I’m already starting to put together a list of anticipated albums for 2018, and it sounds like Holly Miranda just added her name to the list. Her performance on this song is pretty stunning, especially when accented by Kyp Malone, who takes on few verses on his own. Perhaps the best thing about this track is that the duo leave a big space behind the delicate guitar and vocals; it draws the listener deep within the confines of the track, rolling them over and over in melancholic pop. Look for a new album from Miranda come February of next year.
We’ve been giving out some love to No Win this year, so why not stop now? The band’s got a new video for their track, “Crooked Heart,” which you can check out below. In store for you is a strange trip in a car, with the driver being someone donning the classic nun getup. I’m not really sure what’s going on here, but it seems like waking up from a bender sort of experience. Regardless, the track is a great alt-rock tune, with distorted guitars and soft vocals. Take a peek below.
The ATH family is always proud when we see one of our favorite Austin artists earning some praise and recognition outside of town. Local A. Sinclair has begun to grow outside of our little city in such a way and we couldn’t be more proud of the very deserving dude. Just last month he released a new track as part of a new single series by Dangerbird Records called Microdose. Today he has another single for the series entitled “Just Remind Me”. We hope you’ll check it out below and enjoy yet another jam from one of our favorite locals.
I’m really happy about all the success that’s been coming to A. Sinclair, as there are few bands who deserve the accolades more. The band just dropped this brand new tune for their label Dangerbird, which is part of the label’s monthly Microdose Series. Pressing play, you’ll hear a throbbing bass line, and a lot of great guitar work…sharp little stabs, notes ringing out in the distance. It’s honestly one of my favorite songs I’ve heard the group record, which says a lot, considering how long they’ve been at it (in some form or another). Need a good hit? Here you go friends.
I ran down a crazy worm hole of pop punk yesterday thanks to a friend, and then this No Win single came my way, fitting perfectly into my day. He got some help from his friends in FIDLAR to craft a bunch of songs for Dangerbird Records Microdose Project, so don’t turn away before jamming this song. There a youthful vibe in the lyrical content, even nodding to the scribbling of notes (doesn’t everyone know the kids use Snapchat nowadays). Sometimes the bullshit just doesn’t mean much, but the good songs survive it all. Give a listen.
Man Dangerbird Records is easily one of our favorite indie labels here in the good ‘ol USA. They’ve got old favorites like The Dears, newbies like Slothrust, and even some solid locals like A. Sinclair and Ume. They kill it. As they continue their hit parade, the label just sent over this killer new track called “Crooked Heart”from Danny Noguieras’ new project No Win. The single is part of a new monthly single release series from Dangerbird called MICRODOSE. Each month the label will release an A-side/B-side single with a live release show in L.A.
Microdose is a singles series from Dangerbird Records, which also features live performances; this month they’re offering up this tasty morsel from Cali’s People Flavor. It definitely has some chords that allude to the California surf, with sharp chords stabbing, though I can also hear bits of one of my favorites, Pretty Nice. This number has a little more swing, coming together in a huge wash of pop during the chorus. The band will perform on February 16th in LA, and perhaps its time I look to getting something similar started in our own fair city…and you can do the same in yours!
Instead of going on about how Holly Miranda is a female songwriter with looks and songs, let’s just enjoy listening to this great new single of hers. I love the nonchalance in her lyrical display here, not to mention the coated fragility that seems to seep through. And, instead of just giving us a singer-songwriter touch, she adds some atmospheric flourishes behind it all, strengthening the heart of the track; it puts her in a league where few other live…female or not. Look for her self-titled LP to hit on May 19th via Dangerbird Records.
As we move into our early week tunes, have a listen to this great track from T. Hardy Morris. Now some of you may have heard this one already so just bear with me for a minute. It’s a great country inspired rock track that is worthy of a few plays despite my tardiness. Think Blitzen Trapper or Deer Tick with more of a punk rock tendency. Let’s make it through the week…
We ATH kids realize that we aren’t perfect when it comes to music discovery, so it’s nice when we have faithful readers that will tip us off on things we missed from time to time. This beautiful new song “Old Friend” from Sea Wolf is one of those times when we owe a debt of gratitude to one of our fans for showing us the light. It’s an incredibly catchy pop number that’s already seen several spins in my itunes after first downloading yesterday morning. If you like what you hear, you’re in luck, because a new album from Sea Wolf entitled Old World Romance will be available next week on Dangerbird Records.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/01-Old-Friend.mp3]
Download: Sea Wolf – Old Friend [MP3]