In a year that already seems full of releases from our favorite bands, there is yet another one to keep us on pins and needles. The New Pornographers are set to release their fifth album, Together, on Matador Records on May 4th. Thanks to the Matablog, we’ve got a new tune to bring your way this morning. Enjoy!
Download: New Pornographers – Your Hands Together [MP3]
Oh how Fridays are always so much better when you get a lil jam like this in your inbox! Since we don’t work much over the weekend, maybe you can enjoy this one during your rough Monday morning? Anyway, this new pop diddy, “Western Hospitality” comes by way of Swedish band Club 8. The song will appear on the now veteran’s upcoming album The People’s Record due out May 12th on Labrador. Good times.
Download: Club 8 – Western hospitality [MP3]
While we may not have been too crazy about his new album, Four Tet should still put on a solid live show at Mohawk on Saturday night. The electro mastermind will be joined on the stage by Nathan Fake. Stick around after the headlining set outside and head inside for sets by L.A.X. and Many Birthdays.
Download: Four Tet – Angel Echoes [MP3]
Our friends over at the MOKB continue to surprise us with their Laundromatinee video sessions. This week continues to impress with some live videos of Scotish band We Were Promised Jetpacks. The session comes as a solo acoustic one as performed by leading man Adam Thompson. Check it out now or check out MP3 from the live songs “An Almighty Thud”.
Download: We Were Promised Jetpacks – An Almighty Thud (LaundroMatine) [MP3]
It’s been awhile since we heard anything from David Vandervelde, but now that there is wind of a new recording, we couldn’t be more excited. We loved Waiting for the Sunrise, so we expect more great things from David this time around. Secretly Canadian has put up a digital download of a couple new tracks, and we’ve got one of those to tide you over before you get your hands on it yourself. Expect his next record to be nothing short of sublime.
Download: David Vandervelde – Learn How to Hang [MP3]
Emo’s has got to be the place to be on Saturday night with a set by Swedish rock band Soundtrack of Our Lives. Openers on the outside stage are Nico Vega and My Education. Also, be sure to check out the inside stage as up and coming locals TV Torso, Corto Maltese, and Jesse Woods will all be joining in the fun.
Download: The Soundtrack of Our Lives – Flipside [MP3]
Vancouver’s The Constantines have long been one of my favorite bands (I love their post-punk ways), and I always felt like no on gave them enough appreciation. Luckily, Daytrotter has done me a favor; they put the band up with an unreleased track to boot! The rest of the songs come from the group’s most recent effort Kensington Heights. Check it.
Download: constantines-sub-domestic [MP3]
A unique and interesting show opportunity comes to Central Presbyterian Church on Friday with a set by Western Vinyl locals Balmorhea. To make the show even more interesting, Damien Jurado will be opening things up at 9pm. Tickets for this one are limited and only available at Waterloo Records or End of an Ear. Some tickets can be bought at the door if a sell out doesn’t happen prior to Friday night. Here’s the band’s most recent single “Bowsprit” which appears on the band’s recent album hitting stores now, Constellations.
Download: Balmorhea – Bowsprit [MP3]
Prior to the release of their debut LP Electric Toys in April, NYC band The Dig are offering up this new MP3 of album track “You’re Already Gone”. It’s a catchy lil’ jam and shows some promise for a band fairly new to the scene. Tell me you don’t like this one!
Download: The Dig – You’re Already Gone [MP3]
Andrew Kenny has been one of Austin’s leading musicians for quite some time now; he first appeared in The American Analog Set, and now The Wooden Birds. Right now, Insound is giving away a free Ep, that you can find HERE. The EP features demos of four tracks that ended up on the band’s debut album Magnolia. It’s free, so why not take it home with you?