Fun Fun Fun Fest is fast approaching and we wanted to go ahead and give you some details about a pre-party we have planned with some other fine local folks. Our Combo Meal event will be going down on Nov. 6th at Scoot Inn and features 2 stagse of incredible bands and DJs. The outside DJ stage features headliners Hood Internet, local legend Neiliyo, and Prepmode. The inside stage features Stillwater boys Colourmusic along with Zlam Dunk, StABBA (metal aBBa cover band) and up and coming locals Ideal Soul Mart. If that wasn’t enough, the great Annie Ray will be on hand to take some fancy photos and Under Pressure will be on site making custom screen t-shirts. Price for the show is $5 if you RSVP ahead of time at do512 and $8 if you don’t.
Along with ourselves, this tasty event is sponsored by Cherry Peel, Knuckle Rumbler, Champion Scion, My Old Kentucky Blog, do512, Ultra8201, and Sailor Legs. This will be the only place you’ll want to be to celebrate your night before Fun Fest. We’ll drop some reminders your way as the event date gets closer.
Download: Colourmusic – Put in a Little Gas [MP3]
Download: The Hood Internet – Single Foxes (Put A Wood On It) [MP3]
One time Austin artist to watch band Great Nostalgic are back with some new material after the release of their stellar debut album earlier this year. This new track is called “Spirit World” and will appear on an upcoming 7″ due out later this year on Nov. 21st. These guys continue to amaze us with the quality of their song writing and recording quality. Oh and check out that new press photo!
Download: Great Nostalgic – Spirit World [MP3]
Make no mistake about me, I was a dedicated pop-punk fan throughout my days, and still hold dear to many of those mainstays. Sure, I’m more likely to get into Descendents as opposed to all the new stuff, but even some of the new stuff gets me. Motion City Soundtrack is one of those bands, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they do on their new album My Dinosaur Life. This track is just the beginning.
Download: Motion City Soundtrack – Disappear [MP3]
Scottish indie-rockers Frightened Rabbit have a single called “Swim Until You Can’t See Land” that’s been floating around the internet over the last few days. This tune is being offered as a sneak preview of the band’s upcoming album to be released in March of 2010. The band’s label, Fat Cat Records, is also streaming new track “Fun Stuff”. We like ’em both.
Download: Frightened Rabbit – Swim Until You Can’t See Land [MP3]
Brazos has long been one of our favorite Austin bands, so we were excited to have some new music from the guys drop into our inbox today. This new track is called “Day Glo” and will appear on the locals upcoming album Phosphorescent Blues which hits stores Nov 24th on Autobus Records. We’ve been giving this one some heavy rotation on our itunes today.
Download: Brazos – Day Glo [MP3]
Usually on the weekends I browse the net for new tunes to bring your way, and I found this little gem from Phantogram to share with you. It was the killer bass groove that initially got me hooked here, but after awhile, the fuzzy female vocals just kept getting stuck in my head. You’re sure to dig on this track, and we’ll keep you posted on more news from the group.
Download: Phantogram – When I’m Small [MP3]
Incredible singer songwriter Lissie Maurus, known simply as Lissie, has a new song floating around the inerwebs today that we’ve taken a liking to. It’s called “Little Lovin” and will appear on Lissie’s upcoming EP Why You Runnin’ which is due out Nov 10th on Fat Possom. This woman can really sing. Damn.
Download: Lissie – Little Lovin’ [MP3]
So how does a band take a break for close to 30 years and then make a comeback with a tour and brand new album? Who knows. I guess people really did like the 60s that much. If you’re one of those 60s lovers, head down to La Zona Rosa on Sunday night for a set by Brazilian psych-rockers Os Mutantes. Opening support will provided by Deleon.
Download: Os Mutantes – A Minha Menina [MP3]
Not sure how I missed this last month, but one of my favorite acts, American Princes, have tossed up some new songs on their site, which leads us to anticipate a new album coming out sometime in the near future. If it’s anything like Other People, I think we’ll all be quite pleased with the output. Here’s one of those new tunes to get you excited, but be sure to check out the other one on their site as well.
Download: American Princes – Rock And Roll [MP3]
Veteran Canadian pop hit makers Sloan are back with some more music to make your ears happy. This tasty little jam is called “Take it Upon Yourself” which will appear on an upcoming EP with an as of yet named release date. Let’s hope this tune puts a little pep in your step.
Download: Sloan – Take It Upon Yourself [MP3]