Show Preview: Widowspeak @ Lamberts (10.17)

widowsOctober is the show season in Austin, with tons of bands filing into town. I’ve had this show with Widowspeak on my calendar since its announcement a few months back, and after spending a lot of time with the group’s new effort, All Yours. It’s probably their best work, depending upon who you ask; it shows a great deal of maturity in the songwriting. The intimate setting of Lamberts offers up a perfect place for fans to catch the band live. But, more important is that you show up early to catch Reservations take the stage. Their one of the best Austin acts playing write now, and their debut effort, just recently released is one of Austin’s best records this year. Give a listen to the two below, and we’ll see you Friday.

Doors are at 9:30. Tickets are $12 from C3.

New Music Monday: Stream These Three Albums

unnamedWe’re all about giving you the best, so when we see that some great new albums are streaming and readily available for you to consume, we like to let you know. I’ve got three brand new streams for you today, one of which can be found below and two that are a short click away. Below, you’ll find Cold Beat‘s upcoming album, Into The Air, which is an indie rock gem with lush vocals. You can also stream Widowspeak‘s All Yours over here which is a hazy mix filled with tons of guitar hooks. Last, but certainly not least, check out Woolen Men’s album, Temporary Movements that is lo-fi jangle treat to delight all. Keep it real and enjoy the bounty of albums available for you today.

Dreamy Slow(ish) Jam From Widowspeak

unnamed-3Widowspeak have made their place in the indiesphere, so I was quite pleased when I got word that they’ve got a new album coming out pretty soon. This album, All Yours, is out September 4th and the track below comes from that new record. If it’s any sign of the caliber of that album, it’s safe to say we’re in for a treat: “Dead Love (So Still)” is a straightforwardly great indie song. The vocals are profoundly hazy and lush, while the guitar sounds are both cutting and soft at the same time– the balance of acoustic and electric creates an effortless balance. The chorus has that perfect pop hook to it, and the vocals show their gentle power. It’s a great track, so won’t you have a listen?