The famous Forty Acres fest is going down this Saturday on the UT campus. Games will be played, food and drink will be had, and the night ends with headliners Clap Your Hands Say Yeah playing in front of the UT tower at 7pm. Best of all, everything is totally free. This is also a good time to post the band’s latest demo/single “Statues”.
Download: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Statues [MP3]
Being big fans of Eef Barzelay/Clem Snide, we’ve been looking forward to this show at Mohawk Saturday night for quite some time now. The alt-country band will be joined by fellow ATH favorites The Broken West and opening act The Heligoats. Tickets are available now for $10 or $12 at the door. Music starts at 9pm.
Download: Clem Snide – Me No [MP3]
Singer-songwriter John Vanderslice is set to release his 7th album, Romanian Names, via Dead Oceans on May 19th. This album supposedly is crafted of shorter songs, some more upbeat, but this song here isn’t that at all. This is the album’s longest, and possibly slowest, tracks.
Download: John Vanderslice – Fetal Horses [MP3]
Normally we wouldn’t just throw Daytrotter session after session in your face, but that site is the place to be, as they’ve gathered two greats in their studios. Earlier this week it was Stephen Malkmus, and now it’s our Number One Gay Dude That Rocks, Bob Mould. The man goes into the studio to play four new songs off his upcoming album for Anti Records titled Life and Times. This track is a great preview into the album, as is the entire session.
Download: Bob Mould – I’m Sorry Baby But You Cant Stand in My Light [MP3]
The Continental Club has a nice local lineup this Friday night with Li’l Cap’n Travis and Brothers and Sisters on the bill. We give a lot of coverage to both these bands and feel like they maybe haven’t gotten their due praise just yet. Tickets will be sold only at the door for $8 with music starting at 10pm.
Download: Brothers and Sisters – You’re Gone [MP3]
California band The Parson Red Heads have a new song for their fans to check out. The new track is called “Raymond” and will appear on upcoming 7″ Orangufang due out April 28th on JAXART Records. You likes?
Download: The Parson Red Heads – Raymond [MP3]
Back in the day, the great band XTC recorded a few albums under the moniker Dukes of Stratosphear, pressing their music in the way of 60s psychedelia. They recorded two albums, under this name, 25 O’Clock and Psonic Psunspot, both which are pretty hard to come by nowadays. Lucky for us, a certain Andy Partridge of XTC fame will be reissuing said albums on Ape House. Also, staff-writer Corey would be mad if we didn’t also tell you to check out XTC album Black Sea, which he loves. Here is one of the tracks from The Dukes of Stratosphear.
Download: The Dukes of Stratosphear (XTC) – Brainiac’s Daughter [MP3]
Mark Everett and his band Eels have a new single hitting the internet like wildfire today. The new single is called “Fresh Blood” and will appear on upcoming album Hombre Lobo out June 2nd via Vagrant. Here’s to hoping that this guy never looks on the sunny side of life.
The great Stephen Malkmus and his band The Jicks just laid down an awesome Daytrotter session. The band records a 4 song session featuring a cover of the James Gang funk track “Funk 49” that really cooks. Check out the full session and the website’s new layout now.
Download: Stepehn Malkmus & The Jicks – Funk 49 (daytrotter) [MP3]
Let’s face it, there really isn’t a better show in town this week. If you are nearing the end of your life, wouldn’t you like to say that you were there when Leonard Cohen played the Long Center in Austin? Sure, tickets may be a bit much, but you can’t go wrong with buying one of these. I mean, really, you can pay your bills next month, but Leonard only comes to Austin once in a lifetime, so live it up with Leonard this week.
Download: Leonard Cohen – A Singer Must Die [MP3]