Alex Petereson has been a fixture in the Austin music scene for some time, whether playing in Lomedla or helming their own band. Now, that band, Alexalone, has made the big-time, signing on with Polyvinyl Records to release their new LP Alexaloneworld. The lead single for the announcement comes with an incredible video designed by Simon Cassar and Karolina Asadova; it’s got the old school video game vibe on lock. Musically, the song’s a slow burn, carefully textured with light percussion and soft vocals as the track builds layer upon layer, letting guitars twist and turn, all of it culminating in this sensational guitar breakdown in the song’s late moments. That final eruption serves as a reminder that we’re in for some special treats when Alexaloneworld drops on August 13th.
Also, we must cop to releasing a tape by one of the drummer’s project the Hermits. All hail Sam!
It’s that time of the year when the college kids flood into town, the weather cools down to a breezy 90 degrees…and there’s shows that request your attention. So figured I’d run down some suggestions for you, so you can make the best decision possible. Read more
It looks like one of the best kept secrets in the Texas music scene will no longer be such, as Lomelda is quickly making her name known outside the state. Her newest single should offer new listeners, and old fans, a glimpse into the marvel we expect when she releases Thx in September. Hannah’s voice, of course, is always stunning, gentle and sharp in its delivery. But, the work behind her vocals perfectly wraps it in a cocoon of careful guitar and light percussion…all leading to a pleasant fade out in the end. Look for the record on September 8th via Double Double Whammy.
Last week we were super excited to release Singles Going Nowhere, the debut EP from Austin’s Tres Oui (featuring members of Rose Selavy and Literature). Immediately after the band hit the road (Tour Dates), and now they want to share this great video with you from the standout tune, “Party Planner.” The video, created by Herb Shellenberger, features a whole lot of kissing, and musically, a whole lot of great energy. You’ll also hear the voice of Lomelda‘s Hannah giving an extra bit of pop to the tune. We did a limited release with our friends at Square of Opposition, so buy it HERE.
It’s that time again…the best part of the week: its end! As always, we’ve got the head’s up for y’all as to where you should spend you evenings (and afternoons) this weekend. I’ve broken it up by day, and our ATH approved choice is in bold, although any option on the list should surely be a good time. You can also check out some songs from our recommendations at the bottom of this post. Have a good weekend and get out and support your local clubs and bands.
We hit up good ol’ Cheer Up Charlies Thursday night to support our friends at Punctum Records as they released Taft‘s Groove Redundant…they were joined by Isaiah the Mosaic, Lomelda and Sweet Spirit helped them close out in style. I’d have to say it was a pretty impressive line-up, and a rather impressive crowd.
Read on for our thoughts on the show and some photos from B. Gray.
Thursday’s pretty packed with local gigs to get you out of your doldrums and partake in some music. As it stands, I see three rad shows you could attend…so why waste time.
Hotel Vegas has our favorites Grape St, slanging catchy garage rock, joined by their friends Booher and Idle de’Classe as the opening acts. This show is built for rock n’ roll fans.
Cheer Up Charlies has the Taft album release. There’s some heavy-hitters opening, with Sweet Spirit, Lomelda and Isaiah the Mosaic opening the night’s festivities. If you go, pick up Taft’s new album.
Holy Mountain has a show hosted by our archenemies and friends from Side One Track One. John always puts together a good line-up (which is why I hate him); he’s got Ton Tons, Wild Moccasins and Tele Novella, so you get your creative pop mix here.
Sample some songs from Grape St, Taft and Tele Novella.