Saturday night was a busy night at The Mohawk for tunes, but one that worked out quite nicely for those interested in both main acts. Outside featured the emotional force of Sharon Van Etten, riding high off the release of her latest stunning album Are We There, which came out earlier this year. Inside had Allo Darlin’ doing the same—their new record, We Come From The Same Place, just released last week. The combination of these acts provided a nice balance of heavy and light to the night, both groups giving out their own take on catharsis.
Read more about how the night unfolded and see some stunning pictures from B.Gray after the jump.
Adios Ghost is a Brooklyn band I’ve posted about a few times in the past and I’m excited to be sharing a new single of theirs with you today. Once again the band offers a full bodied sound that couldn’t possibly be described in one genre. Maybe it’s folky style rock? Or pop music? Who cares, just check it out and enjoy the awesomeness.
Adios Ghost have this track and another one over on bandcamp for free!
Ok okay, I know last week was really heavy with all my talk of Shivery Shakes and their new LP. This is the last time I bring the band up, at least for the next few days. Consequence of Sound had the privilege of premiering the band’s latest single, “Swimming,” on Friday. If you’ve caught the band live, this is one of my favorite tracks the band performs, as Marcus takes over vocal duties from behind the drum kit. It’s just another great tune on the bands debut, Three Waves and a Shake, which you’ll be able to get from us at Austin Town Hall Records or our friend Punctum Records. I promise; I won’t post about them for two days.
There’s a bit of a staggering stutter that comes to the guitar work in the opening moments of this new single from Boyracer. It should come as no surprise as the band’s been releasing catchy pop tunes for their 20+ career…landing on labels like Slumberland and Sarah Records. Sadly, the word on the street is that this might be their final EP, which will come out on Emotional Response, the label run by the band’s Stewart Anderson. The label is about to release a slew of new singles from the likes of Hulaboy and Safe Distance, but I figured this one is a must for your radar.
Download: Boyracer – The Kind of Man You Really Are [MP3]
Nathan intro’ed you to Niagara in a post in June. Their album, Don’t Take It Personality, is now out. I went back to listen today and figured I would share this one.
So, y’all have a nice weekend. I’ll see you at Erasure or Sharon Van Etten/Allo Darlin’. Busy Saturday. Home tonight. Flank steak marinated in red wine garlic, thyme, oregano and olive oil, maybe some roasted leeks, I like to cook. #themoreyouknow
Yes. You’ve by now heard about the new Parquet Courts song (and LP), but at the risk of redundancy, I’m going to post it too. One, I really like this song; it’s like the band doing their best Bill Callahan impression…it’s a damn good impression. Two, the guy that owns their label, What’s Your Rupture, is one of my Top 5 Nicest Dudes in Rock n’ Roll. Seriously. Nicest dude. Good friend. The new LP is called Content Nausea, and might feature some variance on the project’s sound, as we witness the band indulging in influences we might not have noticed early on. This is probably one of my favorite tracks of the week; the rest of the album is out December 2nd.
The last track I heard from Cult of Youth saw the band exploring some new territory, but their latest single has them revisiting their own hallowed ground. This song opens with a strummed guitar ringing, as if they’re creating this huge pop sphere that’s waiting to explode. However, Sean Ragon’s darkened vocal touch takes away from that world, offering a more balance approach. For me, I’m stuck on the lyrics and the emotional appeal of the musical construction, so I’ll be picking up the band’s new effort, Final Days, when its released by Sacred Bones on November 11th.
I can’t explain to you how much I’m anticipating the newest release from Cool Ghouls. As the weather finally cools down in Austin (then heats back up), I’m thirsting for the perfect tunes for my backyard party playlist. You know the sort, where the songs are going to grab the attention of a few of your friends, but the rest will let it fade into the background. Still, it’ll start a conversation about great records, and I’m thinking that this next opus, A Swirling Fire Burning Through the Rye, will be just that conversation starter. It’s got a drape of psychedelia atop a Brian Wilson harmony village…sounds perfect. Look for the release from Empty Cellar on November 11th.
As I said yesterday, there’s tons of places you can find yourself this weekend for a good old fashioned music concert. But, maybe you need a suggestion or two as to where you wanna go? Well, I’m here to point you in the right direction, based on my extremely biased opinion. Feel free to ignore these options, or play everyone’s favorite game of Where’s Norman Wanklord? Here’s the list. Read More
It’s been years, and I hate to even bring it up, but where’s the next Elliot Smith in this world? If I’m going to throw a name into the hat, it might just be Angelo de Augustine. I’m not saying that they sound exactly alike, as there’s no fun in that, but there are similarities in the recordings and the intimacy. There’s a soft touch that makes its way to your heart, and few artists can pull that off. I know my hopes are high here, but there’s a special place in my heart reserved for music of this sort, so I’m eager to see what the entirety of his Spirals of Silence LP sounds like. Take a quiet spin today, and pick up the album on November 18th.