Sometimes in order to run this site, I have to seek out things other than my inbox (and other than P4k or Stereogum), so I often hit up various site, like I Guess I’m Floating; that’s where I found this wonderful new song from Silver Firs. There’s more of a haunting indie rock chant associated with this song, rather than actualy lyrics, but the mood of the music is quite affecting. You can find this jam, and more, when you pick up the self-titled album from this Swiss group. It’s a casual number, but one that I hope you enjoy.
Download: Silver Firs – Away We Go [MP3]
Sometimes it’s hard for us to find artists worthy of featured posts on the site since we live in a town completely saturated with new and veteran bands. It is easy however when we are directed to bands with a unique and compelling sound like Austin boys Super Lite Bike. Somehow we’ve missed out on these guys since their inception a couple years ago, but we are now on board and driving the band wagon of hype. The Austin quintet known as Super Lite Bike have previously played in several bands around town with many names and many faces. With a new name and the search for their own sound, the band is ready to release their debut LP Away We Go later this week. What you’ll find on that record is what sucked us in from the get go: A band who understands what it means to try something new. Sure they’ve got the progressive rock label on them, and that’s cool. You would be wrong however to simply write them off as another “experimental rock” group. Their style is like nothing else going on in Austin right now… and of course we dig that. Be sure to pick up your copy of their new album on Thursday at your local record store.
You can also catch these guys live on Thursday at The Parish for their record release party starting at 9pm. I know we’ll be there!
Download: Super Lite Bike – Raise the Colors [MP3]