New Tunes from Ted Leo

57540037AJ001_Breaking_the_Everyone’s all over this album lately, especially with the release of the second web single for Ted Leo.  As we prepare for his new album, The Brutalist Bricks, we’ve got a few thoughts to share.  Writer RayRay says it’s his favorite album of the year so far.  Personally, after years of adoring Ted, I think this is finally the album that combines his traditional pub rock leanings with his energetic stage presence.  It’s everything you always wanted a Ted Leo record to be, and you, too, can get your hands on it March 9th via Matador Records. So here’s that new tune, the album’s opening track “The Mighty Sparrow.”

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Download: Ted Leo – The Mighty Sparrow [MP3]

Zookeeper @ Stubbs (2/18)

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Date 2/18/10
Location Stubbs
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 from Frontgate

As a part of the Austin 360 concert series, local buzz bands Zookeeper, The Boxing Lesson, and New Roman Times will be getting down at Stubbs on Thursday.  We’re here to tell you that this is a really solid lineup of up and coming local talent.  And it’s cheap too!

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Download: Zookeeper – Mary of the Morning [MP3]

New Tunes from The Light Footwork

TLFsummer07-1thumbCalifornia’s The Light Footwork first caught my eye a few years back when I stumbled upon them via a blog I no longer remember.  They’re set to release their new album, National Historic Landmarks.  This new tune features trade-offs between the male/female vocal parts, and the song definitely has an oddball sense of storytelling.  It’s a nice little afternoon number.

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Download: The Light Footwork – Rock Island Arsenal [MP3]

New Music From The Pipettes

Pipettes1The Pipettes are returning in 2010 with a new album and a new image (as evidenced by that crazy new press photo).  After the departure of all original members of the band and dropping down to a duo group, the girls will release Earth Vs. Pipettes sometime this summer.  Here’s first single from the upcoming effort called “Our Love Was Saved by Spacemen”.

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Download: The Pipettes – Our Love Was Saved By Spacemen [MP3]

Get Up Kids Anounce New EP

guk15After six long years of a drought in new Get Up Kids material, the Lawrence, KA band is finally releasing a new EP entitled Simple Sciene come April.  The only information right now is that 4 songs will be included, CDs and vinyl will be self-released in limited quantities, and a download will be set up on itunes.  All this information comes by way of a new blog post on the GUK myspace page.  Here again is that new song the guys played on Daytrotter awhile back which may or may not be on this new EP.

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Download: The Get Up Kids – Your Petty Pretty Things [MP3]

Eisley Cover Stevie Nicks

doors_mirandaBeing from the Eastern side of Texas, I’ve followed Tyler, TX. band Eisley since they first got started many years ago.  While the band has been relativley quiet in recent years, this new video/song covering the Stevie Nicks tune “Silver Springs” popped up on the internet last week.  The song is more of a solo gig by primary Eisley songwriter Stacy Dupree along with Jeremy Larson, Brandon Goodwin, and Darren King (Mute Math) providing the music/recording.  It’s a beautiful little diddy if I do say so myself.  A video version of the tune can be found on the Eisley youtube siteEisley will also be making their way to Austin for our SXSW festival in March.

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Download: Stacy Dupree – Silver Springs [MP3]

New Music From Tallest Man On Earth

The+Tallest+Man+on+Earth+tallest+man+on+earthThis new track from Swedish folk singer, Tallest Man On Earth, has been floating around the internet over the last few days and we just had to get it on our site.  This new jam “King of Spain” will appear on the upcoming album The Wild Hunt, due out April 13th on Dead Oceans.  The track comes off sounding a bit like some old school Tweedy led Uncle Tupelo with vocals more similar to Dylan on helium.  That’s good right?

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Download: Tallest Man on Earth – King of Spain [MP3]

RJD2 @ Emo’s (2/13)

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Date 2/13/10
Location Emos
Doors 9pm
Tickets $16 from Ticketweb

One of the best kept secrets of hip-hop, RJD2, is making his way back to Austin on Saturday night.  The groundbreaking DJ/artist is bringing with him Kenan Bell & Happy Chichester to open things up.  If you think this is just a guy with a turntable, you’d be wrong wrong wrong.  Latest single “Games You Can Win” is found below.

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Download: RJD2 – Games You Can Win [MP3]

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