As previously reported, local boys The Murdocks have been hard at work on an album of new material for the last year or so. So now in 2010 the guys have the new album ready to go and plan to put out The Distortionist on September 14th. Prior to the release, the guys are offering up 4 free songs from the album for only the price of an email address. You can download those songs and go ahead and pre-order your copy of the bands new album on their website. Check out new song “Black Jesus Knocking” below and see why we’re all about this band.
Download: The Murdocks – Black Jesus Knocking [MP3]
To say that everyone in the music world has been pretty excited over the last couple of days about a new Jens Lekman tune would be an understatement. I mean the guy gets nothing but praise from critics and appeals to a huge range of people. So below we’ve got the new epically titled song “The End of the World is Bigger Than Love” for your enjoyment. Don’t get too excited just yet, it’s only a single and no word of a new album as of yet.
Download: Jens Lekman – The End of the World Is Bigger Than Love [MP3]
Anyone who spent the late 90s and early 00s jamming away to indie rock and post-emo tunes definitely will appreciate Meridene. You’ll find that the group has a lot of nostalgic indie references, but you’ll also notice that nothing feels antiquated, as their sound is entirely fresh. This track comes from their upcoming record Something Like Blood, which will hit stores on September 28 via Amble Down Records. Give this a spin or a whirl or a tilt-a-whirl, but be sure to give it a listen.
Download: Meridene – Gone Baby Gone [MP3]
Mars Field is an old Irish group who never seem to have reached a lot of acclaim over in the United States, which is kind of a bummer. Their sound is sort of that melodramatic slow-core that we adored in the late 90s. It’s heartfelt, sometimes tragic, but always beautiful. The good news is that you can now get all three of the band’s albums: The Blue Buildings are Burning, Upwards Like a Well and Talking Makes Things Worse. You’ll want to do this immediately, as they’re all FREE! Just visit the band HERE.
Download: Mars Field – Michael [MP3]
Lucy the Poodle is putting on another one of their solid shows this Friday at The Continental Club. Some of the best talent in town will be on hand and includes The Carrots, The Hi-Tones, Agent Ribbons and English Teeth. This will be on show you won’t want to miss if you’re interested in seeing some of the best and brightest Austin has to offer.
Download: The Carrots – Ladies of Givens [MP3]
We always get a little excited around here when a local band we like gets picked up by a big indie label. So imagine our excitement when news dropped yesterday that our very own Woven Bones have been picked up by indie label Hardly Art. The first release on the band’s new label will be a 7″ single featuring two new songs from the group. You’ll find one of the new tracks below and the other one streaming on the Sound Cloud website. Congrats guys!
Download: Woven Bones – I’ve Gotta Get [MP3]
Let’s be honest here, J. Tillman has been doing his solo thing for a lot longer than he really became famous as the drummer for Fleet Foxes. The guy already has 6 solo albums and is now about to put out his 7th, Singing Axe, on Western Vinyl on September 14th. That’s pretty prolific if you’re asking me. You’ll only be able to pick up that new one on vinyl or digital download, so that means no CDs you people that are living in 2002. Below you’ll find the first single from the upcoming LP “Three Sisters”. (via)
Download: J. Tillman – Three Sisters [MP3]
Music magazine Spin has a brand spanking new online sampler full of some solid tunes that you can download and take with you on itunes. The compilation features some of the buzz indie bands right now like Henry Clay People, Jaill, Villagers, Menomena, and a few more. You’ll recognize most of the 15 songs from our website, but this will allow you to get them all in one place. Below we’ve got new(ish) song from Department of Eagles called “Brightest Minds”. That one appears on a new B-Side/early recording LP from the group that just hit stores last week on the American Dust label.
Download: Department of Eagles – Brightest Minds [MP3]
Anyone else in the mood for some face melting rock straight outta Japan? I sure as hell am and that’s just what you’ll get with a show by Boris at Mohawk Wednesday night. Joining the trio for this intense live show you’ve got Russian Circles and SAADE. Needless to say, this should be a fast, loud, and crazy live show you won’t want to miss.
Download: Boris – Woman On the Screen [MP3]
One of the best voices in indie rock, Lissie, is busy readying her debut LP coming out next month. The album, Catching a Tiger, will be hitting stores on August 17th via Fat Possum Records. Before that date, you can check a new tune from the album below entitled “Bully”. You’ll hear pretty similar things to what we got on Lissie’s debut EP from last year.
Download: Lissie – Bully [MP3]