New Music From Franz Ferdinand

As the release of Franz Ferdinand’s new album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand draws ever closer, new songs are popping up all over the interweb.  First came a video for new song Ulysses and now the band is giving us an mp3 for possible dance hit of the spring “No You Girls Never Know”.  Physical copies of the album will be out January 27th in the US via Domino records.

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Download: Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls Never Know [MP3]

New Music From Elvis Perkins

Over the holidays we told you about some new tunes Elvis Perkins in Deerland had streaming on their website.  Now we have an MP3 of one of those tracks we found over on Stereogum today.  This new song is called “Shampoo” and will appear on new album Elvis Perkins in Deerland out March 10th on XL Recordings.  Sounds like something that would fit in pretty nicely with stuff from Mr. Perkins’ 2007 album Ash Wednesday.

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Download: Elvis Perkins in Deerland – Shampoo [MP3]

Frantic Clam EP Release @ Beauty Bar (1/14)

One of our favorite new Austin bands, Frantic Clam, are celebrating the release of their new Anatomica EP with a show at Beauty Bar this Wednesday.  The guys will be joined on the stage by Austin outfit Focus Group.  Music looks to get started around 10pm with no cover charge!  If you’ve read our review of the band’s new EP, you know we’re excited about the future of this upstart.

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Download: Frantic Clam – Korean Beauty Queen [MP3]

New Music From Heartless Bastards

New residents of our little town and recent Woxy performers, The Heartless Bastards, have a new album coming out in February and are sharing new single “The Mountain” from the album.  The new LP, The Mountain, is set to be released via Fat Possum Records on Feb. 3rd.  We also just heard from Do512 that the band is headlining the Bush retirement party on the 20th at Antone’s next week.  Tickets are available for that event over on the Act Blue website for $20.  The band was also recently confirmed for the SXSW festival in March.

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Download: Heartless Bastards – The Mountain [MP3]

Ben Kweller On Daytrotter

How many of you remember that Ben Kweller has a new album, Changing Horses, due out next month?  It seems like Mr. Kweller generally flies right under the radar so buzz about his new album has sort of faded.  Regardless, you can hear some new tunes from the album on his recent Daytrotter performance.  He plays 3 songs from his upcoming LP and one from On My Own. Here’s a taste of the new country sounding album with “Wanting Her Again” live on Daytrotter.

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Download: Ben Kweller – Wanting Her Again (live) [MP3]

So So Glos @ Emo’s (1/13)

If you aren’t heading to Mohawk for The Donkeys show, The So So Glos are another good option for some Tuesday evening fun at Emo’s.  The band is yet another up and coming Brooklyn based outfit who are gaining some notoriety outside of New York.  They’ll be playing along with Austin’s own Scorpion Child with doors opening at 8pm.  Best news of all, the whole thing is free!

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Download: The So So Glos – Throw Your Hands Up [MP3]

Annuals On The Interface

If your looking for a little fun indie-pop music today, Raleigh band Annuals bring that and more to a recent performance on Spinner’s The Interface.  The live set features 4 tunes and a video interview as well.  Don’t forget that the band is also coming through town on Feb. 13th at The Parish.  Tickets are on sale now, but we’ll remind you about that closer to the date.

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Download: Annuals – Confessor [MP3]

The Donkeys @ The Mohawk – 1/13

This Tuesday evening California’s The Donkeys will make their way into Austin. Something about this band begs to be noticed, and perhaps it’s the sunshine of bands like Beulah that make this a show we should all attend as winter dances in and out of our lives. The show goes down at The Mohawk, on the inside stage no less. Our friends over at Transmission Entertainment tell us the show kicks off at 10 PM.

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Download: The Donkeys – Nice Train [MP3}

New Jeremy Jay Tune

If you didn’t catch our year end list, you might have missed out on how much we love Jeremy Jay. In our excitement, we almost overlooked the release of his new 12″ on K Records titled Love Everlasting, which will hit stores near you on January 20th. All this is in preparation for the release of his new album, Slow Dance, set to come your way in March. Check out this keyboard infused genius!

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Download: Jeremy Jay-Love Everlasting [MP3]

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