Long time member of Barenaked Ladies, Kevin Hearn, is prepping a new solo record with his band Thin Buckle and first single from the album has just been made available. The single is called “Huntsville.ca” and will appear on upcoming album Havana Winter out July 28th. It’s a pretty catchy little diddy.
Download: Kevin Hearn – Huntsville.ca [MP3]
These United States have a new record coming our way on September 1st via United Interests. Said album is titled Everything Touches Everything, and we’ve got a tune for you to preview while you salivate the arrival of this album. This track is titled “I Want You to Keep Everything,” and I’ve been spinning it all afternoon long. Buen proveche.
Download: These United States – I Want You to Keep Everything [MP3]
That’s right, against the odds of the other office members of ATH, I have opted for my tenth post on Jay Reatard. If only he could give me some money for that, right? Well, I’m bringing you this one in support of his new album, Watch Me Fall, on Matador Records this August (the fifth). So here’s “Wounded.” It’s good. Dig it.
Download: Jay Reatard – Wounded [MP3]
One of our favorite acts during SXSW, Golden Animals, are returning to Austin for a night of psych rock at Beauty Bar on Wednesday. Fellow “Golden” act All in the Golden Afternoon will be providing opening support for the event. Cover charge is $5.
Download: Golden Animals – Try On Me [MP3]
The Internet was abuzz with news that the union between Black Lips and King Khan would finally come to fruition. The group, under the name of The Almighty Defenders, will be releasing their self-titled album on September 22nd. Personally, this track, “Bow Down and Die” has a killer riff throughout, reminiscent of the BBQ Show, but I’m not entirely sold on the echo-y gang vocals, but you be the judge.
Download: The Almighty Defenders – Bow Down and Die [MP3]
Staying true to their word on putting out an album a year, Portugal. The Man are ready to release a new one after the moderate success of their 2008 album Censored Colors. New album Satanic Satanist will be available July 21st via Equal Vision Records and features this single “”. Check it out and let us know what you think of this album preview.
Download: Portugal. The Man – People Say [MP3]
If you’re looking for a show filled with the rock, head over to Emo’s on Wednesday night for a an evening of 3 local up and coming rockers. The evening kicks off with our good friends Whitman, so get there around 9:30, drink some beers, and catch their set at 10pm. After that, The Handshake take the stage followed by headliners and Justice Records darlings Electric Touch. The show is only $8, but Do512 is also running a contest to win free tickets for all you cheap skates out there. You won’t find a better local lineup than this!
Download: Whitman – Light It Up [MP3]
Everyone’s favorite, Arctic Monkeys, have long been working on the follow-up to their last album. Said album is titled Humbug, and is slated to hit the streets on August 25th. We’ve got our hands on one of the tunes, so that you can sample it for yourself in preparation for the release. This one seems a bit darker, which might be a new direction from the band, but we’ll wait until the album’s out to pass full judgment.
Download: Arctic Monkeys – Crying Lightning [MP3]
Emo’s has a nice lineup of up and coming talent on Tuesday night which should be your best bet for the music scene early in the week. Lineup includes indie-rockers Abe Vigoda, Loser Life, and latest Hardly Art signing Talbot Tagora. Tickets for this one are on sale for $8 and doors open up at 9pm. Here’s brand new single from Talbot Tagora called “Ichthus Hop”.
Download: Tabot Tagora – Ichthus Hop [MP3]
Alan Palomo is a busy busy man who continues to churn out new music under several different monikers. Shortly after the death of Dallas band Ghosthustler, Palomo went on to form ATH fave band Vega who have been getting all kinds of positive press recently. Now the man is busy again with new side project Neon Indian. The sounds are similar to what you’d expect and are sure to get you ready for the summer time dance floor. This track “Terminally Chill” will appear on upcoming album Psychic Chasms due out October 13th on Lefse Records.
Download: Neon Indian – Terminally Chill [MP3]