Quiet Hollers Return

Louisville based Quiet Hollers have slowly begun to make a name for themselves on our website and out in the music world. It’s well deserved praise as the band continue to pump out hit after hit, like this one called “Funny Ways”. The band has always reminded me a bit of Grand Archives or the lighter side of Band of Horses and that comparison is confirmed here. Thinking you’ll enjoy the meandering feel, bright guitars and hushed vocals. Check it out.

Amen Breaks is out on July 7th. Pre-order on iTunes now.

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Killer Rocker from Milk Music

Admittedly, I’ve been feeling the effects of the heat, holing up in my room jamming to some folk tunes for the summer.  But, that’s all about to change with this excellent Milk Music track I just got sent in the mail today.  This new jam is just a solid rocker from the Washington rockers, but it comes with the announcement that the group’s long time sold out Beyond Living EP is now up on iTunes, so it’s available to you all.  The group’s about to embark on a nice little jaunt, and then we expect them to have more music to bowl us over.


Download:Milk Music – Violence Now [MP3]

Friday Top 5: Subscribe

I am not just referring to @austintownhall or facebook.com/austintownhall.

There was big news recently about Spotify bringing their all-you-can-eat music service to America hammering the tech sites and delighting music fans.  Now, this concept is nothing new to me as a long time subscriber and advocate of Microsoft’s Zune Pass.  It has however been a chore to evangelize the merits of renting your music catalog.  Let’s face it, there is a warm fuzzy around “owning” your music, isn’t there.  But let’s go over the Top 5 reasons why you subscribe to a music service, especially as there are now several great multi-platform services to choose from.

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FT5: Worst Things in Music

Today marks the beginning of a new feature on Austin Town Hall.  Every Friday we plan to bring you a completely random Top 5 List.  We’ll be bringing in all of our writers for this one, with the goal of creating lists based on what we are most passionate about.

We apologize for starting on a negative note, but today’s topic is “The Top 5 Worst Things In Music”.  We try to focus on the major problems and not just nit picky things like the existence of Scott Stapp.  These are the issues.  These are things that must be changed.  Follow the jump to read the full list.

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One For The Team

Read about this band One for the Team on some other websites and I like the pop goodness they are bringing so I thought we’d post a little song. The song below is called “Better Job” off the bands soon to be released album Build it Up, which you can buy now on itunes for only $5.99. Read more about the band on their myspace page.


Download: betterjob.mp3

Radio Free OKC

Austin Town Hall recently made nice with our friends Radio Free OKC, a podcast/mix tape based out of Oklahoma. Radio Free will be taking a recommended song from Austin Town Hall each week and doing a special segment about our site. This is arguably one of our favorite podcasts around so we are pumped about this new partnership. Go to Radio Free OKC’s website to get this weeks episode featuring the song “Highways of Gold” by Jaguar Love straight from Austin Town Hall. You can also find and download all of Radio OKC’s podcasts for free from the itunes store.