||Friday, July 19th
It’s that time again for another ATH vinyl happy hour at Knomad Bar right here in Austin, TX. We will of course be playing only music from our vinyl collections with no digital music allowed. If you’re Friday night plans are looking lame, why not come hang out with us and listen to some great tunes. We sometimes take requests, but only if it’s cool.
Back In May I shared some news about Auckland based band Miss June signing to the legendary indie label Frenchkiss. After a 7″ release via the label in May, the band is now prepping to release a new LP entitled Bad Luck Party on September 10th (pre-order here). Prior to that release, Miss June just dropped this blazing new single called “Enemies”. Honestly, I’m not sure I can remember a song recently that rocks and melts faces as much as this one. It’s under 3 minutes long and doesn’t let up in its intensity for one second.
Town Lake is an Austin band who got together back in 2017 after all members spent some time in well known Austin bands like The Calm Blue Sea, Go Nova, and Summer Fires. After some time spent playing live shows and recording tunes, the band released their promising new EP Demonstrations last April. For a taste of what the band has to offer, take a second and check out the bands new single “Homesick” streaming below. The band, at its core, has a blues inspired, southern sound with a lead singer in Gus Ochoa who sometimes sounds like Brandon Flowers when he could still sing. Zing! In the end, the band make a great rock n roll sound which is a welcome addition to what tends to be a non rockin’ scene in Austin.
If you dig the new track, the band’s new EP Demonstrations is streaming on all platforms.
Two couples travel to a remote rental home in the desert for a sex and drug fulled escape from reality. As tensions escalate over the course of a debaucherous night, things take an unexpected turn when a woman (Fairuza Balk) claiming to be a neighbor with car trouble shows up at the door. She seems harmless enough… or so they think.
Hit the jump for my thoughts on the film.
Boston based trio Honey Cutt just signed to Kanine Records and are celebrating with the release of a brand new single. Their first Kanine release, “Suburban Dream”, is a surf inspired, swinging track that is sure to help you ease into a fun weekend. Now gaining exposure on a bigger label, I’m sure we’ll be hearing more from Honey Cutt this year.
It’s been quite some time since I last posted on Jeff Walls and his Portland based project known as Campfires. Focusing mostly on recording and spotty touring over the last few years, Walls is returning this year with a new album called Fare Trax coming out on August 30th via Fire Talk. As a preview of the new material, we are happy to share the very first single entitled “I’ll Go Home”. Leaving behind some of the grit pop from earlier releases, this new material features a more washed out sound with some small hints of twangy, country guitars. It seems like a perfect evolution for an ever evolving artist.
Having been some three years since I last heard from Seattle based Tincho, I was excited when they sent me some new music a few days ago. The new song, “I Got Home Today”, features a fairly straightforward tack on indie rock with chill guitars, quiet vocals, and a nicely executed progression. Think Beach Fossils if some of that washed out, shoegaze effect was lost and replaced with a cleaner, bright sound. It’s good stuff.
Tincho will be releasing a debut album sometime later this year. Stay tuned.
Leeds based outfit Party Hardly has received several mentions on our site in the past and we’ve grown to love the efforts by the up and comers. Today the band is sharing a new single with the masses called “Rats in the Kitchen” and we are already feeling it. This one is going to be for fans of guitar driven, punk themed guitar rock complete with heavy bass and perfectly executed drum timings. Chalk this up as another hit for our UK friends.
This song will appear on a new EP entitled Modern Strife is Snobbish coming on July 26th.
I hope you’ll help me today in welcoming fresh on the scene German rock band Drens. The band has a great, garage pop rock sound best evidenced by their latest single “Curacao”. It features a blend of a guy like Ty Segall with more elements of pop rock music and beautifully constructed melodies. It’s likely we will be hearing more from this band very soon.
Hailing from Hull in England, allow me to introduce one of my favorite new upstart groups bdrmm. The band manages to create their very own unique style of slacker, sludge rock combined with just a hint of shoegaze and emo stylings. Take for example this new song “Question Mark” which is a slow burning jam which will draw you in and keep you listening for the full 6 minutes. I’ve hit play upwards of 5 times on this one today and I find myself totally entranced and sucked in. Hope you enjoy it as well.
This song appears on a new Singles Club release from UK label Sonic Cathedral which can be purchased now.