Brothers And Sisters @ Mohawk (1/17)

Choices for weekend shows are looking pretty slim, but one bright spot on the map is a Brothers & Sisters show at Mohawk on Saturday.  The local Austin band has been getting a lot of well deserved praise this year with the release of their solid debut LP Fortunately.  Having seen these guys a few times now, we can tell you that this will be a show you don’t want to miss out on.  Show starts at 9 with tickets being sold only at the door.

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Download: Brothers and Sisters – Can’t Hold me Back [MP3]

The Raven Tree @ Mohawk (1/16)

If your Friday night plans have yet to be made, why not head over to the Mohawk to check out a new local act?  Headling on the inside stage Friday night is one of these new acts The Raven Tree.  Music is set to start at 10pm with opening act Raggedy Anns.  Tickets will be sold only at the door for $6 if your of age and the kids can get in for $8.

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Download: The Raven Tree – Seventy Eight [MP3]

New Tunes From The Decemberists

We hope you like all the new music you’re getting this week because more and more tunes keep popping up!  Today The Decemberists are gettin’ in on the madness.  The Portland based outfit just made new song “The Rake’s Song” available for download over on their website.  This new track will appear on the band’s upcoming Hazards of Love LP due out March 24th.  It’s a tasty lil’ number!

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Download: The Decemberists – The Rake’s Song [MP3]

New Music From Neko Case

Following the release of her critically acclaimed 2006 album Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, Neko Case is planning to put out another solo album later this year.  The new LP, entitled Middle Cyclone, is set for a March 3rd release date via the ANTI Record label.  We’ve got new single from the album “People Gotta A Lotta Nerve” ready to download now.  What’s your take on the new material?

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Download: Neko Case – People Gotta Lotta Nerve [MP3]

New Music From Handsom Furs

This week has been pretty crazy for new music from big name acts and now Handsom Furs are gettin’ in on the fun.  New track “I’m Confused” from upcoming LP Face Control just popped up on the web today and is already getting heavy rotation at the ATH offices.  It’s got some dirty sounding guitar work mixed in with a pretty typical Handsom Furs synth beat.  You can get your hands on the new album March 10th via the always awesome Sub Pop label.  The band also plans to be a part of our SXSW festival in March.

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Download: Handsom Furs – I’m Confused [MP3]

New Music From Franz Ferdinand

As the release of Franz Ferdinand’s new album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand draws ever closer, new songs are popping up all over the interweb.  First came a video for new song Ulysses and now the band is giving us an mp3 for possible dance hit of the spring “No You Girls Never Know”.  Physical copies of the album will be out January 27th in the US via Domino records.

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Download: Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls Never Know [MP3]

New Music From Elvis Perkins

Over the holidays we told you about some new tunes Elvis Perkins in Deerland had streaming on their website.  Now we have an MP3 of one of those tracks we found over on Stereogum today.  This new song is called “Shampoo” and will appear on new album Elvis Perkins in Deerland out March 10th on XL Recordings.  Sounds like something that would fit in pretty nicely with stuff from Mr. Perkins’ 2007 album Ash Wednesday.

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Download: Elvis Perkins in Deerland – Shampoo [MP3]

Frantic Clam EP Release @ Beauty Bar (1/14)

One of our favorite new Austin bands, Frantic Clam, are celebrating the release of their new Anatomica EP with a show at Beauty Bar this Wednesday.  The guys will be joined on the stage by Austin outfit Focus Group.  Music looks to get started around 10pm with no cover charge!  If you’ve read our review of the band’s new EP, you know we’re excited about the future of this upstart.

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Download: Frantic Clam – Korean Beauty Queen [MP3]

New Music From Heartless Bastards

New residents of our little town and recent Woxy performers, The Heartless Bastards, have a new album coming out in February and are sharing new single “The Mountain” from the album.  The new LP, The Mountain, is set to be released via Fat Possum Records on Feb. 3rd.  We also just heard from Do512 that the band is headlining the Bush retirement party on the 20th at Antone’s next week.  Tickets are available for that event over on the Act Blue website for $20.  The band was also recently confirmed for the SXSW festival in March.

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Download: Heartless Bastards – The Mountain [MP3]

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