Emo’s has some solid shows this weekend starting off on Friday with Fujiya & Miyagi. The English band will be joined by opening act Project Jenny, Project Jan with doors opening at 9pm. Tickets can be bought at the door or in advance for $15.
Download: Fujiya & Miyagi – Collarbone [MP3]
Tim Kasher has long been penning incredible tunes, both as the frontman for Cursive, and as the man behind The Good Life. Now comes the time of year where we can all be grateful, as new tunes are now available in preparation for Cursive‘s release of Mama, I’m Swollen, out on March 10th via Saddle Creek Records. You can hear “I Couldn’t Love You” over at Entertainment Weekly.
Also, they released another track yesterday to the public, which is also another song off the upcoming album. This song, “From the Hips” illustrates Tim at his best, writing great lyrics, and the song just seems to churn out those special moments we missed on the band’s Happy Hollow last time around.
Download: Cursive – From the Hips [MP3]
Glasgow, Scotland has a certain place in my heart, as my favorite band stems from the region, not to mention their influence Orange Juice. Yet, here comes another great band, Bricolage, that seems to owe a bit of love towards the aforementioned band. Throw in a touch of The Smiths, and you’ve got a rollicking good time. The band is set to release their self-titled album on Slumberland this May.
Download: Bricolage – Turn U Over [MP3]
If you thought emo was dead, think again peoples! The now legendary label Deep Elm is offering up a 15 song sampler of emo tracks from all of their artists new and old. ATH favorites like Appleseed Cast, Slowride, Sounds Like Violence, and a slew of others appear on the free compilation. Here’s one of our favorite old school emo tunes featured on the sampler by Appleseed Cast.
Download: Appleseed Cast – Marigold & Patchwork [MP3]
We receive a lot of randomness in our inbox here at ATH and rarely does anything strike our interest like Drew Danburry has. Maybe it’s a shared love for The Never Ending Story or the songwriters catchy diddy about Atreyu’s beloved horse Artex. Regardless, check out Mr. Danburry’s hilarious video for the song which follows the scene from the movie line for line. You can find out more about Drew Danburry on his website.
Download: Drew Danburry – Artex [MP3]
Swan Lake is a supergroup, featuring members of Frog Eyes, Wolf Parade, and Destroyer. Their newest album, Enemy Mine is slated for release via Jagjaguwar Records on March 24th. While early indications claim Frog Eye’s Casey Mercer as the better writer this time out, you can’t count out Destroyer’s Dan Bejar. Just take a listen to the following track.
Download: Swan Lake – Spider [MP3]
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have recently been lauded, not just by ATH, but by many others for their self-titled release. It’s shrouded in atmospherics and melody, the perfect blend of everything going on nowadays. Suffice it to say, that very record is one of the only albums released thus far in 2009 that succeeds in every song. Follow the jump to find out a little more about the band.
French pop band Phoenix are finally offering some new music for their fans to check out. The new track available for download is called “1901” and will appear on the band’s upcoming album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix due out May 25th. Anyone got some thoughts on the first new material in a few years?
Download: Phoenix – 1901 [MP3]
Yes you are reading the heading of this post correctly… Pop Unknown are reuniting for a show at Mohawk on Saturday night! The long forgotten band will be playing along with locals Crash Gallery and Jets Under Fire. Doors for the show open at 8pm.
Download: Pop Unknown – Head in the Sand [MP3]
What better way to end a pretty great week than by throwing a little Robert Pollard out to the masses. This tune comes via his new band Boston Spaceships, who are set to release their new album, The Planets are Blasted on Guided by Voices, Inc. February 27th, but the album is already available for digital download. Enjoy this tune; enjoy your weekend.
Download: Boston Spaceships – Big O Gets an Earful [MP3]