Our favorite resident DJ man Car Stereo(Wars) is bringing down the house with a special Valentine’s Day show at The Beauty Bar this Saturday night. Doors for the dance party open up at 9pm. Forget your silk panty rose and take your girl to the dance party!
Download: Car Stereo(Wars) – Ghostface Observatory [MP3]
Well, it’s Friday, and what better way to end the week than to premier a new song by local Austin favorites, The Strange Boys. This is a track off their album And Girls Club, set to come your way on March 24th on In the Red Records. The track is titled “Heard You Wanna Beat Me Up.” Happy Friday folks.
Download: Strange Boys – Heard You Wanna Beat Me Up [MP3]
We wouldn’t dare to insult you by saying you don’t know who The Beach Boys are, but how about a little “Don’t Worry Baby” to make your day go by a little faster? The song originally appeared on the 1964 album Shut Down Volume 2, and later as the B-Side to “I Get Around”. There are so many great Beach Boys songs to choose from, but we’ve been jamming this one all over the ATH offices recently and it just makes time fly.
This Friday, Golden Bear will be releasing their newest EP, Everest, at Club Deville. Not only will the locals be treated to the great tunes of Golden Bear, but they will also get to witness one of our favorite acts, as The Great Nostalgic will also be opening the evening’s festivities. Rumor has it that Pink Nasty will be on hand to play a set as well. Show begins around 9, so get there and have fun.
Download: Golden Bear – All the Stars [MP3]
One of our favorite up and coming bands, Annuals, are making a stop in our little town at The Parish on Friday night. The band will be joined by other artists Jessica Lea Mayfield and What Laura Says. Tickets for the show can be had for $12 with doors opening at 8pm.
Download: Annuals – Carry Around [MP3]
It seems that the dance craze must go on, so here is a new tune from Max Tundra to keep you moving as the week winds to a close. Hopefully you’ll find a touch of happiness in the joys of this one-man army. If this is up your alley, keep your eyes and ears peeled, as this group will be all around town during SXSW.
Download: Max Tundra – Which Song [MP3]
We here at Austin Town Hall try to get a show together once in a blue moon, and now felt like the right time to get things going again. This time around we’ve brought Opposite Day, Whitman, and Frantic Clam to Hole in the Wall this Friday night for a sure to be killer set. The show will only run you $2, so put down that Friday the 13th box set and get your live music on. If we don’t see you there, we’ll do to you what Jason did to Kevin Bacon…
Download: Frantic Clam – Fort Worthless [MP3]
Its no secret that we here at ATH love Comet Gain, or at least one particular writer has a certain inclination for their sweet pop tunes. When all these other bands want to act lo-fi, lets turn our attention to the true form. This is the new single off the band’s newest 7″ titled Herbert Huncke.
Download: Comet Gain – Herbert Huncke [MP3]
Relatively new Queens band, Brilliant Sweaters, have their debut album available for you to download for free. The album is ironically titled Music is Free and features 11 punk rock oriented jams. Here’s a taste of what’s in store with the rocker “I Love You But You’re Worthless”.
Download: Brilliant Sweaters – I Love You but You’re Worthless [MP3]
In yet another wonderful day in the music industry, we get to hear another new track from yet another anticipated album in 2009. This time, we bring you the newest single from The Thermals, who recently signed to Kill Rock Stars. Their new album, Now We Can See, is set to come your way this April. Enjoy this tune.
Download: The Thermals – Now We Can See [MP3]