Fontaines D.C., blasts out hard-charging post-punk as he fills every available space with conversational blurts that lie somewhere between literary high-mindedness and the rants of a worked-up barfly. "Big," from the group's debut album Dogrel, takes less than two minutes to carve out a mantra ("My childhood was small / But I'm gonna be big!") with a musical mission statement to match: It's brash and forceful, but with a twinkle in its eye.

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