Free Album From Joy Formidable

09212_125354_joyformidableUK indie pop band Joy Formidable have been tearing up the music blog scene over the past year and it’s about time we put their music on our site.  If you’ve never experienced their sound, now is your chance with a free album download from NME.  Head to their site now where you can download the band’s debut LP A Baloon Called Moaning which hit stores in the UK today.

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Download: Joy Formidable – Austere [MP3]

Miles Benjamin On Laundromatinee

milesbenjaminanthonyrobinson-01-bigAlbum of the year list maker Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson just recorded a live performance for the MOKB run site Laundromatinee.  The in studio features 4 songs by the ATH loved singer songwriter.  Check out some live video or download MP3s of the set.

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Download: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – Above the Sun (live) [MP3]

Broken Spindles @ The Mohawk (2/16)

joelTo start off the week, Austin will be visited by Broken Spindles. The man behind the band is Joel Peteresen, better known for his participation in The Faint. Opening acts will be Loxsly and New Roman Times. The show kicks off at 8 PM at The Mohawk. Tickets are $8 at the door. 

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Download: Broken Spindles – Beatdown Break Up (Casettes Won’t Listen Remix) [MP3]

Car Stereo(Wars) @ Beauty Bar (2/14)

carstereoOur favorite resident DJ man Car Stereo(Wars) is bringing down the house with a special Valentine’s Day show at The Beauty Bar this Saturday night.  Doors for the dance party open up at 9pm.  Forget your silk panty rose and take your girl to the dance party!

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Download: Car Stereo(Wars) – Ghostface Observatory [MP3]

New Tunes from the Strange Boys

strangeWell, it’s Friday, and what better way to end the week than to premier a new song by local Austin favorites, The Strange Boys. This is a track off their album And Girls Club, set to come your way on March 24th on In the Red Records.  The track is titled “Heard You Wanna Beat Me Up.” Happy Friday folks. 

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Download: Strange Boys – Heard You Wanna Beat Me Up [MP3]

From The Closet: The Beach Boys

beach_boysWe wouldn’t dare to insult you by saying you don’t know who The Beach Boys are, but how about a little “Don’t Worry Baby” to make your day go by a little faster?  The song originally appeared on the 1964 album Shut Down Volume 2, and later as the B-Side to “I Get Around”.  There are so many great Beach Boys songs to choose from, but we’ve been jamming this one all over the ATH offices recently and it just makes time fly.

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Golden Bear @ Club Deville (2/13)

goldenbearThis Friday, Golden Bear will be releasing their newest EP, Everest,  at Club Deville.  Not only will the locals be treated to the great tunes of Golden Bear, but they will also get to witness one of our favorite acts, as The Great Nostalgic will also be opening the evening’s festivities.  Rumor has it that Pink Nasty will be on hand to play a set as well.  Show begins around 9, so get there and have fun.

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Download: Golden Bear – All the Stars [MP3]

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