From The Closet: Soundgarden

soundgarden-pressphoto10Our From The Closet this week features one of the hottest bands from the age of grunge, Soundgarden.  We bring you the rock this week to coincide with Chris Cornell brining his new solo act to town Monday at Stubb’s.  We hope that this reminds you about how completely insane this new project with Timbaland is.  Remember the rock?  We do.  And hey!  Get tickets for Chris Cornell’s show on Monday and get a free digital download of new album Scream. What a deal.  We promise this is the last time we make fun of the Cornell/Timbaland project.  Maybe.

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Strange Boys @ Beerland (3/28)

the-strange-boys-410x4101One of the best local acts around right now, The Strange Boys, are playing a show at Beerland this Saturday.  This should be a pretty nice way to work your way back into some live music after your exhausting week at SXSW.  The Austin boys are joined by opening acts Mass Hysteri and The Hex Dispensers.  Music starts at 10pm.

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Download: The Strange Boys – Heard You Wanna Beat Me Up [MP3]

Broken Records

32242jpegNot too sure if we’re late getting on the bandwagon for Edinburgh band Broken Records, but you can consider us fully aboard the fan train.  Sounds and influences seem to draw heavily from fellow Scottish indie bands like Frightened Rabbit with a more native Celtic sound. Forming in the land of Scots back in 2006, the band is set to release a debut full length album Until the Earth Begins to Part on June 1st via the famous 4AD record label.

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Download: Broken Records – If Eilert Loevborg Wrote a Song it Would Sound Like This [MP3]

White Denim @ Antone’s (3/27)

white-denimDespite our minor disappointment in the new White Denim album, the band is still arguably the best local live act around.  You can catch a very special show with the garage rockers this Friday at Antone’s for only $10!  Rounding out a a great local lineup are up and comers Built by Snow and Harlem.  Music starts at 10pm and doors are at 9.  Get some tickets now.

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Download: White Denim – Sitting [MP3]

New Tunes from Passion Pit

passionPassion Pit has been all the rage since releasing their EP last year, and the new album, Manners, is riding along the hype machine, to what we can only hope is a worthy debut. This song, “The Reeling” starts off a bit slow, but wait a few seconds and you will see why the band has garnered a lot of praise from the media. Coated in the past, but pushing forward.

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Download: Passion Pit – The Reeling [MP3]

The Bubbles @ Mohawk (3/26)

mohawkposterSeveral great local and rising to fame acts will be playing at Mohawk on Thursday night.  The lineup features Great Nostalgic (who have a great new album you need), Frantic Clam, Whitman, and The Bubbles.  Frequent visitors to our site know that we give lots of coverage to these bands and always support you seeing them live.  If you’ve got a little bit of time on your hands, head over to our friends do512 to like this event and get the buzz train movin!  Music is set to start at 10pm with Great Nostalgic.

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Download: The Bubbles – Late Long Night [MP3]

Sound Advice Vol. III

sunsetpromoOur friends over at Austin Sound just came out with volume III of their Sound Advice series and it’s pretty sweet this year.  The huge sampler features 21 tracks from all the best under the radar acts currently playing music in Austin.  You can get music from Built by Snow, Model UN, Harlem, and tons of other great bands.  Thanks for putting this together guys!  Here’s a track on the sampler from ATH favorite Sunset.

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Download: Sunset – When Perfect Flames Expire [MP3]

New Tunes from Death Cab for Cutie

deathSomewhere in the history of my adolescence, I adored this band. I’ve watched them change and grow from album to album, always finding something to appreciate. There newest album Narrow Stairs saw them branch further than before, but it also didn’t seem to fulfill Ben Gibbard’s desire for perfect acoustic songs with Death Cab. This number reminds us all why we fell in love with his songwriting, and check the midway mark for a change in the song’s progression. The song is the first track off their new Open Door EP coming out next week digitally.

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Download: Death Cab for Cutie – Little Bribes [MP3]

New Tunes from Bill Callahan

billWe know this is a few days late, but seeing as we were busy enjoying SXSW, we didn’t have time to throw this up right away, which is a shame because we love our fellow Austinite, Bill Callahan.  This track is off his forthcoming record Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle, which hits stores April 14th on Drag City. 

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Download: Bill Callahan – Eid Ma Clack Shaw [MP3]

New Music From Robert Gomez

robert-gomezDenton’s own songwriter Robert Gomez has some new music he’s ready to throw our way. The new song is called “On This Day” and will appear on the upcoming album Pine Sticks Phosphorus out on April 14th via Nova Posta Vinyl. It features a slew of Denton/Texas musicians and is even produced by Centro-matic drummer Matt Pence.

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Download: Robert Gomez – On This Day [MP3]

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