Another one of those Austin bands that everyone should know about, The Strange Boys, will be showcasing their talents at Beerland tomorrow evening. Other local acts Cause for Applause and The Bad Sports will be opening things up. Beerland doesn’t sell tickets online so make sure you’ve got some cold hard cash to get in the door. Get yourself excited for the show with The Strange Boys cover “Baby Please Don’t Go” originally by Big Joe Williams.
Download: The Strange Boys – Baby Please Dont Go [MP3]
The good people at Paper Bag Records are bringing you a free digital EP download from Josh Reichmann’s latest project The Josh Reichmann Oracle Band. If you aren’t familiar with Mr. Reichmann, he was a founding member of Tangiers and later performed under the moniker Jewish Legend. If that still doesn’t ring a bell, download the free EP (after providing a legit email address) or check out track “Believe in Souls” below.
Download: Josh Reichmann Oracle Band – Believe in Souls [MP3]
About a month ago we gave you the new Matt & Kim track “Good ol Fashion Nightmare” and now we give you more. This new track is called “Daylight” and is oddly released by the new Mountain Dew/Pepsi label Green Label Sound. Who knew Mountain Dew was puttin’ out tunes. Regardless of their label choice, Matt & Kim continue to make some pretty solid pop jams.
Download: Matt and Kim – Daylight [MP3]
We read about this new SoCal band, The Japanese Motors, a few places online and thought they were worthy of mentioning. The song we have for your listening pleasure is entitled “Spendin’ Days” and appears on the bands self-titled effort due out 10/7. It’s quite the catchy little diddy.
Download: Japanese Motore – Spendin’ Days [MP3]
On this Monday night, Emo’s Austin has chosen to bring the metal back into your life with Saviours. The band hails from Oakland and is one of the few bands that can still play metal the right way. If you’ve got a case of the Mondays, Saviours will knock you out of that coma and slam your week into high gear. Doors for the show are at 7 and you can read more on the Emo’s website. Also, check out song “Cavern of Mind” for a pretty accurate show preview.
Download: Saviours – Cavern of Mind [MP3]
One of our favorite acts in Austin, The Calm Blue Sea, will be putting on a CD release party this Saturday at Emo’s Lounge. If you aren’t familiar with the band, think Explosions in the Sky but a little heavier. Tickets for this show can only be purchased at the door. Check out the Emo’s website for more info.
These United States showed up on an encore performance on Daytrotter. We say encore because the band already performed for Daytrotter way back in March of 2007. Check out the band’s latest session on the slick Daytrotter website. Also, check out standout track “Burn This Bridge” from the performance in mp3 format below.
Download: These United States – Burn This Bridge(live) [MP3]
I’m all kinds of into audience participation, so I thought I would throw one more your way. Today, we will debate over whether the singer for Fabrizio Moretti’s (of The Strokes fame) newest project, Little Joy, is in fact better suited to front a band backed by Fab or by his old band, Los Hermanos. The kids love Little Joy, and Devandra Banhart produced the album, but something about the bossanova sounds of Los Hermanos are really working for me today. You make the call.
Download: Little Joy – No Ones Better Sake [MP3]
Download: Los Hermanos – Condicional [MP3]
We all love The Decemberists, and we are stoked to hear that they are releasing a series of singles this year (October 14, November 4, December 2). The single series is titled “Always a Bridesmaid,” and this is the track off the opening single titled “Valerie Plame.” Those in the know might recognize the name, but for now, let’s just listen to the tune. Follow this link to preorder.
Download: The Decemberists – Valerie Plame [MP3]
I cannot stop listening to this album, or this song; Gentlemen Jesse and His Men seem to know where its at. Sure, it’s a little bit of a throwback, but we all loved The Strokes the first time around right? Blast this song into the afternoon, and if you dig it like I do, then you can find the band’s self-titled debut out now on Douchemaster Records.
Download: Gentleman Jesse and His Men – I Dont Wanna Know [MP3]