One of our favorite local bands Sunset has a show planned for Thursday night at Baby Blue Studios. Fellow locals Silent Land Time Machine and recent Brooklyn re-locator City Center will also be involved in the night’s events. If you’re looking for good music on a Thursday, this is by far the best option you’ve got.
Download: Sunset – When Perfect Flames Expire [MP3]
One of our more recent finds An Horse just recorded a long awaited Daytrotter session. The in-studio performance features 3 songs from the band’s latest release Rearrange Beds. Here’s one of our favorites from last year “Postcards”.
Download: An Horse – Postcard (live) [MP3]
With our continued support and love for David Wingo and Ola Podrida, we bring you a new tune off his upcoming LP Belly of the Lion due November 10th. Not only do we get to support a great local Austinite, but in doing so, we get to support the great local label Western Vinyl. Here’s to that, and here’s that new tune.
Download: Ola Podrida – Roomful of Sparrows [MP3]
A local band you shall all know about, The Laughing, have just dropped some new material on the interwebs and we think you should check it out. These two new tracks will appear on the band’s upcoming album Fever, which will be hitting stores this week on October 15th. You can also catch the guys Thursday at Red 7 or at this years Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Download: The Laughing – Elevators [MP3]
Download: The Laughing – Runner [MP3]
So for the second time in our existence, we bring you an incredible free sampler from Urban Outfitters. This one is the seventh installment in the companies LSTN series and features 25 tracks from established indie acts. Artists include White Denim, Le Loup, No Age, Girls, and tons more. Here’s one of those tracks from El Perro del Mar. Download the whole thing on itunes and jam out on this Monday.
Download: El Perro del Mar – Change of Heart [MP3]
Seattle trio The Blakes are coming to town and stopping at the Mohawk on Tuesday night. The inside stage will also feature openers The Ripe and English Teeth. Check out this awesome track “Souvenir Basket” from the guys and tell me you don’t want to see this live.
Download: The Blakes – Souvenir Basket [MP3]
News has been churning over the interwebs as of late about this new Charlotte Gainsbourg album that will feature major contributions from the always versatile Beck. This could really be sold as the latest Beck LP since he wrote the music, produced and even co-wrote the lyrics for the album. Regardless, the french singer/actress will release IRM in January via Elektra. Here’s the lead single from the upcoming album.
Download: Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM [MP3]
We really dig the new BLK JKS record so naturally we are excited to see that they’re stopping through town at Emos on Monday night. Some of our favorite locals TV Torso and Wine & Revolution will also be on hand to provide your opening support. You won’t want to miss this one.
Download: BLK JKS – Molalatladi [MP3]
Back during SXSW, I anxiously awaited Camera Obscura to take to the stage, but while waiting, I was lucky enough to be blown away by Thomas Function. These cats from Alabama have a new record coming out next week on Fat Possum Records titled In the Valley of Sickness. Since I just got the album in the mail, I wanted to throw a track everyone’s way, so you can see what I’m so excited about.
Download: Thomas Function – Belly Of The Beast [MP3]
Seems like Dear and the Headlights make a stop through town pretty regularly and we always get excited to hear they’re returning to town. So if you aren’t making it to some of the other solid shows on Friday night, make your way out to Emo’s on Friday for the Phoenix based band. Support will be provided by Kinch and Rajiv Patel.
Download: Dear and The Headlinghts – Im Bored, Youre Amorous [MP3]