As a preview to their show at The Parish tomorrow night, ATH had the opportunity to sit down with Ellen Campesinos to ask her a few questions about her band Los Campesinos! Ellen touches on her musical inspirations and makes it well known that the band supports our newest president. Follow the jump for the full interview
This week has been pretty crazy for new music from big name acts and now Handsom Furs are gettin’ in on the fun. New track “I’m Confused” from upcoming LP Face Control just popped up on the web today and is already getting heavy rotation at the ATH offices. It’s got some dirty sounding guitar work mixed in with a pretty typical Handsom Furs synth beat. You can get your hands on the new album March 10th via the always awesome Sub Pop label. The band also plans to be a part of our SXSW festival in March.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/handsome-furs-im-confused.mp3]
Download: Handsom Furs – I’m Confused [MP3]
It’s never to early to start getting your plans made for SXSW. Do512 has a pretty sweet list of artists that have been confirmed so far. Who are you looking forward to?
After …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead’s rowdy set at Funx3 Fest this weekend, ATH had the opportunity to speak with band members Conrad Keely, Jason Reece & Kevin Allen. The Austin-based guys tell us why two drummers are really necessary, what we can expect from their new LP, and how music in Austin has changed over the years. Follow the jump for the full interview.
Justin Rice of Brooklyn based Bishop Allen recently took the time to chat with ATH about their upcoming stop in Austin for Fun Fun Fun Fest. Topics covered include their upcoming album, their roles in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and the 12 EP’s they released in 2006. We offer up the full interview and a little something to take with you after the jump.
This being the week leading up to ACL, we’re going to preview the Festival by offering you a feature of a few bands we’re pumped about seeing. We’ll try to keep it to bands that might be a little left of center or not quite on everyone’s radar. Today, we take a quick look at Colour Revolt out of Oxford, Mississippi. A short bio, song preview and a ton of links after the jump.
The people at Stubb’s Austin were treated to an outstanding set by Seattle’s own Grand Archives on Saturday night. The band mostly stuck to songs from their self titled debut album Grand Archives, which came out earlier this year in February. The set list provided a good mix of upbeat songs along with some of the slower tracks from the album. One big highlight for me was the superb cover of Sam Cooke’s popular R&B song “Another Saturday Night”. Most members of the audience were cracking smiles and singing along to the huge ’60s hit from the late singer. Read more