No Bummer Summer Playlist 2013

We’re officially in summer mode here at ATH, and though we realize not everyone has the summer months off like we teachers (sorry, photo guy), we also think everyone could use some summer music for your weekend getaways.  For that reason, we’ve thrown together a “No Bummer Summer” playlist to help you make it through these long, hot summer days.  Enjoy it as you sit by the pool, do some day drinking, or take the boat out on Travis.  

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Contest: Blank Tapes + Beach Day @ Mohawk (6/9)

blank-tapesIt’s contest time yet again and today I’m excited to offer up some tickets to a great lineup at Mohawk on Sunday night.  I’m personally excited to see up and comers Beach Day in the middle slot, but the lineup as a whole is impressive.  Deets:

Date: 6/9/13

Lineup: Blank Tapes, Beach Day, and Deep Space

Up For Grabs: Your name +1 on the promoter’s list

How to enter: Leave a comment with anything you like and we’ll pick the most interesting post

Closing time: We’ll email a winner at high noon on Sunday so leave a valid email!

Check out our brief interview with Kimmy from Beach Day for some inspiration.  Good luck!

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Download: The Blank Tapes – Coast To Coast [MP3]

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Download: Beach Day – Walking on the Streets [MP3]

Show Preview + Interview: Beach Day @ Mohawk (6/9)

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Date 6/9/13
Location Mohawk
Doors 9pm
Tickets $8 @ Frontgate

We’ve already mentioned that the 7 day period of music we’re currently going through in Austin is just one of those weeks that seems to happen once or twice a month.  One I’m personally excited about is the Sunday night show at Mohawk featuring one of my favorite new bands Beach Day.  I’d of course not be doing my duty as a reporter if I failed to mention that the show is actually headlined by Blank Tapes with opening support provided by Deep Space.  Prior to the show, I sent a couple silly questions to band member Kimmy.  Her answers are after the jump.

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Summer Tune From Beach Day

beach-day-2012-christina-mendenhall-200-200x200Beach Day is a band I discovered back in November when I doubt any of us were really thinking about enjoying a nice long drive on a warm summers day.  Well now that time is here and another new song from this summer themed band is just what the doctor ordered.  This new track “Stay” is certainly a doo wop, feel good type song that should be perfect for your summer mix tape as you take a dip in some cold water.

Debut album Trip Track Attack will hit stores on June 18th via Kanine Records.

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Download: Beach Day – Stay [MP3]

New Surfer Pop From Beach Day

With a name like Beach Day, it would be safe to assume that a band would have some surfer boy/summertime vibes to their sound.  Well these guys are going with the images and sounds their name conveys with songs that reinforce their namesake.  This new tune “Walking on the Streets” is a 60s, motorcycle driving, hazy doo wop style number that evokes modern bands like Cults.  It seems like a hot trend rolling through the indie music world and I’m totally cool with that.

This tune just came out yesterday via 7″ on Kanine Records.

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Download: Beach Day – Walking on the Streets [MP3]