We’ll be making our first return to Victory Grill since our SXSW showcase on Thursday night for the KVRX Pledge Drive Benefit Concert. The UT radio station is keeping it local with Austin bands Heartstring Stranglers, Breakfast Club Crew, Sohns, Wine & Revolution, Wild Moccasins, and DJ Car Stereo (Wars) all joining in for the nights events. A suggested $7 donation will be taken at the door which includes free BBQ and beer while supplies last. Things kick off around 8pm.
Download: Wild Moccasins – Fruit Tea [MP3]
This may be a bit sad bastard for some of you, but I think this is a nice little jam that goes well with the change of the season. Mastermind of Pink Mountaintops, Stephen McBean, is most widely known as the front man for Canadian powerhouse Black Mountain. Call it a side project if you want, the “band” has a new album hitting stores on May 5th via JagJaguwar called Outside Love. Breezy little single “While We Were Dreaming” is bellow for your enjoyment.
Download: Pink Mountaintops – While We Were Dreaming [MP3]
Okay, admittedly I have no idea what on Earth Shugo Tokumaru is singing about, but I do know that every time he creates his grandiose gems I fall in love. Shugo has a new EP coming out, though you’ll probably need a translator to get your hands on it. But, you can check out this cool site to listen to more tracks. Here is “Rum Hee.”
Download: Shugo Tokumaru – Rum Hee [MP3]
News has slowly been drifiting about the newest Sonic Youth release, The Eternal. Matador Records even gave us a little bit of a teaser by throwing out some 7″s on Record Store Day featuring the band so as to whet your appetite. Now, to further your interest, we have the first complete single, with Kim manning the wheel here. If you ask me, this is a good start. Let’s hope it all sounds this good on June 9th, the album release date.
Download: Sonic Youth – Sacred Trickster [MP3]
Baltimore two piece Wye Oak just dropped a new single that we’ve been spinning around the ATH offices over the last few days. The new track will appear on upcoming album The Knot due out July 21st on Merge. What do you think of the new material?
Download: Wye Oak – Take It In [MP3]
Okay, so we’re not completely sure about all of this, but as of this point, it seems pretty legit. Last night, a few sites showed this site , which seems to indicate that a new album, titled Minotaur, will be released by the band at some point this summer. You can pre-order starting June 15th. But, we have no news on singles or who is going to release it, although the majority of Pixies releases came our way via 4AD. I’m not going to lie; I’m a wee bit excited here.
Download: Pixies – La La Love You [MP3]
Spencer Krug continues to work hard outside of his steady Wolf Parade gig as his side project Sunset Rubdown readies their next release. The Canadian outfit will be dropping Dragonslayer on JagJaguwar later this year on June 23rd. First single from the new album “Idiot Heart” is available for download and stream below.
Download: Sunset Rubdown – Idiot Heart [MP3]
If you live here in Austin, tomorrow is one crazy day for live music options in our town. We’re not sure we can remember a day that was so packed as this one as far as music goes. So packed, in fact, that we can’t fit all these shows on our main page. Follow the jump to see full details on all the great shows going down Tuesday.
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, Jarvis Cocker is back again. His second solo album is set to be released by Rough Trade on May 18th, which will more than likely be a solid album, just like his last solo album, which was like his Pulp albums, and like his performance on Harry Potter. Now, this new album has uber-producer Steve Albini running the show, so we should expect an edgier Jarvis; I’m game.
Download: Jarvis Cocker – Angela [MP3]
We all know and love Spoon here in Austin, and if you don’t, well you can just geeeet out! Our From the Closet song “Everything Hits at Once” appears on the band’s 2001 breakthrough release Girls Can Tell. If you don’t own that album, take your ass to the record store and buy it before someone finds out. This album is arguably the most important in Spoon’s career. It’s their first in a long series of releases with Merge. It’s the first time Mike McCarthy gets credit for producing. In my mind, it’s the first record that really sounded like a Spoon record. Damn I love this album.
Download: Spoon – Everything Hits at Once [MP3]