Fresh Music from Jasmine Minks

Those of you who’ve followed the history, not just the hype, of Creation Records will surely find new music from The Jasmine Minks exciting. There’s a classic nod in the songwriting, letting melody slowly float from the microphone as guitars drift upwards and other musical accompaniment fills in the space. But, more important is the fact that the money raised from this new 7″ all goes to Motor Neuron Disease research, which has affected the band personally (guitarist Wattie’s brother suffers from MND). It’s a good cause, and a great song, so order the new 7″ HERE. They’ll also be playing some shows to benefit the cause if you’re over on that side of the pond…check their Facebook.

Go to Andrew Fest (12.19 & 12.20)

andrewAndrew Collins has been a musician in the Austin scene for some time, most recently playing with LAX.  Unfortunately, tragedy struck Andrew earlier this year, leaving him with some expensive  bills to pay.  But, like Austin does, the community has banded together to throw Andrew Fest, a two-day benefit featuring great acts like Sip Sip, Wild Child and BLXPLTN.  They’re even bringing some of Andrew’s old friends out of the woodworks to reunite for the cause, namely Visitors and The Rise.  You can grab tickets HERE, and all the funds go to support the cause.  Plus, there will be lots of prizes and raffles courtesy of tons of great local folks.  If you can’t make it, consider helping out by donating HERE.

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Download: The Rise – The Fallacy Of Retrospective Determinism [MP3]

ATX Saturday Night Spotlight

Austin, I love you.As mentioned yesterday, there’s tons of things about town this weekend, so you should definitely consider yourself lucky.  Sure, there’s no pun-off this weekend, and old Emos has long removed their troth, but plenty of other great places in town will take care of you.   Hit up one of these shows, and enjoy your weekend. Don’t drink and drive. Or bike. That seems dangerous too.  Read more

Benefit Album from The Flute Flies (ft. Ivan from the Rosebuds)

I know how important the word community can be in regards to music, so when I read about the benefit album being put together by some of the heavy hitters in North Carolina’s music scene, I knew I had to share.  Ivan from the Rosebuds (the most well-known of the bunch) and two other friends have created a record titled Yes Means Maybe, using the moniker The Flute Flies.  Right now, they’re offering the album for a donation only, which is an absolute must, as all the money goes to Tisch Brain Tumor Center.  The TBT Center is important to the story because their friend, and member of the NC music community, was a patient there before his passing. You know this means a lot to the musicians involved, so please head over to the band’s BANDCAMP and donate–enjoy the music they created in honor of the cause too.

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Download:The Flute Flies – Shopping Mall [MP3]