Slacker Rock From Gap Dream

unnamed (1)Wasn’t I just saying something this morning about how impressive Burger Records has become with picking up new talent and sharing their music with the world? Well they are at it again in a short span of a few hours with this new single and album from previously ATH approved band Gap Dream. The tune is a meandering bit of slacker style indie rock music with an entrancing little guitar diddy carried on throughout the song. Carry on dude.

New album This is Gap Dream will be out on July 22nd via Burger Records.

Show Review: Refused @ The Mohawk (6/5)

NickRad Refused 32Photo Ed Notes: I would like to welcome Nick Radcliffe to the family. He is damn good photog and knows how to use a keyboard, too (click that link to his site, the landscapes might be my faves). Nick was college roomies with Mike, the other half of the adventure that is Austin Town Hall Records. We’ve talked plenty about getting him shooting for us as the new day job has me quite occupied. The Coathangers rule, we keep our eyes on Residual Kid, Plague Vendor is new to us in the live setting and Refused are a thing. So on to Nick’s first pics post and review. -bgray

The Mohawk is easily one of the best music venues in Austin, so it’s only fitting that one of the best concert line-ups of late converts the venue in to a temple dedicated to the shape of punk to come.

Click through for pics and more on the bands and jams…

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Edgy Rocker From Lumps

1453320_1121735791169747_5674497852106917664_nBrooklyn rock n roll band Lumps make a brand of rock music self-described as sick party rock. If you check out their latest single “Sleep Tight” below, I think you will likely agree with that self assessment. I’m personally reminded of a band like Wavves with just a bit of edge to their rock n roll sound. Welcome to the party Lumps.

Lumps will release a new tape entitled Curses June 24th via King Pizza Records. (pre-order here)

Brighten Your Monday With Pink Mexico

unnamed-29-1-690x690It’s obvious at this point that when a band signs to Burger Records out of NYC they are going to be of the highest quality. This is yet again proven by the recent signing of Pink Mexico and the debut of their new single “Forgetting Everything”. I can assure you that this song will make even the dullest of Mondays a little bit brighter and full of life. Anyone else hearing a bit of a Tiger Waves comparison here?

Burger Records will release the new Pink Mexico album entitled Fool on June 24th.

Festival Recap: Day 3 of Primavera Sound

Photo by Eric Pamies

Photo by Eric Pamies

Last Saturday in Barcelona was the last day of the main festival of Primavera Sound. For me, while day three was still filled with big names to catch on its program, was definitely the underdog of the day-by-day breakdown, but it turned out to be possibly my favorite day. I caught classic acts in new ways and newer acts in classic ways. Follow the jump for coverage of the last main day of the 16th edition of Primavera Sound.

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Nice Electronica From Brodet

13307337_583887571787361_4607132715974937850_nMany of you know that songs such as this one from Brodet aren’t usually my bag, but sometimes the right song comes along and I’m swayed. This one is called “Ultra Friend” and is a sort of murkey and dark bit of pop music. Think bands like The Knife or Fever Ray and you’d be pretty close to the sounds created here. My apologies to the band, my computer won’t let my type or copy an umlaut for some reason….

Expect a new EP from Brodet in September.

Young Girls Record Release @ Cheer Ups (7/10)

Young Girls

Young Girls

Date Friday, June 10th
Location Cheer Up Charlies
Doors Happy Hour 4-8pm, bands after
Tickets $3 for 21+ & $10 for minors

This Friday at Cheer up Charlies is a celebration of a lot of hard work by everyone involved in the release of Young Girls new album Party Blood. I know ATH considers Young Girls as more than just label mates at this point and more like good friends. So come out and support us and support our band as they play you some sweet tunes. This is truly an ATH Records show as support is provided by Shivery Shakes, Quiet Kids, and Rose Selavy. Hell and it’s cheap too.

Stream the new album in full below and buy a copy here. Facebook event page here.

 

Hear This Dark Building Track From Alex Cameron

alex cameronWhen I first hit play on this track from Alex Cameron‘s newest video for the track, “Take Care of Business,” I’ll admit that it took me a bit of time before I could really get into this minimalistic approach to dark pop. It’s a definite grower of a song, so you’ll need to have patience when you listen to this one, and make sure you hold on to the end, where the instrumentation picks up, and the sinister vocal growl of Cameron really becomes a croon. He’s releasing his Secretly Canadian debut later this year calledJumping The Shark, and his hitting the road with the likes of big names like Angel Olsen and Mac Demarco, so you should probably keep your ears peeled for more from this gentleman. Watch the video below.

 

 

 

 

Straight Rock From Avers

unnamed (2)Richmond based rockers Avers have dropped a few singles recently, but none as high in quality as this new one “Santa Anna”. For starters, I told you guys yesterday that I’d be filling your summer playlist this week and here’s yet another one to add to the list. This one is a summer driving rock n roll song reminiscent of lo-fi indie rock bands like Warm Soda. I just added it to my summer playlist and I recommend you do the same.

Avers will drop Omega/Whatever on July 29th via Egghunt Records.

Nice Rocker From The Britanys

unnamed (1)Many folks in the music world are crowing New York rock band The Britanys as saviors to rock n roll music in an industry increasingly filled with DJs and electronica. Now I’m not sure I’m ready to call them the next Strokes, but I do rather enjoy their music. Maybe you will enjoy it as well when you listen to this new single from the guys entitled “Get My”. Funny thing is, the new single was produced by legendary producer Gordon Raphael who produced The Strokes ground breaking debut This is It. The guys will also be working with Raphael on an upcoming EP. Stay tuned.

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