One of our favorite Austin bands Spoon recently sat down with Daytrotter and played a few songs in their studio. One of the songs was a cover of Paul Simon’s “Peace like a River” which has been a live favorite of fans for quite some time now. Catch the Simon cover and three other great Spoon songs live on the Daytrotter web page.
Nashville gents The Features are streaming 3 new songs from their upcoming release Some Kind of Salvation on their myspace page. The album still doesn’t have an official release date so who knows when you will be able to put these songs on the ‘ol ipod. We’ll keep you updated.
Details about Beck’s new album Modern Guilt have been flooding the news trails on the interweb today. The album is set to be released on June 7th in the UK and June 8th stateside. The album is produced by the great Danger Mouse who seems to be turning everything he touches to gold. The recently released Black Keys album Attack & Release produced by Danger Mouse will surely be in my top ten of the year so I’m sure Beck’s newest will be killer. Beck’s also playing that little thing called ACL Festival later this summer and If you’re still waiting to get tickets to that, stop what you’re doing and buy one now. You can also stream a new song off Beck’s new album on his ilike page entitled “Chemtrail”.
Former Get Up Kids keyboardist and Coalesce James Dewees is set to release his 5th album as Reggie and the Full Effect. Sure, James doesn’t take himself seriously, which is how he comes to mesh the hardcore with that pop goodness–but who said we always had to be so serious? At the very least, you can tell your little brother or sister to listen to this instead of that boring radio! Take a listen to his newest song at this beautiful web site.
We recently created an Austin Town Hall group on Facebook. You can help us spread the word by joining the new group on facebook and asking others to join. Feel free to start discussions, post pictures or whatever else floats your boat.
The Alamo Draft house on South Lamar in Austin has been featuring $2 dollar music Mondays for quite some time now. Tonight the draft house will be showing one of the best rock concert films in history Stop Making Sense about 80s pop giants Talking Heads. For only $2, I suggest you make a point to stop by draft house tonight to check out the musical stylings of David Byrne and company. Even if you don’t enjoy the band, the price has got to sound nice if you have nothing better to do on a Monday night. Buy tickets at the Drafthouse’s website.
Sigur Ros just started streaming their entire new album online. Listen to the album now on the band’s recently uploaded widget and tell us what you think. You can also pre-order the new album in varying levels of deluxness on the Sigur Ros website.
So Trent Reznor just can’t seem to give us enough free stuff. After offering up a whole new album The Slip for free, Trent & company are now offering up a free Tour EP entitled Lights in the Sky. The EP features tracks from A Place to Bury Strangers, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Crystal Castles, Deerhunter, and of course NIN. Download the Lights in the Sky EP.
Want to hear Colplay’s new album Viva La Vida legally? Iheartmusic.com is offering up the album in its entirety.