Will Johnson of Centro-Matic will be doing the in-store thing at Waterloo Records on Tuesday (7/8). As always, the set will start at 5pm on the record store stage. Don’t forget the free keg beer! Preview a song by Will called “Closing Down my House”:
BBC Radio w/Zane Lowe premiered a new song from Bloc Party today entitled “Mercury”. The new song is set to be released as a single for purchase on August 11th. This new song will also be released on the the new Bloc Party album which is said to be out sometime early in 2009. Check BBC radio’s website for a stream of the song. You can also watch the brand spankin’ new video for the song on Bloc Party’s website. We should have an mp3 for you in the next couple days when we’re sure it’s legal. What do ya think? We now have the mp3 we promised:
Download: Bloc Party – Mercury [MP3]
The Walkmen have a new song available called “Red Moon” off their upcoming album You & Me due out on August 19th of this year. This song shows the band possibly returning to their sound from their 2004 release Bows + Arrows and not the atrocity that was A Hundred Miles Off from 2006. Enjoy!
Tonight (7/6) at 7:30pm the alamo downtown will have a viewing of Bradley Beesley’s much anticipated sequel Okie Noodling 2 with Bradley Beesley himself on hand. The movie is a follow up to the wildly popular first installment of Okie Noodling which came out way back in 2001. We here at ATH are crazy excited about the movie because it features a new song from our favorite Oklahomans The Flaming Lips. Don’t know what Noodling is? Read up on wikipedia. Buy your tickets for the show & watch a trailer on the Draft House website.
Do you believe the hype? I’m not sure the band even believes the hype coming their way: “How are so many people here?” Believe it or not, Fleet Foxes played to a sold out crowd at Mohawk in Austin last Wednesday night and I can’t say I recall anyone selling out the Mohawk recently. The band’s name has recently spread like wildfire across the internet and music world, giving them a whole mess of new fans as evidenced by the mass of people at Mohawk.
King Khan & The Shrines will be putting on a sure to be ridiculous show at Mohawk on Sunday night the 6th. The band is touring in support of their recent compilation The Supreme Genius of King Khan & The Shrines. Look at that picture! This show is not something to be missed. You can buy some tickets on the Transmission Entertainment website for only $10. Doors are set to open at 7pm. No Regrets!
The Futurist has a nice write up and some mp3s you can download of a recent performance The Black Angels did for the Woxy Lounge. Woxy Lounge has been showcasing some pretty heavy hitters on their Lounge Act website. Head over to the Woxy site for live performances from Mates of State, Matt Pond PA, & Cursive among others. Below is the first song from the Black Angels set on Woxy “Better off Alone” from their recent release Directions to See a Ghost.
Download: Black Angels – Better Off Alone [MP3]
The Steps out of Fort Worth, TX. will be playing Stubbs on Saturday evening (7/5) with openers Odis & our boys Whitman. The show is $10.50 and you can purchase your tickets on the Stubbs website. Doors are set to open at 9pm with opener Whitman set to start at 9:30pm sharp. Don’t you dare be late! You can read more about the Steps on their website.
Start your 4th of July off right with the only musician you should be listening to on a day like today:
You can stream Albert Hammond Jr.’s entire new album ¿Cómo te llama? on his myspace page. Leave a comment with what you think of the new album. I’m not sure he can follow up the glory that was Yours to Keep of 2006, but we shall see.