Pretty & Nice @ Emo’s 4/30

prettyandniceWe interviewed Pretty & Nice last week to preview this show, but we thought we’d shoot you a reminder about it in case you forgot.  The band’s show is going down at Emo’s on Thursday night with Oh No Oh My, The Low Lows and LA Snacks joining in for support.  Show starts at 10pm.  Tickets are sold only at the door.  Check out some music from Pretty & Nice on their myspace page or read our old review of their 2008 album Get Young.

ATH A2W: International Waters

interAustin’s International Waters have been surfing around my list of bands to check out for quite some time, and it’s time we open your eyes to the band as well. Suffice it say, their list of influences such as Comet Gain, Felt and Beat Happening are enough to win me over, but the band has the songs to back it up as well. Sure, they’re steeped in that sound of ancient 80s dance suave, but you can’t help but get drawn into their songs. They currently are giving away three songs for free on their Myspace page, and they’re rumored to have a 7″ on its way. Also, you can catch them this Thursday at Elysium for Brit Pop Dance Night.

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Download: International Waters – Salt and Sea [MP3]

New Tunes from Soviet

sovietSome people just want to listen to dance music. Today, I am playing a song for those in the world of dance music.  Soviet is a band from NYC who won me over years back at SXSW, and they are just now releasing the follow-up to to their debut; the new album is titled Spies in the House of Love. Apparently it was recorded long ago, but is just now seeing the light of day. Take a listen and move those feet.

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Download: Soviet – Photographs [MP3]

New Tunes from The Sounds

soundSweden’s The Sounds are definitely one of my guilty pleasures, and I am not going to shy away from their catchy new-wave influenced pop-rock. Not to mention the fact that singer Maja is one hell of a front-woman. Now, the band have a new album coming out in June, and here is the first single off said album.

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Download: The Sounds – No One Sleeps When I’m Awake [MP3]

Damien Jurado @ Cactus Cafe 4/29

juradodamienphotoIf you’re looking for a quiet evening of music on Wednesday night, Damien Jurado should provide an intimate and memorable set at Cactus Cafe.  The show starts at 8:30pm with tickets on sale now for $12.50.  Here’s that live track from Daytrotter we posted a few months ago.

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Download: Damien Jurado – Ohio(live) [MP3]

New Tunes from Future of the Left

future-of-the-leftDo you need a little morning pick me up? Check out the new tune from Future of the Left, the UK band that formed out of the ashes of Mclusky. This new single, off their forthcoming album for 4AD Records, is sure to kick start your day, and have you looking forward to the release of their new album.

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Download: Future of the Left – Arming Eritrea [MP3]

ACL Lineup Announced

acl_lineup_adIt’s finally here.  You’ve been waiting all Spring; you’ve even bought your tickets, and now the 2009 ACL lineup is here.  I won’t lie, the headliners aren’t really doing anything for me, esepecially because of my extreme hatred for Dave Mathews Band.  But, there are some killer bands that will be gracing smaller stages that you’ll definitely want to check out such as Sonic Youth, Phoenix, Grizzly Bear, The Dodos, Passion Pit and the Walkmen.  You can still buy tickets for a measly $185 here.

New Music From Passion Pit

passionpit500Electro-pop band Passion Pit are about to release a new album called Manners on May 18th in the UK and May 26th in the US.  About a month ago we heard “The Reeling” from the new album, and now the band is dropping more new tracks our way.  This latest preview of the upcoming LP is called “Moth’s Wings” and is slowly becoming one of my songs of the year.  Enjoy.

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Download: Passion Pit – Moth’s Wings [MP3]

New Most Serene Republic

up-most_serene_republic_1_lgCanadian indie band Most Serene Republic are ready to throw some new music your way after the success of their 2007 album Population.  This new album will be called …And The Ever Expanding Universe which features first single “Heavens to Purgatory” available for download/stream below.  You can pick this one up July 14th on Arts & Crafts.

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Download: Most Serene Republic – Heavens to Purgatory [MP3]

New White Denim

wdThis new White Denim song has been tearing up the internet over the last few days.  It’s called “Mirrored and Reversed” and will appear on the band’s upcoming LP Fits. You can get that one on June 22nd in the UK via Full Time Hobby.  No word yet on when that one will be available state side.

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Download: White Denim – Mirrored and Reverse [MP3]

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