In anticipation for a sweet month of music, both at SXSW and the usual releases, we opted to throw out a tune by up and comers Harlem Shakes. The group is set to release their debut March 24th on Gigantic Music, just as you’ve spent all your hard earned cash on SXSW. Well, at least the album, Technicolor Health, has promise, especially based on this song.
Download: Harlem Shakes – Strictly Game [MP3]
Now that we have sufficiently hyped up The Appleseed Cast’s latest release Sagarmatha, it’s time for the boys to play a show in our little town. You can catch the band at Mohawk this Saturday evening along with True Widow and Austin locals The Calm Blue Sea. Tickets are running at $10 with doors set to open at 8pm. Don’t miss your chance to see this incredibly underrated band in the live setting.
Download: Appleseed Cast – Forever Longing the Golden Sunsets [MP3]
Here’s a new track from Nite Jewel and her album Good Evening. It’s got a dark 80s wash all over it, as if it was produced strictly for one of those secret clubs you can only enter by the back door. If you like what you hear, keep your eyes and ears posted, as she’ll be all over town singing her heart out at SXSW.
Download: Nite Jewel – Weak for Me [MP3]
Atlanta boys Manchester Orchestra just posted a free new song on their website. The new tune is called “Ive Got Friends” and is set to appear on the band’s new album Mean Everything to Nothing out April 21st.
Download: Manchester Orchestra – I’ve Got Friends [MP3]
This week we bring you a tune you’ve all probably heard, at least for those of you who are fans of Wes Anderson. Or maybe you just like to go through Rod Stewart‘s entire catalog. Regardless, this is a pure gem. And, to top it all off, Austin is now home to one of The Faces founding members, Ian McLagan, who now fronts The Bump Band. Cheers.
Famous Centro-matic front man Will Johnson is making another solo stop in Austin at the Mohawk on Thursday night. Tickets for the show can be bought now for $8. Music is set to start around 10pm with a set by Cory Branan followed by The Monahans. If you want to get an idea of what goes on in Will’s head, check out a recent interview we posted with him during Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Download: Centro-matic – Flashed and Cables [MP3]
We love everything that we’ve heard from Violens up to this point. At times, they can cover their pop sensibility in reverb, or, as in the attached song, they can clean it all out to reveal everything beautiful about their sound. Here’s to more great tunes from yet another promising band from New York. You can listen to more songs at their Myspace Page, or buy their first EP.
Download: Violens – Doomed [MP3]
One of our favorite new Austin bands, Built by Snow, will be playing as part of the 101x Homegrown Live series at the Creekside Lounge this Wednesday evening. The band will be joined by other ATH favorites Hollywood Gossip & Harlem. Tickets will be sold at the door for a mere $5 with things kicking off around 9/10pm. If you haven’t seen this band yet, make it a point to do so.
Download: Harlem – Beautiful & Very Smart [MP3]
Bishop Allen just posted a couple new tracks from their forthcoming album Grrr… due out on March 10th. We’ve got a new tune entitled “The Ancient Commonsense of Things” for you below. You can also pick up their new song “Dimmer” from the Bishop Allen website. While you’re at it, read an interview we did with the band during Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Download: Bishop Allen – The Ancient Commonsense of Things [MP3]
Tonight Rob Crow, of Pinback fame, is stepping back in line with his heavier side, as he brings Goblin Cock to Austin. The band is set to play this evening at Red 7, and the doors open up for your enjoyment at 9 PM. Tickets to this show will cost you $8, and you can pick up your set here.
Download: Goblin Cock – Stumped [MP3]