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Fear of Men Cover Ty Segall

fearI’m really not one for cover tunes, or for remixes either, but I really just love this version of Ty Segall‘s “Sleeper” done by Fear of Men, who I enjoy quite a bit as well.  Their spin isn’t too far off from Ty’s version, as they both hold tightly to a soft touch, but the vocals from these Brits really added a different perspective for listeners.  This tune comes off their new single “Tephra,” erving as the B-side.  The band has a slew of dates in Europe, though I’d love to see them make their way back over to the States soon.  For now, let’s just enjoy a nice cover.

Throwing Muses to Release Purgatory/Paradise via HHBTM

TM-photo-steve-gullickPurgatory/Paradise saw a limited CD release last year, which earned Throwing Muses some incredible press.  But, with the CD medium not always reaching all the corners of the world, HHBTM Records has opted to release the full length via vinyl and cassette.  The song below is one of the main singles from the band, so why not revisit for a taste of what you’ll get when you, undoubtedly, pick up your own copy.  Kristin Hersh sounds as confident and strong as she ever has, and that goes for the whole album, not just this track.  You’ll definitely want to take a listen if you haven’t already.

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Download: Throwing Muses – Slippershell [MP3]

The Blind Shake Bring on Furious Rocker

blindboysofalabamaThe pace of this track is immediate, pummeling you with lightning-quick drums from the moment you press play.  Guitars fuzzily swarm around the beats, leaving room for the vocals to hit you with their own shouted bit of echo.  As the feedback rings out in the background, the group keeps the pace, blasting away for nearly three minutes.  The Blind Shake has just announced that they’ll be releasing their new album, Breakfast of Failures, via Goner Records on October 28th.  Those of you searching for some noisy rock n’ roll today are going to have this on repeat all day long.

ATH Records and Punctum Records to Release Shivery Shakes LP

Shivery ShakesWe’ve tried to keep this under wraps, but eventually our excitement had to break through, with news going public Friday that we’ll be releasing the debut LP from Shivery Shakes in conjunction with our friends at Punctum Records.  The album is titled Three Waves and a Shake; it’s scheduled for an October 21st release date on clear vinyl. You can Preorder the LP HERE, but listen to the tune below so you get a feel for why we’re so excited.  It’s got a tight little angular guitar jangle, backed up by a solid bass groove, then filled in with a hook of a chorus. Sweet jams and sweet news.

Ballad from DMAs

dmasThere’s not a whole lot to this track, especially in its opening moments, as it’s strummed guitar and vocals.  That’s the back to basics approach that Australia’s DMAs are offering up today, which is actually a pretty nice little jam.  There’s a hint of percussion added on the back end of the tune, but for the most part, this is just a really simple ballad; who doesn’t love a good ballad?  There’s some touches in the tune showing that the band has room to play, musically speaking, but for now we can just enjoy the simplicity here.  This tune will feature on a 7″ from Mom + Pop in Novemeber.

Show Pics: Ramesh Release Party (9/18)

RameshA big thank you to all who braved the elements on Thursday night to come hang with us. The show had a feeling of family as everyone was a familiar face. Ramesh shared a few stories of roommates and eating bugs. We spilled beer, cleaned it up, danced quite a bit and I was on hand to get photographic evidence of two great sets, She Sir opening and Ramesh celebrating this great new record. All hail, The King.

Won’t you join in a photographic journey as we pretended to ignore the flood outside…

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ATH & ACL Interview: Beat Connection

beatconnectionAs we’ve previously mentioned, ACL festival is only a short 2 weeks away.  As we are known to do, we’ll be interviewing a whole slew of bands leading up to the weekend.  Today we begin with Beat Connection.  Follow the jump to see what they have to say.

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Radical Dads Kick Ass

radical-dadsRadical Dads kick some major ass with their music.  They create a style that’s full of rockin’ vibes devoid of any fancy electronics or beep boops.  I can always dig that and I’m definitely into their latest single called “In the Water”.  As we’ve come to expect from the band, the tune brings a ton of great energy with a few spastic moments here and there to keep things interesting.

Radical Dads have a new EP entitled Cassette Brain due out October 7th on Old Flame Records.

New Music from Trans Upper Egypt

transLocal Austin label Monofonus Press is always pretty reliable when it comes to releasing new tunes, and their latest signing is pretty spot on.  The band is a Roman act by the name of Trans Upper Egypt, and they’ve built quite a name for themselves working DIY style overseas.  You’ll hear a huge buzz coating the track, supported by some great drum work that often seems about to run right off the rails.  Guitars will screech and swirl from the sides, helping to wrap up the vocals in a nice little cocoon of cacophony.  Look for their self-titled album on November 4th.

Softened Tune from Deptford Goth

dgFeeling sort of schizophrenic today, musically speaking, so why not add this melancholy tune from Deptford Goth to your listening mix?  The song features a soft piano backbone with a faint hint of percussion to touch things up.  There’s some distant backing shouts/chants in the background, though  Daniel’s voice is really what sucks you into this track.  I’m a sucker for a great bit of traditional pop songwriting, and this is right up that alley.  Keep your ears peeled for the November 4th release of his album, Songs.

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