We recently ran a feature on new Austin band TV Torso so we’re excited to see that they’ll be playing two shows in Austin on Thursday. The first is an End of an Ear in-store at 6pm followed by a full on headlining set at Mohawk later in the evening. The Mohawk show also features locals Pink Nasty and fellow A2W band The Authors. That show starts around 10pm on the inside stage. Check our Artist to Watch feature on TV Torso for more information about the band.
Download: TV Torso – Days of Being Wild [MP3]
Before their sold out show at the Parish, ATH stopped by End of an Ear in Austin on Tuesday for an intimate in-store performance by Brooklyn band Here we go Magic. Shortly after the set, we had the chance to sit down with founding member Luke Temple to ask him a few questions about his newly formed band. We talk about what it’s been like touring with Grizzly Bear, the future of his band, and tons more interesting tidbits. Follow the jump to read our full interview with Luke Temple.
Great Nostalgic are a band that we’ve been excited about after we first caught them live during free week at Emo’s. Much to our excitement, the Austin band is finally ready to drop a proper LP your way and we promise it’s going to be one of the year’s best. We’ve got a sneak preview of the new LP with exclusive track “The Kingdom” which should get some buzz going about the effort. The band’s self-titled debut album is available now at local record stores like Waterloo and End of an Ear.
Download: The Great Nostalgic – The Kingdom [MP3]
Deerhunter are bringing their tour with Times New Viking through town on Tuesday night at Emo’s. Doors are set for 9pm with tickets available now for only $12. Earlier in the day, Times New Viking will also be doing a free instore at local record shop End of an Ear around 5pm. You should take a peak at our recent review of Deerhunter’s 2008 album Micorcastle or stream a song from that effort below.
Download: Deerhunter – Never Stops [MP3]
After …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead’s rowdy set at Funx3 Fest this weekend, ATH had the opportunity to speak with band members Conrad Keely, Jason Reece & Kevin Allen. The Austin-based guys tell us why two drummers are really necessary, what we can expect from their new LP, and how music in Austin has changed over the years. Follow the jump for the full interview.
Austin’s most rock ready band, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, will be playing a free instore at End of an Ear Records in Austin on Wednesday. The free show is set to kick off at 5pm 6pm. Don’t fret if you can’t get off work in time, Trail of Dead is also part of this weekend’s Fun Fest.