New Stuff from the ATX…

We’ve all got to represent our neighbors, right? So, here’s a few new tracks from Austin you should have on your radar. We’d be remiss if we didn’t give a shoutout to our friend Josh from Marmalakes, doing his solo thing under the name J. Halp. His Ahlen EP will be out at the end of the month, and there’s another sneak peak below; this one has a little bit more of an electronic vibe, giving off the range his EP will offer listeners.

We’ve also got the recently released tune from Urban Heat, the recently formed project from Jonathan Hortsmann (who used to play in ATH faves BLXPTN). There’s a bit 80s feel with his synth work here…and you know we feel you can never go wrong there.Go on and enjoy!

J Halp Goes Solo

If you’ve been around the Austin music scene in the past few years, you’ve likely seen Josh Halpern behind the drum kit in many of your favorite bands; he drums in Marmalakes, whose debut we put out on ATH Records. Now, he’s stepping out on his own, under the name J Halp. It’s a subdued little number, kind of hopping along on the back of a piano line as it entrances you with its subtlety. The twist comes in just after the 1 minute mark where Josh kind of gives you glimpses of the direction he’s going, combing chilled loops with a little R&B inflection. The Ahlen EP will be out on July 24th, so congrats to Josh on his new endeavor!