As much as we love sharing news of national/international bands, there’s nothing quite like the discovery of even more local talent. Today I’m pumped to share with you the premiere single “City Buses” from Austin, TX based outfit First Names. This one is going to be for those of you who like garage rock sounds with heavily distorted guitars, banging drums, and softer vocals. Bottom line, it shows a lot of promise for these young upstarts in our little city. Carry on.
Around these parts, and by that I mean, me and my friends, the name Martin Newell means a great deal…as one of the core members of Cleaners from Venus, that should mean a great deal to you as well. His career has spanned over several decades, but we got wind yesterday of a new release titled Martin Newell’s Jumble Sale, a collection of lost songs and demos from 1975 to present; their existence alone is reason for rejoicing. Just to have a DIY career span that long, and still have people caring is important…so stream this collection and revel in the joy that is anything with Martin’s name attached to it.
I’ll be honest here, I love this damn song. Something about the almost Queen like quality mixed with heavy, fuzzed out guitars has created a truly powerful and intense song. Coming from London based Matt Rock, this track for you today is called “Gimme a Sign”. I hope all you fan boys out there enjoy it just as much as I have today.
Matt Rock will release Get Blank on October 16th.
As a person working on getting my own label up and running, I always admire the DIY efforts, especially for small groups like Eardrumspop. The label has just uploaded their newest single, featuring several gems from German group, Sleeping Policemen. For me, the big hit of the single is “First Things First,” where the vocals go back and forth between the male and female vocalists, crafting this quick gem that I’ve been jamming to all afternoon. I have a feeling you indie pop fans are going to scramble to grab this single…but remember to support the artists who’ve crafted such great songs.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Sleeping-Policemen-First-Things-First.mp3]
Download:Sleeping Policemen – First Things First [MP3]