The Weekend Update: ATX Show Previews

austiniloveyouWell, we’re rolling into the dreaded holiday weekend that haunts a lot of people, but what better way to spend your Valentines Day by watching a great show, either with your loved one, or finding one.  There’s tons going on this weekend, so I wanted to spotlight a few shows you should look into.  Dinner and flowers are dumb; rock n’ roll is the way to go. Read more to find out where you should be.

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Austin Spotlight: Clouds Are Ghosts Ready New LP

clouds_photoAustin’s Clouds are Ghosts have been working the local scene for a long time, and they really dedicated themselves to making their 3rd album their best one yet.  We’ve spent a little bit of time with the album, and the production and approach is really gratifying to listeners.  The songs on the album build, using backbones of piano to create lush pop songs.  The album is called Fractures, and the band will be releasing the record on February 15th at Stubbs. You can also check out a video release of the track below HERE.


Download: Clouds Are Ghosts – 54 [MP3]

Ticket Giveaway: Clouds Are Ghosts @ Stubbs

It’s ticket giveaway madness time again here at ATH!  Last week we brought you a pair of tickets for a lucky winner to the incredible Saint Motel show at Stubbs last Saturday.   This week it looks like we’ll be back at Stubbs on a Saturday for the locals only show being curated by ATH favorite The Clouds Are Ghosts.  We’ve got a guest list spot with +1 for one lucky winner and the deets go like this:

Up for grabs: A guest list spot with +1

Closing time for entries: Friday morning around high noon

How to enter?: Simple leave a comment with why you should win.  That’s it.

Please remember to leave a valid email address in the comment form so we know who to get in touch with.  This show also features great local talent Equals, Love Hate Affair, and Rescue Mission so it’s gonna be a good one.  Check the Stubbs event site for more info.


Download: The Clouds Are Ghosts – Fields [MP3]

A2W: Clouds Are Ghosts

cloudsrghostsIt’s been awhile since our last artist to watch feature, so we thought we’d press on this week with Austin band The Clouds Are Ghosts.  The band has been building a lot of deserving positive press recently around town on sites like The Austinist who also dropped an interview with the band several months ago.  Being a bit new to the Austin music scene having formed only in 2008, it’s surprising to see such a fresh band growing so quickly.  The recent rise in popularity is of course attributed to the quality of the band’s sound which has been compared to their Radiohead & Massive Attack cited influences.  This writer is ready to call them a more atmospheric and electronic version of European bands like Muse.  You definitely won’t hear the wailing rock guitars like that band, but Clouds Are Ghosts certainly have that “epic” feeling to their music.  The band, fronted by Jason Morris, recently came off an east coast tour and also just released their debut self-titled LP back in September.  We’re jumping on the hype bandwagon with this band and we’re betting you will too.  If you’d like to hear more, the band is currently offering up their new LP for free high-quality download on their website.  Live shows coming up are February 27th at Mohawk and a few TBA shows during SXSW.


Download: The Clouds Are Ghosts – Fields [MP3]