Who is ready to relive the greatest day of music ever assembled by John Laird and Nathan Lankford? Ever.
The jams were copious as were the tender moments. The showcase highlighted the talent in Austin with bands watching bands that shuffled up to be other bands. We had international celebrities in attendance, as well as every familiar face possible. I took photos, some with an Instax. We ate sausage wraps and drank beaverages. It was perfect air for a whisky.
Last week we were super excited to release Singles Going Nowhere, the debut EP from Austin’s Tres Oui (featuring members of Rose Selavy and Literature). Immediately after the band hit the road (Tour Dates), and now they want to share this great video with you from the standout tune, “Party Planner.” The video, created by Herb Shellenberger, features a whole lot of kissing, and musically, a whole lot of great energy. You’ll also hear the voice of Lomelda‘s Hannah giving an extra bit of pop to the tune. We did a limited release with our friends at Square of Opposition, so buy it HERE.
The most recent excuse to get together with friends is the EP from Tres Oui. Singles Going Nowhere is five tracks perfectly crafted pop chock full of ringing guitar and driving backlines. It is a compact example of the concise EP as opposed to five goods songs with filler content. Oh, sure, they have new songs already, so be ready for that when you see them in your neighborhood. Did I mention this was a tour kickoff, too?
It’s a jam packed weekend in our fair city, with tons of shows waiting for you to stop in and enjoy yourself. There’s tons of heavy-hitters, as well as some local acts worthy of an evening out. Look ahead to what you’re options are! Sample some songs and videos below too. Read more
It’s the end of the week, so why not wrap it up by highlight some great tunes that came from our little ATH Records label.
The excellent Gold Flake Paint wrote up about Tres Oui‘s new single, “Prince of Pop.” You can read what Tom had to say HERE. Grab it HERE. Oh. We’re co-releasing it with Square of Opposition…who helped us start the label by sharing the OG Literature LP with us!
Then, Pure Volume hooked us up with apreview of the title track from Pollen Rx‘s debut LP, Sunbelt Emptiness. Check that piece out HERE, and grab it HERE.
Every once in a while, I grab the camera knowing there are a few bands playing that will have some friends out and about, on stage or off. Last Friday night was one such night with Tres Oui and Lou Rebecca featured in a record release show for Fort Never at Cheer Up Charlie‘s and Night Drive closing out a night of electronic goodness at Swan Dive (a venue I don’t got to often enough given the lineups recently).
Join me after the break with plenty of pics and quick few thoughts on Tres Oui‘s new jams and revised lineup and my first set in front of Lou Rebecca.
I’ll have some pics up from a little night of shimmy soon, teaser posted. New Tres Oui tacks are so strong live.
ACL is nearly upon us. If you haven’t been reading your email, this year’s fest on the fifteenth Anniversary will bring some of the biggest changes in some time. There will no longer be a stage at the rock island. This will mean hte middle of hte park will be the traffic area and we won’t have the bottleneck on the north side getting from the Stratford side of the park to the biggest stage. No more porta-potties, flushable bliss. Kiddie Limits has an external entry now. Artist and media lounges are moved to where Kiddie area was. Check out all the 411 here, including the new map.
I am going to drop in a jam that had been exclusive elsewhere on the net. It is from Ishi, strong groove, new EP called Juno is available on the bandcamps.
Remember that time when we helped put out the first Literature LP? That was awesome. So, we’ve kept close relations with the band, especially with their Austin based side-project Tres Oui (featuring Nate and Seth). They just recently uploaded a gem of an indiepop tune via the Office Series for Unblinking Ear Records. It’s washed in a nice coat of synths, washing over their cutting guitar chords. It seems like the perfect tune for performance, which if you’ve caught the band live, is exhilarating as Nate always takes complete ownership of the stage. Keep and eye out folks.
Dear lord, there’s so much going on this weekend, so many releases and what not. Please, support one another and go out and listen to some great music, buy some stuff. There’s something for you all, so just get out there, hit up a show, grab a drink and have a rad weekend. Here’s my suggestions… Read more
The very first record I dallied with on our label was by a little band called Literature, who’ve gone on to great heights with Slumberland Records. But, recently, a few of the guys moved back to Austin and started this brand new musical project, Tres Oui…namely Nathaniel. It’s definitely similar in sound, though hitting more on his own personal influences and tastes in the songwriting. He tossed us this track the other day, hoping to spread the word on his new stuff, get the name out and start playing some shows about in Austin (and beyond). So folks, here’s Tres Oui.