My continuing love of Scotland is being furthered as the days go on. I’m sending our writer Corey with his wonderful fiance overseas to research the possibilities of the transatlantic move; this entire idea has been encouraged by the current musical landscape. Twilight Sad is just another incredible band, with another release slated for a September street date. Their walls of distortion are reined in on this new track, but it only raises the high expectations for their upcoming release.
Download: The Twilight Sad – Reflection of the Television [MP3]
Centro-matic and Will Johnson get all kinds of coverage on this site so we will of course be alerting you every time the Denton, TX band makes it through town. Friday evening Will and the boys will be making a stop at the Parish downtown along with Monahans and locals Future Cloud and Radar. The Parish should be an ideal venue to see such an underrated and talented band. Doors are at 8pm/music at 9. Tickets can be bought online now for $14.
Download: Centro-matic – Flashed and Cables [MP3]
Austin’s very own rockers, The Murdocks, are busy prepping a new album and have a single ready to drop on the music world. The new single is called “Lords” and will appear on an as of yet titled album due out sometime this fall. This is also a great time to mention that the band is playing at La Zona Rosa tonight along with fellow locals Rock and Eagles and Oak Is Keeping. Tickets will be sold for $7 at the door.
Download: Murdocks – Lords [MP3]
Local boys Loxsly have been garnishing a lot of positive publicity as of late and are finally ready to drop a proper LP on our ears. To celebrate the release of the album, Tomorrow’s Fossils, the band is putting on a release party at Mohawk on Friday night. Fellow local bands Oh No Oh My, Booher and the Turkeyz (Mike Booher from now dead Zykos), Corto Maltese, and TV Torso are also on the bill. Damn, that’s one helluva lineup. Show starts at 8pm and tickets will be sold only at the door. Here’s newest single from Loxsly “Battalions”.
Download: Loxsly – Battalions [MP3]
Modest Mouse have some new tuneage coming your way just in time for summer. This new song “Satellite Skin” will appear on an upcoming limited edition 7″ orange colored vinyl out in stores May 26th. The song will also appear on a new EP No One’s First and You’re Next out in August. This EP will be comprised mostly of songs that didn’t make the cut for the band’s last two albums. Check it ouuuuuut.
Download: Modest Mouse – Satellite Skin [MP3]
Nico Vega are a band that often get compared to Yeah Yeah Yeahs for obvious reasons. They have a fiery female lead singer, a male guitar player, a male drummer and the sound is eerily similar. We dig it. You can catch this rock trio at Emo’s on Wednesday night along with relatively unknown band Red Leaves. Doors are at 8pm/music at 10. Tickets can be purchased online for $8.
Download: Nico Vega – Gravity [MP3]
After the success of their debut LP, North Carolina band Bowerbirds are back and ready to drop a sophomore LP on our ears. The new LP will be called Upper Air and features this brand spankin’ new single “Northern Lights”. You can get this album in stores June 7th via Secretly Canadian. They’ll also be making a stop at the Mohawk in August so keep your ears open for a reminder. I’m diggin’ this one hard style.
Download: Bowerbirds – Northern Lights [MP3]
One of our favorite artists from last year, Horse Feathers, just did a Tiny Desk session for the fine folks at NPR music. The session features 3 live songs including one of our favorites from last year “Curs in the Weeds”. Check out the full session now. Here’s that beautiful song from last year again.
Download: Horse Feathers – Curs In The Weeds [MP3]
My Old Kentucky blog continues to pump out some really great session as part of their Laundromatinee series with a set from Canadians Great Lake Swimmers. The in-studio features video and MP3s from 4 new and old songs from the band. Check it out now. We’ve also got an awesome live version of “Rocky Spine” from the session.
Download: Great Lake Swimmers – Your Rocky Spine (live) [MP3]
Nashville based rock band The Features have a new album coming out soon and have a couple songs available for you to check out. We’ve got a song called “The Drawing Board” available for you below and song “GFM” can be downloaded from the band’s wesbite. Some Kind of Salvation is in stores June 9th or can be bought from the Features online store now.
Download: The Features – Drawing Board [MP3]