New York band MiniBoone are offering up this sweet new track “The Other Summer” that we’ve been spinning around the offices as of late. You can catch this jam on an upcoming 7″ set to be released later this year sometime. We’re hoping you’ll enjoy this one as much as we have.
Download: MiniBoone – The Other Summer [MP3]
Dan Snaith and his band known as Caribou will be stopping by La Zona Rosa in Austin for a highly anticipated show. Joining Mr. Snaith on the stage is New York band Arp. I would recommend starting your weekend right and making it out to this one before them tickets sell out.
Download: Caribou – Found Out [MP3]
Today is just one of those days where I needed a nice dosage of sweet straight-ahead pop tunes. Don’t you ever have those days? Well, I first caught wind of the Salteens because I’m weird and I followed the Yo Gabba Gabba tour, as far as bands playing, and I was fortunate enough to come across these kids. They’ve got a new record out this week titled Grey Eyes, and its full of great guitar pop. If you, like me, had a long weekend, then you’ll probably want to check out this band today. Or, if you just like well done pop music, this is for you too.
Download: Salteens – If Love is Gone Where Do We Go from Here [MP3]
After a long time out of the public eye, Deerhoof are jumping back into the scene with their first album of new material since Offend Maggie of 2008. New album, Deerhoof vs. Evil, is set to be released on January 25th via the band’s new label Polyvinyl. Prior to that date, we’ve got new track “The Marry Barracks” available for stream and download below. You’ll notice a familiar Deerhoof experimental and lo-fi take on things with some crazy new ideas typical of the group’s ever changing sound.
Download: Deerhoof – The Merry Barracks [MP3]
So, while we were out performing our ACL duties, we neglected to notice that there were still things going on in the rest of the music world. Luckily, I was able to catch up by heading over to MBV, and those kids had tossed up a new track by one of my faves, Stereolab. The group has a new record titled Not Music coming out November 16th on Drag City. Rest assured, it is music, and if you’re a fan, you’ll have to admit, it’s pretty much always good music. You be the judge folks.
Download: Stereolab – Sun Demon [MP3]
I’ve really been enjoying the great work by In the Red Records this year, as they’ve been putting out some really solid releases, at least in the vein of garage pop bands. The newest record from Cheap Time, Fantastic Explanations (and Similar Situations), is just another gem waiting to be grabbed up by everyone. For some reason it reminds me, vocally, of that old punk band The Saints, but the music is a bit slower, and a little bit more straightforward. You can get your hands on these sweet tunes now!
Download: Cheap Time – I’d Rather Be Alone [MP3]
I’ve really been enjoying this new track called “Fighting Smiles” from Oxford band Jonquil. The track will appear on the band’s first ever stateside EP entitled One Hundred Suns which is available November 16th on Dovecote Records. Have yourself a listen to their version of feel good pop music below and let us know what ya think.
Download: Jonquil – Fighting Smiles [MP3]
Austin’s full of great songwriters, so occasionally you pass by one that you wish you had spent more time with during their career. Sure, this guy is in the killer local outfit The Golden Boys, but I don’t have time to listen to every release put out in town (I’m Sorry!). Luckily for all of us here in Austin, John Wesley Coleman is alive and well. So well, in fact, that he’s going to release a new solo record later this November on Goner Records titled Bad Lady Goes to Jail. I’ve been jamming out to this release all day, and it’s got a bit of classic rock n’ roll sound, with little hints of garage-style recording throughout. One thing I won’t call it is lo-fi. The recording, while possibly on the low-end is brimming with solid work, so JWC should be proud of this recent effort. For all our readers, you can catch John traveling the country; go check his tour dates HERE.
Download: John Wesley Coleman – Bad Lady Goes to Jail [MP3]
We premiered “Bermuda,” the debut single from Kisses earlier this year, but now we want to bring you another great track from the band. This jam is a little bit more of a mellow club banger, but it’s got this understated little bubbly bass popping in the background. Personally, the vocals are pretty groovy–sort of up my alley. All this is in preparation for their release, The Heart of the Nightlife, which comes out in stores on November 16th. We have a feeling that a lot of people will be slowly getting behind this as we get closer to the release date.
Download: Kisses – Kisses [MP3]
Last week I raved about my man crush on former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, so I couldn’t resist running this track. Sure, its not exactly what one thinks of with relation to JC, but his voice is so perfectly fitting to the electro work of Discodeine. This is what all dance music should be like, if I made in my room on my laptop. I’m just tossing this out there because Jarvis is one of the Guys I’d Go Gay For, so check out this song, and just chalk up another sweet tune that proves the sexual prowess of one of my favorite musicians.
Download: Discodeine – Synchronize (feat. Jarvis Cocker) [MP3]