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!
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.
Next week has a few awesome releases headed your way. Two of those notable releases have started streaming, so if you’re bored, take a listen:
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.
Prior to it’s June 29th release date, you can stream Wolf Parade’s upcoming LP Expo 86 on the band’s myspace page. Gotta say I wasn’t a big supporter of the album after a few listens, but it’s really starting to grow on me. Check it out now and let us know what ya think.
I’m sure you’ve heard by now, but if you haven’t, legendary indie band Pavement are coming into town September 28th @ Stubbs. Wanted to give a heads up to you music fans that tickets for the show will be going on sale this Friday (6/18) @ 10am. I’d say start refreshing the Stubbs Ticket website starting around 9:50 or so.
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.
Ariel Pink and his Haunted Graffiti group are streaming their brand new album Before Today over on the Pop & Hiss L.A. Times blog. The album as a whole is a little different from what we are used to from the band, but I think you’ll be liking it. Check it out now and leave us your thoughts.
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.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/01-Modern-Drift.mp3]
Download: Efterklang – Modern Drift [MP3]
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.
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Download: Nobunny – I Am A Girlfriend [MP3]