Shortly after the release of their LP Humbug in August, the Arctic Monkeys are set to release an EP of B-sides from the album’s recording sessions. The EP, entitled Cornerstone, hits stores today and many tracks are already making their way to the interweb. Here’s one called “Fright Lined Dining Room” which is more enjoyable to me than anything on the last record. You can hear another song from the EP called “Catapult” here.
Download: Arctic Monkeys – Fright Lined Dining Room [MP3]
Austin band Sunset have a new LP coming our way later this month and they’ve offered up three MP3s as a preview of this new material. We’ve got one for you below called “Gold Dissolves to Gray” which will appear on an album with the same name due out Nov. 24th on Autobus Records. This new tune has a nice jangly and slightly country-ish vibe that we really dig. You can also check out two more songs on the band’s website. Thanks to our amigos Ultra8201 for the heads up.
Download: Sunset – Gold Dissolves to Gray [MP3]
Yes yes I know this is officially listed as a Say Anything show, but didn’t the Emo movement die in like ’02? Thats out of the way, so let me put it out there that I like Eisley. Yeah I like ’em. I’m sure some of you music snob types will throw hate my way for that one, but just look at those faces! How could you not love those ladies? So if you dig the Eisley, head to Emo’s on Tuesday night for a set by the Tyler, TX (holla!) group. Miniature Tigers and Moneen also being on the bill should prove to make the show your best option for Tuesday night. Just leave before that headlining band…
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David Adamson and his musical project Jookabox is making its way to Mohawk on Monday night. Opening support for the show will be provided by locals Hotel Hotel. This should prove to be the best way to kick off a week full of entertaining shows.
Download: Jookabox – Phantom Don’t Go [MP3]
The guys in Hot Hot Heat have been relatively quiet since their 2007 release Happiness Ltd. While I may be in the minority, I actually enjoyed several songs on that release and I’m excited to hear that the guys are back with new material for 2010. So here’s a taste of that new material below with a song called “Future Breeds” which sees the band shedding a bit of their poppy/dancey sound we used to love. Maybe the guys will mature a bit and find a new and more grown up sound. Head over to SPIN for another new song and more details on the new year’s release.
Download: Hot Hot Heat – Future Breeds [MP3]
ATX Converge put on a free party about this time last year and they are getting back in the game with a $5 show at Mohawk on Saturday night. The lineup is stacked with local talent and includes Moth! Fight!, Black Cock, Cowabunga Babez, La Guerilla, White White Lights, Missions, Butcher Bear and Charlie, Capybara, and DJ Hobo D. Should be one incredible night to sample some of the best local music Austin has to offer.
Download: Moth! Fight! – Hopscotch [MP3]
Not really sure how we originally missed Hurricane Bells, the new solo project from Longwave lead singer/songwriter Steve Schiltz. The band/side project of Mr. Schiltz just released a debut album on Vagrant this week called Tonight Is The Ghost and we’ve really been enjoying what we hear. Before we make some time to give the album a proper review, check out this single “This Year”. It starts as a bit of a slow burner and then builds up into a poppy little tune that should sound nice to your ears.
Download: Hurricane Bell – This Year [MP3]
London dance hits makers Hot Chip are back with new material and a new LP planned for 2010. The new album will be called One Life Stand and features this new single “Take it In”. You’ll be able to get your hands on the new album in February via Astralwerks.
Download: Hot Chip – Take It In [MP3]
Thanks to our friend over at GvsB for pointing out to us that local juggernaut The Strange Boys have a new song, “Be Brave,” up at their Myspace Page. Said song is slated to be released on an upcoming 7″ in January, and will also be included on the group’s next record…word on the street is that hits stores in February.
NYC band Longwave are celebrating their final show of the year at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday by giving away a free song each day this week. Yesterdays new and previously unreleased song was called “Disappointed” and it’s been getting heavy rotation in the ol itunes. Be sure to check the band’s website each day this week for more previously unreleased and new tracks.
Download: Longwave – Disappointed [MP3]