Portugal. The Man are about to embark on a tour of the US, and to celebrate they are releasing a free digital tour EP. The sampler features the band’s tour support Drug Rug, Hockey and Robert Francis. Here’s one of the songs from the EP we told you about a while back called “People Say” from Portugal. The Man. Enjoy your free tuneage.
Download: Portugal. The Man – People Say [MP3]
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101x is putting on another Homegrown live at Scoot Inn on Wednesday and features What Made Milwaukee Famous front-man Michael Kingcaid performing with The Motts. Fellow locals TV Torso and Western Ghost House will be joining in for support. Sorry for the lack of info on door times and price, but I tried my best. I LOVE it when no one seems to know shit about an event put on by a big local radio station. Seriously. Anyone have more details?
Download: Michael Kingcaid & The Motts – Gone and Done it Now [MP3]
Another one of those Canada bands eh? Yep this one is called Parlour Steps and they have some new music for you to check it. The track is called “Little Pieces” and will appear on the band’s upcoming album Hidden Names which hits stores October 13th on Nine Mile Records.
Download: Parlour Steps – Little Pieces [MP3]
Or, The Whale are less than two weeks away from releasing their self-titled album, and I’ve been playing it sort of non-stop around my house. While you wait at home for your copy, I’ve got another new tune off the album to share in hopes of encouraging you to dig this little San Fran band. If you do, the new album hits stores on September 22nd. Here’s “Rusty Gold.”
Download: Or the Whale – Rusty Gold [MP3]
Amazon continues their battle against the giants of itunes with more and more free MP3 samplers from small indie labels. This one comes from Paper Bag Records and features the likes of Woodhands, Sally Shapiro and multiple other quality bands on the label. Download it all now or check out this track from the sampler by The Acorn.
Another one of those Brooklyn bands, The Antlers, appeared on the newly revamped Spinner Interface site on Friday. The guys perform several songs mostly from their 2009 release Hospice all of which sound superb in the studio. Here’s their last single “Two” for your enjoyment on this bleak Monday.
Download: The Antlers – Two [MP3]
Montreal’s Land of Talk have a new EP headed your way, but it won’t be the easiest thing to find in the world, so you should probably get it from Saddle Creek Records while you can. The Fun and Laughter EP features four new tracks, and several videos. We’ve got one of these new songs to offer you today, so enjoy, and don’t forget to get your hands on this while you can.
Download: Land Of Talk – May You Never [MP3]
The band that brought you one of the best albums of the 90s (that being There’s Nothing Wrong with Love), Built to Spill, is up to their old tricks. They’ve got a new album heading our way on October 6th titled There Is No Enemy, not to mention a show lined up for October 24th. Here’s the recent track, “Hindsight.”
Download: Built to Spill – Hindsight [MP3]
From the ashes of the band that helped Rob sell 5 copies of their Three EPs comes The Aliens. That’s right, the former Beta Band members are trucking along, and now Aliens have a new album titled Luna heading our way at the end of October. We’re here to offer you a listen.
Download: The Aliens – Sunlamp Show [MP3]
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]