Check out this new song by Brooklyn outfit Parts & Labor “Nowheres Night” that’s been getting some heavy rotation on the iTunes recently. You can find this tune on upcoming release Receivers due out October 21st on JagJaguwar.
Download: Parts & Labor – Nowheres Nigh [MP3]
The Dolphin music website has a list of the top 100 music oriented blogs in the US & A. You may see some fan favorites like stereogum, gorilla vs. bear and even local favorite Sonic Itch! Unfortunately for the world, Austin Town Hall didn’t make the list… Maybe next year. Wired as #1? Really!?!
The XX Teens hail from the UK and we like the sound they bring. Have yourself a listen to the band’s newest single “Darlin'” which appears on the upcoming release Welcome to Goon Island out September 3rd.
Download: XX Teens – Darlin [MP3]
One of our favorite new singer songwriter types Cory Branan, will be playing a set at Cactus Cafe tonight (9/4) along with fellow musician Greg Barkley of Oh No Oh My. The starts up at 8:30 with tickets running you only $7. Preview the show with “Tall Green Grass” by the man himself, Cory Brenan.
Download: Cory Branan – Tall Green Grass [MP3]
This just in from Secretly Canadian: Expect a whole slew of new things from Daniel Smith and his family band Danielson from here until the holidays. To start the Danielson party off, we have “Animal in Every Corner” featuring a remix by Kramer. The track will be found on a retrospective album highlighting the first decade of Mr. Smith’s work entitled Trying Hartz due out this fall.
Download: Danielson – Animal in Every Corner [MP3]
After a brief tour with Coldplay, Shearwater will make their triumphant return to Austin this Thursday night at Mohawk (9/4). Tickets for the show are only $8 with things starting off at 9pm. Buy your tickets from the Transmission Entertainment website. Instead of a song to preview the show, how about some live video of the band? The Interface on Spinner AOL recently featured a short set by Shearwater on their website. If anyone is interested in covering this show with pictures and/or a review, feel free to contact us (we get busy too). We’ll hook you up with free stuff!
Times New Viking are giving you even more music before the end of the year in the form of a new EP entitled Stay Awake due out Oct. 21st. Happy happy joy joy to all you limited edition vinyl hunters, the thing will only be available as a 7″ vinyl EP on Matador records. If you don’t own a record player, get one!, or check new song “Call and Respond” from the EP down below. If you’ve never heard of Times New Viking before, give the sound time, it’ll get inside your head.
Download: Times New Viking – Call and Respond [MP3]
Part three of our build up to Xemumba Festival features local Austin band Los Bad Apples. Los Bad Apples plays a high-energy fusion of Hip Hop with Reggaeton, Cumbia, Flamenco, Samba & Salsa. Band members include the sweet songstress, Anita Benner, critically acclaimed MC Zeale who was a finalist in the World Rap Championships of 2007, as well as former members of Kumbia Kings, Menudo & Grupo Fantasma. Los Bad Apples will take stage on the Friday evening of Xemumba. Don’t forget to read our original post on Xemumba or check out a few Los Bad Apples songs from the band’s myspace page.
Austin Town Hall recently sat down with Matt Pace of Oxford Collapse before their Wednesday night show at Mohawk. Matt tells us about the band’s unique name, the state of music in NYC and what the band eats on the road. Full interview and pictures from the show after the jump
The Donkeys, a band we told you about earlier this summer, are blowing through Austin on Wednesday night at the Mohawk. So, if you aren’t enjoying the GZA show over at Emo’s, buy some tickets to a stellar indie rock show at Mohawk. Doors are set to open at 10pm with opening act Visitors kicking things off followed by Golden Bear.