The Black Lips are loved by all music sites in the land and you can consider us one of those sites fond of the band. If they tickle your fancy, head over to Mohawk on Friday night for a set by the lo-fi boys. Openers are our very own Strange Boys and The No No No Hopes.
Download: The Black Lips – Old Man [MP3]
November is going to be a busty month for our local label Western Vinyl. They already have plans to release the much anticipated Ola Podrida record on the 3rd, but now we have news that they plan to also release the new album by Denton duo, Sleep Whale. According to release info, Houseboat is slated to hit our streets on the 10th. Take a sample.
Download: Sleep Whale – Cotton Curls [MP3]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for a while, you’ve heard that Will Johnson of Centro-matic and Jason Molina of Magnolia Electric Co. have teamed up for a collaborative release. So after much anticipation, the duo has a single ready and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. You can pick up Molina & Johnson Nov. 3rd via Secretly Canadian.
Download: Molina And Johnson – Twenty Cycles To The Ground [MP3]
If you’re looking for some Wednesday night quality music shows, head over to the Mohawk on Wednesday night for a set by the incomparable David Bazan. Apparently Mr. Bazan will be playing with his old buddies from Pedro the Lion so this should be a good one. Openers for the evening are Say Hi.
Download: David Bazan – Bless This Mess [MP3]
The Subjects just released their newest EP, New Soft Shoe. I’ve been jamming to it a lot this evening, in my post ACL haze (sorry I skipped you Pearl Jam, but I had never heard of you). Anyways, this tune is actually as smiley as the picture, which is good since we all need a nice pick me up on Monday. Be sure to check the group out on October 23rd when they come to town–we’ll remind you again closer to the date.
Download: The Subjects – Winter Vacation [MP3]
So the time has finally come for the big Sunny Day Real Estate show at La Zona Rosa and we couldn’t be more pumped about it. I hope you’ve read our reviews of the band’s new LP2 & Diary reissues and our old From the Closet feature. This should hopefully live up to be one of those shows you’ll hate yourself for missing out on. The Jealous Sound will be providing your opening support.
Download: Sunny Day Real Estate – In Circles [MP3]
While spending time in Mexico City, Chuck Prophet fended off the swine flu craze, instead choosing to pen a new set of songs. His new album, Let Freedom Ring!, is set to come your way on October 27th. Supposedly, the lyrics will hit out at the realization of the American Dream, but we’re sure Chuck won’t be shoving anything down your throat, as he’s not that type of guy. Try the album’s title track!
Download: Chuck Prophet – ¡Let Freedom Ring! [MP3]
Even though the new album, Contra, doesn’t officially hit stores until January 12th, Vampire Weekend are slowly starting to leak out the hype. They let loose the first single, “Horchata” via their web site, and the site hints at future leaks, not to mention touring random Californian towns. Personally, this tune doesn’t reach out and grab you like “A-Punk,” but perhaps it’s one of those that gets better with time. You decide.
Download: Vampire Weekend – Horchata [MP3]
These little ladies have a new album coming out here at the end of October. Said record is titled Sainthood, and we’ve got another new tune to throw your way as you anticipate the release of their new record. Here is Tegan and Sara’s “Hell.”
Download: Tegan and Sara – Hell [MP3]
Princeton have just released their new album Cocoon of Love, and we’ll definitely get a review of it up shortly. This new tune is little bit more laid back than the previous “Calypso Gold” single, and it features the vocals of Meredith Metcalf. You’ll definitely want to check out the record if you enjoy this tune, as this is definitely a group with a rising star.
Download: Princeton – Sadie and Andy [MP3]