Deerhunter @ Emo’s (12/2)

Deerhunter are bringing their tour with Times New Viking through town on Tuesday night at Emo’s.  Doors are set for 9pm with tickets available now for only $12.  Earlier in the day, Times New Viking will also be doing a free instore at local record shop End of an Ear around 5pm.  You should  take a peak at our recent review of Deerhunter’s 2008 album Micorcastle or stream a song from that effort below.

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Download: Deerhunter – Never Stops [MP3]

Free EP From Matt Pond PA

Going on 10 years in the business, Matt Pond PA continue to pump out quality new tunes year after year.  Last week the Pennsylvania based band offered a downloadable 9 song EP ironically titled The FreeepDownload the new songs for free or check out opening track “Hearts and Minds” right here.

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Download: Matt Pond PA – Hearts and Minds [MP3]

Happy Turkey Day

As a send off to Turkey Day, we here at ATH would like to congratulate the winners in our Black Keys contest.  Winners have been emailed and we’ll get those sweet prizes out to you right after the holiday.  Thanks to all who entered and giving thought out responses!  We’ll be taking some vacation for the next couple of days, so go spend some time with your families.  Happy Thanksgiving kids!

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Little Joy @ The Parish (11/29)

Yet another contender for album of the year, Little Joy, will be bringing their indie rock supergroup to The Parish on Saturday evening.  Doors open up at 8pm with tickets available now for only $12If you read our review of the band’s debut LP, you know we are pumped about this one.  Here’s a standout track from the album “Keep Me in Mind”.

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Download: Little Joy – Keep Me in Mind [MP3]

Free Album From Jay Bennett

Jay Bennett, most well known for his work in Wilco during their rise to stardom, has a new solo album you can download for free from the Rock Proper website.  The new album entitled Whatever Happened I aplogize is the 5th solo release by Bennett after his 2001 departure from Wilco.  Some people in the music world say Bennett has never receieved enough credit for creating the unique sound heard on the stellar 2002 Wilco album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.  Don’t get us started on the current state of Wilco…  Here’s a track from Bennett’s new album called “The Engines are Idle”.

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Download: Jay Bennett – The Engines are Idle [MP3]

Blitzen Trapper @ Mohawk (11/26)

Contenders for record of the year, Blitzen Trapper, will be playing a Thanksgiving Eve show at Mohawk on Wednesday night.  The bill is actually pretty impressive with Pink Nasty and Parson Redheads opening things up for the Portland based band.  Even more impressive, New York band O’Death will be playing on the inside stage in between the main acts outside.  Tickets can be bought now for $8.  Here’s one of my favorite pop songs to come out in several years “Punctual as Usual” by the Parson Redheads.

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Download: Parson Redheads – Punctual as Usual [MP3]

New Ben Kweller Track

Everyone’s favorite Texas boy, Ben Kweller, has a new song called “Hurtin’ You” that premiered on Stereogum late last week.  The song is our first glimpse into Kweller’s new album Changing Horses due out in February of next year.  Sounds like he’s going deeper into the country/singer-sonwriter genre.

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Download: Ben Kweller – Hurtin’ You [MP3]

Gentlemen Auction House Christmas

Gentlemen Auction House are here to tell the world that it’s never to early to bust out the Christmas music.  The St. Louis band are celebrating the holiday season with a 6 song Christmas EP called Christmas in Love.  You can listen to all the tracks on lala or hear “Home for the Holidays” below.

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Download: Gentlemen Auction House – Home for the Holidays [MP3]

New Frightened Rabbit Tune

Frightened Rabbit have a new song that we found on the old interweb yesterday.  The song is called “Last Tango in Brooklyn” and appears on a new fake book compilation called The Lifted Brow.  You might be surprised by the different sound from the band, but the tune is still quite tasty.

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Download: Frightened Rabbit – Last Tango in Brooklyn [MP3]

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