My girl Christen got me hooked on this great band Teen Girl Scientist Monthly from New York today. First I got hooked on the track “Can’t Sleep,” from their recently self-released Pioneer Ghost EP, but now I’m just playing “Safari” over and over again. Just imagine a less-spastic Los Campesinos with a bit more female vocals and you’ll definitely get the picture. Oh, and a “whoh-oh-oh” chorus never hurts an old pop-punk kid. Listening here, it’s young and vibrant, and there’s nothing wrong with that as we get ready for the Spring weather. Go head over to the band’s Bandcamp page, and grab the EP for yourself; you’ll be glad you did!
Download: Teen Girl Scientist Monthly – Safari [MP3]
In preparation for the release of their album, Evening Tapestry, the catchy Brown Recluse have released an aboslutely free mini-LP for you to download, and perhaps hold you over for the time being. This little release is titled Panoptic Mirror Maze, and I’ve been enjoying this all morning. They even have a little video to go with one of the tracks, emphasizing that this band is just as hard working as they are enjoyable, which is quite a bit, if you’re asking me. If this is the kind of music you’re into, then head right over to the band’s Bandcamp Page to grab this for yourself.
Download: Brown Recluse – Notorious [MP3]
Yellow Ostrich is primarily the work of Alex Schaaf, but he’s just trying to get by with a little help from his friends, and a little bit of help from you. If you’re into low-end bedroom recordings, in the manner of folk music, you’re going to have to take a listen to his stuff over on his BANDCAMP page, where you can download lots of his tracks for a price of your choosing. He’s just put up The Mistress, and there are some great finds all over the place there, including the below track, which I hope you enjoy.
Download: Yellow Ostrich – Hold On [MP3]
Today marks the beginning of a new feature on Austin Town Hall. Every Friday we plan to bring you a completely random Top 5 List. We’ll be bringing in all of our writers for this one, with the goal of creating lists based on what we are most passionate about.
We apologize for starting on a negative note, but today’s topic is “The Top 5 Worst Things In Music”. We try to focus on the major problems and not just nit picky things like the existence of Scott Stapp. These are the issues. These are things that must be changed. Follow the jump to read the full list.