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.
Mogwai has a new single for you called “The Sun Smells Too Loud” off their upcoming Matador release The Hawk is Howling due out September 23rd. Have yourself a listen below. The band will be making their way to Austin on September 12th at Stubbs. Get some tickets before it sells out.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/sun_smells_too_loud.mp3]
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The boys that brought you Done Waiting now have their own record label called Sunken Treasure Records with a brand new digital download store. So what, you ask? Well, they have the latest release from Miranda Sound as a pay what you want download. Head to their digital store and get your Radiohead like downloading on. They also have Miranda Sound’s last album Western Reserve as a completely free download on their main site. Of course we have for you a song on their newest album that you can check out if you just really can’t decide on parting with that precious $1 you’ve been saving.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/mirandasound_leaveeveryonebehind.mp3]
Ring in your fourth at Antone’s on Friday with arguably the best blues musician to come out of Austin in a long time Gary Clark Jr. The show will be getting started at 10pm and only costs you $12. Go to Antone’s website and buy yourself some tickets for this sure to be stellar performance. You can also read more about Gary Clark Jr. & hear more of his songs on his website.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/gary_clark_jr-i_like_the_way_you_love_me.mp3]
The Silent Years just posted their entire debut self-titled album for you to download for free via mediafire. You can preview a song “No Secrets” below if you’re not a fan of download times. This could be a nice surprising debut that not many people are talking about. Read more about The Silent Years on myspace.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/01-no-secrets.mp3]
Birdmonster has some new music available for the first time in a long time. The new song is called “Born to be your Man” off their soon to be released album From The Mountain To The Sea due out 8/5 digitally and 9/2 in stores on the Fader label. It’s quite the catchy little diddy don’t ya think?[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/birdmonster-born-to-be-your-man.mp3]
The Original Alamo Draft House downtown never ceases to amaze me. Tonight the greatest movie theater in town will be showing the movie Penitentiary III with writer/director Jamaa Fanaka on hand before and after the movie. Never heard of the film? Read this description from IMDB: “A man is framed for murder and sent to prison. He is beaten and tortured, then forced to fight the prison’s worst killer, a martial-arts fighting midget called Thud.” If that doesn’t sound like a cinematic masterpiece worthy of an Oscar, I don’t know what planet you’re from! The film came out in 1987 so I guess the Academy missed out on voting for this one. Head to Alamo’s website to get tickets for the show starting at 9:45pm.
Jeremy Jay will be showcasing his talents at Emos on Thursday night. Doors will be opening up at 9pm with opening act Nic Armstrong kicking things off around 10pm. Get your tickets for only $8 over at Ticketweb. Read our review of Jeremy’s latest album A Place Where we Could Go including a song for you to preview the show. You can read more about Jeremy Jay & listen to more songs on his website.
Takka Takka have another new song for your listening pleasure off their latest offering Migration due out July 29th. The new song is called “Everybody Say” which can be found below. The new album features some guest drumming by Bryan Devendorf of The National.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/everybody-say.mp3]