Stereolab, now working on 18 years of existence, will be playing at La Zona Rosa on Wednesday evening. The show may be one of the only legit shows going down this week that has nothing to do with ACL. Tickets for the show are $25 and can be bought from Gettix. Below is a song from the band’s 2008 album Chemical Chords entitled “Three Women”.
Download: Stereolab – Three Women [MP3]
After some stellar Friday shows, make it a weekend o’ music with another sure to be great show by Pinback at Mohawk on Saturday night. Tickets for the show can be bought online for $16.75 after taxes or at the door. Preview the show with one of my favorite tracks of 2007 “Good to Sea”.
Download: Pinkback – Good to Sea [MP3]
This Aussie gentleman, Whitley, has been getting a lot of buzz lately so we thought it’d be a good time to jump on the hype machine. Some of you may know that he put out an album about a year ago in Australia called The Submarines that received a ton of critical acclaim. Now we the people of the United States will finally get our hands on this album September 30th. Catch a preview of the album with “A Shot to the Stars” below.
Download: Whitley – A Shot to the Stars [MP3]
The nice folks at Skybucket Records have a sweet little sampler you can download from their website. The sampler features tracks from Through the Sparks, Dan Sartain, The Dexateens, and a whole slew of others. Standout track “Slender Thread” from The Dexateens can be found below for your listening pleasure.
Download: The Dexateens – Slender Thread [MP3]
It’s one thing to cover the Ramones, but entirely different to cover the Shirelles and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, but that is just what the French Kicks are doing. Fresh off their release of Swimming, their newest album from Vagrant Records, the band is releasing a covers EP. Here is their cover of “Trouble” by Lindsey Buckingham.
Download: French Kicks – Trouble [MP3]
My Old Kentucky Blog alerted us to this intimate cover of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make you Love me” by Denison Witmer. This follows his release of another superb cover of the Red House Painters tune “Have You Forgotten” which can be download from Denison’s myspace. Mr. Witmer also has a new album Carry the Weight due out on November 11th.
Download: Denison Witmer – I Can’t Make You Love Me[MP3]
Swedish pop group Love Is All has given us a new track off their upcoming album A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night. Have a listen to “Big Bands, Black Holes, Meteorites” right here:
Download: Love Is All – Big Bangs, Black Holes, Meteorites [MP3]
Just heard this new track from We Landed On The Moon! and thought we’d share it with you. The song is called “Re: Your Letter” and will appear on the band’s latest effort These Little Wars due out on December 16th.
Download: We Landed On The Moon! – Re: Your Letter[MP3]
Secretly Canadian offers up a new tune from Seattle band Throw Me the Statue entitled “Ship”. Stay tuned for a preview of their upcoming show at Emo’s next week. The song is from their Purple Face EP.
Download: Throw Me The Statue – Ship [MP3]
If power pop ballads are more your speed, 101x will be showcasing Tokyo Police Club on the outside stage of Emo’s tonight. Tickets for this event are only $14 and can be bought from Ticketweb. Showtime is set for 10pm with an opening performance from The Whigs.
Download: Tokyo Police Club – Juno [MP3]