No! This is not a post about TEMPER TRAP, this is about the great pop band, Tender Trap. The group’s fronted by one of rock’s icons Amelia Fletcher of Talulah Gosh, and they’ll have a new album titled Ten Songs About Girls coming to you soon via Fortuna Pop in September. But, for now they’ve contracted this brilliant new single that’s definitely going to hit you right in the pop heartstrings. I love the muted guitar sound accompanied by the call-and-response vocal display before the group bursts off into blissful melody during the chorus. If you don’t like this, it’s cool, but I’ll probably hate on you behind your back.
We braved the hot temperatures and hordes of tribal tattoos to catch Crocodiles over at Stubbs; the band was opening for Temper Trap. After releasing Endless Flowers just last week, I’d already gotten familiar with the bands tunes, which might not have been the case for the majority of those in attendance. You can skip below for some of my insight.
|Date||Monday, June 11|
|Tickets||$25 from Frontgate|
OK, I know the headliner is Temper Trap, but we here are far more excited to see Crocodiles. I will always love “Sweet Disposition” as one-hit, but Crocodiles killed during Psyche last year putting on a front to back festival set of semi-psyche Jesus and Mary Chain influenced jams, personal favorite being “Sleep Forever”.
Now, they are back with a new album and have an opening spot for a different kind of crowd. Nathan 3.5’ed the latest release, Endless Flowers, which ups the vocal ante and swings away from J&MC and towards POBPAH.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Crocodiles-Sunday-Psychic-Conversation-9.mp3]
Download:Crocodiles – Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9) [MP3]
|Tickets||$15 from Ticketweb|
Emo’s on Tuesday night has a nice little lineup of up and coming talent featuring Temper Trap and Kissaway Trail. Can’t say I’m the biggest fan of TT, but Kissaway Trail got a lot of great buzz behind them during SXSW. Plus, what else are you really doing on a Tuesday? And hear ya go ladies, I’m finally posting this Temper Trap song you’ve been begging for.[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/tempertrap_disposition.mp3]
Download: Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition [MP3]