Austin Weber

Called “the Andy Kaufman of love songs,” singer-songwriter Austin Weber is the cult hero of the internet age. A unique machine of melody and aesthetic at the intersection of Jonathan Richman and Jaques Tati, Austin is the mastermind of a body of sonic and visual work that’s both incisive and irrelevant, satirizing modern times while sympathizing with those of us living through it. His songs and music videos are a collage of references, reaching deep into the grab-bag of the collective unconscious and using those odds and ends—early YouTube blogging and pop songs, David Attenborough animal documentaries and high-school heartbreak, synthesizers and cowboys—to build ebullient beauty that resonates and remains.