Stream Towards the Sky from Wiretree

It seems like it has been rather slow out there in the musical world…unless of course you’re living here in Austin (but please don’t move here). This week we’ve got a new Xetas LP and the release of Slack Capital 2. But, last week I missed this great release from Wiretree, so I figured I should go back in time and offer you a nice little stream. It’s a collection of folk-inspired indiepop. Album opener “Let Me In” was definitely a standout track, until I kept going back, where I landed on “Dive” as my new favorite. But the fun is that you don’t have to listen to a word I say, just enjoy the great release.

ATX Spotlight: Enchanting Tune from Wiretree

Wow. I did not expect to fall in love with this new Wiretree so quickly. This song, while brief, is the perfect bit of pop music. In seconds, it builds anticipation, leaving plenty of space for the vocals to sweep you off your feet. I love how some vocal notes are accentuated by piano notes and pronounced strums. There’s such a lightheartedness to it that it reminds me of the Wrens, though with a touch more polish. Before you know it, the song wraps up, and you rush back to hit play again. Rest assured, your ears aren’t fooling you; this song is that good!

ATX Spotlight: New Wiretree Music

Austin’s Wiretree have been relatively quiet the last few years, but it looks like at long last we get to hear brand new music from the band, and it sounds like we’re in for a real treat. Our first listen to the group’s new work comes via this brief gem, appearing on their album Towards the Sky. It’s a gentle pop track, centered on acoustic strumming, playful piano and voice; there’s a lightness to the song’s simplicity, really bringing the track’s harmony to the forefront. Consider me a fan, and I hope you’ll consider yourself one too; the album drops on March 1st.

New Video from El Campo + Show Preview

elcampEl Campo came onto my radar a few years ago with a little work they did for Punctum Records, but the band has been really hard at work over the last year, touring all over, and even having time to sit together and record this track off their recent Double AA record. I love the video, illustrating not only the pop-centric Americana, but the bond of friendship shared by the band members themselves. This is our, and your, first glimpse of the family-style video…hopefully it point out why you should check these boys out. Oh, and where can you see them? They’re playing this Friday night at Lamberts with Wiretree. Doors for the show are at 10 PM (More info HERE). See you there? If not, grab the new AA record HERE.

Show Pics: Locals Only @ Mohawk (7/26)

Black Books…with a brief visit to Cheer Up.

So we talk quite bit about supporting the locals. We also suggested making supporting the locals easier with folding in the artists in smart ways. Our friends at The Mohawk had a great idea; why not fill a night off with an inside/outside show for a cheap cover to help you see a ton of local talent? Make it so.

Perfect excuse to have fun with the nifty fifty and spend a night milling about The Mohawk and saying hi to friends with a soundtrack provided by Little Radar, Wiretree, Young Tongue, Supermoon, Black Books, Modern Medicine and a quick trip next door to catch up with Shivery Shakes at Cheer Up.

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Show Preview: Whitman @ Mohawk (2/17)

Date Friday, Feb 17th
Location Mohawk
Doors 900 pm
Tickets $6 at the Door

We’ve already talked about some of the great shows this weekend, such as Islands and Los Campesinos, but there’s a solid show going on over at the Mohawk with a bunch of local groups we love. Wiretree is headlining the night, and On After Dark are opening, but you should definitely get there to check out Whitman, as the band will be premiering a lot of their new album on the evening.  The record’s titled Weekends, and it has some gems for you, so be sure to support our local scene and show up for all the acts of the evening.

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Download: Whitman – NW Thurman [MP3]

 

The Pons @ The Ghost Room (6/26)

Date 6/26/10
Location The Ghost Room
Doors 8pm
Tickets $6 @ Door

One of my favorite up and coming Austin bands The Pons have a show lined up at The Ghost Room on Saturday night.  The local band will be joined by fellow promising local acts Stereo is a Lie, Wiretree, and Search For a Signal.  If you want to see the next big thing in the Austin scene, I suggest you make it out to this one.

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Download: The Pons – Wherever You Are [MP3]

The Pons @ Lamberts (2/12)

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Date 2/12/10
Location Lamberts
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 @ Door

Friday night at Lamberts is all about the local music, specifically the up and comers in the local scene.  Two ATH artist to watch bands, The Pons and Ideal Soul Mart, will be on the stage along with fellow locals Wiretree.  This should be a great night to check out the best and brightest Austin has to offer with new talent.

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Download: The Pons – Wherever You Are [MP3]

Art & Fashion On South First (9/26)

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Date 9/26/09
Location Under Pressure
Time 5-11pm
Tickets Free!

If you’re looking for an early evening/night time event to wet your free party fancy, head to to the brand new Under Pressure Screen Shop on south first on Saturday around 5pm.  The event features music by Wiretree, The Bubbles, Holy Fiction, Frantic Clam, and Johnny Whutnot.  All kinds of other things will be going on like a fashion show sponsored by Cream Vintage, free drinks, raffles and all kinds of other madness.  Check do512 or facebook for more info on the event.

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