This Mirror Travel song has been floating around for a few days, and seeing as we’ve followed the band since their Follow That Bird origin, it only makes sense we give it a light of day here. Things sound a little dreamier here, though the guitar still has a similar effect that matches the voice of Laura Green. Listening on repeat, the record seems like it will have a slightly darker, more ethereal manner to it, leaving plenty of room for psychedelic dream states. Look for Cruise Deal to hit on March 11th via Modern Outsider.
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Back in July we dropped some knowledge on you guys that beloved Austin band Follow That Bird had recently changed their name to Mirror Travel and began work on some new material. Back then we shared with you new track “Mexico”, and today we have another brand spanking new joint called “I Want You to Know” streamable below. We are yet again treated to some tasty rock n roll on this track with great female driving vocals throughout. Hope you enjoy this one.
New album Mexico will be available on October 15th via Modern Outsider.
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Those of you living in Austin, or who picked up the Casual Victim Pile compilation, might be wondering what happened to Follow That Bird. Well, they opted for a name change, going with Mirror Travel. This doesn’t mean the band’s sound has changed that much, still churning out rock and roll with a tinge of garage sound pushing things along. You’ll be able to find this tune on the band’s new record, Mexico, which is being released by Modern Outsider on October 15th of this year. History points towards a record filled with allusions to the Southwest, and fueled by hard work: can’t get here fast enough.
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I’ve really enjoyed the work of Austin band Follow That Bird, so when I found out that Lauren Green was stepping out from the band for a minute to record her own debut EP, Easy Spirits, I was interested to see where her own work would lead her. Needless to say, I’m really stoked on this whole little EP; it’s got an entirely different feel, but one that you’ll definitely enjoy.
Download: Lauren Green – Quilts [MP3]
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I’m sure that most of you reading this have heard the tragic story of Esme Barrera’s death that came all too soon. As Esme was such an active individual in our music community, tons of great people are coming together to support her family and celebrate her life. One such event is taking place on Thursday night on the east side at Scoot Inn. The show features stellar local acts Follow That Bird, Love Collector, The Dead Space, Foreign Mothers, Kingdom of Suicide Lovers, Neighbor, Ichi Ni San Shi, and Eric Static. Door cover will be on a pay you what you want sliding scale between $5-$10 with all proceeds going to Esme’s family. Good music for a great cause. You can also donate directly to Esme’s family via a recently created blog or buy a shirt for Esme.
Download: Follow That Bird – The Ghosts That Wake You [MP3]
One of Austin’s finest up and coming bands TV Torso is playing at Emo’s on Saturday night along with some other great local talents. The hot buzz band will be joined by fellow locals Follow That Bird! and Hundred Vision(formerly Corto Maltese). Should be a solid night for the best talent Austin has to offer.
Download: TV Torso – Days of Being Wild [MP3]
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The Mohawk is showcasing some up and coming talent on Tuesday night with a show by San Fran prog rockers band French Miami. Opening support will be provided by Follow that Bird and Serious Tracers. Should be your best option for music on a Tuesday night in Austin.
Download: French Miami – Science Fiction [MP3]
We’ve been getting more and more into local band Moth! Fight! recently and we’re thinking you might enjoy catching one of their awesome live sets at The Independent on Wednesday. Opening support for this one is provided by Noise Revival Orchestra and Follow that Bird. Should be a fun night of local music!
Download: Moth! Fight! – Hopscotch [MP3]
The great Bill Callahan is making a return to The Parish on Sunday night and we’re hoping you’ll make it out if you missed him when he played at Waterloo in May. Opening support for this one will be provided by Follow that Bird who start things off around 9pm. Tickets are on sale now for $12.
Download: Bill Callahan – Eid Ma Clack Shaw [MP3]