Show Pics: Mynabirds @ The Mohawk (7/28)

Back to the friendly confines, Mohawk’s inside stage played host to the Mynabirds touring with locals Deep Time. Another local band My Jerusalem used the opening slot.

It was a cool mix. The outside show with Murder By Death as headliner had a comfortable crowd, some of which stayed behind for the inside show which added to the crowd but it was never “crowded”. The night felt like a showcase or label party. Calm, plenty of friendly faces, the kind of show you can go to solo and just have fun in the crowd.

Click through for plenty of pics and show notes…

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Brand New Dum Dum Girls

This track’s been all over the Internet today, and deservedly so.  Dum Dum Girls always seem to have something going on, be it a tour, an EP or a full-length album.  You’ll find this track on the group’s upcoming End of Daze EP, which will be in stores courtesy of Sub Pop on September 25th.  Of course, it’s one of those drawn out tunes the band has been working towards for some time, and I love the light little touches of backing vocals that come in about midway through the track. You’ve got to love the consistency from these ladies.

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Download: Dum Dum Girls – Lord Knows [MP3]

Great New Jam from She Sir

I really feel like there’s a lot of great music being made in Austin lately.  I know, that should come as no surprise, but some years are weaker than others, but this new jam from locals She Sir is a guaranteed hit, promising us more great music from the group in the near future. They’re recording with Erik Wofford, which always seems to guarantee good things for bands here in town, and the forthcoming record from the group should definitely benefit from his work.  Here’s a track they’re giving out as a teaser, with just a small catch: it’s a new track, but it won’t be featured on the album.  Get it while it’s hot; it’s definitely hot.

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Download:She Sir – You Could Be Tiger [MP3]

Show Preview: Jaill @ Trailer Space Records (8/1)

Date Wednesday, August 1st
Location Trailer Space Records
Doors 700 pm
Tickets FREE (Donations Encouraged

The end of the week here in Austin is jam packed with killer shows, so you better start your night off the right way with a free show over at Trailer Space Records.  As always, it’s BYOB, with donations encouraged to help out the bands.  You’ll get to see Jaill, who just released the excellent Traps on Sub Pop, so there’s some solid pedigree (they’ll also play the following night at Red 7).  You can also catch The Coathangers, who just released a solid 7″ with Suicide Squeeze for the singles club, plus opening the night is Austin’s own John Wesley Coleman.  It’s free, it’s early, and you can buy records. No excuse not to see it.

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Download:Jaill – Waste A Lot Of Things [MP3]

 

Fuzzy Pop from Joanna Gruesome

Nope, not a typo.  I promised some people I’d try to get all twee on you this week while RayRay was taking his annual vacation, so I’ve been trying to bust out some goodies I hadn’t shared with you all yet.  So yeah, this is Joanna Gruesome, a favorite of the excellent indie pop blog, A Layer of Chips.  As of right now, the Welsh group only has a few songs to their name, but they’re all absolutely delicious.  I love the recording on this one, with its barely audible lyrics lurking beneath the fuzz of the guitar.  You have no idea how much I nerd out to tunes like this one.

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Download:Joanna Gruesome – Pntry Grrlll [MP3]

 

Show Review: Glass Candy @ The Mohawk (7/30)

Back in the friendly confines where All Are Welcome, Friday night’s program featured local up and comers, a band strengthening their reputation and a duo throwing a full on dance party. The end of the night I walked away spent because it was ninety-something at show time and a sold out sweaty mob.

Orthy took the early crowd over, Chromatics were amazing and Glass Candy, well you are going to have to click through to get the details. …and plenty of pics.

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New Discovery: Dot Dash

It’s hot outside, finally. I’m hanging inside getting my Olympics on and trying to discover new tunes. My favorite hit today comes from DC’s band Dot Dash, a band who win in their Wire reference alone, but they’ve also got the hits to back it all up. Honestly, I think this tune from their most recent record, Spark>Flame>Ember>Ash, has a bit more of a Jam/Futureheads feel to it, but they’ve got some other tracks on their Soundcloud that give way to the reference point. It’s all like a mod/punk blend of goodness that really deserves a lot of respect (and love); I miss people making music like this.  Check em out.

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Download:Dot Dash – The Color and the Sound [MP3]

Catchy Hooks from Cassolette

I have a feeling that today’s going to be sort of a light-hearted day, at least to start out the morning music run.  I stumbled upon Cassolette this past weekend while visiting Anorak, who just put out the group’s latest Annie 7″, which is absolutely delightful.  The Florida sextet isn’t breaking new ground, they’re just executing pure indie pop in marvelous fashion.  I dare you to listen to this track and not tap your feet and not let a grin creep up on your face; it absolutely cannot and will not happen. I don’t even want to go on about this song, I just want you to listen and love.

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Download:Casolette – Annie [MP3]

New Music from Lightships

It’s been a solid year so far for Gerrad Love, having released his latest Lighsthips album, Electric Cables, earlier this year to great fan fare.  But, that’s what you’d expect from a member of Teenage Fanclub, at least what I expect.  He’s back already with some brand new tunes featured on the Fear and Doubt EP, which includes three tracks that didn’t make it on the album, including this new gem. Love just floats in with his vocals here, letting them playfully rest atop the track, while the instrumentation is steady, yet chilled out.  Can’t say enough good things about this dude and the tunes he’s writing in 2012.

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New Road Trippin’ Tune From Suburban Living

So as I was saying yesterday with that sweet Summerays track, it’s never too late to sneak in a few more summer tunes before the season is over.  This summer themed tune “I Don’t Fit In” comes from Norfolk based group Suburban Living.  It feels like a great song to have on a playlist as you head out on the road westwards for your last few days of vacation.  You may remember that I posted up another new song from the band “Float in Clouds” earlier this summer.  Once again, a new EP entitled Cooper’s Dream will be available on July 31st.

[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/01-I-Dont-Fit-In.mp3]

Download: Suburban Living – I Don’t Fit In [MP3]

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