I know I know. We post way too much about this band, but this may be the best thing we’ve posted yet! Sigur Ros recently performed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and The Current website has been kind enough to post the entire live performance on their site. The show took place on Icelandic independence day (June 17th). Live footage of the show looks eerily familiar to the 2007 documentary Hlemmur (arguably one of the best band docs ever made).
Everyone’s favorite Austin band …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have been fairly quiet since the release of their 2006 album So Divided which wasn’t exactly loved by critics, or fans for that matter. The band has resurfaced recently with an in depth interview over on the Drowned in Sound website. The interview sees the band discussing a new album set to be released in early 2009 on their own label Richter Scale. The band also recently provided a live set for the Daytrotter website with 4 songs that you can download or stream. (Check out “Will You Smile Again for Me?”) Finally, if you’re not familiar with the band, below is a song called “Another Morning Stoner” off the band’s 2002 album (and best release to date) Source Tags & Codes.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/02-another-morning-stoner.mp3]
The NPR website recently posted The Walkmen’s performance for the radio station on their website. You can stream each song from the site or download all of the previously unreleased songs individually. Head over to the NPR wesbite to have a listen and download the live set.
Download: The Dark Romantics – Lets Ride [MP3]
We’ve been planning for quite a while now, with numerous people working their tails off. After all the hard work and preparations, the first showcase by Austin Town Hall went down Friday night at Emo’s Lounge in Austin, TX. Read more
Don’t forget the first ATH showcase this evening at Emo’s Lounge. Things get started at 10pm with opening act The Bridge Farmers with The Drawing Board and Whitman to follow. Admission is only $5 if you’re of drinking age! Check out our original post for songs and websites for each band playing tonight.
Remember when we posted about an awesome new song by The Pack A.D.? Well, I just noticed that the band will be showcasing their talents at The Hole in the Wall here in Austin on Saturday night (8/2). I’ve never seen this band live, but I imagine this to be a killer show. Show time is set for 10pm with a cover of only $6. Click the link above to hear “Making Gestures” off the band’s new album Funeral Mixtape to give yourself a preview of what’s to come.
Polyvinyl label greats Of Montreal have a new song called “Id Engager” which you can listen to below. The song will appear on the “Id Engager” single due September 9th available for pre-order on the Polyvinyl website. It will also appear on the band’s upcoming LP Skeletal Lamping, due out in October.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/of-montreal-id-engager.mp3]
Download: Of Montreal – Id Engager [MP3]
If you’re like me and can’t really justify spending all that money to fly out to Chicago this weekend, you can catch most of Lollapalooza live on the Lollapalooza website. A lot of the mid-range acts from the festival will also be seen at our little ACL festival later in September. Maybe that will make your schedule planning a bit easier? I suggest tuning in first thing tomorrow at 12:15 for the Holy F*ck set. C3 also somehow landed Radiohead AND Rage Against the Machine as headliners but couldn’t get either for ACL. I suggest checking those two out. See the schedule for the event on the festival website. You can also download an mp3 from each artist playing this weekend on a Lollapalooza mix created on Stereogum.
No, the title of this post is not a typo. Chris Cornell is actually teaming up with Timbaland for his new solo album Scream due out sometime this September. Even better, you can hear 5 new songs off the album over on the planet radio website. I have always been a fan of Soundgarden and most of Audioslave’s material but I’m not sure I’ll be on board for this venture. It’s…. interesting to say the least. Let’s get some good comments on this one.