Anthony Gonzalez of M83 made some time recently to create a sweet little youtbe mixtape for the Drowned in Sound website. The mixtap features songs from Guns N Roses, Iron Maiden, The Knife and a few others. Listen to the whole thing now and tell us what you think.
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have some new songs online from their EP released today Festival Thyme. You can hear the song “Inland Sea” over on Stereogum and “The Bells of Creation (Machete Mix)” on the band’s myspace page. You can also purchase and download a digital copy of the EP on the Justice Records website today. If your’re more hands on oriented, the EP is available in limited edition 10″ picture disc vinyl from any fine record store like Waterloo Records. Is this a return to form for the Austin boys?
Creators of one of our favorite albums of the year, Department of Eagles, recently performed for the Daytrotter website. The set features 3 songs from In Ear Park along with 2 previously unreleased songs “1997” & “What is your Deal”. Listen to the live tunes now and find out why we are so high on this band.
Yes we know that summer has been dead and gone for a while now, but summer mixes can be enjoyed all year long! The Yewknee Blog has compiled a massize website with every summer mix tape they could find on the internet. Trying to count all the free mixes and free mp3s on the Summer Mix Series website would just give you a headache so don’t even try. Head over to the site and download all the free music of summer you can fit on your hard drive.
The premiere event for grassroots American innovation, Maker Faire, will be going down for the second year this weekend in Austin. Maker Faire takes place this Saturday and Sunday with tickets running $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children. The weekend’s events include crazy things like rockets, robotics, a life-sized mouse trap, Mentos fountains, fire acts, catapults, arts and crafts, a ton of bands, and loads more madness sure to delight. El Tule, Foot Patrol, The Dialtones, and The Hero Cycle are just a few of the numerous bands playing over the weekend. Full Schedule of events can be read on the Maiker Faire website.
Don’t forget about our Ting Tings ticket contest! Entry closes on Thursday.
If you missed Ra Ra Riot‘s recent appearances in Austin, you can listen to their entire concert in DC over on the NPR website. Thank you NPR for continuing to give us cool stuff to post about.
The Mountain Goats have a free EP entitled Satanic Messiah that you can download for free in 4 different formats. This EP comes after the band’s February 2008 release of Heretic Pride. Mountain Goats will also be playing Antone’s on Novembver 1st, but we’ll remind you about that closer to the actual date.
If you’ve never been blessed enough to see Of Montreal live, you finally have the chance thanks to NPR. The folks at NPR will be streaming an entire Of Montreal show taking place in Washington D.C. this evening. Show stream time is set for 10 pm E.T. (that’s 9pm Texas time). The Georgia band usually puts on quite the live set, so be sure to tune in. Read more about the stream over on the NPR website.
This could be the best week at Spinner’s CD listening party I’ve ever seen. The week in music is pretty crazy as far as releases go and Spinner is streaming a whole mess of them. New albums available include the new Glasvegas, Of Montreal, Deerhoof and too many others to list here. Listen to ’em all now!