New Tunes from The Octagon

octagon1webOnce again New York hits right at my heart, now offering me the great sounds of The Octagon. They’ve released their latest album, Warm Love and Cool Dreams Forever, on Serious Business Records, but I have a feeling not too many people have heard much from this group yet, but that should change soon.  The group has the ferociousness of old punk tunes with a lot of lo-fi tendencies, which might recall a little bit of Guided by Voices.  You can even grab a free EP from the group with several B-Sides HERE.

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Download: The Octagon – Radio Days [MP3]

Adi Fest @ Beauty Bar (2/5)

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Date 2/5/10
Location Beauty Bar
Doors 8pm
Tickets $5 with RSVP

Our good friends Knuckle Rumbler are throwing down on a party tonight at Beauty Bar called Adi Fest.  Who is this Adi person you say?  Well he’s one of the most widely known music journalists in town currently working for the Austinist.  As always with a KR event, expect great things like an Alison Narro photo booth, DJ Prince Klassen spinning in bewteen sets, and of course the complimentary beverages that start at 8pm and end when the free booze is gone.  Music for the night is all tribute bands and includes Stonefree Experience (Jimi Hendrix), Cheap Sunglasses (ZZ Top), and Magnifico (Queen).  This is definitely the place to be on Friday night.  RSVP at Do512 for $5 entry.

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New Tunes from Snake Rattle Rattle Snake

snakeWe’re happy to tell you about some new friends we’ve made from Denver, Colorado: Snake Rattle Rattle Snake. They’ve just released their self-titled EP, and they’ve already got us wanting more.  We’re offering up one of these tracks to you, which showcases the brooding vocals of Hayley Helmericks.   For some reason, this recalls a really dark version of Pretty Girls Make Graves if they were more post-industrial than post-punk, if that makes sense to anyone but me.  The group is making their way to Austin for SXSW, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted on their arrival, along with other various details.

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Download: Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Parallel Lines [MP3]

New Music From Dinosaur Feathers

dinosaurfeathers_jpg_595x325_crop_upscale_q85Brooklyn band Dinosaur Feathers are prepping the release of their new self-released LP Fantasy Memorial on March 2nd.  To build the hype machine by this relatively unknown band, we’re throwing up this new single from the guys ‘Teenage Whore”.  Funny title, cathcy song.  Baller.  (via MBV)

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Download: Dinosaur Feathers – Teenage Whore [MP3]

New Music From Sharon Jones

sharonjonesBrooklyn’s finest funk artist Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings have a new MP3 floating around the internet today.  The song is called I Learned the Hard Way” and is the title track of the group’s new LP.  I Learned the Hard Way will hit stores April 6th on Daptone Records.

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Download: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – I Learned The Hard Way [MP3]

Alec Ounsworth @ Emo’s (2/5)

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Date 2/5/10
Location Emos
Doors 9pm
Tickets $10 from Ticketweb

Alec Ounsworth, former lead singer of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and his new band Flashy Python is coming to Emo’s on Friday night.  Ounsworth will be joined on the stage by our very own Michael Kingcaid of What Made Wilwaukee Famous.  Word is the former CYHSY lead singer will perform his own solo material as well as songs from his new band Flashy Python.

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Download: Flashy Python – Cattle’s New Clothes [MP3]

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