Comet Gain has been one of my favorite bands for several years now, yet they never really seem to pop into the consciousness for most people. This new track comes off a 7” that also features the song “Love Without Lies.” Each song will appear on the band’s newest album Broken Record Players, set to hit our shores this coming Tuesday, November 18th.
Download: Comet Gains – Books Of California [MP3]
Another album of the year contender, Dutchess & The Duke, were recently featured on the Daytrotter website. The Portland duo play two songs from their 2008 debut LP and two other previously unreleased songs. Download/listen to the songs and find out why we love these two so much. Here’s one of the tunes from the session you can jam out to this weekend called “Out of Time”.
Download: The Dutchess & The Duke – Out of Time(Daytrotter Sessions) [Mp3]
Anti Records is doing there part to remind you about some of their better releases of the year by giving away a free end of the year sampler. The sampler features pretty solid stuff from Islands, Devotchka, Billy Bragg and a bunch of other great artists. You can read the entire track listing on the Anti Records website or download the whole thing from their blog. Here’s a standout track from the sampler called “Big Mistake” by Tim Fite.
Download: Tim Fite – Big Mistake [MP3]
The Laundromatinee, brought to you by MOKB, continue to bring you sweet video of their in studio performances with a set by The Acorn this week. The Ottawa based band is currently touring with Calexio in support of their 2007 album Glory Hope Mountain. Check out video for the 4 live songs or listen to the band’s most recent single “Crooked Legs” right here on our website.
Download: The Acorn – Crooked Legs
Of Montreal will be bringing their ridiculous live show through Austin this Thursday evening and we’re here to bring you the details. The band will be playing at the rarely utilized Fiesta Gardens on the east side with doors opening at 6pm. Tickets can be bought now from the Transmission Entertainment website. If you’re curious about the venue choice, my guess is that they need somewhere to park the horse trailer. To make the show even more enticing, Icy Demons out of Chicago will be opening for Of Montreal. Here’s a track from Icy Demons called “Miami Ice”.
Download: Icy Demons – Miami Ice [MP3]
A band fairly new to the Austin music scene, Frantic Clam, will be gettin’ it down at Beauty Bar on Wednesday evening. Here’s a sample of the band’s music with their latest catchty little single “Richard Cory”.
Download: Frantic Clam – Richard Cory
Garden State dweller, Jai Agnish, has a new album you can download for free on his bandcamp website. The album is called Awake When You Dream and features 11 new tracks of acoustic/folk music at its best. If download times keep you up at night, here’s a highlight from the album called “We Found Love”.
Download: Jai Agnish – We Found Love
While most people tend to turn their love and adoration towards Jenny Lewis, I’m more of a Emily Haines sort of guy. Seeing as how I love Emily, and her killer band Metric, I’m excited to throw a new song your way. Here you go, the track is called “Help I’m Alive”:
Download: Metric – Help Im Alive [MP3]
Brightblack Morning Light will be bringing their brand of psych-folk rock to the Mohawk on Thursday evening. Buy your tickets now for only $8! Catch a preview of the show below with the band’s most recent single “Opressions Each”.
Download: Brightblack Morning Light – Opressions Each [MP3]
Justin Rice of Brooklyn based Bishop Allen recently took the time to chat with ATH about their upcoming stop in Austin for Fun Fun Fun Fest. Topics covered include their upcoming album, their roles in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and the 12 EP’s they released in 2006. We offer up the full interview and a little something to take with you after the jump.