New Okkervil River

ATH finally found an excuse to post about one of our favorite Austin acts Okkervil River. We have an mp3 of the band posted for you below called “Lost Coastlines” which is set to appear on the band’s latest The Stand Ins due out September 9th. “Lost Coastlines” features your last chance at Jonathan Meiburg in Okkervil, as he now fronts another Austin heavy hitter Shearwater. You can pre-order a copy of The Stand Ins from this fancy website.

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Download: Okkervil River – Lost Coastlines [MP3]

Sunny Day Real Estate Live

Why would we be posting about SDR, a band that’s been dead since the late 90’s you say? Well, we recently saw that the MTV Subterranean blog posted a video from 1994 of a live in studio performance from the band. The in studio is a 3 song set with great sound and even better video quality. Not familiar with Sunny Day Real Estate, one of the first emo bands? Have a listen to one of the band’s biggest hits “In Circles” below:

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Download: Sunny Day Real Estate – In Circles [MP3]

Toots & the Maytals @ Antones – 8/13

This summer I went back in time and rediscovered classic reggae, and by that, I mean the stuff that goes beyond the adoration for Bob Marley. Apparently it all had a great deal to do with the evolution in British punk, as well as that late 90s ska scene over on this continent. In that rediscovery lay the much heralded Toots, who some of you might remember from ACL a few years back. Lucky for me, he is playing tomorrow night at Antones w/ Outlaw Nation. Doors are at 8 PM.

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Scream

It’s not easy writing comics. Sometimes I stare at a blank sheet of paper for hours with nothing to show for it. However, every now and then the comic gods smile down upon me and a strip practically writes itself. Chris Cornell teaming up with Timbaland is one of those moments.

Austin Sound Check Feedback

Our friends over at Austin Sound Check have created a mix tape chock full of local acts called Feedback Vol. 1. The Feedback features tracks from Austin acts like Built by Snow, The Band of Heathens, and Full Service among others. Check out the free mp3s from some great Austin bands on the Austin Sound Check Site. Don’t forget to leave some comments on their site if you enjoy the music.

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