I think most of us will be about done from our Fun Fest weekend on Sunday, but if you’re still raring to go, head to Mohawk for a headlining after show by locals Trail of Dead. Joining the guys on the outside stage will be Dark Meat. Bands getting down on the inside stage are An Albatross, Au, Free Moral Agents, and Zechs Marquis.
Download: … And You Will Know Us By the Trail of the Dead – Another Morning Stoner [MP3]
Fun Fest aftershows are pretty slim pickins this year, but Saturday night at Mohawk has a nice little lineup of big name local talent. Your outdoor stage will feature Voxtrot and Octopus Project while indoor talent includes Coathangers, Twin Tigers, Walter Schiriefels, and Jazzus Lizard (Jesus Lizard jazz tribute band). Should be a good time if you’re still standing after day one of Fun Fest.
Download: Voxtrot – Berlin, Without Return [MP3]
Suhweet. Spinner’s the Interface hasn’t had too many bands recently that I care a lot about or at least not enough to tell you guys about. That changed this week with an in studio performance by our favorite Quinn sisters Tegan & Sara. The girls perform 4 songs all from their new album Sainthood which has been growing on me more and more with each listen. Maybe these live videos will help you to decide if that big ticket cost for their show at Bass Concert Hall in February is really worth it.
Download: Tegan & Sara – Hell [MP3]
A new Spoon track has been floating around the interwebs and we wanted to share it with you. It’s called “The Mystery Zone” and is now the 3rd track that we’ve heard from the new album. Gotta say, this track and the other two aren’t really making me too excited for the new release. I guess we’ll see eh? Spoon’s new LP Transference will be available January 26th via Merge.
Song removed by request of record label. Sorry kids.
Our friend over at Austin Eavesdropper had such a good time with her first Blogger Bleet Up back in July that she decided to throw a bigger and better event leading up to Fun Fest on Thursday night. This go around anyone and everyone is invited and can gain entry with an RSVP and $7 cash. Bands have also been included for the event and include locals The Lennings, Built by Snow, Corto Maltese, Policitcs, Sad Accordions, and Great Nostalgic. You can also expect photo booths, giveaways (maybe of the fun fest variety), tasty drinks, and a lot more. Check out the Eavesdropper site for more info.
Download: Great Nostalgic – Spirit World [MP3]
Athens based indie group Twin Tigers are giving away a new EP for free on their website. The band currently has just one other EP under the belt but they have been getting some crazy buzz in the internet world as of late. Head to Old Flame Record’s website to download the Automatic EP or check out the lead single below. You can also catch a live set from these guys at Mohawk on Friday night.
Download: Twin Tigers – Grey Waves [MP3]
You probably know by now that if Daytrotter posts about one of our favorite bands AND they play unreleased material, you can expect to see it on the ATH. That’s just what we got in this recent live set by White Rabbits and we couldn’t be more excited. This unreleased tune from the Daytrotter session is creating a lot interest to see where these guys go next. Check out this one and the other 3 live songs now.
Download: White Rabbits – Fox Hunting (live) [MP3]
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Fun Fest is fast approaching this weekend and you should probably be saving your energy for the upcoming debauchery. Not into that sort of thing? Well we recommend you make your way to Mohawk tonight for a set by our very own Black Nasty. His sets are always fun and should help kick off your music week the right way. Opening support will be provided by Cowabunga Babez.
Download: Black Nasty – Booger the Hooker [MP3]
The new album Songs About People I know from British band Stricken City drops tomorrow on Kora Records and we’ve got a last minute preview before you go out and buy it. This new single is called “Small Things” and highlights some of our favorite things about the band. Think a little bit Yeah Yeah Yeahs mixed with some British fuzz guitar.
Download: Stricken City – Small Things [MP3]
Recent Hardly Art signee Le Loup is making a stop in town on this fine Monday and you’ve got two chances to see them. The first is a free Waterloo Records in-store at 5pm with the always nice free keg beer. After that, head over to Mohawk for a full on set with Nurses and local boys Zorch providing the opening support. ¡Feliz día de los muertos!
Download: Le Loup – Forgive Me [MP3]