A new Oh No Oh My song has been posted up on the band’s myspace page. New song “Be a Star” solidifies the band as one of the best acts coming out of Austin right now. Check it out and tell us what you think.
We’ve been waiting for the right time to post this new Matt & Kim track, and a Monday morning feels like the right time. “Good ol Fashion Nightmare” will appear on the duos newest album Grand. We hope this happy tune gets you through your case of the Mondays.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/good-ol-fashion-nightmare.mp3]
Download: Matt & Kim – Good Ol Fashion Nightmare [MP3]
Dave Monks of Canadian pop-punk outfit Tokyo Police Club recently did an acoustic set for the Interface on AOL. The solo performance features four tracks from the very surprising 2008 album Elephant Shell from Mr. Monks band. Watch the video and download the live songs for free.
Yes Muhoney is still around and yes they can still bring the rock! Help celebrate the 16th anniversary of Emo’s on Saturday night with a sure to be killer set by oldie but goodie Mudhoney. Doors at 9, show at 10. Buy your tickets ahead of time from Ticketweb.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/imnow.mp3]
Download: Mudhoney – Im Now [MP3]
Check out this new song by Brooklyn outfit Parts & Labor “Nowheres Night” that’s been getting some heavy rotation on the iTunes recently. You can find this tune on upcoming release Receivers due out October 21st on JagJaguwar.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/nowheres-nigh.mp3]
Download: Parts & Labor – Nowheres Nigh [MP3]
The Dolphin music website has a list of the top 100 music oriented blogs in the US & A. You may see some fan favorites like stereogum, gorilla vs. bear and even local favorite Sonic Itch! Unfortunately for the world, Austin Town Hall didn’t make the list… Maybe next year. Wired as #1? Really!?!
The XX Teens hail from the UK and we like the sound they bring. Have yourself a listen to the band’s newest single “Darlin'” which appears on the upcoming release Welcome to Goon Island out September 3rd.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/darlin_original.mp3]
Download: XX Teens – Darlin [MP3]
One of our favorite new singer songwriter types Cory Branan, will be playing a set at Cactus Cafe tonight (9/4) along with fellow musician Greg Barkley of Oh No Oh My. The starts up at 8:30 with tickets running you only $7. Preview the show with “Tall Green Grass” by the man himself, Cory Brenan.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/03-tall-green-grass.mp3]
Download: Cory Branan – Tall Green Grass [MP3]
This just in from Secretly Canadian: Expect a whole slew of new things from Daniel Smith and his family band Danielson from here until the holidays. To start the Danielson party off, we have “Animal in Every Corner” featuring a remix by Kramer. The track will be found on a retrospective album highlighting the first decade of Mr. Smith’s work entitled Trying Hartz due out this fall.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/animalineverycorner.mp3]
Download: Danielson – Animal in Every Corner [MP3]
After a brief tour with Coldplay, Shearwater will make their triumphant return to Austin this Thursday night at Mohawk (9/4). Tickets for the show are only $8 with things starting off at 9pm. Buy your tickets from the Transmission Entertainment website. Instead of a song to preview the show, how about some live video of the band? The Interface on Spinner AOL recently featured a short set by Shearwater on their website. If anyone is interested in covering this show with pictures and/or a review, feel free to contact us (we get busy too). We’ll hook you up with free stuff!