Tomorrow is the next installment of Record Store Day, and while not always a fan of RSD, it’s definitely important to support every single indie record store to help keep them all afloat. Plus, you get to find some gems that you might not otherwise have had on your radar, like the 60 Degrees & Sunny/FESTI-Vals 7″ from legendary Athens outfit Love Tractor. If you’ve listened to their debut self-titled LP from 1982, these songs should be familiar, but they’ve been reworked with help from members of REM/Sugar/Glands, so you get a fresh sound. The new reworking offers you a nice visual accompaniment featuring various weather phenomena. What I love is that it gives you an early glimpse at post rock, before it became boring; actually, check that, this is like instrumental music for Flying Nun fans; it was cool before they were cool…you’re going to have it on repeat all day. The 7″ comes out tomorrow via HHBTM, with an expanded reissue of the full-length on November 6th.
When looking for a little rowdy rock fun with some dashes of pop sprinkled here and there, one need look no further than Nasvhille based Pujol. Long a staple on ATH, Daniel Pujol and his band of misfits create their own unique brand of rock n roll that can be called garage rock, punk rock, or even indie rock dependent on who you ask. However you like to label the guy, you can’t deny his songwriting capabilities. Today we have a new rowdy and rockin’ track to enjoy called “June Bug”. This one appears on an exclusive Record Store Day release as a split single with fellow Nashville artist Meth Dad.
P.S. – Record store day is this weekend dummies. You’re welcome.
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In 2001 Life Without Buildings released Any Other City, and despite the limited available copies for the Glaswegian band, they quickly and quietly reached cult status. But, like many things, they faded into our memories. That was until yesterday, when the excellent label What’s Your Rupture announced that they’d be re-releasing the heralded record as a special Record Store Day release, on April 19th in case you’re not on the up-and-up. Just give yourself a little listen to the tune below; you’ll surely realize just why so many people hold this record so dear.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/09_09_New_Town.mp3]
My second FT5 is on the eve of Record Store Day. Record Store Day got me thinking about my addiction, so I am going to use this FT5 as a confessional. My name is Brian and I am an Music Addict, and I feel a need to dispel some myths…
Long have I followed the rise of Sweden’s The Mary Onettes. Ever since I first got a hold of their self-titled debut, I’ve been hooked on their wintery pop sounds. Their last record, Islands, ran in my stereo for months, and now the band are bringing a new 7″ to us all for Record Store Day. If you can’t get your hands on one, then you better just get the digital version, as this band continues to impress. Here’s the new tune titled “The Night Before the Funeral;” it’s one of the best songs I think the band have written to date.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/The-night-before-the-funeral-1.mp3]
Download: The Mary Onettes – The Night Before the Funeral [MP3]
This Saturday, April 18th, is Record Store Day all across these United States. Sure, that seems like just another Saturday to most buyers, but the true record geek in all of us is already waiting in line. You see, on Record Store Day, you get to do two things: you get to support your favorite local indpendent record store and you get loads of limited edition stuff. Me, personally, I can’t wait. I’ve already crafted a list so as to move through my favorite record store with ease in pursuit of such rarities that one can only dream. The following is the list of the great things one can find at their local indpendent store, and we encourage you to do so, as this is the day the stores give back to us, and we give back to them.