Like everyone else, we’re inundated with all the great bands coming our way in the next few weeks, so we sent out a bunch of questions to our favorite acts, hoping to help spread the word. Our first responder is Grave Babies, who will be releasing their Gothdammit EP on April 17th via Hardly Art. Read on for their answers from Danny Wahfeldt… Read more
Man it seems like Fun Fest was ages ago at this point and we’ve been lagging just a bit behind on our post festival coverage as far as interviews go. It probably has a lot to do with the complete lack of experience I have with video editing software… So yes, the cat is out of the bag, ATH decided to do some video interviews over the festival weekend for the very first time and we’re hoping you’ll enjoy this new component of the site. In the future, we’re hoping to begin incorporating more and more video with our interviews, lost in austin series, and more general videos featuring new music. We’re like so 2011 now. Without further ado, follow the jump for our Fun Fest VIDEO interview with Sean and Mike from We Were Promised Jetpacks.
Last weekend New Orleans based band Kindest Lines made a stop into Austin at the Mohawk playing shortly after indie buzz band Toro y Moi finished up their set outside. Unfortunately the ATH crew couldn’t make it to the show, but we were fortunate enough to have Jack from the band answer a few questions shortly after their Austin stop. After the jump you can find the full interview.
Ever since I first heard the dance inducing music of Reptar, I knew they were a band I had to check out during ACL festival in a few weeks. As we always do, we’ll be bringing you as many interviews as we possibly can while we build up to the festival date. You can also expect some sweet interview features coming after the festival with the bands we sit down with over the weekend. For now, we’ve got a great interview for you with Graham from Atlanta based indie-dance band Reptar. Follow the jump for more.
As previously stated, I’ve been a huge fan of John Lamonica and the music he creates. From his days in post-emo outfit My Spacecoaster and then now to his solo work, Lamonica’s songwriting has always struck a chord with me. Knowing this about me, you’re sure to understand my excitement when Lamonica recently stopped into Austin and agreed to answer a few questions for ATH. You can find this short interview about this underrated musicians career after the jump. Hope you enjoy.
We’ve been following the Atlanta scene rather closely, as they’re pushing out a lot of great bands, both big and small. You can’t really pinpoint one singular sound in the town, but you can definitely nail-down a communal sense of belonging. Here’s our interview with Balkans, Atlanta’s hottest new band. Read more
Gray Waves was such an enjoyable record that it led us to fall for Twin Tigers. We followed them around SXSW last year, secretly of course, so we were happy to sit down and get a few words in with the band before their return.
Before the band release their record on Trouble in Mind Records, they’ll be hitting up Austin for what we hope is a show that comes as advertised: loud, fun rock n’ roll. We chatted up with the band before they head our way, so check out what they’ve got to say.
Make no mistake about it, The Great Nostalgic are easily one of our favorite up and coming local bands. What with an appearance on our album’s of the year list in 2009, labeled as Austin album of the year, and major exposure here, it’s easy to see we dig their music. In our quest to let the world know more about TGN, we recently sat down with leading man and primary songwriter Abram Shook to discuss the current state of his band. You’ll be happy to hear that they are still going strong and getting ready to release their sophomore LP on the world. Follow the jump for more.
Here’s another one of our great SXSW interviews with Violens, who’ve already had a good year with the release of Amoral. Get to know the band below.