The XX Teens hail from the UK and we like the sound they bring. Have yourself a listen to the band’s newest single “Darlin'” which appears on the upcoming release Welcome to Goon Island out September 3rd.
Download: XX Teens – Darlin [MP3]
One of our favorite new singer songwriter types Cory Branan, will be playing a set at Cactus Cafe tonight (9/4) along with fellow musician Greg Barkley of Oh No Oh My. The starts up at 8:30 with tickets running you only $7. Preview the show with “Tall Green Grass” by the man himself, Cory Brenan.
Download: Cory Branan – Tall Green Grass [MP3]
This just in from Secretly Canadian: Expect a whole slew of new things from Daniel Smith and his family band Danielson from here until the holidays. To start the Danielson party off, we have “Animal in Every Corner” featuring a remix by Kramer. The track will be found on a retrospective album highlighting the first decade of Mr. Smith’s work entitled Trying Hartz due out this fall.
Download: Danielson – Animal in Every Corner [MP3]
Times New Viking are giving you even more music before the end of the year in the form of a new EP entitled Stay Awake due out Oct. 21st. Happy happy joy joy to all you limited edition vinyl hunters, the thing will only be available as a 7″ vinyl EP on Matador records. If you don’t own a record player, get one!, or check new song “Call and Respond” from the EP down below. If you’ve never heard of Times New Viking before, give the sound time, it’ll get inside your head.
Download: Times New Viking – Call and Respond [MP3]
Spinto Band. Try saying that three times fast, I dare you. The gents in Spento Band have a new song entitled “Summer Groff” for you to enjoy below. The song will appear on a new album Moonwink due out October 7th.
Download: The Spinto Band – Summer Grof [MP3]
Saddle Creek Records has offered up a new single from Montreal band Land of Talk, off their upcoming album Some Are Lakes due out October 7th. They will be touring in support of the new album this fall, but unfortunately won’t be making a stop in the Lone Star State. Enjoy the music this fine Friday afternoon.
Download: Land of Talk – Some Are Lakes [MP3]
If you’re not gettin’ those dancing shoes on over at Beauty Bar for Car Stereo (Wars) on Saturday night (8/30), head over to the Stubbs indoor stage and catch another great local act, The Black and White Years. Doors for the show open at 9pm followed by an opening set by Loxsly, also of Austin. You can purchase tickets right this very second for only $6.
Download: The Black and White Years – Power to Change [MP3]
The triumphant return of Car Stereo (Wars) to Austin! After being gone for quite some time, our favorite DJ/master of the mash up returns to Austin on Saturday night (8/30) at the Beauty Bar. Things are set to go off around 10pm. This finally gives me an excuse to post the greatest mash up ever created, “Ghostface Observatory”.
Download: Car Stereo Wars – Ghostface Observatory [MP3]
Since it is a remarkably sunny day here in Austin, I figured I bring some clouds your way with a touch of tuneage from Benoit Pioulard–not that I necessarily wish you a cloudy day. Pioulard, which is just a moniker, is everything you want in an emotional songwriter; he yanks at your emotions, often with the instruementation alone. Here is “Brown Bess”. Buen Proveche.
Download: Benoit Pioulard – Brown Bess [MP3]
A few weeks ago, we gave you a taste of the newest Of Montreal joint Skeletal Lamping with the song “Id Engager”. Here’s another sample to wrap your greedy little paws around entitled “Nonpareil of Favor”. The Album isnt due out till October, so we hope this tides you over till then.
Download: Of Montreal – Nonpareil of Favor [MP3]