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]
It seems Slumberland can’t really go wrong with their picks of bands to support, and our friend GVSB has found yet another band on the small label worthy of our interest. Sweden’s Liechtenstein recall a lot of that all girl aesthetic encouraged by bands like Vivian Girls. Here is a new track for you to enjoy. The band will be releasing their album Survival Strategies in a Modern World on May 26th.
Download: Liechtenstein – Roses in the Park [MP3]
Elvis Perkins will be bringing his brand new band Deerland to The Parish on Monday for what should be a nice evening of music. Mr. Perkins will be joined on the stage by Oklahomans Other Lives. Doors for this show are at 8pm. Tickets are on sale now for the low low price of $14. Here’s latest single from Elvis Perkins in Deerland “Shampoo”.
Download: Elvis Perkins in Deerland – Shampoo [MP3]
Alt-country/punk band Lucero are making a stop in Austin at Emo’s on Friday night. Lucky for all concert goers, longtime ATH favorite Black Joe Lewis will be providing your opening entertainment for the evening. Head out at 9pm for doors and 10pm for music. Tickets are available now for $12.
Download: Lucero – I Can Get Us Out of Here [MP3]
Cause Co-Motion! jangled their way across many-a-stage during SXSW this year, and I loved the lo-fi operation from the get go. The Brooklyn quartet is set to release a new six song EP titled Because Because Because, and we’ve brought you one of those tracks to sample. It’s lost a bit of the speed, but it still carries the fuzz. Buen proveche.
Download: Cause Co-Motion – You Lose [MP3]
A longtime ATH favorite, The Paper Chase, are returning to the stage at Mohawk on Friday night. The Dallas band is currently touring in support of their two part double album, the first half Someday This Could All be Yours (Volume One) is due out May 12th. Joining the band for the show will be Haunting Oboe Music and Valina. Tickets will be sold only at the door with music starting at 10pm.
Download: The Paper Chase – What Should We do With Your Body? (The Lightning) [MP3]
Coming off the huge recent popularity of their HBO series and debut LP, Flight of the Conchords are touring the nation and making a stop at Bass concert hall on Thursday night. This show has been sold out for quite some time now so try craigslist for some buying options. Show starts around 8 with an opening set by Eugene Mirman.
Download: Flight of the Conchords – Business Time [MP3]
They first teamed up together to create a brilliant track for the Dark Was the Night project, and now they’ve gone at it again; Dirty Projectors have collaborated with Talking Head David Byrne. This new tune is not of the same vein as the formerly released track, “Knotty Pine,” but it showcases the skills of both groups. Don’t forget, you’re supposed to be anticipating the upcoming album from the Dirty Projectors, Bitte Orca. More on that later; here’s “Ambulance Man.”
Download: Dirty Projectors and David Byrne – Ambulance Man [MP3]