Great Nostalgic are a band that we’ve been excited about after we first caught them live during free week at Emo’s. Much to our excitement, the Austin band is finally ready to drop a proper LP your way and we promise it’s going to be one of the year’s best. We’ve got a sneak preview of the new LP with exclusive track “The Kingdom” which should get some buzz going about the effort. The band’s self-titled debut album is available now at local record stores like Waterloo and End of an Ear.
Download: The Great Nostalgic – The Kingdom [MP3]
Emo’s second sweet lineup of the weekend comes on Saturdy which features Delta Spirit, Other Lives, and Dawes. Tickets for this show are on sale now for only $11 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 9pm with music starting up at 10. You can also preview the show with that Delta Spirit Daytrotter session we told you about earlier this week.
Download: Other Lives – Paper Cities [MP3]
There’s something to be said about a young soul with the spirit of a wise one, and Tara Jane Oneil is precisely such a person. She’s got the spirit of wonderment, and despite the beauty of this song, “Drowning” there’s something haunting in her delivery, but in a completely endearing way. Yea, it’s a mellow number for sure, but one to ease you into the weekend with the magic of her voice alone. Her record A Ways Away comes out via K Records on May 5th. Also, be on the lookout for this young lass during SXSW.
Download: Tara Jane Oneil – Drowning [MP3]
The nice folks at do512 and Vinyl Entertainment are offering you another show this weekend with free drinkage to be had. This time around the celebration is for the release of new LP Valley of the Cyclops by local act Diagonals. Other local artists The Ugly Beats and DJ Brian Tweedy will also be getting in on the fun. The show is going down at the 501 studios (map here) downtown and starts around midnight. RSVP to the show now to guarantee entry and get yourself some free Lonestar!
Downloads: Diagonals – Neil Diamond Blues [MP3]
We’ll go a little old school crooner this week, well, not that entirely old school, as the feature of this week is still up and at it. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you Leonard Cohen. The man has been honored by everyone, and this Friday we have a chance to honor the man as well. You can do so by purchasing tickets to his show on April 2nd at the Long Center. This will be the show you will tell your kids about. Get a hold of your tickets here, and buy me one as well please!
Download: Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel No. 2 [MP3]
The latest and greatest crystal in their name band, Crystal Antlers, have a new rockin’ jam for your listening pleasure. The new track is called “Andrew” and will appear on the band’s upcoming LP Tentacles out April 6th. If the whole album sounds like this, we may be in store for one of the years best.
Download: Crystal Antlers – Andrew [MP3]
Local boys Whitman recently spent a long weekend in the studio and are ready to drop a new track your way from the sessions. No word yet on a title or release date for an upcoming album, but we’ll let you know when we hear something. The new track, “Light It Up”, has been getting heavy rotation in the ATH offices and we think you’ll like it as much as we do. Feel free to drop us a line about the new tune or hit them up on myspace.
Download: Whitman – Light It Up [MP3]
Maybe some of our readers are not ready for the face melting music of Mastodon, but count ATH as one of their many fans. The Grammy winning band are bringing you a new album on March 24th entitled Crack the Skye and have two new songs to preview the effort. First new song “Oblivion” can be heard on the album’s website along with some sweet flash animations. We’ve got the other new tune “Diviniations” for you below.
Download: Mastodon – Divinations [MP3]
Emo’s has some solid shows this weekend starting off on Friday with Fujiya & Miyagi. The English band will be joined by opening act Project Jenny, Project Jan with doors opening at 9pm. Tickets can be bought at the door or in advance for $15.
Download: Fujiya & Miyagi – Collarbone [MP3]
Tim Kasher has long been penning incredible tunes, both as the frontman for Cursive, and as the man behind The Good Life. Now comes the time of year where we can all be grateful, as new tunes are now available in preparation for Cursive‘s release of Mama, I’m Swollen, out on March 10th via Saddle Creek Records. You can hear “I Couldn’t Love You” over at Entertainment Weekly.
Also, they released another track yesterday to the public, which is also another song off the upcoming album. This song, “From the Hips” illustrates Tim at his best, writing great lyrics, and the song just seems to churn out those special moments we missed on the band’s Happy Hollow last time around.
Download: Cursive – From the Hips [MP3]