Austin Town Hall Records, Jarama 45RPM Recs
Basketball Shorts was formed in 2013 as a way for Ben and Daren Shorts to capture the essence of the Austin house show scene. Uptempo songs about pizza, 80’s movies references, and Lone Star beer seemed to write themselves. After releasing 2 EPs on the now defunct Fleeting Youth Records, Basketball Shorts headed to the studio for 2016’s “Hot and Ready,” debuted on Austin Town Hall Records. With the addition of Bailey Shorts (Camp Anawana, Denton), and second guitarist Ben “Bench” Shorts (Pretty Alright, SF), the Shorts dialed in their brand of melodic party punk. 2017 saw a few tours and the release of “This Summer EP” on Madrid Spain’s Jarama 45RPM Recs.