Franz Ferdinand have a new song streaming on their website called “Lucid Dreams”. The song is set to appear on the band’s third studio album due out sometime in January of next year. They want an email address for the song but who said it has to be real? Check it out.
California boys Audrye Sessions have a new song you can download below called “Turn me Off” off their new self-titled album due out Sep. 30th. You can read more about Audrye Sessions and hear some older tunes on their myspace page.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/01_turn_me_off.mp3]
Download: Audrye Sessions – Turn Me Off [MP3]
Our friends over at Austin Sound Check have created a mix tape chock full of local acts called Feedback Vol. 1. The Feedback features tracks from Austin acts like Built by Snow, The Band of Heathens, and Full Service among others. Check out the free mp3s from some great Austin bands on the Austin Sound Check Site. Don’t forget to leave some comments on their site if you enjoy the music.
Up and coming Austin band Sea Field of Elephants are showcasing their talents on Saturday evening (8/9) at Ruta Maya in Austin Texas. The show cover is only $5 and includes a free copy of the band’s new EP. Things get kick started at 6pm and go until 9pm with several other bands playing with the Elephants. Read more about Sea Fields of Elephants and hear more tunes on their myspace page. A preview of the song is below with a song called “See Field of Elephants”.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/06-see-fields-of-elephants1.mp3]
Download: Sea Field of Elephant – See Fields of Elephants [MP3]
I’m From Barcelona, creators of our favorite video of the last few years “We’re From Barcelona” off one of the best albums of 2006 Let Me Introduce My Friends. have some new music for you pop geeks out there. First song “Paper Planes” has a video you can watch on youtube and can also be streamed on the band’s myspace page. Another song, “Music Killed Me” can be had with a real (or fake) email address on the I’m From Barcelona wesbite. “Paper Planes” sounds like it could belong on the band’s 2006 release but “Music Killed Me” sees a totally new direction for the Swedes. Both songs appear on the band’s newest Who Killed Harry Houdini? out Sep. 24th in the UK and Oct. 14th stateside.
Austin’s own The Bellfuries recently put out an album earlier this summer entitled Palmyra. We didn’t know much about this band at the time but have started to put the new album on heavy rotation in the ATH offices. Below is a track off that album called “Give It, Get It” that’s one of our favorites of the year. You can hear some other songs off Palmyra over on the band’s myspace page.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/give_it_get_it.mp3]
Download: The Bellfuries – Give It Get It [MP3]
Friends of Dean Martinez will be playing at Lambert’s in Austin this evening (8/8) with one of our favorite Austin band’s Brother’s & Sisters. The show is starting up at 10pm with an opening set by Brother’s & Sisters. Cover for the show is $10 with no tickets sold in advance. Check Lambert’s website if you’re not sure how to get to the venue.
A new song by Oakland boys Man/Miracle has been flooding the internet/blog world today. The new song “Pushing and Shoving” is so catchy, I couldn’t resist posting it to our site. “Pushing and Shoving” appears on a new 7″ vinyl Pushing and Shoving/You’ve Got a Hold on Me that you can pre-order from the Big Cartel website.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/man-miracle-pushing-and-shoving.mp3]
Download: Man/Miracle – Pushing and Shoving [MP3]
Recently pitchfork hyped band Titus Andronicus will be playing Mohawk tomorrow evening with local Austin act The Midgetmen. The show is set to start at 8pm with tickets costing you only $6. Head over to the Transmission Entertainment website to buy yourself some tickets for the show. You can also preview the tracks “My Time Outside the Womb” from Titus Andronicus & “Trickle Down” From The Midgetmen below.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/02-my-time-outside-the-womb.mp3]
Download: Titus Andronicus – My Time Outside the Womb [MP3][audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/02-trickle-down.mp3]
Download: Midgetmen – Trickle Down [MP3]
Singer-songwriter Richard Swift has a free EP you can download from Emusic called Ground Trouble Jaw. If you’re one of thoe impatient types, we have the song “Would You?” from the EP below for you to stream and or download. You can read more about Richard and his innovative music on his website.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/richard_swift_ground_trouble_jaw_1_would_you_.mp3]
Download: Richard Swift – Would You [MP3]