The city of Wasilla, Alaska is best known for one of two things: The first, and the one we keep hearing about in the news, is how the city was once home to vice presidential candidate Sarah Pallin. The second, and much less widely known fact, is that Wasilla was also once called home by members of psych-rock band Portugal. The Man. Regardless of where they came from, the one time Alaskan outfit (now in Portland) known as Portugal. The Man rocked the house at Emo’s on Saturday night. Follow the jump to read more about the show.
Anthony Gonzalez of M83 made some time recently to create a sweet little youtbe mixtape for the Drowned in Sound website. The mixtap features songs from Guns N Roses, Iron Maiden, The Knife and a few others. Listen to the whole thing now and tell us what you think.
The Weather Machines out of Portland, OR have some new music for you to check out. The song we have is called “Parts of Speech” and appears on the band’s upcoming EP Bones & Brains due out on November 25th.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/01-parts-of-speech.mp3]
Download: The Weather Machines – Parts of Speech [MP3]
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have some new songs online from their EP released today Festival Thyme. You can hear the song “Inland Sea” over on Stereogum and “The Bells of Creation (Machete Mix)” on the band’s myspace page. You can also purchase and download a digital copy of the EP on the Justice Records website today. If your’re more hands on oriented, the EP is available in limited edition 10″ picture disc vinyl from any fine record store like Waterloo Records. Is this a return to form for the Austin boys?
A White Denim show has just been added to the bill at Club Deville this Wednesday (10/22). The Austin boys will be headlining with Dayton garage rock outfit Heartless Bastards opening things up. Tickets for the show are only $9 and I suggest you buy them now before this thing sells out. The show is in support of the band’s debut US LP Exposion which you can buy/download today before the November 3rd vinyl release date. You can also head elswhere on our swanky site to preview the outstanding track “Sitting” from the new album.
Creators of one of our favorite albums of the year, Department of Eagles, recently performed for the Daytrotter website. The set features 3 songs from In Ear Park along with 2 previously unreleased songs “1997” & “What is your Deal”. Listen to the live tunes now and find out why we are so high on this band.
Minnesota Public Radio continues to give us great in studio sets with a recent performance by Minus the Bear. Listen to the entire show and download the MP3s now. While were on the subject, here’s the band’s most recent single “Guns & Ammo” off their recent EP Acoustics. Have a listen and enjoy.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/guns-and-ammo.mp3]
Download: Minus the Bear – Guns and Ammo [MP3]
Yes we know that summer has been dead and gone for a while now, but summer mixes can be enjoyed all year long! The Yewknee Blog has compiled a massize website with every summer mix tape they could find on the internet. Trying to count all the free mixes and free mp3s on the Summer Mix Series website would just give you a headache so don’t even try. Head over to the site and download all the free music of summer you can fit on your hard drive.
It’s Friday afternoon, you’re painfully waiting for 5 o’clock and Austin Town Hall wants to throw a new band your way. Maybe your brain isn’t working anymore from the stressful week almost behind you, but why not take some new music to your pre-pre-halloween party this weekend? Today we bring you, Other Lives, who hail from Stillwater, OK. The band, formerly know as Kunek, will be dropping their debut self-titled EP on the 21st of October. Here’s the single from that EP “Paper Cities”.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/paper-cities.mp3]
Download: Other Lives – Paper Cities [MP3]
Girl Talk, the master of all things mash-up/dj releated, will be bringing the noise at Emo’s on Monday night. Unfortunately, tickets for the show have been sold out for a while now, so try searching craigslist, buying one from a “street vendor”, or entering the Austin Sound Check contest. Music should get started around 10pm with opening acts Hearts of Darknesses and Grand Buffet. Don’t forget you can still pay what you want for Girl Talk’s latest effort Feed the Animals.