Everyone’s favorite, Arctic Monkeys, have long been working on the follow-up to their last album. Said album is titled Humbug, and is slated to hit the streets on August 25th. We’ve got our hands on one of the tunes, so that you can sample it for yourself in preparation for the release. This one seems a bit darker, which might be a new direction from the band, but we’ll wait until the album’s out to pass full judgment.
Download: Arctic Monkeys – Crying Lightning [MP3]
Emo’s has a nice lineup of up and coming talent on Tuesday night which should be your best bet for the music scene early in the week. Lineup includes indie-rockers Abe Vigoda, Loser Life, and latest Hardly Art signing Talbot Tagora. Tickets for this one are on sale for $8 and doors open up at 9pm. Here’s brand new single from Talbot Tagora called “Ichthus Hop”.
Download: Tabot Tagora – Ichthus Hop [MP3]
Alan Palomo is a busy busy man who continues to churn out new music under several different monikers. Shortly after the death of Dallas band Ghosthustler, Palomo went on to form ATH fave band Vega who have been getting all kinds of positive press recently. Now the man is busy again with new side project Neon Indian. The sounds are similar to what you’d expect and are sure to get you ready for the summer time dance floor. This track “Terminally Chill” will appear on upcoming album Psychic Chasms due out October 13th on Lefse Records.
Download: Neon Indian – Terminally Chill [MP3]
A truly under-appreciated new face to the alt-country world, Collin Herring is returning to Austin for a show at Mohawk on Tuesday night. The singer-songwriter will be joined on the stage by Tyler Jordan and Legs Against Arms. Tickets will be sold only at the door for $6. Here’s that song I still can’t get enough of “Punches”.
Download: Collin Herring – Punches [MP3]
Combine one of our favorite bands Los Campesinos! with one of our favorite sites Daytrotter, and you can expect a post on the ol ATH. The indie popsters recorded a session for the site over the weekend and we’ve been jamming it in our offices. Head over to check out the awesomely long set.
Download: Los Campesinos! – You! Me! Dancing! [MP3]
The great Bill Callahan is making a return to The Parish on Sunday night and we’re hoping you’ll make it out if you missed him when he played at Waterloo in May. Opening support for this one will be provided by Follow that Bird who start things off around 9pm. Tickets are on sale now for $12.
Download: Bill Callahan – Eid Ma Clack Shaw [MP3]
One of our now favorite Austin bands Calm Blue Sea are playing another show at Emo’s on Sunday night. If you have yet to catch this band live or haven’t heard their new record, make a point to do so before the nation picks up on them. Supporting bands for this one are Girls From Enola, Irepress, and Hotel Hotel. Doors are at 8 and show stars at 10pm.
Download: The Calm Blue Sea – We Happy Few [MP3]
Looking for a way to celebrate your 4th of July in style? Why not make it out to Stubbs for a more than fitting night of music with Explosions in the Sky, Octopus Project, and Wooden Birds! As far as shows for the night go, this really is the best bet. Sure you may want to fire up that grill and drink a cold one, but Stubbs has all of these things and more! Unfortunately tickets are sold out for this one so maybe you can sneak your way in… Doors at 7pm.
Download: Explosions – Welcome, Ghosts [MP3]
After receiving their new EP in the mail recently, we immediately found fairly new Austin band The Authors to be a solid choice for our artist to watch feature. The local outfit cites their influences as New Order, The Cure, and Phoenix which can all be heard in the sounds of the band. Some are quick to call them indie-pop, but The Authors are quick to refute such a confining label and warn that their sound doesn’t end there. We tend to agree. Check out the band’s catchiest tune “Put it On” below which appears on the aforementioned debut self-titled EP available on CD Baby or at your local record store. You can catch the band live July 23rd at Spider House or August 20th at Mohawk.
Download: The Authors – Put it On [MP3]
Stellastarr has flown under the radar since their debut album, seemingly swept aside by the move past the nostalgic 80s rehash revival. But, the band has stayed strong, and they are about to self-release their third album, Civilized, on July 7th. We’ve got a song to toss your way in preparation for the release of said album. You’re sure to find it a pleasing little number.
Download: Stellastarr – Graffiti Eyes [MP3]