We recently ran a feature on new Austin band TV Torso so we’re excited to see that they’ll be playing two shows in Austin on Thursday. The first is an End of an Ear in-store at 6pm followed by a full on headlining set at Mohawk later in the evening. The Mohawk show also features locals Pink Nasty and fellow A2W band The Authors. That show starts around 10pm on the inside stage. Check our Artist to Watch feature on TV Torso for more information about the band.
Download: TV Torso – Days of Being Wild [MP3]
Elvis Perkins is a busy man who continues to put out new music with his recently formed band Deerland. Mr. Perkins and the boys are continuing their hard work strategy with another EP dropping this fall called The Doomsday EP. First single from the EP, “Slow Doomsday”, is available below. You can get your hands on the new material October 20th via XL Recordings.
Download: Elvis Perkins in Deerland – Slow Doomsday [MP3]
So I’m not really sure who this DJ Tiesto guy is, but apparently he was some sort of big deal in the techno/trance scene in the 90s. We bring him up because he’s about to drop a new album with a star studded guest list including indie popsters (and ATH fave) Tegan & Sara. We haven’t heard much from the Quinn sisters recently, so we’ll have to settle for this dance hall jam with DJ Tiesto. You can also expect brand new LP Sainthood from the twin sister duo in late October. This track, “I Feel it in My Bones”, is not confirmed for the girl’s album but will appear on Tiesto’s upcoming album Kaleidoscope due out October 20th.
Download: Tiesto (ft. Tegan & Sara) – I Feel it in My Bones [MP3]
This week is full of great local shows for you Austin music fans and Thursday night at Beerland is jam packed with local and upcoming talent. The lineup features headliners Whitman along with Frantic Clam, Colour Wheel and Salesman. Door cover is only $5 and things start around 10pm. Don’t forget to keep voting for Whitman in the Sound and Jury contest!
Download: Whitman – Light It Up [MP3]
After their huge success from modern musical Once, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova decided to record an album together under the new moniker Swell Season. The groups first LP will be hitting stores October 27th and will be called Strict Joy. Check it out and let us know what you think in da comments section.
Download: Swell Season – In These Arms [MP3]
Hot music blog band Bat for Lashes are making their way to town at the Parish this Wednesday. Oklahoma boys Other Lives are also returning to town to provide opening support for the show. Unfortunately tickets are sold out for this one, so try your hand at some craigslist or scalping action.
Download: Bat For Lashes – Daniel [MP3]
One of our favorite new bands, Headlights, has a new album coming out soon. The album is titled Wildlife, and it comes out October 6th on Polyvinyl. This new track has a bit of a different touch, although it’s still brimming with pop, there is a certain element of lo-fi fuzz added. You can try out the song, and check out the band on tour this fall.
Download: Headlights – Get Going [MP3]
Eenie Meenie Records and the fine folks at Amazon have teamed up for another free MP3 label sampler. The free tracks highlight the best the label has to offer like Great Northern, Division Day and other artists on the label. Check it out and enjoy the free tunes.
Download: Great Northern – Houses [MP3]
Sea Wolf has a new album titled White Water, White Bloom coming out on September 22nd here in the States on Dangerbird, and as a prelude to the release of the album, he’s offering “Stanislaus” as a bonus track for those interested. It’s definitely similar to his last release, and has that folk passion mixed with his wavering melancholic voice. Have a listen.
Download: Sea Wolf – Stanislaus [MP3]
Sorry for the double up on Daytrotter posts this week, but damnit we can’t not post when Matt Pryor records a session. We talk about Matt and his work in and outside of GUK and New Amsterdams on our site constantly, so you all know we love the guy. Hell we even interviewed him a while back! Enough rambling, check out the awesome session with songs from Matt’s debut solo record Confidence Man plus this unreleased track “Your Look Gave You Away”.
Download: Matt Pryor – Your Look Gave You Away [MP3]