Forty years after Neil Young’s legendary performance at the Canterbery House in Ann Arbor, Reprise Records is finally giving us fans the chance to buy this much anticipated live recording. If you just can’t wait until the Dec. 2nd physical release date, NPR is streaming the entire thing right now. Check it out now and relive the glory days of 1968!
Punk rockers F*cked Up sat down for another stellar Daytrotter session yesterday. The band plays 4 songs in the studio and offer a unique new take on each one. Check out the live stuff and let us know what you think. Here’s the song Crooked Head from the session.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/fckdup_daytrottersession_3.mp3]
Download: F*cked Up – Crooked Head(live) [MP3]
Bruce Springsteen’s newest album “Working on a Dream” is set to hit stores January 27, building on the “Back to the Old Bruce” success made famous by “Magic”. If you’re a big fan of The Boss like us, Columbia Records is offering a one-day only download of the new single from the iTunes Music Store and BruceSpringsteen.net. After that, you pay your standard buck.
Maybe we should just start running a feature on this site about formerly great 90s front men who have fallen on strange times. This week, Billy Corgan makes the headlines with some odd accusations aimed towards Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder. Apparently Billy thinks Eddie is to blame for the Cubs recent playoff choke. Referring to the song Vedder wrote for the Cubs, “All the Way”, Corgan said: “If the Cubs did have a chance this last year that just passed,” Corgan told a Chicago crowd. “F—ing Eddie Vedder killed that s— dead. Last I checked, Eddie ain’t living here, OK? Eddie ain’t living here to write a song about my f—ing team.” Um, ok? This comes after Chris Cornell teamed up with Timbaland, Anthony Kiedis makes a TV show, and Scott Weiland records an album full of rubbish. Oh how the mighty have fallen… What happened to you formerly glorious 90s front men? Read the full story on Spinner.
Gentlemen Auction House are here to tell the world that it’s never to early to bust out the Christmas music. The St. Louis band are celebrating the holiday season with a 6 song Christmas EP called Christmas in Love. You can listen to all the tracks on lala or hear “Home for the Holidays” below.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/homefortheholidays.mp3]
Download: Gentlemen Auction House – Home for the Holidays [MP3]
Frightened Rabbit have a new song that we found on the old interweb yesterday. The song is called “Last Tango in Brooklyn” and appears on a new fake book compilation called The Lifted Brow. You might be surprised by the different sound from the band, but the tune is still quite tasty.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/frightened-rabbit-last-tango-in-brooklyn.mp3]
Download: Frightened Rabbit – Last Tango in Brooklyn [MP3]
Paul McCartney’s latest project, The Firemen, have a new album out called Electric Arguments and you can stream the whole thing now on the NPR website. The Firemen is an electronic duo started in 1993 by McCartney and Killing Joke founding member, Youth (Martin Glover). This new album is the first time the duo has utilized vocals and apparently has a more “traditional” sound. Is the new project worth our time?
How dare you say we never talk about hip-hop on this site! Today the topic is Brooklyn based hip-hop artist Iller Than Theirs. The mad decent hip-hop/rap duo just released a free EP entitled Wash, Rinse, EP… which can be download for free on the Radio Belly website. While there, you can download a few other projects the boys put out seperate from the Iller Than Theirs name. So hip-hop fans, what’s the word?
Austin’s own, Shearwater, recently made an appearance on the NPR Tiny Desk Concert series. The intimate in house set features 4 songs played with nothing but acoustic instruments and some really random/awesome home made instruments by the band’s drummer Thor Harris. Watch the whole thing now. In other Sheartwater news, the band has a new digital EP entitled Snow Leopard EP that you can download from the Matador Records website. Here‘s title track from the album “Snow Leopard”.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/shearwater_the_snow_leopard.mp3]
Download: ShearWater – The Snow Leopard [MP3]
In an attempt to stay true to our favorite 90s front men, today we’re bringing you some news about Scott Weiland’s solo album due out Nov. 25th. If you just can’t wait for that release date, you can stream the new album Happy from Weiland’s myspace page. So faithful readers, is this new venture worth a listen? The former Stone Temple Pilots front man will also be playing a date at La Zona Rosa in Austin on January 16th, but we’ll remind you about that closer to the date.