WDRTE Benefit @ Beerland 4/17

wdrteWhen a band’s equipment gets jacked everyone wants to kick the culprit’s ass.  If you can’t find the guy, a benefit to raise a little money can’t hurt.  That’s just what local band When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth have planned for Friday night at Beerland.  Several other local artists like Dikes of Holland, Strange Boys, Red X Red M, and Ralph White are joining in to help out.  Show starts at 10pm.

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Download: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth – It’s Casual [MP3]

White Denim @ The Parish 4/17

whitedenim500Looks like local buzz band White Denim are going to start playing regularly around town again after taking a little break from the Austin scene.  The Parish is one of the few places I can’t remember the band playing and the venue should provide a unique experience to see the band.  Fellow locals Corto Maltese and Ume will be opening things up.  Doors are at 9:30 with music at 10:30.  Tickets are on sale now for $9 if you’re of age and $12 if you’re still illegal.

LA Snacks @ Creekside 4/15

lakicksCreekside doesn’t usualy get in on the live music scene  too often, but they’ve got a nice local lineup planned for Wednesday night.  Austin artist LA Snacks are headlining the show with fellow locals Bankrupt and The Borrowers and The Eastern Sea opening things up.  Tickets are at the door for $5.  Music is at 10.

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Download: LA Snacks – Kristin was a Meteorologist [MP3]

New Tunes from My Latest Novel

artists-mylatestnovelA few years back, I stumbled into the record store and came across this band, My Latest Novel. They met my requirements for something worthy of checking out: they were from Glasgow and someone references Belle and Sebastian in their review; those days are long gone. The first single from the bands upcoming album, Death and Entrances, is full of complexities and an organic quality that most enjoy these days.  Sit back and listen.

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Download: My Latest Novel – All in All in All is All [MP3]

New Tunes from Dogs Die in Hot Cars

dogs For a while, we all thought that UK band Dogs Die in Hot Cars were done for good, but recently, the band has reemerged with a new project at hand.  In order to get their second album completed, they are asking their fans to finish it up, as they seem to be done with working together.  Regardless, you can read more about that project and download the entire second album demos for free at the band’s web site.  I, for one, can’t wait to hear what someone does with “Pop Nonsense.”

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Download: Dogs Die in Hot Cars – Pop Nonsense [MP3]

White Rabbits

white_rabbits_join_radioheads_label_schedule_many_444x309We’ve been rocking this band White Rabbits around the ATH offices recently and wanted to share them with you. The band is another one of those hot Brooklyn bands that are breaking new ground and working hard to make a name for themselves. Already having toured with the likes of Richard Swift, White Denim, and Spoon, the band is also no stranger to the touring life. Their upcoming sophomore LP It’s Frightening, produced by Spoon front man Britt Daniel, can be had on May 15th via TBD Records. Here’s the catchy single “Percussion Gun”.

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Download: White Rabbits – Percussion Gun [MP3]

Frantic Clam @ Beauty Bar 4/14

franticclam One of our favorite new Austin bands Frantic Clam is playing another show at Beauty Bar this Tuesday night.  The guys will be getting down with fellow locals The Seas and DJ Scorpio spinning in-between things.  Music starts at 10pm and the show is free.  Like you have anything better to do on a Tuesday night.

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Download: Frantic Clam – Korean Beauty Queen [MP3]

New Tunes from Mary Onettes

mary You’d be hard pressed to find a better place to play than the current state of things in Sweden.  One of those bands who hasn’t gotten too much press, but who deserves a great deal of praise is The Mary Onettes.  Their upcoming Dare EP is set to come out digitally, with a physical release slated for June.  Here is a taste of the title track off said EP.

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Download: The Mary Onettes – Dare [MP3]

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