Times New Viking are giving you even more music before the end of the year in the form of a new EP entitled Stay Awake due out Oct. 21st. Happy happy joy joy to all you limited edition vinyl hunters, the thing will only be available as a 7″ vinyl EP on Matador records. If you don’t own a record player, get one!, or check new song “Call and Respond” from the EP down below. If you’ve never heard of Times New Viking before, give the sound time, it’ll get inside your head.
Download: Times New Viking – Call and Respond [MP3]
Part three of our build up to Xemumba Festival features local Austin band Los Bad Apples. Los Bad Apples plays a high-energy fusion of Hip Hop with Reggaeton, Cumbia, Flamenco, Samba & Salsa. Band members include the sweet songstress, Anita Benner, critically acclaimed MC Zeale who was a finalist in the World Rap Championships of 2007, as well as former members of Kumbia Kings, Menudo & Grupo Fantasma. Los Bad Apples will take stage on the Friday evening of Xemumba. Don’t forget to read our original post on Xemumba or check out a few Los Bad Apples songs from the band’s myspace page.
Austin Town Hall recently sat down with Matt Pace of Oxford Collapse before their Wednesday night show at Mohawk. Matt tells us about the band’s unique name, the state of music in NYC and what the band eats on the road. Full interview and pictures from the show after the jump
The Donkeys, a band we told you about earlier this summer, are blowing through Austin on Wednesday night at the Mohawk. So, if you aren’t enjoying the GZA show over at Emo’s, buy some tickets to a stellar indie rock show at Mohawk. Doors are set to open at 10pm with opening act Visitors kicking things off followed by Golden Bear.
Spinto Band. Try saying that three times fast, I dare you. The gents in Spento Band have a new song entitled “Summer Groff” for you to enjoy below. The song will appear on a new album Moonwink due out October 7th.
Download: The Spinto Band – Summer Grof [MP3]
If you’re not gettin’ those dancing shoes on over at Beauty Bar for Car Stereo (Wars) on Saturday night (8/30), head over to the Stubbs indoor stage and catch another great local act, The Black and White Years. Doors for the show open at 9pm followed by an opening set by Loxsly, also of Austin. You can purchase tickets right this very second for only $6.
Download: The Black and White Years – Power to Change [MP3]
The triumphant return of Car Stereo (Wars) to Austin! After being gone for quite some time, our favorite DJ/master of the mash up returns to Austin on Saturday night (8/30) at the Beauty Bar. Things are set to go off around 10pm. This finally gives me an excuse to post the greatest mash up ever created, “Ghostface Observatory”.
Download: Car Stereo Wars – Ghostface Observatory [MP3]
Radiohead has announced that they will be webcasting the last show of their American tour in Santa Barbara. I’m sure most of you have seen Radiohead live (and if you haven’t here’s your chance), so this is a must see. Visit the official Radiohead site for more details.
A few weeks ago, we gave you a taste of the newest Of Montreal joint Skeletal Lamping with the song “Id Engager”. Here’s another sample to wrap your greedy little paws around entitled “Nonpareil of Favor”. The Album isnt due out till October, so we hope this tides you over till then.
Download: Of Montreal – Nonpareil of Favor [MP3]
Punk rockers, Alkaline Trio, recently did a live performance for The Interface on AOL featuring backing guitar/vocals from Tegan Quin of Tegan & Sara. You can download the 4 song set via mp3 or watch the live videos as well. I think Tegan should be a permanent addition to the band.