Damn the new year just keeps looking up and up! Another new release from spastic rockers Liars has just been anounced today. Their new album will be called Sisterworld and will hit stores March 9th via Mute. Have yourself a listen to first single “Scissor” and let us know what ya think.
Download: Liars – Scissor [MP3]
Brooklyn collective, The Silent League, are prepping the release of their new album …but you’ve always been the caretaker for January. This new tune has a lot of the grandiose qualities of large collective like The Polyphonic Spree, although the music comes across with a great deal more focus than the aforementioned band, perhaps due to the lack of symphonic sprawl. Regardless, you’re sure to find a great bit of enjoyment in this tune. The album will also feature a bonus disc of cool remixes, one from Austin’s own, Neon Indian.
Download: The Silent League – Here’s A Star [MP3]
Another Brooklyn band you say!? Shut up! No I will not! Yet another Brooklyn band, Via Audio, are dropping their second full length album in the early part of 2010. The album is called Animalore and features this single “Babies”. It sort of falls into the dance craze crowd, but it’s also quite the pop jam. You can get your hands on the band’s new album Februaru 23rd via Undetow Music.
Download: Via Audio – Babies [MP3]
It’s time for all you metal heads to come out in Austin at Emo’s tonight with a show by Savannah, GA band Baroness. Local boys Iron Age and fellow metal heads Dark Castle will be providing your opening support. No doubt this will be a loud and heavy show which should wake you up from the weekend.
Download: Baroness – A Horse Called Golgotha [MP3]
As there seems to be a temporary lull in the career of Sigur Ros, their members seem to be making the push forward with music of their own. Jonsi has a new album coming out in March on XL Recordings, and oddly, this opening track seems similar to a more symphonic Mew piece, which also features lyrics in English! It’s really like the soundtrack to Peter and the Wolf meets Mew. Try it. And find Go, the album, out March 22.
Download: Jónsi – Boy Lilikoi
It’s that time of year when bands clamor to build a name for themselves in hopes of being your favorite band in 2010. Recent Woodsist signees, The Art Museums, are on that list, hoping to win you over when they release their album Rough Frame in early 2010. For now though, they’ve got a neat little number to pique your interest, so take a listen and get excited.
Download: The Art Museums – Sculpture Gardens [MP3]
Right after stopping in Austin on Tuesday, The Whigs have just anounced a new album for release in 2010. The album, In The Dark, will be released on March 2nd of next year via ATO Records. You can get your hands on two songs from the new record on the band’s website for free. One of these new tracks called “Hundred/Million” is below and another by the name of “In the Dark” is free on The Whig’s site. Both are pretty rockin’ little numbers.
Download: The Whigs – Hundred/Million [MP3]
Fang Island is another one of those Brooklyn bands that can sometimes fall behind the shadow of their local brothers like MGMT or Yeasayer. The sounds of Fang Island can sometimes resemble those bands, but we think they have a more hard rocking edge to their sound. The band is about to release their debut self-titled LP due out Feb. 23rd on Sargent House. Here’s the first single from that album called “Daisy”.
Download: Fang Island – Daisy [MP3]
One of our favorite hip-hop artists Aesop Rock is making his way to Mohawk on Friday night with some other hip-hop acts. Joining in on the events are Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz, and Starving Martyrs. Should be a solid night of hip-hop stylings in Austin.
Download: Aesop Rock – Daylight [MP3]
Austin’s Shearwater are preparing for the release of their third album, The Golden Archipelago, in 2010 on Matador Records. We’re sure that it will be something you will all swoon over, at least we know that we will be doing so, as we are avid fans of the group. Maybe this will be the album that makes them a name everyone is talking about…they should be bigger than Grizzly Bear. And check out Matador’s site for some cool pre-order deals!
Download: Shearwater – Castaways [MP3]