New Music From Hot Hot Heat

hhheatforwebThe 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 @ Mohawk (11/14)


Date 11/14/09
Location Mohawk
Doors 8pm
Tickets $5 with RSVP

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]

Hurricane Bells

171Not 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]

New Music From Longwave

longwave01NYC 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]

Rob Zombie @ Austin Music Hall (11/10)


Date 11/10/09
Location Austin Music Hall
Doors 6:30pm
Tickets $35 from Frontgate

He made our top Halloween songs list last year and now we think you should go check out Mr. Rob Zombie at Austin Music Hall on Tuesday.  Not sure what the music will sound like, but we do know that the spectacle should be worth the price of admission.  Openers include Nekromantixm and Captain Clegg & The Night Creatures.


Download: Rob Zombie – Living Dead Girl [MP3]

New Music From Jaguar Love

jaguarlove06Oh man.  We really like you Jaguar Love.  We really do. But what is this new direction you’re going in?  I guess we should have seen it coming when drummer J. Clark left the band and Johnny and Cody continued on as a two piece.  This new song is sort of a techno sounding number with way too much production work and the same lyric chanted over and over.  Let’s hope that more new material is on the way with more of that old punch and energy.  Maybe it’s not sooo bad, but it really makes me want to try out as drummer for the band.  This track will appear on a new album from Jaguar Love out sometime in 2010 via Fat Possom.


Download: Jaguar Love – Up All Night [MP3]

New Music From Tristeza

tristeza_promo-smThat band with the sad name Tristeza have a new LP dropping in December and we have a first taste of the album.  This little instrumental jam is called “Manitas” and will appear on upcoming album Fate Unfolds due out Dec. 1st via Better Looking Records.  For those of you that don’t “habla español”, “manitas” means “little hands”.  De nada.


Download: Tristeza – Manitas [MP3]

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