You all know that we love the boys in Tiger Waves, so it’s great to see that they’re finally getting some love from others on the Internet besides us. They’re about to release a 7″ via Canvasback, and it features some old tunes, but one we’ve never run before, which premiered on the webs yesterday. This tune is the B-Side to their single, and it illustrates precisely why we’ve been fond of these dudes for so long. It’s sunny and casual, yet there’s a lot of work into the construction of the track; I’m always impressed into the layering and creativity they put into their songs. So, enjoy a new tune from some friends, and pick up their new release today!
Download: Tiger Waves – Sundressed [MP3]
The always fun annual Art Disaster is going down again at Beauty Bar on Thursday night. Yet again, local promoters have put together a solid all local lineup featuring Thick as Thieves, Sundress, Boyfrndz, White White Lights, Wild Child, Orion, Sleep Good, Schmillion, SORNE, and Crooks. The fine folks at Do512 have a nice and handy schedule for all those bands if it’s confusing… Don’t forget to RSVP for a relatively cheap $3.
Download: Crooks – Downtown [MP3]
Our good friends over at Austin’s Paperthin Media sent over this gem of an EP this week, and we see that the word is quickly spreading about Sundress. The Denton quintet are releasing their EP on August 16th, and it should only brighten the star of press for the band. On this single you’ll hear squalling guitars and a quieted vocal that rests just on the crest of the compositions. At times, your ears will hear a shift in levels, with the traditional rise and fall of your every day dream pop. I can’t wait to hear how their sound blossom and grows in the coming years, as this seems like a good musical investment for us all.
Download: Sundress – Derelict [MP3]
The 101x Homegrown Live series continues their trend of solid local shows with another one set for Saturday night at the Mohawk featuring headliners Octopus Project. The now veteran locals will be joined on the stage by fellow locals Tia Carrera and Mother Falcon. After the early show wraps up, the inside stage will feature sets by Record Hop and Sundress. Anyone living in Austin that hasn’t seen Octopus Project live, needs to get off their ass and make it to this show. In the meantime, check out an interview we did the guys (and gal) a couple years ago during ACL. I’m also gonna post an old favorite tune of mine in hopes that they play it on Saturday.
Download: Octopus Project – Music is Happiness [MP3]
Ben Kweller will be following up The Mountain Goats show at Antone’s on Saturday night with his own set at the classic venue on Sunday. Mr. Kweller is currently touring in support of his limited edition tour EP How Ya Lookin’ Southbound? Come In… Tickets for the show are $20 and can be bought from the Antone’s website. Preview the show with “Sundress” off ben Kweller’s 2006 self titled LP.
Download: Ben Kweller – Sundress [MP3]