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Show Pics: Ramesh Release Party (9/18)

RameshA big thank you to all who braved the elements on Thursday night to come hang with us. The show had a feeling of family as everyone was a familiar face. Ramesh shared a few stories of roommates and eating bugs. We spilled beer, cleaned it up, danced quite a bit and I was on hand to get photographic evidence of two great sets, She Sir opening and Ramesh celebrating this great new record. All hail, The King.

Won’t you join in a photographic journey as we pretended to ignore the flood outside…

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New Music from Trans Upper Egypt

transLocal Austin label Monofonus Press is always pretty reliable when it comes to releasing new tunes, and their latest signing is pretty spot on.  The band is a Roman act by the name of Trans Upper Egypt, and they’ve built quite a name for themselves working DIY style overseas.  You’ll hear a huge buzz coating the track, supported by some great drum work that often seems about to run right off the rails.  Guitars will screech and swirl from the sides, helping to wrap up the vocals in a nice little cocoon of cacophony.  Look for their self-titled album on November 4th.

Softened Tune from Deptford Goth

dgFeeling sort of schizophrenic today, musically speaking, so why not add this melancholy tune from Deptford Goth to your listening mix?  The song features a soft piano backbone with a faint hint of percussion to touch things up.  There’s some distant backing shouts/chants in the background, though  Daniel’s voice is really what sucks you into this track.  I’m a sucker for a great bit of traditional pop songwriting, and this is right up that alley.  Keep your ears peeled for the November 4th release of his album, Songs.

Hear a New Single from Cherry Glazerr

cherrySucide Squeeze already released one gem of an album from a female-fronted outfit by way of the Coathangers, but dangit if this tune from Cherry Glazerr isn’t as good or better…the single that is.  The band is extremely young (2 members under 18), which is striking considering how strong this single is; it feels as mature as anything I’ve heard this year, or before for that matter. Clementine Creevy has a rather sultry voice, though there’s brief moments when she unleashes her raw power with a bit of a growl to her delivery.  This single is delicious. Going to play it all weekend. It’ll be available on October 28th in the 7″ and digital formats!

Dream Pop from Lazyeyes

lazeIt’s always nice when a track comes your way that you get excited about, despite knowing little to nothing about the band.  It only took me a few seconds to sink my teeth into Lazyeyes, which is entirely due to the straight-ahead force the song employs from the opening moment.  That sound is in start contrast to the pop underbelly you’ll find while listening to this track; it’s nothing out of the ordinary, but you can’t keep a good song down.  Look for the band’s self-titled EP to fall into your hands later on in the calendar year.

More New Music from Rural Alberta Advantage

runnersI’ve admitted to my adoration for Rural Alberta Advantage, but I was slightly skeptical with their last single, but it seems like this new one has things right back on track.  There’s just something about the vocals that always stick with me; it’s as if they don’t quite fit the music, yet they clearly fit perfectly into the band’s well-crafted sound.  It sounds like country-stomping indie rock, and not the Americana sort, but somewhere more developed, somewhere less-traveled perhaps.  I look forward to the group’s new effort, Mended with Gold, which comes out on September 30th via Saddle Creek Records.

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Download: Runners In The Night [MP3]

 

Who On Earth Is Chris Smith?!?!?

chrisUnless you live in Australia, the odds are you probably haven’t heard of Chris Smith up until now.  Don’t feel alone, I was in exactly the same boat until 24 hours ago, when I found this tune, and now I’m absolutely hooked.  The music ambled along from the moment I pressed play, and I was drawn into the tune; I love the sound of the guitar work throughout the entirety of the track.  But, Smith’s vocals, straining from the background further pulled me under, convincing me this was something I couldn’t ignore…and now neither can you. This tune will be featured on his LP, Bad Orchestra, which has a slated release date of October 14th via Hermit Hut.

Busy Thursday Night in Austin

ramThere’s really only one show you NEED to go to.  That’s the Ramesh album release over at the Belmont, which kicks off at 7 PM.  I’ll be there, smiling, and hopefully selling LPs.  But, for those of you who aren’t into Ramesh, which I completely respect, there’s tons going on tomorrow night, so here’s some places you might want to find yourself.  Read More

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