Johnathon Ford will be bringing his instrumental outfit Unwed Sailor to Emo’s Austin on Wednesday evening. Doors for the show are at 8 with music beginning around 10. Local Austin act, The Calm Blue Sea, will also be playing in support of the Oklahoma based act. Preview the show with recent single from Unwed Sailor “Copper Islands”.
Download: Unwed Sailor – Copper Islands [MP3]
One of my favorite discoveries of the year, Horse Feathers, just recorded a Woxy Lounge session and the nice folks at The Futurist have all the live songs available for download. The band plays 3 songs from their stellar 2008 album House With no Home and one from their 2006 release Words Are Dead. Here’s the live track from the 2006 album called “Mother’s Sick”. Beautiful.
Download: Horse Feathers – Mother’s Sick(live) [MP3]
The nice people at Joyful Noise Records have another end of the year sampler you can download for free. This is another free sampler from record labels as they hope to remind us all what great albums they put out in the last year. Can you say year end lists? Download the sampler now. We’ve also got highlight track “Suspended Air” from Indiana band, The Delicious.
Download: The Delicious – Suspended Air [MP3]
Jim Ward’s project outside of Sparta, Sleepercar, will be showing up at Mohawk this dull Monday evening. Doors for the event are set for 8pm with no opening band yet announced. Preview the show with the band’s most recent single “A Broken Promise”.
Download: Sleepercar – A Broken Promise
Comet Gain has been one of my favorite bands for several years now, yet they never really seem to pop into the consciousness for most people. This new track comes off a 7” that also features the song “Love Without Lies.” Each song will appear on the band’s newest album Broken Record Players, set to hit our shores this coming Tuesday, November 18th.
Download: Comet Gains – Books Of California [MP3]
Another album of the year contender, Dutchess & The Duke, were recently featured on the Daytrotter website. The Portland duo play two songs from their 2008 debut LP and two other previously unreleased songs. Download/listen to the songs and find out why we love these two so much. Here’s one of the tunes from the session you can jam out to this weekend called “Out of Time”.
Download: The Dutchess & The Duke – Out of Time(Daytrotter Sessions) [Mp3]
Anti Records is doing there part to remind you about some of their better releases of the year by giving away a free end of the year sampler. The sampler features pretty solid stuff from Islands, Devotchka, Billy Bragg and a bunch of other great artists. You can read the entire track listing on the Anti Records website or download the whole thing from their blog. Here’s a standout track from the sampler called “Big Mistake” by Tim Fite.
Download: Tim Fite – Big Mistake [MP3]
The Laundromatinee, brought to you by MOKB, continue to bring you sweet video of their in studio performances with a set by The Acorn this week. The Ottawa based band is currently touring with Calexio in support of their 2007 album Glory Hope Mountain. Check out video for the 4 live songs or listen to the band’s most recent single “Crooked Legs” right here on our website.
Download: The Acorn – Crooked Legs
Of Montreal will be bringing their ridiculous live show through Austin this Thursday evening and we’re here to bring you the details. The band will be playing at the rarely utilized Fiesta Gardens on the east side with doors opening at 6pm. Tickets can be bought now from the Transmission Entertainment website. If you’re curious about the venue choice, my guess is that they need somewhere to park the horse trailer. To make the show even more enticing, Icy Demons out of Chicago will be opening for Of Montreal. Here’s a track from Icy Demons called “Miami Ice”.
Download: Icy Demons – Miami Ice [MP3]
A band fairly new to the Austin music scene, Frantic Clam, will be gettin’ it down at Beauty Bar on Wednesday evening. Here’s a sample of the band’s music with their latest catchty little single “Richard Cory”.
Download: Frantic Clam – Richard Cory