Seeing as we’re throwing a party featuring all things Australia/New Zealand, I thought I would stick to the area and bring some jangle pop your way via Melbourne’s Summer Cats. This number has got me bopping around my room right now, and you can tell why the energy in this tune makes it a live favorite. I bet they’ll play it during their various shows at SXSW! In the meantime, the tune comes your way on a new 7″ from Slumberland to be released on March 16th. It’ll be the B-Side to the single for “Your Timetable” off last year’s Songs for Tuesdays. Go ahead, tap your feet; you know you wanna.
Download: Summer Cats – TV Guide [MP3]
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If you’re looking for something to do on Thursday night, the Mohawk isnide stage would be a great place to stop by with a nice lineup of local bands. Things get kick started with instrumentalists Silent Land Time Machine, then move to My Milky Way Arms, and music ends with ATH faves Ideal Soul Mart. Mark us down as attending.
Side note: The boys in ISM just made a sweet new video for their catchy jam “Wrk”. Check out the hilarity of it all on youtube.
Download: Ideal Soul Mart – Wrk [MP3]
Those who’ve been following us know just how much we here at ATH love Jeremy Jay. Not only has he already released several albums of classic American pop, but he’s got more on the way. Splash, his newest album, is set to hit stores on May 25th via K Recs, and our preliminary listens have us thinking this will be one of our favorites of the year (or mine at least). If you like what you hear, you need to make sure to check out Jeremy this year at SXSW. He’s playing for free at Urban Outfitters (3/17), Beauty Bar (3/17-Official), and Flamingo Cantina (3/18). You’ll want to check the guy out, and then you’ll want to get your hands on his new album, and those old ones are probably required for your collection as well.
Download: Jeremy Jay – This Is Our Time [MP3]
Emo’s is the place to be on your Wednesday night of music in Austin with another set by Hotlanta band Manchester Orchestra. Be prepared for 3 openers prior to the headliners with music from The Features, Chris Staples, and O’Brother. That lineup is definitely worth the ticket price.
Download: Manchester Orchestra – I’ve Got Friends [MP3]
Oxford band Foals are returning in 2010 after building some solid buzz behind their 2008 release Antidotes. Their new album, to be released May 3rd, will be going by the name Total Life Forever and may or may not feature this new song “Spanish Sahara”just posted to the band’s website. It’s the definition of a slow burner, but stick around till the very end. It really pays off.
Download: Foals – Spanish Sahara [MP3]
Canadians Born Ruffians are returning in 2010 with the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2008 debut Red, Yellow & Blue. Their new album, Say It, will be hitting stores on June 1st via Warp Records just in time for summer. First single from the upcoming LP can be found for your listening pleasure below.
Download: Born Ruffians – Sole Brother [MP3]
Why not start your week off right with a Monday night set by UK band The Clientele at Mohawk. Solid opening support will be provided by Vetiver. It starts a little early so you kids with jobs should be able to make it out.
Update: Michael Kingcaid and his new band The Broken Bottle Casualties will be the 1st opener and Vetiver will play second.
Download: The Clientele – Retiro Park [MP3]
Lafayette, LA finest Givers are making their way to Emo’s Austin on Friday night. The up and coming pop hit makers will be joined on the stage by Caddywhompus and local rockers Whitman. This is definitely worth the cheap ticket price.
Download: Givers – Up, Up, Up [MP3]
Saturday night at Mohawk is the place to be with a very special set by post-emo Lawrence, KA band Appleseed Cast. The show is a unique one because the guys will be performing their 2001 masterpiece of a double album Low Level Owl Volume 1 & 2. Opening support for this one is provided by Dremend. Also stick around after things wrap up inside for sets by buzzing locals The Clouds Are Ghosts and This Old House.
Download: Appleseed Cast – Steps And Numbers [MP3]
Canadians The Pack A.D. are prepping a new album for release on April 27th called We Kill Computers. Prior to that release, the ladies have made this new single “Crazy” available for download over the interwebs. You’ll notice they sound a bit like The Black Keys with female vocals of course.
Download: The Pack A.D. – Crazy [MP3]