I’m thoroughly impressed by the work of the duo, Steel Phantoms. When I first heard this track, I thought the group might approach the sound of Dodos, but they totally turned it up a notch, adding a more raucous element with the pounding of the drum section. Sure, they mellow out momentarily in parts, but the whole of the track is much more forceful. The band has a new self-titled EP that’s heading your way on July 16th, and it’s figuring to have a heavy spot in your summertime rotation, combining sprawling indie rock with energetic anthems.
Download: Steel Phantoms – Curtain Call [MP3]
So I’m a bit late on posting this other new song from the Dodos new album, but I don’t really care as it is growing into one of my favorites of the year. If you haven’t heard the track elsewhere yet, it’s called “Don’t Stop” and is featured on the new Dodo’s album Color. You’ll be able to get your hands on that one during your trip to Waterloo during SXSW on March 15th via Frenchkiss Records. I’m seriously not sure how I’m gonna handle this busy ass spring.
Download: The Dodos – Dont Stop [MP3]
The Dodos get all kinds of attention on this website so you know when they have new music, we’ll surely be posting it and playing it. This new single from the band “Black Night” is set to appear on upcoming LP No Color out March 15th on French Kiss Records. How has this spring gotten so full of sweet new jams?
Download: Dodos – Black Night [MP3]
A long time favorite of everyone in the ATH offices, The New Pornographers, are making a highly anticipated stop at Stubbs Friday evening in Austin. In better news, The Dodos will be supporting the group on this leg of their tour. Hooray! I’d also recommend getting to the show early to catch solid opener Imaad Wasif as well.
Download: New Pornographers – Your Hands Together [MP3]
We have to start this list off with a disclaimer. We have three writers, all with different tastes, so the list should reflect that a little bit. Also, these are our opinions, and by no means, are they meant to be seen as an “end all be all” to the question of what were the best songs of 2009. That being said, we like our list quite a bit. Sure, it’s got some expected numbers at the top, but the rest of the list is genius. We’ve got some of the songs streaming for you, and the rest take you straight to youtube. Follow the jump for full list.
So we survived the weekend that was the dillo dirt sludge of ACL and we’re ready to provide a bit of reflections from our experience. We’ll start things off with a quick recap of some of our favorite acts from the festival and who impressed us the most. This is only our list and we based it on our time and taste so let us know if you saw something great we forgot about. Follow the jump for our Top 10 acts of ACL.
So last year during ACL we worked our tails off trying to bring you guys the best interviews, spotlights, battles and all kinds of crazy lists. We may still be a month out from the festival date but we thought it would be an appropriate time to start our spotlight feature on various ACL artists that we like. Our first spotlight goes to The Dodos and is taken on by our newest addition to ATH, mwiliamrice. So follow the jump for our first ACL feature on The Dodos.