Top 50 Albums of 2014

TOP 50 ALB 14These lists are everywhere, so you’ll be excused if you just roll your eyes and skip on. But, that being said, we always seem to be way off the mark when it comes to our Top 50 Albums of the Year.  Sure, we have some of the sure fire hits on this list like Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten, but don’t even read on if you’re look ing to see where Run the Jewels made it…they’re not there. Sorry not sorry.  So, if you’re into arbitrary lists by people who like to push their own agenda, then this list is for you! Read more

Busy Thursday Night in Austin

ramThere’s really only one show you NEED to go to.  That’s the Ramesh album release over at the Belmont, which kicks off at 7 PM.  I’ll be there, smiling, and hopefully selling LPs.  But, for those of you who aren’t into Ramesh, which I completely respect, there’s tons going on tomorrow night, so here’s some places you might want to find yourself.  Read more

Foxes in Fiction Return with Great Tune

foxesThis track hit right before the holiday weekend, so I hadn’t had a chance to put it up yet, despite knowing that it’s one of the best songs I’ve heard this summer.  The song has this lush production, taking warbling tape and orchestration and building it into this effortless swell of pop.  It’s no surprise, however, as Foxes in Fiction have been making such breathtaking music for some time.  This is one of the seven tracks that’ll be featured on the group’s new album, Ontario Gothic, which is being released on the increasingly reliable Orchid Tapes in September.