We’re trying to grow our ATH Records label appropriately, and at the moment being selective so as not to spread ourselves out too thin. But, the latest act we’re working with is Summer Salt, who you should hopefully recognize from their Driving to Hawaii EP, which you can stream below. We’ll be working on the band’s next release coming in 2016, but I also wanted to point you in the direction of their Daytrotter Session, which just went up yesterday over HERE. We’ll keep you in the know on the happenings, but if you’re in Austin, you’re super lucky, as the band will be playing Every Friday in November over at the Blackheart for the local residency…so head that way each and every Friday this month.
I’ve really taken a liking to this new Quiet Hollers album, so why not take this opportunity to share another single from the album with you. While some of the songs on their self-titled record adhere more to the crossroads between punk and Americana, this one seems rooted in the warmer tones of the latter. Considering the band’s gotten comparisons to MMJ, it only seems natural that they add a bit of polish to that sound, making it their own. You can grab their s/t LP on October 23rd…and if you’re in Austin they’ll be playing the Blackheart on Sunday night.
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Looks like this year’s going to be a great one for Yuma. The band has already released one new track, with this fresh number sure to stop you in your tracks. “Loglo” is the name of the tune, and it’s likely to be one of the best pop tracks to come out of Austin this year. You’ll hear a nice groove crafting a playful atmosphere, and the vocals add to that effect, making it the perfect jam for your pre-summer parties. To celebrate the release of this new single, which you can grab HERE, the band will be playing an incredible show at Blackheart on Saturday night. Care Package (members of Borrisokane) opens the night, followed by Rose Selavy, Yuma and then Ramesh. If you’re not planning on being at Levitation, this is the best possible show you can attend on Saturday night; we’re happy to be a part of it.
One thing that’s great to see is that a majority of the people working behind the scenes in venues here in Austin are also a big part of that scene, all rocking out in their own bands. This is the case with Tyson Swindell, who helps run the always kind Red 7, but let’s turn our focus to his band Town Hall Devils. The band have just readied their new Ouroboros Blues EP, and it’s definitely something to sink your teeth into. It reminds me at times of a heavier-handed Lucero, but sounds similar to our other local favorites like A. Sinclair, just playing good old fashioned rock n’ roll. You’ll be able to catch them live for their album release over at The Blackheart tomorrow night; the whiskey and the tunes will keep you warm, I promise. Stream the EP below.
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I was looking for something rad to toss up today, something that would definitely lift the spirit, yet still hold true to my personal aesthetics (wherever those are). So I’ve been constantly listening to this brilliant Ruby the Rabbitfoot tune that’s been floating around for a wee bit; I started listening in anticipation of her show at the Blackheart on March 13th. It’s a bit songstress, though there’s this careful artfulness to it, like the bubbling guitar chord you hear lurking beneath her vocals. She’ll be blowing in to town with her album New as Dew, which comes out the week of her Austin visit.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/01-Ways.mp3]
One of Austin’s hardest working bands, The Sour Notes, have just returned from a good little tour, so we’d like to celebrate that first of all; I’m glad they were able to successfully hit the road. But, in honor of their return, they’ll be playing at The Blackheart this Friday night (it’s free), so you should all head out in order to welcome them. In other SN related news, they just released a cassette single, which includes the below cover of “Mannequin,” originally one of the hits on Wire’s Pink Flag (one of my favorite LPs, period). They do a dreamier take, but they definitely do the original justice. Plus, the band has a video for their new single, which you can watch HERE! So many good things happening for these guys. Cheers; see you friday![audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Mannequin-Wire-Cover.mp3]
Download: The Sour Notes – Mannequin (Wire Cover) [MP3]