As 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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There’s really only one show you NEED to go to. That’s the Ramesh album release over at the Belmont, which kicks off at 7 PM. I’ll be there, smiling, and hopefully selling LPs. But, for those of you who aren’t into Ramesh, which I completely respect, there’s tons going on tomorrow night, so here’s some places you might want to find yourself. Read More
Prior to today, I knew almost nothing about up and coming Austin band Soft Visions. After a little bit of research here and there, I see that the band have only been around for a couple of years and are trying hard to make a name for themselves in this busy town. Today I’m sharing with you their latest single called “Feel it Coming” to hopefully aid them in their quest for local takeover. The track has this great washed out, hazy sort of feel to it that is enhanced by the bellowing vocals of Bradley Barr over his female counterpart Kelly Winchester. It’s something to enjoy.
Pick up a new EP from the group on Acoustic Division on October 20th.
For a kid born and raised in Austin, there are a handful of bands that hold a great deal of meaning to my life, at least in regards to growing up. Voxtrot is one of those bands, so it has been an absolute pleasure for me to work with Ramesh, one of the main songwriters in the group. He quietly released The King digitally earlier this year, and we here at Austin Town Hall Records are releasing the album TODAY on vinyl. It’ll be at all your local shops, but you can also grab it from us online HERE. And, if you’re lucky enough to live here in Austin, Ramesh is playing his album release show at the Belmont on Thursday night with She Sir and Mahogany. It’s going to be a great night in honor of this great release. I hope to see you there, or ship you a record.
If you did what was right last week, you picked up the excellent Put Together LP from Austin’s Jonly Bonly. The band, if you haven’t caught wind, is the project of Jason Smith (formerly of OBN IIIs) and his buddy Stephen Svacina (Sweet Talk). As always, Jason just kills the guitar licks on this tune; they’ve got an old school rock n’ roll feel while drawing some similarities to modern acts such as Parquet Courts. This album’s filled with really sharp guitar playing, energy and a cock-sure attitude; you should head over to 12XU Records and pick it up now!
Seems like Austin has had a pretty good year, musically speaking. Bands from all corners are getting a lot of much deserved recognition for their work, and I’m really impressed with this new tune that’s been hopping around by Institute. The act features members of a lot of local acts you should be familiar with like Wiccans or Glue, though this new entity seems pretty impressive. They’ve signed on with the great Sacred Bones Records to release their Salt EP, and since I didn’t get around to it earlier, I’m getting you amped now. The rhythm section owns this song for sure. Pick up the EP on October 14th.
If you haven’t caught a John Wesley Coleman gig living in Austin, then perhaps you’re doing it all wrong. Or, maybe you just caught The Golden Boys instead. Either way, he’s one of my favorite local songwriters, unfortunately dubbed by many as a trashcan-troubadour. On his new single there’s a really striking fragility to his vocal performance, which I haven’t heard from him before…though I quite like it. The rest of the track is filled with his trademark guitar stylings and blasts from his companion horn section. You’ll be able to grab this new song on a 7″ from Urinal Cake Records soon, and catch him at Trailer Space on Thursday or Hotel Vegas on Saturday night where he’ll also have a new record for you too! Yeah Wes.
A Ty Segall show is always going to be an event at the Mohawk. Whether it’s his own performance, or the crowd jam packed into the space, you always leave knowing your place. Brian and I hit up his latest Austin stop last Friday, with local openers ThinkNoThink and Wand kicking the night off. Despite a drizzle here or there, it was sweltering inside, if one was to judge from the faces exiting the pit. Read on for a few brief thoughts and B. Gray’s photos.