Fun New Track From David Thomas Jones

Wow, it has been close to 6 years since we heard any new music from our neighbor in Austin David Thomas Jones. In November of 2012 he released a stellar little collection of tunes called the Comfort Creatures EP which proved to be a promising debut from a young, local songwriter. Fast forward to present day, and David is working a new album with this new single “In Springtime” serving as the work’s first preview. This one is a lovely piece of playful indie pop music worthy of being mentioned with just about anything else in the genre. Welcome back to the scene DTJ.

David Thomas Jones will self-release a new album called Occult Years on September 7th.

Beach House Play ACL Live Tonight

If you’ve been reading any of the ridiculous mid-year album lists (of which I made my own) you’ll likely notice a trend among all lists…that trend being that Beach House‘s latest album 7 is high upon the list. Sub Pop dropped the album in May, and it’s amassed continuous buzz and support since it dropped; tonight you’ll get a chance to catch the group at ACL LIVE. Honestly, I can’t think of a venue more fit to host a dreamy set by the group; the lighting alone will do wonders for the performance. Ed Schrader’s Music Beat will be opening the night around 8 PM; so be sure you’re there in time to catch Beach House take the stage just after 9.

Late Night Pop Number from Das Kope

I’ve already been impressed by the work of Brazilian (now LA-based) songwriter Das Kope, and I’m really glad he’s returned so quickly with another tune. This number is a little bit more of a sultry late night pop number; there’s a funky little guitar line that gives you a toe-tapping groove, while the vocal wash is coated in this hazy vibe…perhaps alluding to the smog of LAX. Still no word on when, and if, we’ll get a formal release from the producer, but if he’s still throwing out hits like the one below, I’m on board.

Goodbye to Growl

Back in 2017 we were lucky to release Won’t You, the debut full-length from Austin’s Growl. I’d been following the band for quite some time, so I considered it a monumental achievement in its own right; I couldn’t be more proud of that record. But, there comes a time when you let go of the things you love…and as such, we big a fond farewell to Growl, who are currently calling it a day due to life changes amongst the band. Kent, Austin’s best drummer, is off to grad-school…Jon is headed to Seattle then to Sweden for the time being. In honor of their happy closing, we’re pleased to share the following video. It was shot by Ryan Sax while the band was touring throughout the States; you can hear a beautiful acoustic version of “Passerby” and a live version of “Duck Sauce” from their LP (you can buy it HERE); it does a really great job of capturing the spirit of the group, one of the many reasons we were fortunate to work with them. We wish both Kent and Jon the best as they depart; Austin will have a huge hole where the boys in Growl have gone on to adventures unknown.

A Quick Hit From Art Thieves

Those in the mood for a quick hitting, in your face punk rock number need look no further than this 1 minute track from Quincy, MA based band Art Thieves. You surely don’t want to hit the restroom or take a coffee break when hitting play or you’ll miss this short and ferocious number called “Proxies”. It’s about as punk as you can get nowadays. Looking forward to hearing more tracks as they come in.

Art Thieves will release the Russian Rats LP on September 14th via State Line Records.

Generifus Returns with New EP

Generifus just dropped Free Ways back in March, and Spencer Sult is ready to return with a new EP under his belt. He returns with this slinky ballad, strolling through your speakers without a care in the world. There’s a strong backbone of keys and electronics, which allows Sult the room to let his voice do the work to draw in the listener; he’s accompanied just beneath the mix by Anna Jeter of Ancient Pools. The middling track solo is a nice little touch to add some flesh to the tune…not that that’s needed. Suit reminds me of a slightly happier Greg Ashley, which is a high compliment on my end. Look for And of an Era to drop this Friday.

Hear Another Spiritualized Single

There’s just something in the craft of J. Spaceman that makes me come back again and again, especially now that he’s really been focused on this swelling style of Western americana. On this round, we find him right at home, almost resting in the midst of some vast expanse of musical landscape. Because it’s Spiritualized, there are, of course, added textural elements from like horns and strings, not to mention this vibrating electronic note that runs through the background…and those backing vocals only sweeten the deal. And Nothing Hurt will drop on September 7th via Fat Possum.

Parrot Dream Drop Another Single

In just about a month, Parrot Dream will finally release their debut album, Light Goes, and they’re slowly letting singles trickle into the world. On the latest single, they open the song with an almost post-rock aesthetic, focusing on the crisp guitar sounds that spin around in step with the rhythm section. It’s not until the first minute has finished that you get to meet the band’s dream pop persona, introducing a wash of keyboards and warm vocals that ride the natural melody to the song’s end. It’s another nice entry into the band’s catalog, so if you’re interested, be sure to grab it from Good Eye Records on August 24th.

Slumberland Announces Peel Dream Magazine

Slumberland Records has been on a roll this year, having released the latest from Smokescreens and the album of the year candidate from Tony Molina…now they’ve got Peel Dream Magazine. The band is the project of NYC-based Joe Stevens; he’s constructing this dense pop world not currently available amongst the indie scene. Immediately there’s forward movement, the song pushes as a lightly distorted guitar chug cuts through a softer percussive realm. The chorus is more of a twinkling pulse to let everyone grab their breath; this is surely where a Stereolab reference is apt. The band will release Modern Meta Physic on October 4th.

David Israel Album Release Party @ Electric Church on Sunday Night

Sorry for the long-winded post title, but maybe that’s all your looking for! But, important information is at hand, as I’m hoping to direct you to the Electric Church on Sunday to celebrate the release of David Israel‘s The Year That Felt Like Two; we dropped it two weeks ago on ATH Records. For starters, the record is amazing, as is the artwork, so that should really be enough, if you’re an Austin music fan. But, a portion of proceeds will be donated by David and ATH directly to RAICES. Along with David and his band, you’ll also get to see El Lago, who I raved about previously, as well as Minimal Animal and TC Superstar. Stream the latest video from the album below; it ran over on RSTB earlier this week.

Doors are at 8, so be on time and we’ll see you there.

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