Leather Corduroys (consisting of rappers Joey Purp and KAMI) have a distinctly different sound and they are cool with giving it away for free. Their newest mixtape Seasons is more of the same, which is a good thing and worth checking out. Seasons can be streamed via their Soundcloud page or downloaded for free via LiveMixtapes. My favorite song off of Seasons is below.
When Trinidad Jame$ first hit the scene in late 2012 with “All Gold Everything” many people in the hip-hop community labeled him a one-trick pony most likely destined to disappear as quickly as he appeared. Two and a half years and four mixtapes later he’s still around, displaying a surprising amount of depth and creativity in his music. His most recent mixtape No One Is Safe dropped January 20th. Some of the highlights include “H.O.M.E.“, a letter from Trinidad Jame$ to himself about music industry struggles, and “T Jame$ Expre$$“, a vulgar and predictable dance song over a hypnotic bass line. The mixtape can be streamed via Trinidad Jame$’s Soundcloud page or it can be downloaded for free from DatPiff.
Friday’s are best if they’re polished off with a nice mix tape, or a nice stream for the end of the day. I figured you’d be best to wrap up the day with one from a whole bunch of bands that’ll keep your spirit up…not to mention it includes songs from some of our local favorites like Simple Circuit, Sally Crewe and Sweet Talk, not to mention ATH alumni, Literature. If you pick it up from the folks at Unblinking Ear Records, then you can read all about the recordings…such as where the work was done, who took part, etc…you know, if you’re into liner notes. Anyways…every track offers something different, so enjoy your weekend and these tunes.
So as summer begins to dwindle down and the kids head back to school, we here at ATH thought a Summer mixtape would be in order to boost everyone’s spirits. Let’s be honest, this summer hasn’t really delivered a truly great album as of yet so why not just make your own? Right? For our Summertime mixtape, we handpicked the best new music from up and coming Austin bands that we think you should know about. You’ll see brand new and never before heard music from Great Nostalgic, The Authors, and Sunset along with some you’ve maybe seen on the site from Golden Bear, She Sir, Paperthreat and tons more. All told, we’ve got 20 songs for you to take with you and enjoy. Our Austin Town Hall Summer Mixtape website features a handy zip file download as well as streams of each song and a link to each band’s website if you dig what you hear. So head to the mixtape site, download some tunes, tell all your friends, and enjoy what little summer we have left. No really, tell your friends…. now.