Back in July we dropped some knowledge on you guys that beloved Austin band Follow That Bird had recently changed their name to Mirror Travel and began work on some new material. Back then we shared with you new track “Mexico”, and today we have another brand spanking new joint called “I Want You to Know” streamable below. We are yet again treated to some tasty rock n roll on this track with great female driving vocals throughout. Hope you enjoy this one.
New album Mexico will be available on October 15th via Modern Outsider.
Those of you living in Austin, or who picked up the Casual Victim Pile compilation, might be wondering what happened to Follow That Bird. Well, they opted for a name change, going with Mirror Travel. This doesn’t mean the band’s sound has changed that much, still churning out rock and roll with a tinge of garage sound pushing things along. You’ll be able to find this tune on the band’s new record, Mexico, which is being released by Modern Outsider on October 15th of this year. History points towards a record filled with allusions to the Southwest, and fueled by hard work: can’t get here fast enough.
It’s been awhile since I’ve found something that makes me want to do my slow hipster kid dance like this new jam “Blur” from Danish act Gliss. You won’t find yourself in an all out break dance to the song as it’s more of a slow burning groovy type of dance number. I could definitely see it being added to an ATH dance playlist immediately.
Fans on the tuneage won’t have to wait long for the release of the band’s new album Langsom Dans out next week on Modern Outsider.
Download: Gliss – Blur [MP3]
Ume. There is the general feeling around these parts that they just need to blow up; power trio rock with the remarkably charismatic powerhouse lady putting down the jams should be a lock. I love photographing this band. I think every music photographer in Austin loves photographing this band thanks to Lauren’s hair.
But they weren’t my highlight. Modern Outsider is a friend of the program. They have several great acts on their roster and bedsides being really good people, they call Austin home. So naturally, they decided to host a pre-SxSW showcase as part of Free Week 2013.
Click through for plenty of pics of Soft Swells, My Jerusalem, The Black and White Years, The Calm Blue Sea and Ume.
The great thing about working on a music web site is that you get great tunes pretty much non-stop sent your way (and some really bad ones too). For me, my tastes have expanded, branching from oddball pop to hardcore punk rock, but this new track from Soft Swells is just a perfect pop number, executed to perfection. This song is from their upcoming self-titled album that will come out on February 28th via Modern Outsider. You have to admit, there’s something to be said for a well-written piece of modern pop music, and that’s precisely what you have here. And if you dig it, you can also check out the video for the song HERE.
Ume opened for Mission of Burma a few days ago, and no doubt, the crowd would have gotten a taste of their latest sounds. With the new track “Captive”, they show a bit of a more polished sound. Not a shock, this band is getting better at being a band. It is a cohesive, pretty and strong track, with addictive guitar hooks to keep you glued. With similar acts like Metric and Joy Formidable gaining momentum, let’s hope Ume can capitalize.
The new album Phantoms will land August 30 on Modern Outsider, a new Austin label started by husband and wife team Chip and Erin Adams (nice people). You can preorder it now.
Download: Ume – Captive [MP3]