It’s hard to fathom really, but we are entering festival season here in Austin! As some festivals are already going down, the massive ACL Festival has week one going down in a matter of weeks. Ready or not, you know that your boys here at Austin Town Hall will make sure you are prepared with interviews, previews, guides and photos. Entering our 9th year covering the festival, we’ve got you covered. Our very first piece of coverage is in interview form from rock n roll superstars White Reaper. Check the jump for full interview, set times, and tunes.
I continue to enjoy some nice upbeat rock tunes in a current period of soft, mellow type music. My bit of rock music today comes from Vancouver based artist Impuritees and new single “Nothing Matters”. The guitar parts are nice and heavy and the song flows nicely in a tight, rock filled jam of a song. Hope you enjoy.
Impuritees will self-release EP Nothing Matters on June 16th.
My old friend Mike, formerly of Night Panther, pointed me towardsthis new project of his the other day. Going by the name Residuels, the group play their very own version of garage inspired, guitar heavy rock and roll music. Today I’m pleased to share with you their rockin’ new single entitled “Ordinary”. I’m immediately having this image of a snarling lead singer with a backing band who are keeping the energy levels turned to 11. Impressive debut guys.
This song is part of a 7″ single release on vinyl which can be purchased from Born Losers Records here right now. Official ship date is Friday, May 13th.
I know so very little about Columbus based Saintseneca, though I’m looking to remedy that as much as I can today. Let’s start by sharing this new track from the band entitled “River” to get things started the right way. Rock n roll is the name of the game here, with some hints of pop and a pretty slick drumline keeping things driving and interesting throughout. This is an easy one to to enjoy so hopefully we hear more from these guys in the future.
New album Such Things will be out October 9th. Pre-order here.
Melbourne based Gold Class has been picking up lots of positive praise recently online and I figured we should be talking about this promising band as well. Below you can find the groups latest single entitled “Furlong”. Expect some throwback style, sluggish and heavy styles here for fans of all things old school. Call me a fan.
You can pick up It’s You on September 4th via Felte.
Our local friends Fleeting Youth Records continue to put out some really great music from a slew of promising young bands. One of those bands full of promise is L.A. based pop rock group L.A. Font. Now we already shared new song “Whisperer” just a few weeks ago and today I’m excited to be sharing with you a second new joint called “Outside”. One again, the band gives us a rock n rollin number that no one could deny is a stellar tune.
Ladies and gents we are in full SXSW coverage mode and going as strong as ever. The interviews will continue to role in and today I’m excited to share with you this one from Atlanta based Royal Thunder. From what I understand, this band is ready to melt some faces here in Austin wether you’re ready or not. Check out responses after the jump.
We ATH kids love us some No Monster Club and I was happy, yet also sad at my tardiness, when I found out that the band just dropped a new album. So apologies for my brain fart out of the way, let us enjoy this new track and video from the band called “I’ve Retired”. As expected, the band delivers with an awesome, fuzzy, and catchy rock number that no one can say no to. Follow the jump for video and album deets.
It’s hard to believe how close we are to SXSW week with only a few short weeks remaining until all hell breaks loose. As usual, we here at ATH have a ton more short, SXSW oriented interviews to bring your way to prep you for the fun. Today we are excited to share with you some answers from Richmond bases group Avers.
Come on now, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’re aware of our love affair with all things Criminal Hygiene. These guys have been pleasing our ears since we first heard their music and we try to do all we can to spread the good word about quality sounds. With all that out of the way, the boys just sent us this lovely new track called “Turpentine”. What starts as a poppy sort of rock tune yields its way to yet another raucous and guitar laden track from a rowdy rock band. It just keeps getting better and better. If you don’t know, get wise fool.[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/turpentine-FINAL.mp3]
Download: Criminal Hygiene – Turpentine [MP3]