David Bazan, the man who sometimes calls himself Pedro the Lion, is about to drop his first full length album under his own name. The album will be called Curse Your Branches and will be hitting stores September 1st via Barsuk Records. Here’s the very first single from the new album called “Bless This Mess”. We likes it.
Download: David Bazan – Bless This Mess [MP3]
Mohawk has a nice lineup of local acts on the bill for Friday night which should be a good option for your weekend starting plans. The lineup includes locals The Ugly Beats, Shapes Have Fangs and English Teeth. Doors are set to open at 10pm with entrance fee at $6. Here’s a little taste of what’s in store with this little jam from The Ugly Beats.
Download: The Ugly Beats – Get in Line [mp3]
English indie-rockers Duke Spirit just recorded a Woxy Radio session and the live tunes are available now on the Futurist website. The set features 4 jams that are sure to go easy on the ears. Here’s one of them, “Wooden Hearts”.
Download: Duke Spirit – Wooden Heart (live) [MP3]
Master of hip-hop, Atmosphere, will be making another return to Austin at Stubbs on Wednesday night. Eyedea & Abilities will be joining in for support while Jet Horns will be play a free inside show after the Atmosphere set. Tickets are on sale for $25 and doors open at 7pm.
Download: Atmosphere – Puppets [MP3]
The Raveonettes have been around for a long long time, always sticking to their guns. Their newest album In and Out of Control is coming your way October 6th on Vice Records. Although they stay true to what they know, this single is a lot more upbeat with the female portion of the duo rocking it in an old school R&B sort of way. Based on the title of this song alone, it’s going to be an upbeat affair.
Download: The Raveonettes – Suicide [MP3]
As summer draws to a close, there always seems to be a swell of folk-tinged outfits putting out releases, but none sound nearly as good as this new tune from Port O Brien. This is the first single off their upcoming album Threadbare, which should hit the streets near us on October 6th.
Download: Port O’ Brien -Sour Milk/Salt Water [MP3]
Or, The Whale reminds me a lot of The Dutchess and the Duke, with a little less stones, and a little more country-pop thrown in the mix. They have a new, self-titled album coming out on September 22nd, and we’ve got ourselves a hold on one of the new songs. Enough of the comparisons, let’s hear those tunes.
Download: Or, The Whale – Datura [MP3]
AU will be hitting the road soon with Why?, and as they are about head out, they’re offering up a sweet new tune to go with their upcoming Versions EP slated for release on October 8th. This track, “Ida Walk Away” is layered with sound, and it seemingly swirls in a condensed format before rising, and then falling again. Try this on for size.
Download: AU – Ida Walk Away [MP3]
The great M. Ward will be making his way back to Austin on Tuesday night at Antones and you need to make a point to get yourself there. Unfortunately tickets sold out recently so you may have to try your hand at scalping or craigslist. Door time is 8pm and show is 9. Here’s that song we all know and love that will surely appear on everyone’s best of list.
Download: M Ward – Never Had Nobody Like You [MP3]
Desolation Wilderness is prepping for their tour this fall, and as most bands do, they’re releasing an album to promote themselves. This record will be titled New Universe and is going to be released by our friends over at K Records this week. We’ve got a little sample to throw at you right now!
Download: Desolation Wilderness – Boardwalk Theme [MP3]