Gorgeous Bully have long been on our radar over here at ATH, and when they dropped this new single we, of course, had to get it up. I love the guitar sound that immediately jumps in; it’s heavy and foreboding, with just a hint of harmony…akin to some of the late moments when Sonic Youth took a stab at pop sensibility. The vocals stand back just a bit in the mix with a coat of distortion atop, giving a touch of grit to the song’s presentation. And as always is the case with the band, there’s no shying away from melody, ingraining the track in your head. They’ll be releasing Closure via Breakfast Records real soon!
Man…it’s a bummer Veronica Falls is no longer functioning, as it seems like every member has a ridiculously rad side project, be it Boys Forever, Ultimate Painting…and now Roxanne gives us Patience. We’ve heard very little but there’s a this brand new video/hit that definitely nicks from 80s club hits, even in the construction of the accompanying video. That being said, I love her voice here, and would basically listen to anything she does at the moment. And now that I think about it, maybe V Falls is just working on world domination by offering up a bunch of diverse tunes…whatever the reason, listen to Patience and look for The Pressure 7″ from Night School Records on September 30th.
Austin boys Leatherbag are one of those bands that are highly underrated in this town, yet somehow seem to be on the verge of blowing up any second. Hell, after some searching, it seems as though we ATH geniuses have never posted music by the band. Derp. Well this hard working Austin band recently released new LP Yellow Television AND new EP Patience just last week. Below you can find lead single from the full length entitled “Imitation Generation” for your enjoyment. I think it will show you that we’ve been missing the boat on one of Austin’s finest songwriters Randy Reynolds. By the way, you can stream both new LP and EP over on the band’s website so get to it.[audio: https://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/01-Imitation-Generation.mp3]
Download: Leatherbag – Imitation Generation [MP3]