The bearded men of Megafaun appeared on our favorite live music website Daytrotter over the weekend. The guys play 4 songs including this alternate version of Gather, Form and Fly standout “Kaufman’s Ballad”. It’s real purty.
Download: Megafaun – Kaufman’s Ballad [MP3]
Recent JagJaguwar signee Peter Wolf Crier are prepping their debut album, Inter-Be for a May 25th release. Prior to that release, the duo have made this new single “Crutch and Crane” available for download. It’s a got a bit of an old timey feel to it reminiscent of a dirty blues romp in someone’s backyard.
Download: Peter Wolf Crier – Crutch and Cane [MP3]
Air Waves is the project of Nicole Schneit, and she’s gotten a lot of attention since Dan Deacon dropped her name. But, don’t let that guide your interest, as Air Waves sounds nothing like Dan Deacon; Nicole has more of a punk-folk troubadour aspect to her. This tune definitely gives you the feeling that Schneit is not one to sit idly by why the boys do their thing. You can check out the rest of her music by picking up the Air Waves EP, which is in stores right about now.
Download: Air Waves -Sweetness [MP3]
The only band I think I know from Alaska, Portugal. The Man, is returning to Austin at The Parish for two shows on Friday and Saturday night. Openers on both nights are The Dig and Port O’Brien. Having seen this band live before, I can tell you that you’ll want to make it out for one of these show. Or maybe both?
Download: Portugal. The Man – The Dead Dog [MP3]
It’s been sort of a rock revival around our offices lately, but let’s not forget, we like to throw down on the dance floor too! We’ve got a new jam for you today, which really sounds a lot like Hercules and the Love Affair, only the vocals atop the disco beats sound more akin to Jens Lekman. It’s that particular warm vocal that is destined to win KISSES loads of fans when they release their debut Bermuda on April 27th. Hope you enjoy this little number, and remember boys and girls, it’s okay to shake it at the office sometimes.
Download: Kisses – Bermuda [MP3]
Yesterday The Gum premiered this new track “Belly of June” from a favorite band of mine Horse Feathers. The new track will appear on the band’s upcoming 3rd album Thistled Spring due out April 20th on Kill Rock Stars. You’ll notice the familiar indie-folk sound complimented by the haunting voice of leading man Justin Ringle. He’s got some of the best and most unique pipes in the genre.
Download: Horse Feathers – Belly Of June [MP3]
Seeing as we’re throwing a party featuring all things Australia/New Zealand, I thought I would stick to the area and bring some jangle pop your way via Melbourne’s Summer Cats. This number has got me bopping around my room right now, and you can tell why the energy in this tune makes it a live favorite. I bet they’ll play it during their various shows at SXSW! In the meantime, the tune comes your way on a new 7″ from Slumberland to be released on March 16th. It’ll be the B-Side to the single for “Your Timetable” off last year’s Songs for Tuesdays. Go ahead, tap your feet; you know you wanna.
Download: Summer Cats – TV Guide [MP3]
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If you’re looking for something to do on Thursday night, the Mohawk isnide stage would be a great place to stop by with a nice lineup of local bands. Things get kick started with instrumentalists Silent Land Time Machine, then move to My Milky Way Arms, and music ends with ATH faves Ideal Soul Mart. Mark us down as attending.
Side note: The boys in ISM just made a sweet new video for their catchy jam “Wrk”. Check out the hilarity of it all on youtube.
Download: Ideal Soul Mart – Wrk [MP3]
Those who’ve been following us know just how much we here at ATH love Jeremy Jay. Not only has he already released several albums of classic American pop, but he’s got more on the way. Splash, his newest album, is set to hit stores on May 25th via K Recs, and our preliminary listens have us thinking this will be one of our favorites of the year (or mine at least). If you like what you hear, you need to make sure to check out Jeremy this year at SXSW. He’s playing for free at Urban Outfitters (3/17), Beauty Bar (3/17-Official), and Flamingo Cantina (3/18). You’ll want to check the guy out, and then you’ll want to get your hands on his new album, and those old ones are probably required for your collection as well.
Download: Jeremy Jay – This Is Our Time [MP3]
Emo’s is the place to be on your Wednesday night of music in Austin with another set by Hotlanta band Manchester Orchestra. Be prepared for 3 openers prior to the headliners with music from The Features, Chris Staples, and O’Brother. That lineup is definitely worth the ticket price.
Download: Manchester Orchestra – I’ve Got Friends [MP3]