Zlam Dunk On Daytrotter

When local Austin bands appear on national website Daytrotter, we try to talk about them.  Well our local friends Zlam Dunk just had their session posted today and we wanted to share the info with you kids.  The guys recorded 4 songs for the live in-studio, including 3 songs from their recent album Noble Ancestry and one from an as of yet released album.  Below you can find that unreleased song “Patrick” for you downloading pleasure.  Check out the full session now.

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Download: Zlam Dunk – Patrick [MP3]

Free Sampler From Manateam Group

Recent Austin startup Manateam Group has begun to build a name in the music industry specializing in promotion, booking, publishing, and anything else a local band may need.  Over the last couple months of existence, the Austin collective has built a nice roster of local artists with familiar faces like Zlam Dunk mixed in with newer acts like Equals.  To showcase their talent, a free sampler was deemed to be in order and is now available on the Manateam Group bandcamp page.  You’ll get 13 tracks of some of the best Austin has to offer, including this tasty new number from Basketball Cards “Waiting for Me”.  Well done kids.

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Download: Basketball Cards – Waiting for Me [MP3]

Show Preview: Freshmillions + More @ The Parish (5/20)

Date Friday, May 20th
Location The Parish
Doors 800 pm
Tickets $8 from The Parish

Need your fix of local Austin heroes? Well, wait no more folks, as the best and the brightest of our local scene are going to pack the Parish on Friday night. You’ll have our favorites like Freshmillions, Zlam Dunk and some newer acts on our radar like The Shears (celebrating their CD release) and Sphynx.  I mean, if you want to call yourself an Austin music fan, you have no reason not to be there, of course, you’re like us and you’ll be out of town.  Also, if you have plans to go to ACL, this is your chance to preview/congratulate Freshmillions on making the line-up, just before Stevie Wonder. See you Friday kids.


Download: Freshmillions – Hot New Jam from ’73 [MP3]

Show Preview: Tech_Sys @ Scoot Inn (11/19)

Date 11/19/10
Location Scoot Inn
Doors 8pm
Tickets $7 @ Door

This Friday we are very proud to present tech_sys at Scoot Inn along with our partners Massive BeaconSwitched On, Republic of Austin, and iNSECT Records.  Music for the night is of course going to be provided by some of the most badass musicians around town.  The lineup is stacked with Ghost Mountain, Zlam Dunk, Neiliyo, Butcher Bear and Charlie, Florene, Focus Group, Zorch, Fresh Millions, and a Realness DJ set all planned for the night.  That’s got to be some of the best electronic/dance music this little town has to offer!  For only $7, I highly doubt any of you people have anything going on that could possibly be even half as fun as this show.  ATH staff members will also be on hand giving out free side hugs and juice boxes.

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Download: Fresh Millions – The Helicopter [MP3]

Austin A2W: Paperthreat

Over the last week or so I’ve found myself giving some heavy spins to the tunes created by Austin electronic-pop group Paperthreat.  The band is fronted by veteran to the Austin music scene Rene Rodriguez who has been actively involved over the years in bands like Great Nostalgic, AM Syndicate, HumbleBums, and a few others.  After Rene tired of his previous groups, he struck out on his own and began Paperthreat with drummer and former bandmate Vincent Durcan.  The two then enlisted the help of Arius Holifield and guitar player Niko Bakulich to round out a live band.  In the short time the band has been in existence, Paperthreat have only one EP which you can download for free over their Bandcamp site.  I’ve been jamming that EP for a couple weeks now and I’ve yet to come up with a comparison I feel confident about.  That’s a good thing thought right?  Download that EP or have a listen below to their jam “Conveyor” and make your own comparison.

If you care to see the band live, head out to Beauty Bar tonight (6/30) for a a free show starting at 10pm.  Zlam Dunk will be headlining that one.

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Download: Paperthreat – Conveyer [MP3]

Fang Island @ Emos (5/18)

Date Tuesday, May 18th
Location Emos
Doors 700p
Tickets $10 @ the Door

Not a whole lot has really been said or talked about in regards to Fang Island, of course, that’s if you ignore their glowing review on Pitchfork.  Their combination of guitar hooks with various electronic touches is precisely what you expect a band like this to be.  They’ve got larger than life swinging melodies, gang vocals (which you know are all the rage) and an overabundance of hooks.  Why wouldn’t you want to be there?  You can even catch sets from other bands such as Hollerado, Zlam Dunk and Agent Ribbons.  The best part seems to be that doors open early, so you can catch some great tunes, then head right back home for a decent night’s sleep. So you really have no excuse.


Download: Fang Island – Life Coach [MP3]

Combo Meal Fun Fest Pre-Party


Fun Fun Fun Fest is fast approaching and we wanted to go ahead and give you some details about a pre-party we have planned with some other fine local folks.  Our Combo Meal event will be going down on Nov. 6th at Scoot Inn and features 2 stagse of incredible bands and DJs.  The outside DJ stage features headliners Hood Internet, local legend Neiliyo, and Prepmode.  The inside stage features Stillwater boys Colourmusic along with Zlam Dunk, StABBA (metal aBBa cover band) and up and coming locals Ideal Soul Mart.  If that wasn’t enough, the great Annie Ray will be on hand to take some fancy photos and Under Pressure will be on site making custom screen t-shirts.  Price for the show is $5 if you RSVP ahead of time at do512 and $8 if you don’t. 

Along with ourselves, this tasty event is sponsored by Cherry Peel, Knuckle Rumbler, Champion Scion, My Old Kentucky Blog, do512, Ultra8201, and Sailor Legs.  This will be the only place you’ll want to be to celebrate your night before Fun Fest.  We’ll drop some reminders your way as the event date gets closer.

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Download: Colourmusic – Put in a Little Gas [MP3]

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Download: The Hood Internet – Single Foxes (Put A Wood On It) [MP3]