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Local alt-country band Crooks are celebrating the release of their new EP this Friday night with a show at Scoot Inn. Playing in support are Jenny & The Corn Ponies, Chris Brecht & Dead Flowers, and Darren Hoff & The Hard Times. Below you can also find an exclusive track from the Crooks new EP called “Downtown”.
Downtown: Crooks – Downtown [MP3]
You know how much we love Surf City, so much so that we invited the guys to play our infamous SXSW party this past Spring. During that show they talked to us about releasing their first full-length, and word has finally come out that the band will release said album this November. The album is called Kudos, and the first single “Crazy Rulers of the World” hints at good things to come in the future. Give the new track a try, today!
Download: Surf City – Crazy Rulers of the World [MP3]
Hearya continues to put out some nice sessions on their live video blog this week with a set from folk rock band Futurebirds. We just missed out on seeing this group when they came to town a week ago so we’re happy to get a taste of what they’re like live. The live session features four MP3s, a couple videos and even the option to download the whole thing as one big file. I’ve been enjoying this sweet live version of “Ski Chalet” which you can find below.
Download: Futurebired – Ski Chalet (live on Hearya) [MP3]
As a guy who is greatly looking forward to the second ever Vaselines release coming out this fall, I’m excited to see that the band is offering up this new track “Sex With an X” for free. This song comes after we already heard new track “I Hate the 80s” from the group’s upcoming Sex with an X LP. Fans of the band will be glad to know that the first album of new material in over 20 years will come out on September 14th via Sub Pop.
Download: The Vaselines – Sex With An X [MP3]
Veteran San Francisco musician Kelley Stoltz is returning on October 12th with an album of new material on Sub Pop Records. The album, entitled To Dreamers, features material recorded mostly by Kelley himself with the occasional assistance from his live band. Below you’ll find the first single called “I Don’t Get That” from his upcoming effort. It’s got a bit of that 60s style British pop to it that I’ve been into recently.
Download: Kelley Stoltz – I Don’t Get That [MP3]
As if your weren’t enjoying all the free music on our Summer Mixtape, Domino Records jumps in the game and is offering up an 11 song compilation from artists on their label. The free download features music from Owen Pallett, Villagers, The Dirty Projectors, and a bunch more. Check out new song “We Still Got the Taste Dancing on Our Tongues” from Wild Beasts below and download the free sampler now.
Download: Wild Beasts – We Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues [MP3]
Apache Beat have some sweet jams that I’ve been into lately. The group have a sound that would fit right in at your local dance hall or DJ mix table. Below you’ll find a new song from the band “Another Day” that will appear on upcoming album Last Chants. You can get your hands on that one October 5th.
Download: Apache Beat – Another Day [MP3]
Everyone in Austin knows the name TV Torso by now, right? Well, it’s made up of some of the kids from Sound Team, and a few new friends, namely James Rhea. The guys have been working really hard, and we’re happy to announce that they’ll be releasing their Status Quo Vadis EP on August 31st, followed by a nice jaunt across the states. You can pre-order the entire EP, as well as stream it in it’s entirety over at the group’s BANDCAMP page. You’ll also get to hang with the guys in person when they rock the stage at Emos on August 18th. Get on board folks, this is going to be one hell of a ride.
Download: TV Torso – Slanderers’ Stew [MP3]
Frederik Teige spends the majority of his days backing up Efterklang in the live setting. But, he’s just released a new single of his own, which shows a lot of incredible promise. The tracks is called “What is New,” and it might surprise people who follow his main gig, mostly because it’s so straight ahead in its approach to pop goodness. Somehow I keep thinking of David Bazan when listening. Give it a test, and tell us if you dig it.
Download: Frederik Teige-What Is New [MP3]
A few years ago someone somewhere told me that Capstan Shafts would be right up my alley because they had the whole Guided by Voices quality. It’s true, and you can’t really complain with anyone who makes bedroom recordings, or in that style, sound really interesting and worthwhile. So here we are, and its time for the new CS album, Revelation Skirts, to come out on August 24th. You can label me excited.
Download: Capstan Shafts – Quiet Wars [MP3]