Earlier this summer we brought you “No You Don’t,” one of the new tunes from the upcoming Islands record. Now we’re pleased to let you get a listen to “Vapours.” It’s a lot more stripped down, at least in comparison to the Arm’s Way, which allows Nic’s genius to shine on through. Give it a whirl before the album comes out in September.
Download: Islands – Vapours [MP3]
||$5 @ Door
Local shows are solid this week and Mohawk on Wednesday night is a great option to check out some of that local talent. The lineup includes pop hit makers Loxsly, Birdlips and fairly new locals Ideal Soul Mart. The show is also in celebration of Ideal Soul Mart’s debut LP which can be streamed in it’s entirety over on the band’s new bandcamp page.
Download: Loxsly – Battalions [MP3]
Austin icon Daniel Johnston is gearing up to release his first new material in quite some time and this time he’s had some help from friends in high places. This new single “Freedom” will appear on upcoming album Is and Always Was due out October 6th via High Wire Music. Johnston apparently worked closely with producer/musician Jason Falkner on the project and the outcome is some of the fullest and most well produced material we’ve ever heard from the singer/songwriter.
Download: Daniel Johnston – Freedom [MP3]
Beat maker David Adamson and his musical project Jookabox are getting ready to release their 3rd LP this fall and we’ve got a new single from the upcoming effort. The track is called “Phantom Don’t Go” and will appear on Dead Zone Boys out November 3rd on Asthmatic Kitty. It’s got quite the catchy beat workin’ for it.
Download: Jookabox – Phantom Don’t Go [MP3]
Local boys Harlem have been rising to fame after their recent signing to Matador Records and we always try to make it to their shows around town. You can catch one of these shows Tuesday night at The Parlor and you won’t pay a dime! Oakland band The Bare Wires and fellow locals Koreans will also be performing at the free event.
Download: Harlem – Beautiful and Very Smart [MP3]
Memphis group Lucero have a new album coming out this October titled 1372 Overton Park, and they’ve slowly been seeing their tunes pop up all over the net. Singer, Ben, sounded great at Fun Fun Fun Fest last year, and he’ll be bring his whole group down there this year. Expect the album, and the ensuing tour, to be phenomenal.
Download: Lucero – Hey Darling Do You Gamble [MP3]
Make no mistake about it, Voxtrot is one of those great Austin bands that seems to have disappeared for far too long, but the past year has shown some activity on their end. The band has just recently released a new 7″ titled Berlin, Without Return. It’s limited edition, and it boasts this great song, which sees the band fleshing out their sound with a little orchestral flourishes. Buy it.
Download: Voxtrot – Berlin, Without Return [MP3]
Lucy the Poodle magazine is putting on quite the event this Friday night at Club Deville in Austin. The night features literally tons of local artists covering the great HOF band Pink Floyd. The lineup includes Cari and Jason of Belaire, The Hi Tones, Til We’re Blue or Destroy, The Alice Rose, The Raven Tree, Blase Faire, The Clouds are Ghosts, The Noise Revival Orchestra, and Leisure Tourniquet. Whew. As if that wasn’t enough, the night will also feature a light show, tons of free stuff, and a screening of Dark Side of Oz after the last band has wrapped up. Entrance fee is only $7 and doors things start around 8pm. Should be one helluva night. More info can be had over on the do512 or on that fancy flier.
Download: Belaire – You Really Got Me Goin [MP3]
Veteran rock n roll band The Warlocks will be making a stop at The Parish on Friday night and we think you won’t want to miss it. Opening support will be provided by The Morning After Girls and The Vandelles. Show starts at 8pm and tickets are only $14.
Download: The Warlocks – Song for Nico [MP3]
Grand Archives is a band we feel strongly about because they were one of the first bands we had the chance to interview when we started this site over a year ago. Oh and we like their music too… The Seattle based band recently wrapped recording on their sophomore LP effort and first single, “Oslo Novelist” is available for your previewing pleasure now. Keep in Mind Frankenstein will be in stores September 15th via Sub Pop.
Download: Grand Archives – Oslo Novelist [MP3]