As I prepared for my evening at Stubbs, I pored through several different albums. A few tracks from Silversun Pickups, all the Against Me, and the solid new album from Henry Clay People. I didn’t know what to expect necessarily, caught in nostalgia for my punk days, but not so amped for the main course. Still, I love a good live show, so I just had to be there. Follow the jump for more.
By your powers combined… We here at ATH are proud to announce that we’re joining forces with L.A. based music company Future Sounds. Those not familiar with the company should know that these guys do it all. They manage bands, put out music on their own label, run a music blog, and put on huge events around the country. Speaking of huge events, part of what we’ll be doing with these guys is helping them put on shows in Austin. Each month, we’ll be working with FS, as well as locals Covert Curiosity, Austinist, AV Club, and Waterloo Records to put on amazing and free shows at Beerland. Every show will feature the best and brightest of local talent in our little town. Stay tuned for what we’ve got planned for August!
|Tickets||$6 @ Door|
One of Austin’t hottest up and coming talents TV Torso have another show planned at Mohawk on Friday. You can also catch some fellow hot talents in The Gary and Martin Crane(Brazos) on the inside stage. The show is super cheap so we’ll expect to see you there.
Download: TV Torso – Days of Being Wild [MP3]
A long time favorite of the ATH kids, Ra Ra Riot, are finally planning a followup to their surprising debut LP from 2008. Below you’ll find the first taste of new material from the band in a couple years in the form of new song “Boy”. I can’t really say I’m feeling this new tune just yet, but maybe it’ll grow on me. Ra Ra Riot’s upcoming LP The Orchard hits stores on August 24th via Barsuk Records.
Download: Ra Ra Riot – Boy [MP3]
|Tickets||$12 @ Frontgate|
Matthew Houck and his project known as Phosphorescent are currently touring in support of their beautiful new album Here’s to Taking it Easy out now on Dead Oceans. On Thursday night in Austin we’re all lucky enough to see the group stopping by at The ND for a show. Opening support for this show is provided by Shiny Around the Edges. Don’t miss out.
Download: Phosphorescent – The Mermaid Parade [MP3]
It’s been quite awhile since we’ve heard from Mike Fish and his very own version of chillwave known as Dakotafish. Having been looking forward to what this dude creates, I was happy to get a couple of his new tracks in my inbox the other day. One new track “Jitter” can be downloaded and streamed below. The other new one is available for free download on the Dakotafish website. I digs.
Download: Dakotafish – Jitter [MP3]
Awhile back I brought you tracks from the French band Bewitched Hands on the Top of Our Heads, and while I’m not a huge fan of their name, the music is really doing it for me. The latest single is called “I Don’t Know,” and it definitely has a dark psychedelic quality to it that will haunt you in the way that only good music can. The bands Hard to Cry EP will hit US shores next Tuesday, but you can preview the whole EP by clicking HERE.
Download: The Bewitched Hands On The Top Of Our Heads – I Don’t Know [MP3]
Saturday night I made my way over to The Mohawk in Austin for a show by Austin’s very own veterans Octopus Project. Joining those kids were fellow locals Mother Falcon and Tia Carerra. Fortunately for us, our photo lady Mary Rehak just so happened to be at the same show so we borrowed a few photos of Octopus Project. Follow the jump for some thoughts on the show and fancy photos.
We all love free tunes, so you can’t really turn away from this great new band, Guards. Their sound is a bit of lo-fi, but they definitely do their part to include a bit of strong melody in those tracks. The self-titled EP from the band has seven tracks, and each one has a bit of a different spin than the preceding number, so you don’t get bogged down in monotony. Definitely give this group a try.
Download: Guards – Don’t Wake the Dead [MP3]
|Tickets||Cheap?? @ Door|
The Radar Brothers are back in business this year with their newest album The Illustrated Garden having already hit shelves earlier this year. Now the guys are on tour in support and making an anticipated stop at The Mohawk on Wednesday night. Joining the band are our very own dirty/indie/pop group Pink Nasty. Not sure about cover charge, but it should be relatively cheap.
Download: Radar Brothers – Horses Warriors [MP3]