Top 15 Austin Albums of 2013

Local Albums 2tMan. Austin had a pretty incredible year; it was a far better year than I’ve encountered recently, making my ears, mind and heart quite proud of our hometown.  While it’s obviously difficult to get in on every single band in Austin, I made a list of the albums that were most impactful throughout the year, 2013.  I purposefully left off EPs and singles, not because I didn’t enjoy those, but because this is a list of top ALBUMS!  I’m sorry to those we left off, and encourage you all to send us your music as we continue our push to be a great voice for Austin music.  Without further ado…this is how we do it.  Read more

Austin Spotlight: Friendly Savages

1016657_480126135399015_1655698993_nWe ran a nice little punk rock jam this morning, so I wanted to bring you all something from the opposite direction, Austin’s Friendly Savages. The group dropped their album, O, Joshua, a few months back, and it’s an album begging for a larger audience.  On this track, I like the way the structure unfolds, opening slowly then moving to a full folk sound, but they have a nice little breakdown near the end of the track that should surprise you.  Those of you looking about for a new folk-rock act might have just found exactly what you were looking for today, and in the very least, you’ve got a great song to enjoy today.

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Download: Friendly Savages – Her Locket On A Chain