Polyvinyl friends The M’s recently did a short live set for KEXP Radio. You can download the entire set on the KEXP website or pick and choose songs you like. If you’ve read our review of the band’s most recent album Real Close Ones, you know we can’t get enough of the M’s.
What Laura Says Thinks and Feels has some new music available for your enjoyment. The new single we have below is called “July 23rd” which will be found on the band’s new album Thinks and Feels due out August 19th. Read more about the band on their website.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/july23.mp3]
These United States, ironically from D.C., have a new song we picked up on today out there in the world wide web. The song is called “West Won” and will appear on the bands new album Crimes due out October 7th in the US. More info. can be found about These United States from their website. Enjoy![audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/01-west-won.mp3]
Our Canadian friends Wolf Parade will be bringing their rock to La Zona Rosa in Austin on Friday night. The show is set to kick off at 9pm and you can get your tickets now for only $20 bucks. ATH will be on hand covering the event with pictures and a full show review a couple days after the show. Read more about Wolf Parade on their myspace page and preview the track “Call it a Ritual” off their 2008 release At Mount Zoomer below:[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/02-call-it-a-ritual.mp3]
ATH favorite Calexico has a new song available for download off their forthcoming album Carried to Dust due out September 9th. The song is called “two silver trees” and you can hear it below. The album is said to feature Sam Bean of Iron & Wine among others. Read more about Calexico at Casa de Calexico and for those of you that don’t “habla español”, that means “House of Calexico”.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/calexico-two-silver-trees.mp3]
Want to mix things up a little bit this weekend? Why not head over to the east side of town and check out 60 Tigres throw down their latin-influenced funk/psychedelic/dance jams. The show is put on by our friends and newcomers to the Austin scene, Bemba Entertainment. Click on the flyer to your left for all of the information. And of course, we’ve got some funky jams to get you ready:
Boston, Ma. band Lost in the Trees has some new music for your listening pleasure. The song is called “Fireplace” off their new album All Alone in an Empty House due out September 9th. Read more about the band on that popular social networking site.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/fireplace.mp3]
I got pretty excited this morning when I read that Sera Cahoone recently played some songs live on the NPR “Tiny Desk Sets”. You can watch the 5 song live video on the NPR website. The video confirms that Sera is my favorite new find of 2008.
Will Johnson, lead singer of Centro-matic & South San Gabriel, provided an intimate set for the people of Waterloo Records on Wednesday afternoon. The rainy and dreary weather outside fit right in with the slow & soothing sounds of Mr. Johnson. If you’ve never picked up anything by Dallas band Centro-Matic, chances are you haven’t heard the calming sound that is Will Johnson’s voice. I’d be willing to bet it wouldn’t matter what the guy was singing, be it happy birthday or take me out to the ball game, he’d still put you in a trance. Take a few parts Jim James, maybe a few parts of Neil Young’s rawness, throw in a bit of scratchiness, and you have the sound of Will’s voice. Sounds interesting doesn’t it? Read more
Brothers and Sisters of Austin will be hosting a CD release party for their new album Fortunately at Club de Ville on Saturday night 7/12. The event will be starting at 9pm with music kicking off soon after that. Below is a new song from the band called “You’re Gone”[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/brothers-and-sisters-youre-gone.mp3]