It seems like it’s been ages, years even, since I last heard word from the local group The Laughing. I was always a fan of the band’s tunes, but sort of just assumed that they had moved on to other things. Well, imagine my surprise today when I get a random email from the band promoting a new song entitled “Disappear”. It shows tons of promise for one of Austin’s finest bands that was dormant for too long. A new album from the band, Oscillation, is said to be on the way sometime later in the spring. Welcome back boys.
Download: The Laughing – Disappear [MP3]
Hopefully you were paying attention a few months ago when tickets went on sale for the Phoenix show at Stubbs since it’s now sold out. Don’t give up hope though… You can always try craigslist or scalping from shady fools outside the venue. Opening support will be provided by Two Door Cinema Club. Also stick around after Phoenix wraps up their show for a set on the inside stage by locals The Laughing.
Download: Phoenix – Lisztomania [MP3]
A local band you shall all know about, The Laughing, have just dropped some new material on the interwebs and we think you should check it out. These two new tracks will appear on the band’s upcoming album Fever, which will be hitting stores this week on October 15th. You can also catch the guys Thursday at Red 7 or at this years Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Download: The Laughing – Elevators [MP3]
Download: The Laughing – Runner [MP3]
We have no idea why such a hyped band would be playing at such a small place, but Dirty Projectors are coming to town at Red 7 on Wednesday night. We also just read that Greg Ginn, like THE Greg Ginn, like the guy that founded Black Flag, will be opening. Opening? Yeah don’t get that one either… Local acts The Laughing and DJ Sean O’Neal will also be on hand for opening support. Tickets are on sale now for $13 but are sure to sell out soon.
Download: Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca [MP3]