oksweetheart Erin Austin OK SWEETHEART is more than just a band name. It’s a phrase for keeping the peace without backing down, a term of endearment for a person and also, if read right, a place. OK SWEETHEART is a way of life. Living that life is Erin Austin, a 31-year-old singer-songwriter with one foot out the door and the other in the recording studio. Austin is a woman constantly on the move. After some years touring through all types of venues, her most recent stop landed her in the Northwest, recording in late 2013 and early ‘14 with producer Ryan Hadlock at the famed Bear Creek Studios outside Seattle. Harkening to the Golden Era of Motown and Abbey Road, tunes like “Get Back” and “Save the World” grapple with the call of far-off horizons versus the warmth of the familiar. Previous stops had Austin writing and recording through Los Angeles, New York, and taking time in Denton Texas to record with members of indie-rock band Midlake, Lucius, Via Audio and the Polyphonic Spree. She self-released those songs as her first album, Home, in April 2011. Erin’s audience expanded as her songs found their way to prime time TV shows and commercials. Restlessness, change, progress—these ideals are at Erin Austin’s core. With a single release planned for Fall, the band is ready to grow. For OK SWEETHEART, home is in the music she makes, the people it brings into her life and all the places it takes her.