New Tunes from The Jameses

Late last week, Captured Tracks, one of our favorite labels, let word slip that they would be releasing the full length album by Florida band The Jameses.  No date on that yet, but you can order the band’s self-released 7″ now, which features the track “The Haunted Rider.”  This jam was kicking around my house all weekend; it’s got a bit of that hollow vocal soundtrack, giving a distant feel, but positioned next to the melody, it provide a sublime listening reaction.  Give it a try folks.


Download: The Jameses – The Haunted Rider [MP3]

New Tunes from Dent May

If you read our Best of 09′ albums you might remember that we included Dent May in the Top 25.  Luckily, news has come our way (via GvsB) that there will be new Dent material coming our way soon.  No word on an exact release date, but a 7″ should appear sometime this summer by way of Forest Family Records.  You can’t ever go wrong with new tunes from Dent, no matter what time of year, so enjoy this little number, and we’ll keep you posted on the release date.


Download: Dent May – That Feeling [MP3]

Edward Sharpe @ La Zona Rosa (7/6)

Date Tuesday, July 6th
Location La Zona Rosa
Doors 800p
Tickets SOLD OUT

Man, It seems Edward Shapre and the Magnetic Zeros are way more popular than I expected. That’s no surprise really, as their record, From Below, is really something special.  The band will be coming to Austin on Tuesday night to a sold out crowd, though you know there will be scalpers and what not offering tickets.  I mean, its definitely something worth trying to get into, and maybe he’ll play that one song from the commercial.  As a matter of fact, we’ll offer that song up to you today for your listening pleasure.


Download: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Janglin [MP3]

Islands @ The Parish (7/6)

Date Tuesday, July 6th
Location Parish
Doors 800p
Tickets $10 HERE

When haven’t we been fans of Islands?  Since the split of his old band, we’ve loved everything Nic Diamonds has done, and Islands is no exception.  They’ll be making their way through town, and as things have been slow as of late, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to catch a great band in our fair city.  You’ll also get a chance to watch Steel Phantoms and Active Child, the opening bands, who have also been building a name for themselves.  So why not go check out this great show? Excatly, you have no reason, so we’ll see you there.


Download: Islands – Vapours [MP3]

Free Album from Spirit Night

You cannot argue with getting free music in the morning can you?  Well, lucky for you I’ve discovered this killer band from West Virginia named Spirit Night.  They sort of remind me of a lot of the lo-fi efforts going around, but they have a lot of strong melodies that really bring the songs to fruition for the listeners.  Their album is titled What We Will Be, and its chock full of really solid tracks, all worthy of a good listen this Monday morning.  You can get it free HERE, or listen to the following track for a sneak preview of the goods.


Download: Spirit Night – Green Street [MP3]

FreshMillions @ Beauty Bar (7/3)

Date Saturday, July 3rd
Location Beauty Bar
Doors 900p
Tickets At the door!

We’ve been hyping up Austin band FreshMillions a lot lately, and deservedly so.  You’ll get a chance to catch the talented act this Saturday night, a night dedicated to glorious dance music.  Legendary DJ Tommie Sunshine will be spinning the headlining spot, and All My Friends are opening up the evening.  You’ll love the local Austin act, and I can admit, though I’m not dancing inclined as of late, Tommie knows how to kick a killer beat on the dance floor.  So why not celebrate your July 4th Eve with one of Austin’s hottest bands, and one the US’ hottest DJs. Do it!


Download: Fresh Millions – The Helicopter

New Tunes from Kathryn Calder

The ridiculously beautiful Kathryn Calder of New Pornographers is at it again.  She’s just released her second single from her debut album, Are You My Mother, which comes out on August 10th.  It’s a gentle ballad with the focus on piano playing.  Something in her vocal delivery reminds me of a young Jenny Lewis, and you know that can’t be a bad thing by any means.  Make sure to give this plenty of spins today, as its well worth your time.


Download: Kathryn Calder – Arrow [MP3]

Stream Wavves New Album: King of the Beach

This is a just a short note, as people everywhere should be on this already, but if you dig Wavves, you can stream the new album right HERE. Personally, I’m really excited for this record, as he enlisted the old back-up band for Jay Reatard, and since I can’t have Jay anymore (RIP), then perhaps Wavves will be the next big thing. Go stream it. Tell me if you like it.

New Tunes from Jukebox the Ghost

I”ll admit that I’m a sucker for any ballad that appropriately incorporates a piano into a pop track.  Lucky for me, the new single, “Empire,” from Jukebox the Ghost does just that.  It’s all geared up to give a big push to the rising band as they prepare to release their album Everything Under the Sun on September 7th.  You know it will be nothing chocked full of catchy hooks and great melodies, so take a listen to this one while you’re here.


Download: Jukebox the Ghost – Empire [MP3]

Gun Outfit @ Beerland (7/1)

Date Thursday, July 1st
Location Beerland
Doors 900p
Tickets $6 at the Door

It’s been a slow week for rock n’ roll right? Well, we have news that should make you a little bit more excited.  There’s a great show coming your way on Thursday night at Beerland.  Olympia group Gun Outfit will be making their way into town bringing a bit of grunge with a bit of Beat Happening.  And don’t let me get you started on the fact that opening the show is one of our favorite newcomers Fergus and Geronimo, along with Austin band Literature. Seriously, get there early, drink a few beers, and enjoy a night full of amazing bands.


Download: Gun Outfit – Troubles Like Mine [MP3]

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