More New Music From Mr. Gnome

Quite awhile ago we brought you a new song from Cleveland based band Mr. Gnome.  Well today we’ve got another new song from the band entitled “The Way” which appears on a new digital 7″ single from the band due out March 20th on El Marko Records.  After jamming the bands debut LP Madness in Miniature for the last several months, and now this sweet jam, it’s time you start giving this band some of your attention.  They’ll also be in town for SXSW in a couple weeks so be sure to make your calendars if you dig the tunes.

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Download: Mr. Gnome – The Way [MP3]

New Jam from Bright Moments

You’ve probably listened to Kelly Pratt thousands of times and not even know it.  He’s the multi-instrumentalist who has worked with Beirut, Arcade Fire and even LCD Soundsystem, but now is his time to shine as Bright Moments.  His album Natives has just been released, and you’re going to enjoy listening to this track–I guarantee it. It’s definitely a pop song, but it’s got all the careful brush strokes you would expect from a talented musician such as Kelly.  It’s filled with horns, unique percussion and an overwhelming sensation of joyousness.  Try this one on for size.

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Download: Bright Moments – Travelers [MP3]

New Jam from Stalking Horse

There wasn’t a lot of music out there this weekend, so I figured I would scour Bandcamp to see what gems I could find floating about.  Stalking Horse is an UK outfit, and I’ve really been digging listening to their album Specters on this sunny afternoon.  For some reason, I want to lump these guys in with the traditional Brit-pop moments, as they definitely have the feel of the brighter side of Supergrass.  It might not be for everyone, but I know that I’ve definitely got my eye on these guys. Try it out: it might just be up your alley.

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Download:Stalking Horse – Heathen Head, Howling Heart [MP3]

Brilliant Pop Number from Aloha Tigers

Man, this song really blew me away today.  As we’ve all (hopefully) been taking in the sunshine, I’ve been jamming to this number from Aloha Tigers.  The band is a duo from Bloomington, Illinois, and I hope they get a chance to branch out.  Their self-titled debut is remarkable, offering touches of dream-pop, but crafted so well that you won’t even care what they sound like; they’re just flat out great.  Carefully sung vocals, emotionally appealing harmonies, and a quality of craftsmanship that allows you to float away in your own head.  This is probably the best way to start out your Monday!

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Download:Aloha Tigers – Young Ghosts [MP3]

New Pop from Gold Fields

It’s Friday, so I wanted to start off the day with something springy that will give us all a bit of a pick-up.  So I’m here to offer you this kicking new track from Australia’s Gold Fields.  By their account, they’ve worked hard to make everything sound different on their self-titled EP, switching it up from track to track.  This song has a solid groove, accentuated by the extra percussive elements throughout.  Those of you clamoring for more will get to hear a whole album worth of material later in 2012, but also look out for the band at SXSW and a few other scattered shows throughout the states in the next month.

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Download:Gold Fields – Treehouse [MP3]

ATH SXSW Show & Sampler (3/16/12)

It’s that time again folks, time for SXSW and another awesome show by yours truly here at ATH.  This year we’re teaming up with our amigos over at local label Sonora Records to bring what is arguably the best SXSW show around.  We’ve got a sweet lineup that’s been worked on behind the scenes for months now with some equally incredible local sponsors.  Here are the deets on the show after the jump.

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