ATH Joins Forces With Future Sounds

By your powers combined… We here at ATH are proud to announce that we’re joining forces with L.A. based music company Future Sounds.  Those not familiar with the company should know that these guys do it all.  They manage bands, put out music on their own label, run a music blog, and put on huge events around the country.  Speaking of huge events, part of what we’ll be doing with these guys is helping them put on shows in Austin.  Each month, we’ll be working with FS, as well as locals Covert Curiosity, Austinist, AV Club, and Waterloo Records to put on amazing and free shows at Beerland.  Every show will feature the best and brightest of local talent in our little town.  Stay tuned for what we’ve got planned for August!

Fun Fun Fun Fest Leak

You know one of Austin’s best festivals is actually Fun Fun Fun Fest right?  Well, they’re slowly starting to leak out news about who will be taking the stage, and you get to hear it right from Bill Murray on this video.  Looks like we’ll be hosting Best Coast, Slick Rick and Suicidal Tendencies, so that’s a pretty solid start, especially considering how everyone is soon to fall in love with Best Coast.  We’ll keep you posted on more updates.

Stream Wavves New Album: King of the Beach

This is a just a short note, as people everywhere should be on this already, but if you dig Wavves, you can stream the new album right HERE. Personally, I’m really excited for this record, as he enlisted the old back-up band for Jay Reatard, and since I can’t have Jay anymore (RIP), then perhaps Wavves will be the next big thing. Go stream it. Tell me if you like it.

World Cup Mixtapes from Nike and Fader

We’re usually not ones to post info on mixtapes, as that doesn’t seem to quite be our realm of expertise.  But, we have to admit that we’re really excited by the work of Nike and The Fader.  They’re rolling out a collection of mixtapes throughout the week in order to get you all hyped up for the World Cup. We here at ATH are coming down with a major case of World Cup fever, so it’s great to see the world of music collide with our favorite sport.  These tapes are perfect ways to spend your afternoon, so go get yourself a hold of these perfect collections HERE.

Free EP from Efterklang (sort of)

In 2009, Efterklang was one of our band’s to keep an eye on in 2010, and they lived up to our expectations with their new album Magic Chairs.  Now we’ve got news that the Danes are releasing a free EP with their mutant band, SlaraffenKlang, made with friends Slaraffenland.  Some of the tunes on the five song EP are mash-ups, while some are just joyous jams for you to enjoy with your friends.  So instead of listening to those new Arcade Fire tracks (as they’re mediocre at best), take a listen to this killer ensemble group.  Get your copy of the free EP HERE.  You can also just enjoy this killer track from the Magic Chairs.

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Download: Efterklang – Modern Drift [MP3]

Chaos n’ Tejas Preview: Nobunny

Sweat, tie-dyed underwear, one heel and a bunny mask–oh yea, and the best garage rock being put out today!  Ladies and gentlemen Nobunny is going to rock your socks all the way off and then impregnate your girlfriend.  I just caught him in Oklahoma City last night and left in a Pabst induced stupor wishing that more bands would leave it all out on the stage like these guys did.  You can catch Nobunny headlining at Beerland Thursday night for $6.  Masks on kids.

Corey.Ayers runs Hulktrhash, and is a sometimes writer for ATH.

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Download: Nobunny – I Am A Girlfriend [MP3]

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