Academicos Da Opera

Each week, we here at Austin Town Hall will be featuring one of the many great artists playing the late September Xemumba Latin Music Festival. This week, we cast the spotlight on Academicos da Opera. Academicos, a return act from last years Xemumba festival, are a group of about two or three dozen performers who will bring the pulse of Brazil, Samba, to Xemumba. The group will be playing that Brazilian Samba both nights at the Festival. Be sure to read our original post about Xemumba and buy your tickets. You can also check out an excerpt of that famous Samba music below which should get you jacked up for the show.

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Download: Academicos Da Opera – Samba Clip [MP3]

More New White Denim

We posted earlier this summer about White Denim’s latest single “Let’s Talk About It” which appeared on the band’s UK only release Workout Holiday. Lucky for us in The US & A, the band is dropping another album this year on Nov. 3rd entitled Exposion. First single from that album “Sitting” is below and it just might not be the White Denim you’re used to. You can stream more sweet tunes on the band’s website.

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Download: White Denim – Sitting [MP3]

The Cool Kids @ Emo’s (8/20)

The latest craze in the indie hip-hop world, The Cool Kids, will be bringing their brand of jams to the outside stage of Emo’s Austin on Wednesday evening. Tickets for the event are a mere $12 with doors at 9pm and music kicked off at 10 with a DJ set by local legend DJ Mel. You can get your tickets in advance from ticketweb. Preview the show below with a song that is sure to drop into your dance party mixes “A Little Bit Cooler”.

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Download: The Cool Kids – A Little Bit Cooler [MP3]

James Jackson @ Mohawk (8/19)

James Jackson Toth will be playing a set with one of our favorite new bands The Dutchess & The Duke (read our review of their recent album here) at Mohawk on Tuesday evening. Things are set to kick off at 9pm with tickets sold only at the door. Read more about the show on the Transmission Entertainment website. You can also listen to “Doreen” off James 2008 release Waiting in Vain below:

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Download: James Jackson – Doreen [MP3]

Novillero

We recently discovered this new pop styling band hailing from north of the border Novillero. The band has a new album coming out on September 9th entitled A Little Tradition and we have the title track of that new album right here for your listening pleasure.

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Download: Novillero – A Little Tradition [MP3]

New PB&J

Swedish whistling pop band Peter Bjorn & John are finally giving us a follow up to their critically acclaimed 2006 album Writer’s Block. The boys new album will be called Seaside Rock and has a release date set for September 23rd here in the US.  The album is said to be limited to only 5000 copies in the states, released exclusively on vinyl with accompanying digital downloads.  A new song from the album entitled “Inland Empire” can be had below:

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Download: Peter Bjorn and John – Inland Empire [MP3]

Los Campesinos! Bring New Sounds

Already having released Hold On Now, Youngster… earlier this year, Los Campesinos! are bringing us more new music before the end of the year.  We have a song for you below that was just released called “How I Taught Myself to Scream” and it sees the band continuing their power pop mastery.  Apparently the song will not be appearing on the band’s newest LP We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed due out Oct. 13th in the UK and Nov. 11th for we Americans.  Hope this tides you over till then.

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Download: Los Campesinos – How I Taught Myself to Scream [MP3]

Horse Feathers

Portland artist Horse Feathers have a new song called “Curs in the Weeds” that you can check out below.  The song is set to appear on the band’s upcoming album House with no Home due out September 9th.  You can also check out a 3 song Daytrotter session the band did about a year ago.

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Download: Horse Feathers – Curs In The Weeds [MP3]

New Tune from The New Year

Check out the new tune “The Company I Can Get” from The New Year’s upcoming self-titled album due out September 9th with Touch and Go Records. The New Year is also slated to play Emo’s Lounge later that month on September 20th. Don’t worry, we’ll remind you once it gets closer.

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Download: The New Year – The Company I Can Get [MP3]

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