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Fun Fest is fast approaching this weekend and you should probably be saving your energy for the upcoming debauchery. Not into that sort of thing? Well we recommend you make your way to Mohawk tonight for a set by our very own Black Nasty. His sets are always fun and should help kick off your music week the right way. Opening support will be provided by Cowabunga Babez.
Download: Black Nasty – Booger the Hooker [MP3]
The new album Songs About People I know from British band Stricken City drops tomorrow on Kora Records and we’ve got a last minute preview before you go out and buy it. This new single is called “Small Things” and highlights some of our favorite things about the band. Think a little bit Yeah Yeah Yeahs mixed with some British fuzz guitar.
Download: Stricken City – Small Things [MP3]
Recent Hardly Art signee Le Loup is making a stop in town on this fine Monday and you’ve got two chances to see them. The first is a free Waterloo Records in-store at 5pm with the always nice free keg beer. After that, head over to Mohawk for a full on set with Nurses and local boys Zorch providing the opening support. ¡Feliz día de los muertos!
Download: Le Loup – Forgive Me [MP3]
Stubbs has a very impressive lineup on Sunday night with headlining Eastern Europeans Gogol Bordello and Canadian group Apostle of Hustle. If you aren’t worn out from your Halloween night, this is the place to be for another night of fun.
Download: Gogol Bordello – Never Want To Be young Again [MP3]
Finally. After a long and patient (sort of) wait, Yeasyer are ready for us to hear new music from their highly anticipated sophomore effort. This new single is called “Ambling Alp” and will appear on the band’s upcoming LP Odd Blood. The new album will be made available on Feb. 19th on Secretly Canadian. Anyone ready to offer up some first impressions?
Download: Yeasayer – Ambling Alp [MP3]
Not long ago we dropped a new track on you from the Will Johnson (Centro-matic) & Jason Molina (Magnolia Electirc Company) collaborative project. Now, just a week away from the release, we have another new track to get you excited for the release. This one’s called “Almost Let You In” and will appear on the duos self-titled debut album out Nov. 3rd on Secretly Canadian. This one is just as quietly beautiful as the first.
Download: Molina & Johnson – Almost Let You In [MP3]
What’s that you say? You still haven’t seen locals The Black Angels yet? Where have you been? Do yourself a favor and head down to Mohawk on Friday night to take in a show from one of the best Austin bands around. The lineup also includes talented acts Kurt Vile and Shapes Have Fangs. You won’t want to miss out on this one.
Download: The Black Angels – Young Men Dead [MP3]
Way back in February we told you about a new song & video from Drew Danburry about Artex, the “stupid horse” from Never Ending Story. Well now Drew is back and he has a new EP called Geraniums which you can download for free (go here and look towards the bottom right under free album downloads). You can also check his free downloads page for some other free tunes that should brighten your day. Here’s one from the new EP called “Lynette, I Love you” which features Drew’s usual silly lyrics and catchy pop stylings. Once it gets inside your head, you won’t be able to get it out.
Download: Drew Danburry – Lynette, I Love You[MP3]
From now until midnight on Saturday you can download the entire self-titled album from Timber Timbre for free. This critically acclaimed 3rd album from the band is made available by Canadian super label Arts & Crafts. Check it out here. It’s perfect for a rainy day.
Download: Timber Timbre – Demon Host [MP3]
We first caught wind of Dominant Legs by way of Stereogum a few weeks back. Any allusion to Belle and Sebastian will catch my eye! Still, this new tune isn’t quite the twee pop one expected, but it’s more summery, as if there is a lighter air to the crafty writing here. You decide.
Download: Dominant Legs – Clawing Out At The Walls [MP3]