What do you get when you take former and current members of Octopus Project, The Sword, Ume, Skate or Die, Midnight Masses and Stiletto Feels all into one? You get a supergroup, of sorts; you get All Eyes crafting a brand of music you’re not likely to hear anywhere else in the Austin landscape. This tune opens with a bit of doom and gloom (perhaps the Sword influence), but the string samples hint at pop sensationalism. You don’t have to wait long to hear Jordan from MM spin her vocals atop the chorus. It circles back for the crashing rock moment, surrounded by swirling bits of noise, and then back again. You’ll never be able to pigeonhole these guys, and thank goodness for that. The band will have their live debut over at The Electric Church this Saturday night, with Teevee, Fire Walk with Me and This Cold Night. Go meet this great new Austin act!
Can you even imagine how loud this is gonna be!? I’ve been to my fair share of Waterloo in-stores and seen some loud ass bands like Colourmusic and Wolfmother, but this may take the cake. With such a small space and such a hard rocking band like The Sword, this is sure to bust many an ear drum. You’ve been warned. It’s free and starts at 7pm so post up early.[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/4545.mp3]
Download: The Sword – Tres Brujas [MP3]
Austin’s very own metal thrashing lords of rock The Sword are heating things up later this summer with a new LP entitled Warp Riders. Prior to that release, the group have this new single “Tres Brujas” available now to ease your appetite for face melting. The group continues to satisfy my very small desire to occasionally rock out to guitar heavy/in your face rock. Go![audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/4545.mp3]
Download: The Sword – Tres Brujas [MP3]
We spend a lot of our time focusing on the rock around Austin, but rest assured, we love to shake it just as much as the next guy does. Recently, the Austin scene has been boosted by the rise of FreshMillions! , and their main guy Geoff Earle. They’ve been hitting the town with the likes of Focus Group and L.A.X. (who they will be supporting May 19th), making a name for themselves with electrifying shows that leave the audience drenched in sweat and coated in euphoria. Not to mention that a lot of people love the fact that Bryan Ritchie of The Sword (and Skate or Die) helped produce the record, but as much as we love Bryan, you have to know that those groove-tastic bass lines and electric shine were all there beforehand. Be sure to check out the band’s self-titled debut record, and attend one of their live shows because pretty soon, the whole town will be aboard this dance-a-riffic party bus of fun.[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/02-The-Helicopter-1.mp3]
Download: Fresh Millions – The Helicopter [MP3]
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Shine thine axe and prepare for two nights of face melting metal the likes have never before been seen when The Sword make their triumphant return to Austin this weekend. Both shows are at Mohawk and are on Friday and Saturday. Friday night also features Ratking and Pack of Wolves with Calm Blue Sea and Matthew and The Arrogant Sea inside after the headliners. Saturday night includes opening support from Fingaar Bangaar and Woodgrain. Get Friday night tickets here and Saturday ones here. Don’t miss this… trust me.[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/06-To-Take-the-Black-1.mp3]
Download: The Sword – To Take the Black [MP3]
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.