Cuesta Loeb is the bedroom rock project of Christina Cuesta Loeb, a classically trained musician out of NYC who has found her voice in the grungier grit of alternative tunes. She’s shared a new track called “Wasted,” which is about the simple desire for a night in with some booze, which everyone needs now and again, if that’s your thing. The melodrama of this sentiment is reflected in the sleepy vocals, sleek guitar riffs and catchy chorus. For fans of Snail Mail, Soccer Mommy, and Mitski, Cuesta Loeb is sure to find a place in your listening mix.
A few weeks ago, I caught wind of this catchy bit of pop from Mainland, a band that hasn’t really been around for too long. I indulged in a few listens, found myself bobbing my head and tapping these old toes, so I figured it’s best if I shared this with you all, especially since the band is coming our way tomorrow night for a special set at Cheer Up Charlies. The title of their new EP is Girls Unknown, and you’ll definitely find yourself nodding along to these summery tunes. Nothing wrong with a good old fashioned pop track.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/02-Wasted.mp3]
Download: Mainland – Wasted [MP3]
We knew what we were in for. We saw it coming. We ignored the warning signs. I was heading into my third night of shows in a row, fourth in five days. Things were escalating. Lower Dens -> Howard Jones -> Nada Surf -> The Men. After seeing their sets during SxSW, we knew we had to be at Red7 to see The Men. They made the 2012 top albums so far list, what kind of music-writer-types would we be if we passed up seeing one of our favorites?
I have been chewing on this review in my brain since the show and I think I have boiled down for you. Click through, thoughts and pics after the break…