What’s that you say? You still haven’t seen locals The Black Angels yet? Where have you been? Do yourself a favor and head down to Mohawk on Friday night to take in a show from one of the best Austin bands around. The lineup also includes talented acts Kurt Vile and Shapes Have Fangs. You won’t want to miss out on this one.
Download: The Black Angels – Young Men Dead [MP3]
Way back in February we told you about a new song & video from Drew Danburry about Artex, the “stupid horse” from Never Ending Story. Well now Drew is back and he has a new EP called Geraniums which you can download for free (go here and look towards the bottom right under free album downloads). You can also check his free downloads page for some other free tunes that should brighten your day. Here’s one from the new EP called “Lynette, I Love you” which features Drew’s usual silly lyrics and catchy pop stylings. Once it gets inside your head, you won’t be able to get it out.
Download: Drew Danburry – Lynette, I Love You[MP3]
From now until midnight on Saturday you can download the entire self-titled album from Timber Timbre for free. This critically acclaimed 3rd album from the band is made available by Canadian super label Arts & Crafts. Check it out here. It’s perfect for a rainy day.
Download: Timber Timbre – Demon Host [MP3]
We first caught wind of Dominant Legs by way of Stereogum a few weeks back. Any allusion to Belle and Sebastian will catch my eye! Still, this new tune isn’t quite the twee pop one expected, but it’s more summery, as if there is a lighter air to the crafty writing here. You decide.
Download: Dominant Legs – Clawing Out At The Walls [MP3]
More new local music continues to churn out this week with a track from Chris Simpson and his band Zookeeper. This new track “Mary of the Morning” will appear on an upcoming album due out in 2010. Thanks to Austin Sound for the heads up on this.
Download: Zookeeper – Mary of the Morning [MP3]
Who ever said you can’t celebrate Halloween early? The fine folks at Cherry Peel and Flip Scene think you can and that’s exactly what they’ll be doing at Mohawk on Wednesday night. You can expect music from Black and White Years, Bright Light Social Hour, Learning Secrets DJs, Markus with a K, L.A.X, and Neiliyo. Also make sure you wear a costume so you’ll be a part of the costume contest with some sick prizes. A lot more info can be found on that sweet flier or over on do512.
Download: The Black and White Years – Power to Change [MP3]
We love the free MP3s and this sampler from Hardly Art on Amazon is loaded with 15 songs from bands on the indie label. You’ll see a few unreleased demos and live tracks from ATH favorites Dutchess & The Duke, Le Loup, Pretty & Nice and others on Hardly Art. Check it out.
Download: Dutchess & The Duke – Reservoir Park [MP3]
At this point you may have seen/listened to the youtube video with the first single from supergroup Them Crooked Vultures that hit the net yesterday. You people know ATH is digging it so here’s an MP3 of that track for your downloading pleasure. It’s pretty loud and straight up rock n roll. The self-titled debut album from the band will be available Nov 17th.
Download: Them Crooked Vultures – New Fang [MP3]
Judging by the look of this picture, you would think that New Zealand band The Bats might be just a touch to old to bring sweet tunes to your ears, but rest assured, they don’t have a 25 year old history for nothing. Just like The Clean, they still have what it takes to spin phenomenal gems out of thin air, ones that inevitably get stuck in your head. Try this one on for size. If you dig it, you can find it on the 7″ over at Slumberland Records.
Download: Bats – Face Inside the Sun [MP3]
A while back we brought you the sweet tunes of Surf City fresh off releasing their first EP, but now the group has more new tunes in the works, and we’re glad to bring you the new tune. While it takes “Autumn” a few second to wind up, the band let loose once the song gets going, bringing us more than we expected. Guess we’ll have to wait until 2010 to get more great tunes such as this.
Download: Surf City – Autumn [MP3]