Islands will be playing a couple of dates around Austin on Monday. Waterloo records will be hosting the first performance with a free in-store show with free keg beer as always. Get there early so you can post up near the front. Later in the evening, Islands will be moving on over to Emos to showcase a full set with all the trimmings. You can buy tickets for the late night show at Emos website. The band is becoming more and more well known for their live shows, so check out a great set from Islands at Emos at 10 p.m. or Waterloo at 5 p.m. Preview the shows with a song off the bands new album Arm’s Way entitled “Creeper”:
Download: Islands – Creeper [MP3]
Grand Archives will be coming to Stubbs this Saturday in support of their recently released album Grand Archives. The band will be joined by label mate Sera Cahoone who will be showcasing songs off her recent Sub Pop release Only as the Day is Long. You can find tickets to the show on Stubbs website for only $10 or you can get one at the show for $12. ATH will be on hand for what should be a stellar show, with a full review and pictures of the show coming early next week. Songs from Grand Archives & Sera Cahoone can be found below:
Girl Talk’s new Album Feed the Animals is available today on The Illegal Arts website. Girl Talk decided to follow the Radiohead formula and let fans pay what they want for the new album. I say start your weekend early with the DJ stylings of Girl Talk.
Asthmatic Kitty darlings Cryptacize will be bringing their live act to The Mohawk on Saturday. Tickets are on sale right now for the low low price of $6 on the Mohawk’s website. The band will be playing with the great Devon Williams who is always worth checking out. You can read more about Cryptacize on their website or have a listen to “No Coins” off the new album Dig That Treasure:
If you’re making the trek out to Chicago on July 18th for the annual Pitchfork Music Fesitval, head on over to the Emusic website to download 25 free songs from artists performing at the festival. Even if you’re not planning on going out to Chicago, go get yourself some free music from some of our favorite lesser known acts.
Up and comers Sam Champion have a new song for your listening pleasure entitled “Be Mine Everyone” off their album Heavenly Bender which is set to come out September 2nd. Rolling Stone recently featured the band as a breaking artist on their website so you should be hearing a lot about these guys soon.
Download: Sam Champion – Be Mine Everyone [MP3]
Local boys and ATH favorite Li’l Cap’n Travis will be showcasing their talents at Club Deville on Friday in Austin. The band usually puts on stellar live shows with some Beach Boys covers thrown in for good measure. Head on over to Club Deville’s website to get more information on the show. Have a listen to “Sugar Buzz” off the band’s newest album Twilight on Sometimes Island:
Conor Oberst is streaming 2 new songs off his upcoming album Conor Oberst which he recorded with the Mystic Valley String Band. Head on over to Conor’s website to catch a first glimpse of his new material.
Are you looking for that dance hit of the summer? If you are, I think Mystery Jets can provide it for you. The band released a single called “Two Doors Down” earlier this year off their new album Twenty One which has already hit stores in the UK. We have no idea when this album will be coming to us in the US so enjoy what you can from the Mystery Jets. You should also check out the video for the song on youtube in all its Duran Duran/A-Ha awesomeness.
Austin Town Hall recently made nice with our friends Radio Free OKC, a podcast/mix tape based out of Oklahoma. Radio Free will be taking a recommended song from Austin Town Hall each week and doing a special segment about our site. This is arguably one of our favorite podcasts around so we are pumped about this new partnership. Go to Radio Free OKC’s website to get this weeks episode featuring the song “Highways of Gold” by Jaguar Love straight from Austin Town Hall. You can also find and download all of Radio OKC’s podcasts for free from the itunes store.