Or, The Whale are less than two weeks away from releasing their self-titled album, and I’ve been playing it sort of non-stop around my house. While you wait at home for your copy, I’ve got another new tune off the album to share in hopes of encouraging you to dig this little San Fran band. If you do, the new album hits stores on September 22nd. Here’s “Rusty Gold.”
Download: Or the Whale – Rusty Gold [MP3]
Amazon continues their battle against the giants of itunes with more and more free MP3 samplers from small indie labels. This one comes from Paper Bag Records and features the likes of Woodhands, Sally Shapiro and multiple other quality bands on the label. Download it all now or check out this track from the sampler by The Acorn.
Another one of those Brooklyn bands, The Antlers, appeared on the newly revamped Spinner Interface site on Friday. The guys perform several songs mostly from their 2009 release Hospice all of which sound superb in the studio. Here’s their last single “Two” for your enjoyment on this bleak Monday.
Download: The Antlers – Two [MP3]
Montreal’s Land of Talk have a new EP headed your way, but it won’t be the easiest thing to find in the world, so you should probably get it from Saddle Creek Records while you can. The Fun and Laughter EP features four new tracks, and several videos. We’ve got one of these new songs to offer you today, so enjoy, and don’t forget to get your hands on this while you can.
Download: Land Of Talk – May You Never [MP3]
The band that brought you one of the best albums of the 90s (that being There’s Nothing Wrong with Love), Built to Spill, is up to their old tricks. They’ve got a new album heading our way on October 6th titled There Is No Enemy, not to mention a show lined up for October 24th. Here’s the recent track, “Hindsight.”
Download: Built to Spill – Hindsight [MP3]
From the ashes of the band that helped Rob sell 5 copies of their Three EPs comes The Aliens. That’s right, the former Beta Band members are trucking along, and now Aliens have a new album titled Luna heading our way at the end of October. We’re here to offer you a listen.
Download: The Aliens – Sunlamp Show [MP3]
We here at ATH are long time fans of Will Johnson and his work in and out of Denton band Centro-matic. We say this because Will is making another stop in Austin at Space 12 on Saturday night and we think you should check it out. If you aren’t familiar with Space 12, it’s a non profit community center on the east side focusing on bringing the arts to the east side. Opening support will be provided by Liz Durrett.
Download: Will Johnson – Closing Down My House [MP3]
This new tune by Philly songwriter Kurt Vile has been all over the internet the other day and we just can’t resist posting it on the ol ATH. It’s a dirty little guitar heavy tune that’s simple yet somehow memorable at the same time. You can hear this track “Hunchback” and more on upcoming album Childish Progidy out October 6th on Matador Records.
Download: Kurt Vile – Hunchback [MP3]
We give a lot of mentions to Throw me the Statue on this here website and we always try to post when the band is stopping in our town. So Friday night is the band’s next Austin show and it’s really cheap! Opening acts are The Brunettes and recent Dead Oceans signee Nurses.
UPDATE: Our reviewers are all tied up tomorrow night so this means you have a chance to win a spot on the guest list for you and that special someone! All you have to do is leave a comment or tweet us with a mention of the show and we’ll pick a winner. Winners receive one guest list spot with a +1 and will be picked at 3pm tomorrow. Make sure you leave a valid email so we can get in touch with you after the contest. Do it!
Download: Throw Me the Statue – Ship [MP3]
I think most of our readers know that ATH digs all things Los Campesinos! If you don’t, well you don’t stop around too often. So that band from Wales has a new tune for you fans to check out called “The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future” and we’ve got it for you below. It doesn’t yet appear on any album, but I would assume that it may be on an upcoming release in the future. It’s more of a slow burner as opposed to the fast pop beats we are used to.
Download: Los Campesinos! – The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future [MP3]