Show Preview: Stepdad @ Empire Control Room (10/25)

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Date 10/25/13
Location Empire Control Room
Doors 9pm
Tickets $10 @ Ticketfly

Those looking to begin their weekend the right way with a killer dance party should head on down to Empire Control Room& Garage this Friday night.  Headlining the night is up and coming dance pop group Stepdad who are sure to get your feet moving in the wee hours of the night/morning.  Joining in on the fun are some great Austin bands The Bipolar Bears and Sphynx.  Your feet will be moving.

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Download: Stepdad – Must Land Running [MP3]

New Music from Nathan K

I was first introduced to Nathan K‘s music while listening to his other group, Stepdad, but now he’s stepped out for just a minute to offer up a brand new album of really mellow tunes.  All these songs stem from time spent with his dying grandfather in the hospital, which clearly makes this a very personal album for him.  Clearly, it’s not the most uplifting affair, but he’s really done an incredible job allowing us a brief view into this experience.  All these songs appear on his release Dishes, with the majority of these tunes recorded late at night on a four-track while he tended to his ailing grandfather.  Sometimes with great tragedy we see great beauty.

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Download: Nathan K – Hospital Walls [MP3]

 

Super Catchy Track from Stepdad

This song from Stepdad is so ridiculously good that I had to share it with you.  It starts off with this electronic meandering, sort of like what you get from later Animal Collective, but then it unites with trickling pop structure…going back and forth.  You’ll find this song opening the band’s new album, Wildlife Pop, which comes out on June 12 via Black Bell Records.  Starting off an album like this is dangerous, but I have a feeling that the group can live up to the expectations.  If you’re looking for a pop tune that combines swirling gang vocals with electronic pulses, then get into this jam right now!

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Download: Stepdad – Must Land Running [MP3]