Sonora Records Summer Sampler

Not too long ago, some of our amigos in Austin concluded that they were fed up with the current state of the music industry and decided to start a record  label to call their own.  From their collective minds came promising new record label Sonora Records with the plan to “help make music, one record at a time”.  To celebrate their beginnings, the guys at Sonora have put together an 18 song sampler featuring some of their talent along with a few tunes from Austin’s finest up and coming artists.  ATH favorites, The Bubbles, Quiet Company, and Guns of Navarone make an appearance with new faces like The Couch, On After Dark, and The Handshake sharing new music.

Also making an appearance on the sampler are old friends Whitman, who are premiering new song “NW Thurman” from their upcoming 2011 LP Weekends.  If this new summertime jam from the Austin boys doesn’t get you moving, then you must not have a pulse.  Whitman have also made new anthem like tune “Dead Dog Days” available for free download over on their bandcamp page for a limited time.  You can also say hi to Sonora Records on twitter or download their new sampler over on bandcamp.

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Download: Whitman – NW Thurman [MP3]

Electric Touch @ Emo’s (7/8)

electrictouchmyspaceIf you’re looking for a show filled with the rock, head over to Emo’s on Wednesday night for a an evening of 3 local up and coming rockers.  The evening kicks off with our good friends Whitman, so get there around 9:30, drink some beers, and catch their set at 10pm.  After that, The Handshake take the stage followed by headliners and Justice Records darlings Electric TouchThe show is only $8, but Do512 is also running a contest to win free tickets for all you cheap skates out there.  You won’t find a better local lineup than this!

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Download: Whitman – Light It Up [MP3]