So the time has finally come for the big Sunny Day Real Estate show at La Zona Rosa and we couldn’t be more pumped about it. I hope you’ve read our reviews of the band’s new LP2 & Diary reissues and our old From the Closet feature. This should hopefully live up to be one of those shows you’ll hate yourself for missing out on. The Jealous Sound will be providing your opening support.
Download: Sunny Day Real Estate – In Circles [MP3]
While spending time in Mexico City, Chuck Prophet fended off the swine flu craze, instead choosing to pen a new set of songs. His new album, Let Freedom Ring!, is set to come your way on October 27th. Supposedly, the lyrics will hit out at the realization of the American Dream, but we’re sure Chuck won’t be shoving anything down your throat, as he’s not that type of guy. Try the album’s title track!
Download: Chuck Prophet – ¡Let Freedom Ring! [MP3]
Even though the new album, Contra, doesn’t officially hit stores until January 12th, Vampire Weekend are slowly starting to leak out the hype. They let loose the first single, “Horchata” via their web site, and the site hints at future leaks, not to mention touring random Californian towns. Personally, this tune doesn’t reach out and grab you like “A-Punk,” but perhaps it’s one of those that gets better with time. You decide.
Download: Vampire Weekend – Horchata [MP3]
These little ladies have a new album coming out here at the end of October. Said record is titled Sainthood, and we’ve got another new tune to throw your way as you anticipate the release of their new record. Here is Tegan and Sara’s “Hell.”
Download: Tegan and Sara – Hell [MP3]
Princeton have just released their new album Cocoon of Love, and we’ll definitely get a review of it up shortly. This new tune is little bit more laid back than the previous “Calypso Gold” single, and it features the vocals of Meredith Metcalf. You’ll definitely want to check out the record if you enjoy this tune, as this is definitely a group with a rising star.
Download: Princeton – Sadie and Andy [MP3]
If you’re appetite for live music hasn’t been quenched by the madness that is ACL, make your way to the Parish on Monday night for a set by Oxford, MS band Colour Revolt. Local support will be provided by Winston Audio and Ume. Now we’ve seen this band a few times before and we can honestly say that this one will be worth wiping the dust off your face and shaking off your ACL hangover.
Download: Colour Revolt – Naked and Red [MP3]
If you haven’t checked out the kid show Yo Gabba Gabba, you really should make a point to do so. Besides featuring some musical guests like Mates of State, The Shins, and MGMT, the show is fairly entertaining and goofy. The Nick Jr. show is also about to put out a soundtrack on October 2oth called Music is Awesome… which features some solid indie acts like The Roots, Chromeo, and this new track from Of Montreal. Also try searching Yo Gabba Gabba on youtube and watch some clips from the show. They are sure to get a laugh… or at least make you not want to grow up.
Download: Of Montreal – Brush Brush Brush [MP3]
It’s that time of year again and the free sampler from the small indie labels continue to roll in. This one from Park the Van is super rad because it features this sweet song from The Spinto Band that I just can’t get enough of. This rather lagre sampler features 13 tracks from Spinto Band, Dr. Dog, Generationals and a whole bunch of others. Get your hand on it now.
Download: Spinto Band – Jackhammer [MP3]
So maybe The Secret Machines have fallen a bit on hard times with the critics, but does that mean they can’t bring the house down with a live show anymore? I think not. Head over to Emo’s on Wednesday night for one of these face melting shows from this once time Dallas based band. Openers will be Ringo Deathstarr and Imaad Wasif.
Download: Secret Machines – Nowhere Again [MP3]
We spotlighted The Authors a few weeks back as one of our favorite new local acts we think you should check out if you get a chance. Speaking of chance, they play this week at Art Disaster No. 9, which is Thursday. Until then, we hope to hold you over with one of their newest tracks. We hope you support these guys, and if not, at least you have a sweet new track to grab onto for the day.
Download: Authors – Feels Like Running [MP3]