New Tunes from Longwave

In New York City long long ago, Longwave released one of the stronger debut albums of the decade, but they managed to go largely unnoticed. They had a slip-up on the sophomore LP, but they have a new album coming out on November 11th titled Secrets are Sinister. Here is the track “Sirens in the Deep Sea” off of said album.

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Download: Longwave Sirens in the Deep Sea [MP3]

Ben Kweller @ Antone’s (11/2)

Ben Kweller will be following up The Mountain Goats show at Antone’s on Saturday night with his own set at the classic venue on Sunday.  Mr. Kweller is currently touring in support of his limited edition tour EP How Ya Lookin’ Southbound?  Come In… Tickets for the show are $20 and can be bought from the Antone’s website.  Preview the show with “Sundress” off ben Kweller’s 2006 self titled LP.

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Download: Ben Kweller – Sundress [MP3]

Cruiserweight CD Release @ Emo’s (10/31)

Cruiserweight will be giving you one of many options for shows on Halloween night here in Austin.  The local act will be playing at Emo’s with tickets on sale for only $10.  The show is in celebration of the band’s recent LP release Big Bold Letters which came out on the 7th of this month.  Check out “Balboa” from that release below.

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Download: Cruiserweight – Balboa [MP3]

Eef Barzelay On Daytrotter

So maybe just maybe we talk about the Daytrotter website too much, but we’ll keep posting about ’em as long as they keep bringing us gems like this.  For the second exceptional live set this week, we get Clem Snide front man Eef Barzelay.  Eef performs two songs from his recent release Lose Big and two other previously unreleased tracks.  Download MP3s of the performance now.  Thanks again Daytrotter, you’re cool.

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Download: Eef Barzelay – Make Another Tree(live on daytrotter) [MP3]

TV On The Radio @ Stubbs (10/30)

Arguably one of the most innovative bands around, TV on the Radio, will be gettin’ down at Stubbs on Thursday night in Austin.  Tickets for the show can be bought for $25 from the Stubbs Front Gate Tickets site.  If you read our review of the band’s stellar 2008 album Dear Science, then you know we’re excited about this one.

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Download: TV on the Radio – Dancing Choose [MP3]

The XYZ Affair

We’ve been reading a lot online these days about Brooklyn band, The XYZ Affair, and we’re gonna bring you a song to help spread the word about the upstarts.  The song we’ve got for you is called “Evening Life” and appears on recent EP by the band Trials.  Do you think these guys have what it takes to make a name for themselves?

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Download: The XYZ Affair – Evening Life [MP3]

Rose Hill Drive @ Stubbs (10/29)

Boulder rock band, Rose Hill Drive, will be playing the indoor stage at Stubbs on Wednesday night.  In even better news, Colour Revolt (who we did a little feature on before ACL), will be opening things up for the Boulder boys.  Doors for this show are at 10:30 and tickets can be bought for $12 from front gate tickets.  We’ve also got a tune from Rose Hill Drive below called “Trans Am”.

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Download: Rose Hill Drive – Trans Am [MP3]

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