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Our good friends Ultra8201 are throwing a huge 4 year anniversary party at Ghost Room on Thursday and we’re happy to be a part of the fun. The guys have a killer evening lined up with music from locals New Roman Times, The Authors, Politics, and The Red Boys. Of course you and also expect a photo booth run by Annie Ray and cheap drinks all night long. Check out that fancy flier for all sponsoring parties.
Download: New Roman Times – Smoke In Your Disguise [MP3]
The super duo of Death Cab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard and Son Volt leading man Jay Farrar are stopping into town at Antone’s on Wednesday. The recently formed group are touring in support of their Big Sur inspired colaborative project. One of our favorite songwriters Will Johnson will also be on hand to open things up.
Download: Ben Gibbard & Jay Farrar – California Zephyr [MP3]
After taking a short hiatus and re-working their lineup, Radar Brothers are returning in 2010 with a new album. The joint is to be called The Illustrated Garden and hits stores March 23rd on Merge. First single from the upcoming LP is featured below. It’s a sweet lil’ pop jam that should brighten your day.
Download: Radar Brothers – Horses Warriors [MP3]
It’s been awhile since we heard anything from the other half of our favorites Georgie James, but finally, Laura Burhenn is back. She’s got a new group called The Mynabirds who will be releasing their debut album, What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood, on April 27th on Saddle Creek Records. We’ve got a sample track for you to get to know the band. If you ask me, it sort of sounds like Rilo Kiley if they were out to have a ball.
Download: The Mynabirds- Numbers Dont Lie [MP3]
News began to circulate Friday that Parenthetical Girls will be releasing a five part series of 12″ starting on February 23rd. Seems like a fairly large undertaking, which will eventually all fit together like a proper album, but regardless, the first song off the series is ridiculously good. I had it on repeat for a better part of this weekend, so we wanted to bring it your way. If you like it, it comes on the first installment of the series, On Death & Endearment. Buen provecho.
Download: Parenthetical Girls – Evelyn Mchale [MP3]
Finally! What a nice surprise to get up this morning and find a much anticipated new track from super duo She & Him. This new track “In the Sun” will appear on the sophomore LP Volume Two which is due out March 23rd on Merge. The new track also features some guest vocals from Tilly & The Wall. Nice.
Download: She & Him – In the Sun [MP3]
As the year goes on and on, it seems like everybody is getting in on the releasing of albums. Turin Brakes is the next group we’re excited about hearing from, especially because of this new acoustic pop number “Apocolips.” It’s more tried and tested tunes performed and written by the duo. You can find this album on their new album Outbursts, which comes out March 30th via Cooking Vinyl.
Download: Turin Brakes – Apocolips [MP3]
English veteran rockers The Cribs are stopping into town at The Parish on Saturday night. Locals are solid as well with Adam Green and The Dead Trees getting in on the fun. This is hands down your best option for music on Saturday.
Download: The Cribs – We Share the Same Skies [MP3]
Another local band on Daytrotter this week!? Touchdown! We generally stay away from posting about Daytrotter twice in a week, but we couldn’t resist when we saw a session with Austin boys Brazos posted today. The set features 3 old tunes and one previously unreleased track which you can find below. Apparently the track is an older one that never got laid down to tape.
Download: Brazos – Interlocking [MP3]
After dropping a new single our way last month, Jason Collett is back with another new tune floating around the internet. This new track “Little Tiger” will appear on a new EP from Jason which includes 6 tracks recorded during the sessions for his new LP Rat A Tat Tat. The new EP To Wit To Woo will accompany the release of the new LP hitting stores March 9th.
Download: Jason Collett – Little Tiger [MP3]