From his storied turn towards Christianity to his involvement in legendary emo band Sunny Day Real Estate, Jeremy Enigk has lived a well-documented life, though unfortunately, it often is more tabloid fodder than about the music. However, this new tune shows that the backbone of piano combined with his voice still gives Jeremy that winning nod from fans.
Download: Jeremy Enigk – Mind Idea [MP3]
Andrew Whiteman is just one of the many heads that is Broken Social Scene, but, like all the rest, he has a solo outfit with Apostle of Hustle. The groups new album Eats Darkness is coming out via Arts and Crafts Records May 19th, and we offer you the first single, “Perfect Fit” for your enjoyment.
Download: Apostle of Hustle – Perfect Fit [MP3]
Voxtrot are a band beloved in the Austin music scene and everyone around town has been anxiously awaiting some new music from the band. That new music is finally here and has been hitting the internet in the past couple of days. The new song is called “Trepanation Party” and was recorded and mixed with fellow giant in the Austin scene, Jim Eno (Spoon). You can also catch Voxtrot a couple of times during this weeks SXSW Fest.
Download: Voxtrot – Trepanation Party [MP3]
When Grandaddy broke up, we all thought we’d never hear from Jason Lytle ever again, but lucky for us, he moved off to Montana to sit back down with his guitar. This new track is set to come out on his forthcoming album from Anti Records. Welcome back old friend.
Download: Jason Lytle – Brand New Sun [MP3]
Howwwwwww’s it gonna beeeeee, when you don’t know meeeeee anymoooooooore.
Come on, you know the words. 3eb exploded onto the pop scene with their 1997 self-titled album, scoring 3 Top 10 hits while selling over 6 million copies. I won’t lie, that album was near the front of my Case Logic CD case throughout the late 90’s. Partly because I didn’t know any better, and partly because it was a legitimately solid pop album. It played surprisingly well from start to finish, and the hooks had the potential to get stuck in your head for days. Briefly recapturing the magic with their second album Blue, Third Eye Blind faded into oblivion much like their other “Post-Grunge” colleagues. But have no fear, the 2009 comeback begins during SXSW as they are slated to play the Austin Convention Center at 6:00 PM on Friday, March 20th.
In celebration of their new LP, All is Wild, All is Silent, local boys Balmorhea are throwing a release party at Ballet Austin (map) on Friday night. The Wooden Birds will provide your opening band entertainment during the nights events. Doors open up at 9:30 and entrance will cost you only $8. Free loaders take note, New Belgium Brewery & Progress Coffee are sponsoring and will provide complimentary beverages while supplies last! Single track “Harm & Boon” from the band’s debut LP (out now on Western Vinyl) is below.
Download: Balmorhea – Harm & Boon [MP3]
So we’re fairly certain that this track is soon to be on every blog in the country by the end of the day. Regardless, this killer new tune comes your way from Jack White’s latest supergroup going by the name The Dead Weather. The group features of course Jack White on vocals & drums, Raconteur Jack Lawrence on bass, Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Dean Fertita and best of all, The Kills‘ Allison Mosshart on lead vocals. Sounds like a match made in heaven right? Apparently the band played their first gig at Jack White’s Third Man Studios in Nashville last night and gave out a limited 7″ vinyl of new single “Hang You Up From the Heavens”. You probably don’t live in Tennessee so we’ve got the track for you below. The debut full length from the group, Horehound, is due out in early June.
Download: The Dead Weather – Hang You From The Heavens [MP3]
The last album Alight of Night from Crystal Stilts was one of those magnificently beautiful records that sort of crept around your brain for a period of time during 2008. The band are set to release a new single this Spring on Slumberland Records, and we’ve opted to throw a sample of the track your way. Listen closely as the lyrics swirl around the dense fog of energy.
Download: Crystal Stilts – Love is a Wave [MP3]
Fresh from the hills of California comes more gentle pop tunes. People have referenced Elliott Smith when discussing Willoughby, but this song shows that there’s more to the songs than simple reference points. Sit back at your desk and just let the soothing voice in the song take you away.
Download: Willoughby – Story [MP3]
To celebrate the release of their new Side A Ep, Austin band The Georgian Company are throwing a release party at Mohawk on Thursday night. The alt-country band will be joined by local heavy hitters Loxsly and opening act Leatherbag. Music starts on the inside stage at 10pm.
Download: Georgian Company – Apology [MP3]