I continue to be amazed by the highly ambitious Drift project Underworld set out on, to release a song with a visual every Thursday. Yes, some have been re-imagined works, but the excitement is in new material that is good most of the time, and phenomenal the rest of the time. Check out the latest release “Imagine A Box”.
Aside from that, it is a fun weekend for shows, especially Saturday with Missions doing a record release on one stage at Barracuda, locals covering Radiohaed songs on the other. Cheer Up has ATH faves like Annabelle Chairlegs and Go Fever, while next door Black Pumas will be on night two of three in a row at Mohawk. I’ll leave you with a favorite cut from Missions great album Subcreature. “Glimmer” drifts in and evolves to a fantastic exit.
Good show last night, good shows this weekend, but going to watch the footie in Houston. This week’s HANW track is from Missions, the second single from the pending Holodeck Records release Subcreature due August 2nd. It is an Italian disco synth laden piece of bliss with buried vocoder vocals. Zone out for a bit at the office and dream of tallboys and new vinyl smell.
B Gray and I are both pretty high upon Lou Rebecca, and to be honest, the act has been quietly making waves in Austin for some time. This track is something special, giving us a little bit of the duality that’s presence in the project’s work; you get both the native French tongue of Lou Rebecca, but also the accessible English. I think the special thing on the musical side is how her vocals have this breath-y quality, like last pop gasps, punctuated by the electronic work of Missions. The track will appear on her debut LP, Restless, which is being released by the fine people of Holodeck Records.
If you were out and about last night, hopefully you hit up the Holodeck Records night, where they premiered a video from their newest signing, Lou Rebecca. The French popster, LR is backed by Josh Mills, who should already be a household Austin name for his work in Silk Rodeo and Missions. Along with the video, the label announced that they’ll be releasing a limited cassette come this January…featuring this gem of a tune. If you haven’t caught on to Lou Rebecca yet, you better get on it quick, as she surely will be a common name in the very near future. Grab the tape HERE.
TONIGHT! Man. What to do? There’s two incredible shows going down, and it’s hard for me to pick just one; maybe I’ll just scramble back and forth between the two. Take your pick…classic indie pop or garage-influenced power pop…either way you’re going to win if you go out tonight. So, you can hit up Holy Mountain for the softer side of things. The Columnist, Charm Bracelet and Missions all open things up for Ramesh. I love Ramesh, as a person and a performer; he manages a great stage presence that’s as inviting as it is exciting. We even helped released his debut LP last year, so pick one up if your in attendance. But, I also adore the work of Warm Soda and Those Howlings, who are opening for Adam and the Cola Kids at Hotel Vegas. Those Howlings will use this as a release to their new album. So pick a show, either show, but go out and have fun kids.
Those kids at Knuckle Rumbler are at it again this week with a show at The Ghost Room this Thursday evening. The night features all local and awesome talent in the form of Blank Fritz (formerly Sunset), Missions, Spells (formerly Moth Fight), and Sorne. It looks to be a night of some old favorites in the ATH offices beginning new things under a new name. Let’s be honest here, you don’t have anything better to do on a Thursday night so you should just get there early and hang out awhile. Hell, it’s only $5.
We’ve been playing a lot of the A EP from local group L.A.X, and it’s time that you get your hands on the album yourself. Luckily for us all, the CD release for the band has finally arrived, and you can find yourself in a hot mess by heading to the Parish this Thursday night. Expect to find yourself sweaty and smiling by the time you leave, not to mention the fact that you’ll have a brand new disc to spin around the house. Get there early as you’ll really want to see A2W FreshMillions, as well as Missions. Hope to see you there supporting the local scene.