Tuung is back with the whole OG lineup for the first time in over a decade, and it looks like they’re right back in the proverbial groove. Their latest single recalls late nights on dance floors in the early 00s; it’s got a rhythmic pulse working throughout, filled out by various electronic details. What makes the song so fun is the vocal harmonies that work in and out of the tune; it gives you the feeling of exuberance that can only be shared by pumping fists and stomping legs amongst friends in a dingy club somewhere. The group will release Songs You Make at Night via Full Time Hobby on August 24th.
Oakland based The Saxophones have received their fair share of coverage on our site over the years. All ATH staff members have been continually mesmerized by the quiet, yet still powerful feeling to all of their songs. I’m yet again pleased to share another hit from the band entitled “Aloha”. I suggest giving it multiple spins as each and every listen unfolds something beautiful to really enjoy.
I troll the Internet constantly, always trying to find something that most folks haven’t hit on yet. So how did I miss the Leisure Society. My ears hear them as purveyors of orchestral pop, with just a slight dash of twee in there. They remind me of a land where Efterklang meets Belle & Sebastian, with really great production. The song below has some sweet horn work, so if this is to your liking, then you’ll probably enjoy The Fine Art of Hanging On, which was just released by Full Time Hobby.
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Man, Hooded Fang is really hitting the ground hard with all these singles. I think that “Bye Bye Land,” the latest, is definitely one of my favorites of the three we’ve heard so far. It opens with this light guitar just before the drums get pounded and the vocals swirl in with a nice little echo effect. Again, the band is displaying the varying skills in their repertoire, making the likelihood that Gravez will go stale over time very small. The record will be in stores for all to enjoy today, so be sure to get your hands on a copy.[audio:https://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/04-Bye-Bye-Land.mp3]
When RayRay brought you the first single from Hooded Fang a few weeks back, it was more like a straight rocker, something we could all enjoy immediately. But the second single from the group is demonstrating some range from the band, which should definitely benefit their album Gravez. This tune has more like a propulsive piece of art-pop, though it’s rounded out by some tight-knit guitar work in the background. It’s much more explorative of a track then I expected, which leads me to believe that their record will show some great diversity. You can grab the record when it’s released by Full Time Hobby on May 28th.
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I seem to be getting more into a rock n roll mood after SXSW with all the awesome sludge/punk rock bands I managed to take in during the week. This new song “Graves” from Toronto based outfit Hooded Fang fits nicely into that genre, but manages to fit some really nice pop elements throughout as well. Oh and dzamn, that baseline is just killing it right? Right?
A brand new album entitled Gravez is coming your way on May 28th via Full Time Hobby.
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I suppose the best thing about the Internet is the availability of musicians from around the world, and though I suppose it’s been like that to an extent, you didn’t have access to the smaller bands. Luckily, we can now, which is how I heard of the new signing of Pinkunoizu by Full Time Hobby. The Danes are about to ready their Peep EP, and I’ve really enjoyed their song construction today. It’s similar to the structure of a Fleet Foxes tune, if one were in a field as opposed to a forest, but there’s restraint, allowing for everything to build contiuously. It works to great effect, so we’ll see where these guys go from here.[audio:https://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/01_Time_Is_Like_A_Melody.mp3]
Download: Pinkunoizu – Time Is Like a Melody [MP3]