Tape Deck Mountain Covers Daniel Johnston

tapedeckI rarely post covers; it’s just not really my thing, except in this case when it involves two of my favorite bands. I’ve been covering Tape Deck Mountain and their tunes for some time, and as an Austin music fan, it only seems logical that I love Daniel Johnston. TDM has taken a noisier approach to DJ hits “True Love Will Find You in the End” and “Devil Town,” giving them a completely different feeling. They’re doing a limited edition 7″ of the two songs, with all proceeds going to National Alliance on Mental Illness. Stream the two covers below.

ATX Weekend Show Preview

austin_mainAlright, summer’s about to be over for most of the ATH crew as we head back to school, so you can bet we want to enjoy the last weekend of true freedom with some great live music. Lucky for you I’ve got the full rundown of all the shows you’ll want to hit up this weekend and some tracks to get you psyched to go out and support your local scene.

Friday (8.21)

Super Thief, Tunic, Xetas, Back Legs at Beerland // 9 pm

Mother Falcon, RF Shannon, Quintessential Clarinet Quintet at The North Door // 8pm

Saturday (8.22)

Daniel Johnston, Dana Falconberry at the Mohawk // 8pm

Ramesh, Roses, The Sour Notes, Moving Panoramas at Hotel Vegas // 9pm

BLXPLTN at Radio Coffee & Beer // 10pm

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Contest: Daniel Johnston @ Mohawk (6/19)

Local and legendary musician Daniel Johnston is playing one of his rare shows at the Mohawk this Saturday night.  Lucky for us, we’ve gotten the opportunity to give away a guest list spot with a +1 for the show.  Contest deets are simple: Just leave a comment or tweet us with your favorite all time Austin musician (other than Johnston) and why.  That’s it!  One lucky winner will be rewarded with a spot on the guest list along with +1 for your date.  Get your entries in by Friday and don’t forget to leave a valid email in the email slot.  If you’d like two chances to win, head to Daniel Johnston’s website for another chance to win entrance into the show. Get to it!

Daniel Johnston In Austin (11/20)


Date 11/20/09
Location Waterloo/St. David’s Church
Doors 5pm/6pm
Tickets Free/$20 from Frontgate

Yes yes technically Daniel Johnston lives in Austin, but we wanted to tell you about multiple shows in one post.  The first is your usualy Waterloo in-store starting at 5pm with free keg beer of course.  The second is a more intimate show at St. David’s Episcopal Church(map) with doors opening at 6pm.  Both should be a great opportunity to see a local legend in conert.

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Download: Daniel Johnston – Freedom [MP3]

New Music From Daniel Johnston

daniel-johnstonAustin icon Daniel Johnston is gearing up to release his first new material in quite some time and this time he’s had some help from friends in high places.  This new single “Freedom” will appear on upcoming album Is and Always Was due out October 6th via High Wire Music.  Johnston apparently worked closely with producer/musician Jason Falkner on the project and the outcome is some of the fullest and most well produced material we’ve ever heard from the singer/songwriter.

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Download: Daniel Johnston – Freedom [MP3]

4/5 Clem Snide @ Mohawk

p40404161Eef Barzelay has resurrected himself; both in the studio and onstage. After a 2 year hiatus under the moniker Clem Snide, Barzelay (joined by fellow “vaudeville hoofers” Brendan Fitzpatrick on bass and Ben Martin on the drum kit) now ooze coolness.  After nearly two decades of a constantly rotating nucleus of band members ranging in sounds from post-punk to alt-country, Snide has outwardly got it right.  Follow the jump to continue reading our Clem Snide w/ Broken West at Mohawk show review. Read more