Austin’s most unique non-profit, The Yellow Bike Project, are celebrating 12 great years of existence by putting on a party/show at Red 7 on Thursday night. The lineup is stacked with talent and includes ATH faves Shearwater headlining along with Theatre Fire, Red Cortez, Buttercup, and the Yellow Bike Project Gospel Choir. Shearwater don’t have any other Austin dates planned for the summer so you better see them while you can! Show starts at 8pm.
Download: Shearwater – The Snow Leopard [MP3]
We don’t know a whole lot about this band Megafaun other than we really like their tunes and they hail from Durham North Carolina. From first listens their sound draws a lot from fun countryish sounds similar to maybe our own Brothers and Sisters with maybe even more twang. Or you could just call it fun. Here’s latest single from the band “The Fade” which will appear on new album Gather, Form & Fly due out July 21st. You Austinites will also be pleased to know that Megafaun will be opening for Bowerbirds when they come through town in August at Mohawk.
Download: Megafaun – The Fade [MP3]
Many moons ago Dan Keyes used to live and play music in Austin with his hardcore band Recover. After the demise of that band, Keyes left for the big NYC to start his new dance-rock project Young Love. High critical praise has been coming over the last couple of years and now the band are making a stop off in Austin on Wednesday night at Mohawk. Promising young bands Paper Route and The Always Already will provide your opening entertainment. Tickets are on sale now for $10 or can be bought at the door for $12. Head out and say welcome home to our man Dan Keyes!
Download: Young Love – Black Boots [MP3]
We caught up with An Horse during SXSW for a quick interview, and now that their album Rearrange Beds has been circling aroudn, we thought we’d offer up more of their festive pop for you today. Also, this single, “Camp Out,” has just recently got the video treatment, and you should check it out here.
Download: An Horse – Camp Out [MP3]
Hope you’re ready for a crazy dance party because that’s what you’ll be getting if you head to La Zona Rosa on Tuesday night for some Crystal Method action. The show still has some tickets on sale for the small price tag of $23. The DJ duo will share the stage with openers LA Riot. Music starts at 8pm.
Download: Crystal Method – Name of the Game [MP3]
Not long ago, we dropped a new single your way called “Vacationing People” by L.A. band Foreign Born. Now we’ve got another new song from the band’s upcoming album entitled “Earl Warnings”. Both of these new tracks are creating a lot of positive buzz about the new album in the ATH offices. You can pick up Person to Person June 23rd via Secretly Canadian. You can also catch a live session by the band in July when they make a stop at Mohawk . Stay tuned for more deets on that closer to the actual date.
Download: Foreign Born – Early Warnings [MP3]
If you aren’t making it out to Crystal Method on Tuesday night, make your way over to Stubbs for a sweet little lineup of now veteran punk rockers at Stubbs. Your lineup includes openers Street Dogs, ATH faves Alkaline Trio, and old schoolers The Offspring. Tickets can still be bought for this one at a cost of $35.
Download: Alkaline Trio – Help Me.mp3 [MP3]
My continuing love of Scotland is being furthered as the days go on. I’m sending our writer Corey with his wonderful fiance overseas to research the possibilities of the transatlantic move; this entire idea has been encouraged by the current musical landscape. Twilight Sad is just another incredible band, with another release slated for a September street date. Their walls of distortion are reined in on this new track, but it only raises the high expectations for their upcoming release.
Download: The Twilight Sad – Reflection of the Television [MP3]
Centro-matic and Will Johnson get all kinds of coverage on this site so we will of course be alerting you every time the Denton, TX band makes it through town. Friday evening Will and the boys will be making a stop at the Parish downtown along with Monahans and locals Future Cloud and Radar. The Parish should be an ideal venue to see such an underrated and talented band. Doors are at 8pm/music at 9. Tickets can be bought online now for $14.
Download: Centro-matic – Flashed and Cables [MP3]
Austin’s very own rockers, The Murdocks, are busy prepping a new album and have a single ready to drop on the music world. The new single is called “Lords” and will appear on an as of yet titled album due out sometime this fall. This is also a great time to mention that the band is playing at La Zona Rosa tonight along with fellow locals Rock and Eagles and Oak Is Keeping. Tickets will be sold for $7 at the door.
Download: Murdocks – Lords [MP3]