Top Albums of 2017

Lists are arbitrary and burdensome, but why not join the fun everyone else is having? We gathered our lists, separate lists for all of us, then combined them into one that had 50 albums. What you get here are the four writers/contributors of ATH, giving you their meaningless opinions on what we thought was the jam in 2017. It’s alphabetical, and we put the initials next to it so you could track down your enemy!

 

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Powerful Track From Waxahatchee

10_700_700_549_waxahatchee_ivytrip_900pxBeen perusing the internet a little bit today and found this great new track from indie rocker Katie Crutchfield and her project known as Waxahatchee.  The track is called “Air” and is a simple, yet powerful tune, with its banging drums and washed out guitar driving us throughout.  Press play and enjoy the same thing I’ve been jamming all morning.

Pick up new album, Ivy Tripp, on April 7th via Merge.

Austin Weekend Show Suggestions

austinThings are heating up here in Austin, with several really big shows coming up in the month of April.  But, before we get into the full swing of things, let’s take a look at what’s going on this weekend.  There’s definitely shows we expect you to attend, but we’ll let you be the judge of that.  Below you’ll find our suggestions for the musical weekend of April 4th-6th, including some great free gigs  See you out on the town, and don’t forget to support the bands buy buying something while you’re out. Read on for details… Read more

Show Preview: Superchunk @ Mohawk (2/6)

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Date Thursday, February 6th
Location Mohawk
Doors 7:00 PM
Tickets $18 from Mohawk


When you talk about the legend that is Superchunk, you can’t just talk about the influence they’ve made musically, but also the influence they’ve had on modern indie rock music.  Mac and Laura founded Merge Records (one of our favorite labels) as a way to put out their own songs, and that of their peers.  It seems only fitting that these taste makers would team up with another up-and-coming act, Waxahatchee, to organize an incredible show for Austinites.  While the old school act has a bit of a pop-grunge sound, the young bucks are going to bring you a more noisy version of folk tunes.  Seems like the perfect way to spend a Thursday night.

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Download: Superchunk – Digging for Something [MP3]