In just a few weeks we can all celebrate the glorious return of The New Year. This brand new track perfectly illustrates what’s made me fawn over the band for quite some time; it begins slowly, almost ominously. However, just beneath the front of the mix is this softer guitar tapestry, building slowly as percussion grows into the track. Vocals won’t even come in until the last minute or so of the tune, but the execution of the song and its accompanying video are sure to grab your attention. There’s such care placed on this song, that’s its no wonder everyone is anxiously awaiting the release of Snow; look for it on April 28th via Undertow Music.
Perhaps they’re not a household name in the realm of indie rock, but the Kadane brothers are quietly revered in circles all around. That’s fitting, as their work in Bedhead and The New Year falls into a quiet place in the canon of indie tunes. Today they announce the return of the New Year, their first album under the project in almost ten years! There’s a slightly heavy tone to on this new single, allowing for a sensational brooding quality; these guys have always crafted the best lyrical post rock possible. You’ll have to wait for well over a minute to hear Matt enter with his voice, though that drawn out wait is always what’s made the band so special. Snow will be released on April 28th via Undertow Music; it’s currently the only thing I plan to listen to for the rest of the year.
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Another Brooklyn band you say!? Shut up! No I will not! Yet another Brooklyn band, Via Audio, are dropping their second full length album in the early part of 2010. The album is called Animalore and features this single “Babies”. It sort of falls into the dance craze crowd, but it’s also quite the pop jam. You can get your hands on the band’s new album Februaru 23rd via Undetow Music.[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Via_Audio_Babies_Animalore_2010.mp3]
Download: Via Audio – Babies [MP3]