Seems like the old boys who used to make up The Blood Brothers are progressing nicely in their new bands. What with Jaguar Love and now Past Lives both working on new material, I guess we’ll never see a reunion. Oh well. This new track from Past Lives (featuring 3 former BB members) will appear on a new album called Tapestry of Webs out Feb. 23rd via Suicide Squeeze. It’s a little spastic, but it’s got a much better sound than that new track Johnny and Cody just dropped. What’s your take?
Download: Past Lives – Hex Takes Hold [MP3]
Yes yes technically Daniel Johnston lives in Austin, but we wanted to tell you about multiple shows in one post. The first is your usualy Waterloo in-store starting at 5pm with free keg beer of course. The second is a more intimate show at St. David’s Episcopal Church(map) with doors opening at 6pm. Both should be a great opportunity to see a local legend in conert.
Download: Daniel Johnston – Freedom [MP3]
Hooray! We are now happy to anounce a killer show we will be helping out with at Mohawk in December. One of our favorite bands of last year (#1 to be exact) Dutchess & The Duke are returning to Austin on December 12th and we couldn’t be more excited. They will be joined on the stage by two other buzz bands: Oakland’s own Greg Ashley and Denton, TX boys Fergus & Geronimo. The last time D&D were in Austin they played as an acoustic duo, but word has it that they are now touring with a full band to bring the rock! Tickets will only run ya $8 so we really don’t know why you wouldn’t be there… Plus it’s a Saturday night! Check out some previews of this show with an album review of D&D’s debut album of 2008, one for their more recent LP Sunset/Sunrise, or an interview we ran the last time they made it to town. Stay tuned for more details and a possible contest for tickets to the show. In the meantime, check out one of our favorite songs from last year “Reservoir Park” and what will surely be in our top songs for this year “The River”.
Download: Dutchess & The Duke – Reservoir Park [MP3]
Download: The Dutchess and the Duke – The River [MP3]
Arizona band Blackmarket have a new single floating around the internet today and we are digging what we hear. This new track is called “Tounge Twister Typo” and is set to appear on new LP entitled St. Vincent Decor. This one will be available sometime next year.
Download: Blackmarket – Tongue Twister Typo [MP3]
Front runners of the dance movement Friendly Fires are playing at Mohawk on Thursday night. The show also includes buzz band The XX and Holly Miranda so the lineup is sick. This also gives me an excuse to put up this XX song called “” which will probably be in my year end top songs list.
Download: The XX – Crystalised [MP3]
Man it seems like it’s been ages since anyone has heard from Seattle boys Minus the Bear. While the wait may have been long, it looks like the indie rockers are finally back and prepping some new material for a early 2010 release. Two songs have been made available as a preview of that as of yet titled album and we have new one “Broken China” for you below. You can also stream another new tune called “Into the Mirror” on imeem. Both are making us think that this album will be something to watch for next year.
Download: Minus the Bear- Broken China [MP3]
You gotta know with this website that we’re going to talk about the Mountain Goats show when they stop through town. So take yourself over to Antones on Wednesday night which is where we would be if that GUK show wasn’t coming to town. Opening support will be provided by Final Fantasy and Larkin Grimm.
Download: Mountain Goats – Genesis 3:23 [MP3]
Who would’ve guessed that Eels leading man Mark Everett would have new material so soon after dropping LP Hombre Loco our way during the summer? Well he’s back and his band has another new album hitting stores in January called End Times. Here’s a first taste of the new LP. It sounds like… The Eels.
Download: Eels – Little Bird [MP3]
The time for us to re-live the days of high school and college with a show by The Get Up Kids has finally come at Emo’s on Wednesday. Openers are also pretty solid and provided by Mansions and Kevin Devine. If you can somehow sneak between indoor and outdoor stages, Champaign, IL band Headlights are playing on the indoor stage. We’ve always been fans of those guys so try your best to go ninja style and head inside after GUK finish their set. Tickets for the indoor show are $10. Also, here’s that new song GUK played on Daytrotter a while back.
Download: The Get Up Kids – Your Petty Pretty Things [MP3]
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]