We here at ATH are long time fans of Will Johnson and his work in and out of Denton band Centro-matic. We say this because Will is making another stop in Austin at Space 12 on Saturday night and we think you should check it out. If you aren’t familiar with Space 12, it’s a non profit community center on the east side focusing on bringing the arts to the east side. Opening support will be provided by Liz Durrett.
Download: Will Johnson – Closing Down My House [MP3]
This new tune by Philly songwriter Kurt Vile has been all over the internet the other day and we just can’t resist posting it on the ol ATH. It’s a dirty little guitar heavy tune that’s simple yet somehow memorable at the same time. You can hear this track “Hunchback” and more on upcoming album Childish Progidy out October 6th on Matador Records.
Download: Kurt Vile – Hunchback [MP3]
We give a lot of mentions to Throw me the Statue on this here website and we always try to post when the band is stopping in our town. So Friday night is the band’s next Austin show and it’s really cheap! Opening acts are The Brunettes and recent Dead Oceans signee Nurses.
UPDATE: Our reviewers are all tied up tomorrow night so this means you have a chance to win a spot on the guest list for you and that special someone! All you have to do is leave a comment or tweet us with a mention of the show and we’ll pick a winner. Winners receive one guest list spot with a +1 and will be picked at 3pm tomorrow. Make sure you leave a valid email so we can get in touch with you after the contest. Do it!
Download: Throw Me the Statue – Ship [MP3]
I think most of our readers know that ATH digs all things Los Campesinos! If you don’t, well you don’t stop around too often. So that band from Wales has a new tune for you fans to check out called “The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future” and we’ve got it for you below. It doesn’t yet appear on any album, but I would assume that it may be on an upcoming release in the future. It’s more of a slow burner as opposed to the fast pop beats we are used to.
Download: Los Campesinos! – The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future [MP3]
We are pleased to announce to all of you music fans and general do-gooders out there that ATH has jumped on the bandwagon and are sponsoring our very own Prints for Non Profits event on September 19th. If you have yet to attend one of these events, they take place at Tripps Custom Shirts (map) with $5 from every custom shirt purchase going to AIDS Services of Austin. Not familiar with AIDS? The Austin based company works to respond to the HIV needs of the Austin area by providing services that enhance the health and well-being of individuals and the community in the face of an evolving epidemic. We can entice you for the show even more with an offer of free Lone Star Beer and of course Sweet Leaf for you non drinking types. Your lineup for the evening includes some band we never talk about Whitman, along with Built by Snow and Markus with a K. Get there early and enjoy your Saturday evening because we know none of you can actually afford the UT game.
Download: Whitman – Light It Up [MP3]
I don’t know a whole lot about Austin band The Rocketboys, but I do know that I just got this new song in my inbox and I dig it. This track “We Are a Lighthouse” is the first single from the band’s upcoming album 20,000 Ghosts which is due out September 29th. You can also catch these guys live at Stubbs on Sept. 24th for their CD release show.
Download: The Rocketboys – We Are a Lighthouse [MP3]
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Mohawk is the place to be on Thursday night for some great local music. The lineup features headliners The Lemurs along with openers Brass Bed and The White White Lights. Should be a fun night for you music fans to check out some of the best local music we have to offer.
Download: The Lemurs – Blackspot [MP3]
Riding high on the great press they received over their self-titled debut and their most recent Dare EP, The Mary Onettes are slated to take on the world. Their newest number is a little bit more straightforward than their previous efforts, though it still shines through with a glimpse into the past. This song, “Puzzles,” will be on the band’s new album Islands, which is scheduled to arrive in America on November 3rd.
Download: The Mary Onettes – Puzzles [MP3]
Were you aware that the Dandy Warhols were still touring? I wasn’t… If this makes you all happy inside, head to Emo’s for a set by the band who rose to fame in the late 90s. Opening support will be provided by Spindrift.
Download: The Dandy Warhols – Sleep [MP3]
Time is nearing for the arrival of the soft-spoken Kings of Convenience album Declaration of Dependence. Said album comes ashore on October 20th, though you can get the latest single “Mrs. Cold” if you search around the world. The song we have here for you is off the “Mrs. Cold” single, and also appears on the band’s upcoming record. We’re excited for this, as you should be too!
Download: Kings of Convenience – Freedom and It’s Owner [MP3]