If you hit play below and begin reading these words, you will likely finish the song before you finish reading the post. Yes this new singled called “Super Pop” from Brooklyn based duo Washer is a short and sweet rock n roll song urging you to turn up the volume. It’s a little old school garage rocker with some nice elements of an updated rock sound to give it a solid edge. I’ve already played it three time while writing this post.
Most of us have known and loved Pat Thomas for his undeniable work in indie rock band Cool Ghouls. He’s already made some music on his own, we loved it of course, and he’s about to release more new music under his own name. Previewing his new album, out today, is this new track “Alternator”. You’ll find yourself engrossed by the chill, swaying psych vibe of the short three minute song. Some may also find the message of changing the way you act or feel and accepting love/positivity in your life as vital in the current world we live in. I know I do.
Pat Thomas release his new album I Ain’t Buyin’ It today on Empty Cellar Records. You should buy it.
It’s Friday and I think we could all use a good kick in the face right? Maybe not a literal kick in the face but how about a nice wake up call from our friends in Montreal based band Priors. Their new single “New Pleasure” is two minutes and twelve seconds of sheer badass, rock n roll punk music. If most bands could pack this much energy into such a short amount of time, the world would be a better place.
Priors will be releasing the New Pleasure LP on November 16th via Slovenly Recordings.
I know Nate and I have been using the word beauty a lot when describing songs recently, and it’s incredible to see how much great stuff we’re being sent. If I’ve ever called a song beautiful in the past, they will pale in comparison to this new track from songwriter Ben Cramer and his musical project known as Old Sea Brigade. It is not only a mesmerizing piece of songwriting, it’s also a heartfelt and truly emotional dedication to a friend of Cramer who was lost to suicide recently. Even the toughest of the tough will feel the sheer power of this song.
Old Sea Brigade will release new LP Ode to a Friend on January 4th via Nettwerk.
As I am always done for a strong female lead vocal, I’m sharing this new song called “Beat the Heart” from Toronto based outfit Tallies. It certainly sounds like something straight out of the 80s alternative era with vocals that are eerily reminding me of Neko Case. Not sure I could imagine two things which sound more like a perfect union. This is going to be on heavy rotation for me today.
Tallies will release their debut self-titled album on January 11th via Kanine Records.
Our amigo Justin Giles Wilcox grew to some moderate fame with his incomparable work in bands Nassau and Moonlight Bride. Having spent some years with those projects, Wilcox is stepping out again with his new project called Monteagle. We’ve previously heard his single “East L.A.” leaving us wanting more, and low and behold, here’s another new song today to build our anticipation of the new album. This one, “Master” features that cool, calm, and collected sound from Wilcox which creates a beautiful, soulful indie folk track.
Monteagle will release new album Midnight Moon on November 30th via Fire Talk Records.
What crazy, dreary Monday it is here in Austin, TX. I know most of us will welcome the change of weather, but I also find myself a little sleepy and moving slow. To improve my spirits and yours, why not check out this new single called “Could Have Been” from my friends in Wooing. It’s a dreamy, swirling bit of dream pop music with some fun elements of garage and psych thrown in to make things really interesting. This track appears on a new 7″ single coming from Wooing on November 9th via Kanine Records.
While most of the ATH crew is out having fun at ACL for weekend two, RayRay is here with more new tunes from our friends Bad Sports. Having already heard new single “Don’t Deserve Love” it was clear that the boys could still bring the sweet rock pain to your ears. Now with this new single and title track from the upcoming album, “Constant Stimulation”, it is again confirmed that Bad Sports are still creating unique punk rock music with their own spin to it. Once again, welcome back gents.
Bad Sports will release Constant Stimulation on October 29th via Dirtnap Records.
Our local Austin amigo Calvin Locklear just released a new EP and he’s been kind enough to let us premiere a new single from the release. “Hottest Hell” is the featured single from the EP and it’s a solid piece of driving rock music with just enough pop elements to warrant it for repeat plays. If you’re digging it, Locklear also has his entire new EP Hottest Hell streaming on all platforms. As if you needed more reasons to love the Austin music scene, welp here ya go.
Well well well, what do we have here? A band with a throw back, sort of post-emo sound? RayRay is of course going to be all over that. Bringing us that sweet throw back sound today is Long Island based group Masceal with their latest single “Sure Thing, Shelly”. I am immediately taken back to the glory days of music with bands like American Football or even The Promise Ring. This is a truly great song.
Masceal will release new EP Map it Out on November 9th via 6131 Records.