25 Greatest Austin Bands of All Time
Michael Corcoran. Arts & Labor, Jan. 6, 2015.
16. The Reivers
There’s never been a more charming Austin rock band. As Zeitgeist, before the legally-necessary name change, the quartet recorded Translate Slowly, a high point of indie rock in the ‘80s, and became the Great Austin Hope. Vocalists John Croslin and Kim Longacre perfected a sweet and sour interplay, and then you had bassist Cindy Toth with the bangs and Garrett Williams with the drums. They had it all, this perfect quartet, but the world didn’t bite, just nibbled, so they split up before reaching ten years old. In 2013, the Reivers released the comeback LP Second Story, and they occasionally play out again — strictly for fun these days.