So I was stalking The Drums earlier today, and I came across another band that I think I could love equally as much, if not more so. They sound sort of similar, but instead of that whole surf affiliation Horse Shoes are rocking an 80s club sound. You can catch this song now off their Imperial School EP. And if you find a better picture of this band, let me know, as there’s just about as much info on this group as there are photos.
Download: Horse Shoes – Hey Come Back [MP3]
So hopefully you are familiar with the man known as Kid Koala and his famous work with Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Dan the Automator on the Deltron 3030 project. No? Go listen to it now. When you’re gone, get back with me and check out this new project from Kid Koala called The Slew. You’ll notice some familar head bobbing beats. The project has a new album out called 100% and you can download it all for free on their website. We’ve got the single track “You Turn me Cold”. Stop saying we don’t post about hip hop.
Download: Slew – You Turn me Cold [MP3]
Cant is the new side project from full time Grizzly Bear bass player and producer Chris Taylor. At the time being the project has very little material available aside from this new MP3 “Ghosts”. This one appears on Cant’s one and only 7″ which is available today on brand new label Terrible Records. This vinyl issue is very limited in production so you better buy one now before they’re gone.
Download: Cant – Ghosts [MP3]
One of our favorite local bands Sunset has a show planned for Thursday night at Baby Blue Studios. Fellow locals Silent Land Time Machine and recent Brooklyn re-locator City Center will also be involved in the night’s events. If you’re looking for good music on a Thursday, this is by far the best option you’ve got.
Download: Sunset – When Perfect Flames Expire [MP3]
One of our more recent finds An Horse just recorded a long awaited Daytrotter session. The in-studio performance features 3 songs from the band’s latest release Rearrange Beds. Here’s one of our favorites from last year “Postcards”.
Download: An Horse – Postcard (live) [MP3]
With our continued support and love for David Wingo and Ola Podrida, we bring you a new tune off his upcoming LP Belly of the Lion due November 10th. Not only do we get to support a great local Austinite, but in doing so, we get to support the great local label Western Vinyl. Here’s to that, and here’s that new tune.
Download: Ola Podrida – Roomful of Sparrows [MP3]
A local band you shall all know about, The Laughing, have just dropped some new material on the interwebs and we think you should check it out. These two new tracks will appear on the band’s upcoming album Fever, which will be hitting stores this week on October 15th. You can also catch the guys Thursday at Red 7 or at this years Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Download: The Laughing – Elevators [MP3]
Download: The Laughing – Runner [MP3]
So for the second time in our existence, we bring you an incredible free sampler from Urban Outfitters. This one is the seventh installment in the companies LSTN series and features 25 tracks from established indie acts. Artists include White Denim, Le Loup, No Age, Girls, and tons more. Here’s one of those tracks from El Perro del Mar. Download the whole thing on itunes and jam out on this Monday.
Download: El Perro del Mar – Change of Heart [MP3]
Seattle trio The Blakes are coming to town and stopping at the Mohawk on Tuesday night. The inside stage will also feature openers The Ripe and English Teeth. Check out this awesome track “Souvenir Basket” from the guys and tell me you don’t want to see this live.
Download: The Blakes – Souvenir Basket [MP3]
News has been churning over the interwebs as of late about this new Charlotte Gainsbourg album that will feature major contributions from the always versatile Beck. This could really be sold as the latest Beck LP since he wrote the music, produced and even co-wrote the lyrics for the album. Regardless, the french singer/actress will release IRM in January via Elektra. Here’s the lead single from the upcoming album.
Download: Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM [MP3]