Have A Nice Weekend

TelepatheSo real life got in the way of me getting this post done for Friday. It was a busy and frustrating day in the home office. Yech. But hard work is its own reward, right?

So we all here stories about the records that take forever to make the light of day, recently a local band had such a record get released. Tiger Waves has a recording from 2012 finally make its way to the intarwebs and onto the presses. For this post, I bring you the “latest” from Telepathe. Also recorded in 2012, Busy Gangnes and Melissa Livaudais’s record Destroyer will finally be available on August 7th on their own label BZML. Here is what we have deprived from hearing. This is a monumentally good track IMHO that first appeared online a year ago. Sorry for missing it, but if anything, it proves good songs don’t show their age.

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Having a Nice Weekend?

EqualityPretty exciting news yesterday, eh? There is going to be a lot of engagement parties and wedding invites going out soon. Get your wardrobe sorted. I took that pic yesterday.

I missed doing a Have A Nice Weekend post because work was nuts and I had to work through to a 4:30 happy hour call with friends celebrating the news in the 4th Street area. So I am posting this mid-weekend in hopes you’ll use it for getting ready to go out or when you come in from the party later tonight, perhaps hanging over tomorrow (safe rides, people, safe rides). It is called “The Floor” and is by an artist called Turtle. You can stream the entire EP on SoundCloud.

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Have A Nice (Holiday) Weekend

Going to see Mad Max tonight, Braids tomorrow and plenty of friends over the following two days. Hopefully, we won’t float away. In preparation for rain on Sunday, we are planning on making replicas of Shake Shack burgers indoors. Take that El Nina.

We last visited Gypsy & The Cat for one of the catchiest songs of 2012, my personal favorite jam that year, called “Bloom”. This track and a smoother semi-psych pop thins going on, and while different from my jam of 2012, it is still a damn good song and deserves attention for your earholes. Have fun, be safe.

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PYAITK: I Dig This New Division Track

We first featured The New Division a few years back with a track called “Opium”. While they have sent out some work recently, this one stuck with me. The new record Gemini is being released June 2nd and “Copycat” has been my favorite thing previewed so far. It is the synthy goodness I fall sucker to with bass-lines that evolve from disco to wave and darker progressions, eliciting M83 and all bands that influenced them.

So I share, because I care.

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ICYMI: Levitation Schedule Released

LEVITATION-2015-SQUAREWhat’s up, nerds?

Late last week, Austin Psych Fest announced the schedule for this year’s Levitation Festival. I love it. Even if you have a conflict, you will have an opportunity to meander in the fringes and bolster you festival band count. If you don’t want to meander, you’ll have nice breaks between bands to allow for extra-curricular activities like, ya know, eating and drinking and not dehydrating and shrivelling. It is not a sprint, it is a marathon.

Can’t wait to be miserably tired when The FLaming Lips take the stage on Sunday at 11:45pm…

Click here to start planning your weekend.

Have A Nice Weekend

l1krxxmwzbja8ea3tpliLove me some Ghostly International. We’ve stepped up hip hop coverage with Tactic joining the team. I traditionally find the zeros and ones when Nate doesn’t beat me to it (or I hate looking at music related stuff after SxSW photo processing benders). This track will be the closer to Ghostly Swim 2, available to sample and pre-order now; it is a fourteen track compilation featuring the likes of Shigeto, Heathered Pearls and CFCF. Galcher Lustwerk’s “In The Place” takes a beautiful sonic landscape and layers party rhymes delivered in a monotone smoothness that lets you just focus on the cadence with words disappearing or smile as the juxtapostion of being about it is delivered over the sonic landscape.

In it to win it. Check out a few other tracks on Ghostly Swim 2 here.

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PYAITK: New Chromatics

ChromaticsI didn’t miss it, but I didn’t post it. I am sorry. I was sidetracked and found a buried tab.

Chromatics will release their latest album called Dear Tommy in March on Italians Do It Better (of course) and to celebrate, they are sharing a track every week (allegedly) and we start the sharing with “JUST LIKE YOU”. It is a slowly evolving tune that never loses its way. I tend to like anything Chromatics and this is no exception. Download via the soundcloud thingy down there.

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ATH Curates SxSW Playlist: Replay

Red7Just in case you missed the news, or didn’t have time to live stream, you can now head to SXSWFM’s soundcloud page, and just stream the whole hour. It’s got lots of hits, though remember, these all had to be Official SXSW acts…just in case you thought I left out your best friend’s brother’s band. No need to say much more, just go stream it, and enjoy some Austin tunes.  Feel free to spread it to your friends that are coming in to town and might not know what’s what or which way is that way.

Embed for ease of use, but do try to check out other programming at SxSWFM…

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SxSW Wristbands Tomorrow!

sxsw-music-logoYou can get your SxSW Music wristbands tomorrow. Same rules as usual – Austin area billing zip code for your plastic, you can buy two wristbands but have to provide the names, you’ll need photo IDs to pick up your wristband which will get snapped on at the start of the conference.

For your $169, you will get access to any venue not at capacity aside from the few showcases that are badge only. I used a wristband last year to get away from FOMO and it was bliss. Go check out someone you have never seen instead of getting barraged by Dorito Taco Loco.

On sale January 22nd at 10am (ATX time), Click here.

Have a Nice Weekend

1962514_636580363075782_1160625406_oThe weather has lifted. That bright thing is the sun. Prepare for the cedar onslaught.

Here is a lovely little PYAITK jam from a band called Sego. I was checking out another little news bit about a Kitsune Maison release that is pending when a little trip to their Soundcloud to see what’s doing yielded a play of this song below. It is called “Wicket Youth”. Dig it.

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