Big Bill are ready to release their debut full length, Stand By Your Bill. Today they’re happy to share the video for “Pharmacy” from said album, accompanied by a great little video. The stars of the video are clearly enjoying some karaoke, with scene changes in the distance via movie magic. Like many a Big Bill track, the song sets you up in one direction before jumping in another direction with the chorus of “never admit that you’re sick.” If you dig the sounds, as you should, then head over HERE to pre-order the album from the band themselves!
I’m stuck on this new release from Ascetic, another gem from Melbourne. But, that being said, this is further proof that all things Oceania don’t have roots in Flying Nun…not that I don’t like those roots. This is a band intent on using the broadest strokes to create an expansive rock record, dark at times, yet stunningly beautiful in every aspect. Listening to their new effort, Self Initiation, I just keep finding myself lost in the musical landscape, taking turns, or unfolding to a further degree. Definitely worthy of multiple spins on repeat, just to wrap your head around the sound itself.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/OSCL-Self-Initiation-01-Pharmacy.mp3]
Download: Ascetic – Pharmacy [MP3]
It’s really hard to narrow down a list of Top Albums of 2012, especially when you have four contributors with different opinions. We gave the reins to Nathan.Lankford and Nicole Baumann on this one, since they write the majority of the album reviews, but we all have a little representation within this. Now, we do realize that our site has specialized tastes, so please realize that these are our OPINIONS. You’re welcome to disagree, and, in fact, we encourage that process. Also, we’re doing a Top 100 because so many records came out this year, it wouldn’t be fair to narrow it down. Not to mention it might lead you to discover some hits you hadn’t heard about yet. Oh, and we don’t really like Frank Ocean or hip-hop…just a personal choice…here’s the first segment.