Spencer Krug continues to work hard outside of his steady Wolf Parade gig as his side project Sunset Rubdown readies their next release. The Canadian outfit will be dropping Dragonslayer on JagJaguwar later this year on June 23rd. First single from the new album “Idiot Heart” is available for download and stream below.
Download: Sunset Rubdown – Idiot Heart [MP3]
If you live here in Austin, tomorrow is one crazy day for live music options in our town. We’re not sure we can remember a day that was so packed as this one as far as music goes. So packed, in fact, that we can’t fit all these shows on our main page. Follow the jump to see full details on all the great shows going down Tuesday.
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, Jarvis Cocker is back again. His second solo album is set to be released by Rough Trade on May 18th, which will more than likely be a solid album, just like his last solo album, which was like his Pulp albums, and like his performance on Harry Potter. Now, this new album has uber-producer Steve Albini running the show, so we should expect an edgier Jarvis; I’m game.
Download: Jarvis Cocker – Angela [MP3]
We all know and love Spoon here in Austin, and if you don’t, well you can just geeeet out! Our From the Closet song “Everything Hits at Once” appears on the band’s 2001 breakthrough release Girls Can Tell. If you don’t own that album, take your ass to the record store and buy it before someone finds out. This album is arguably the most important in Spoon’s career. It’s their first in a long series of releases with Merge. It’s the first time Mike McCarthy gets credit for producing. In my mind, it’s the first record that really sounded like a Spoon record. Damn I love this album.
Download: Spoon – Everything Hits at Once [MP3]
Looks like Peaches has gone dance hall crazy. Not to say the earlier music wasn’t dancey, but this new single sounds like it’s made for the dance floor. “Talk to Me” will appear on upcoming album I Feel Cream due out May 5th. It’s by far the cleanest single (lyrics wise) I’ve ever heard from the band.
Download: Peaches – Talk To Me [MP3]
Many moons ago, we told you about the covers EP(get it on itunes) put out recently by NYC band French Kicks. Well now the guys are making a much anticipated stop in town at Mohawk on Saturday night. Tickets are on sale now for $10 or you can pay $12 at the door. Young Mammals out of Houston and locals Low Line Caller will be opening things up around 9pm.
Download: French Kicks – Abandon [MP3]
When a band’s equipment gets jacked everyone wants to kick the culprit’s ass. If you can’t find the guy, a benefit to raise a little money can’t hurt. That’s just what local band When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth have planned for Friday night at Beerland. Several other local artists like Dikes of Holland, Strange Boys, Red X Red M, and Ralph White are joining in to help out. Show starts at 10pm.
Download: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth – It’s Casual [MP3]
Looks like local buzz band White Denim are going to start playing regularly around town again after taking a little break from the Austin scene. The Parish is one of the few places I can’t remember the band playing and the venue should provide a unique experience to see the band. Fellow locals Corto Maltese and Ume will be opening things up. Doors are at 9:30 with music at 10:30. Tickets are on sale now for $9 if you’re of age and $12 if you’re still illegal.
One of our favorite new finds of the last year, Deer Tick, have a new album called Born on Flag Day coming out in June. Here’s first single from the album “Easy”. It’s pretty rad.
Download: Deer Tick – Easy [MP3]
Creekside doesn’t usualy get in on the live music scene too often, but they’ve got a nice local lineup planned for Wednesday night. Austin artist LA Snacks are headlining the show with fellow locals Bankrupt and The Borrowers and The Eastern Sea opening things up. Tickets are at the door for $5. Music is at 10.
Download: LA Snacks – Kristin was a Meteorologist [MP3]