Minus The Bear On MPR

Minnesota Public Radio continues to give us great in studio sets with a recent performance by Minus the BearListen to the entire show and download the MP3s now.  While were on the subject, here’s the band’s most recent single “Guns & Ammo” off their recent EP Acoustics.  Have a listen and enjoy.

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Download: Minus the Bear – Guns and Ammo [MP3]

Other Lives

It’s Friday afternoon, you’re painfully waiting for 5 o’clock and Austin Town Hall wants to throw a new band your way. Maybe your brain isn’t working anymore from the stressful week almost behind you, but why not take some new music to your pre-pre-halloween party this weekend? Today we bring you, Other Lives, who hail from Stillwater, OK. The band, formerly know as Kunek, will be dropping their debut self-titled EP on the 21st of October. Here’s the single from that EP “Paper Cities”.

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Download: Other Lives – Paper Cities [MP3]

Ham1

I read a little blurb about this band, Ham1, on MOKB and thought we’d give them a little love as well.  The band hails from Athens, GA and plans to release their third LP, The Underground Stream, sometime this fall.  If you aren’t feeeling to spendy, you can downloaded a free copy of this album on the band’s website! While there, why not pick up the entire Ham1 catalog?  It’s also free.  Find out what this band is all about with opening track to their new album “Will You Ever See Me Again?” below.

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Download: Ham1 – Will You Ever See Me Again? [MP3]

Portugal. The Man @ Emo’s (10/18)

One of the few bands to come out of Alaska, Portugal. The Man, are making the huge trek to Austin on Saturday night.  The Emo’s show will only cost ya $12 and gets started around 9pm.  Get your tickets now and be in attendance for a band that everyone will know about real soon.  Latest single from the band “Lay me Back Down” can be heard below.

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Download: Portugal. The Man – Lay me Back Down [MP3]

Free Dead Heart Bloom EP

This may be the best week ever for freeloading albums and EPs off the interweb!  Today sees NYC band, Dead Heart Bloom, being the latest to offer up free tunes for your enjoyment.  The EP up for grabs is entitled Oh Mercy and is the second in a series of three planned EPs for 2008.  You can download this EP along with the first EP and Dead Heart Bloom’s first two albums all on the same page.  All artists should be this generous!  Check out my favorite track from the EP “I”m Going to go Meet Jesus” below.

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Download: Dead Heart Bloom – I’m Going to go Meet Jesus [MP3]

Dressy Bessy @ Emo’s 10/16

Dressy Bessy seem to be on the verge of “making it” as artists.  The band has been around for over 10 years now but it seems like they are finally gaining notariety in the blog/music world.  That being said, you better seize the opportunity now to see them at a smaller venue like Emo’s Lounge.  The band will be playing the Jr. version of Emo’s on Thursday with doors at 9pm and tickets only $8.  Latest single “Electrified” can be heard below.

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Download: Dressy Bessy – Electrified [MP3]

Free Album From Todd Snider

Portland alt-country great, Todd Snider, has a new album you can download free of charge from his website.  The album, Peace Queer, features 8 songs and is only available until October 31st.  Download it now before time runs out!  You can also check out one of the better tracks of the album “The Ballad of Cape Henry” right here on our website.

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Download: Todd Snider – The Ballad of Cape Henry [MP3]

Stream New Kaiser Chiefs

The Kaiser Chiefs just made their new album Off With their Heads available to stream on the last FM website.  The band’s latest effort doesn’t hit stores until October 20th so try it now before you buy it.  This would also be a good time for us to post the UK boys latest single “Never Miss a Beat” which dropped on October 6th.  What do you think of the new tunes?

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Download: Kaiser Chiefs – Never Miss a Beat [MP3]

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