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]

Chaos n’ Tejas Preview: Ty Segall

As the Chaos in Tejas festival comes into Austin this Wednesday, its high time we take a closer look at our heavier, faster brethren. Our first suggestion for your ears is the garage rock wunderkind Ty Segall.  He’s having a busy year already, producing the 7″ for Brilliant Colors, then he’s got his own album Melted which hits stores next week.  Such a busy schedule might lead one to think of the recently vacated spot left by Jay Reatard (RIP) wherein he dominated (like it or not) the garage rock scene across the web.  Ty’s next in line, and in fact, has already sort of taken over.  You can check Ty out this Thursday, May 27th at Red 7.  Here’s a tune from his new album as well, in case you need more convincing.

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Download: Ty Segall – Caesar

Lambchop on Daytrotter

Hopefully you all know the great site Daytrotter by now, and we’re sure you’re well aware of their great little studio sessions with our favorite artists.  They recently ran a session with underappreciated Merge Records artist, Lambchop.  The group is fronted by Kurt Wagner, and those of you loving the Americana genre will surely find that his songs are precisely what you need in your collection.  Luckily, the session features two unreleased songs that you can download to your collection. Get there NOW.

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Download: Lambchop – Buttons [MP3]

Hulkthrash!

We’ve come to expect great things from our friends, and we’re pleased to bring you news that our sometimes-writer, and close friend, Corey has started up another killer blog titled Hulkthrash.  The premise is that Corey will be compiling amazing mixtapes every week for you to download.  He’s got great tastes ranging all over the place, from R&B, Soul and Reggae to Punk, Garage Rock and Lo-fi.  So, if you’re looking for an hour of great tunes to get into during your work day, or while you’re cleaning around the house, hit up our friend Corey over at Hulkthrash. You can also download his podcasts over at that iTunes place.

Voxtrot Call It Quits

Sad news today in the Internet land as word has broken that much-loved Austin band Voxtrot have decided to call it quits.  You can read about it HERE from the man behind it all, Ramesh. There doesn’t seem to be a huge response yet from the Austin scene, but rest assured that this is a band that will be sorely missed.  Personally, the last time I saw them was a few years back at a show over at Emos.  I remember being really impressed by opening band Beirut, but it was all forgotten as Voxtrot took to the stage.  Their live shows were always a blast, while the whole band sang along and smiled.  Feel free to leave a comment with your favorite memory of the band.  Farewell friends, you leave a hole in our scene.

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Download: Voxtrot – Kid Gloves [MP3]

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