Austin A2W: Sleep Good

Austin band Sleep Good is the brain child of local resident Will Paterson who has spent time in big name bands like Sunset and Sound Team.  Will could probably be most closely compared to Alan Palomo since both are young lads in their very early 20s and both have already put out massive amounts of creative material in a very short amount of time.  For the longest time, Will worked on his Sleep Good project completely solo and only used the name as a creative moniker.  A year or so ago though the solo moniker became a full blown band with four other members who have been doing some light touring as of late around Austin.  You’ll be hard pressed to find recorded material from Sleep Good that you can actually download or purchase other than their Autobus Records LP Skyclimber.  I’ve gotten my hands on that album and have really enjoyed the material as one of the most creative pieces of work to come out locally this year.  You’ll also be hard pressed to put a label on this project from Patterson.  At times you’ll hear British twee mixed in with some of the noisier pop elements of Pet Sounds. Then after you think you’ve got it all figured out, you’ll hear a song like “Shoney’s” which sounds like a new take on “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” as performed by Queen.  Needless to say, I’m liking what I hear.  You can download the new record digitally via Band Camp or on the Autobus Records website.


Download: Sleep Good – Shoneys [MP3]

Autobus Records Showcase @ Stubbs (5/22)

Date 5/22/10
Location Stubbs
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 with RSVP @ Do512

Anyone looking for something fun to do with some great music on Saturday night should head out to Stubbs for a local show sponsored by Autobus Records, Birds Barbershop, Do512, and Covert Curiosity.  The lineup features local favorites Brazos, Mark David Ashworth, The Weird Weeds, and one of my favorite new locals Sleep Good.  The price is super cheap and apparently some free Lone Star will be coming out so you won’t want to miss this one.  Below you’ll find a new MP3 from Austin artist Sleep Good which is basically a solo project from Will Patterson of Sunset.  You can find more tunes and more info on this hot up and coming artist on the Autobus Records website.


Download: Sleep Good – Schlitterbahn [MP3]

Sunset @ The Mohawk (4/22)

Date 4/22/10
Location Mohawk
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 @ door

Waited too long and can’t seem to find a ticket for that Beach House show on Thursday?  Fret not friends, for Mohawk has an answer with a great local lineup for cheap.  Up and coming locals SunsetMorakestra and New Roman Times are all a part of this stacked bill.  Support  your local musicians people!


Download: Sunset – Gold Dissolves to Gray [MP3]

Octopus Project @ Mohawk (12/21)


Date 12/21/09
Location Mohawk
Doors 7pm
Tickets $10 from Frontgate

Mohawk has a great show going down on Monday night with some of the best musical talent Austin has to offer.  The stacked lineup includes Octopus Project, All My Friends, Sunset, Neiliyo, and Paradise Titty.  Sounds like a sweet night for local music!


Download: The Octopus Project – Wet Gold [MP3]

New Music From Sunset

WebAustin band Sunset have a new LP coming our way later this month and they’ve offered up three MP3s as a preview of this new material.  We’ve got one for you below called “Gold Dissolves to Gray” which will appear on an album with the same name due out Nov. 24th on Autobus Records.  This new tune has a nice jangly and slightly country-ish vibe that we really dig.  You can also check out two more songs on the band’s website.  Thanks to our amigos Ultra8201 for the heads up.


Download: Sunset – Gold Dissolves to Gray [MP3]

Sunset @ Baby Blue Studios (10/15)


Date 10/15/09
Location Baby Blue Studios
Doors 9pm
Tickets $5 @ Doors

One of our favorite local bands Sunset has a show planned for Thursday night at Baby Blue Studios.  Fellow locals Silent Land Time Machine and recent Brooklyn re-locator City Center will also be involved in the night’s events.  If you’re looking for good music on a Thursday, this is by far the best option you’ve got.


Download: Sunset – When Perfect Flames Expire [MP3]

Sunset @ Emo’s (6/30)

sunset_flier_copyAustin veterans Sunset are getting down at Emo’s on Tuesday and we think you should make it out to support your local music scene.  Fellow local and solid bands The Sour Notes and Wild Moccasins will join the band on the stage for what should be a fun night of Austin music.  Doors open up at 9pm and door charge is only $5.


Download: Sunset – When Perfect Flames Expire [MP3]

Great Nostalgic @ Hole In The Wall 5/1

greatnostalgicGreat Nostalgic is a band we’ve been following closely since we first discovered them so we were of course excited to hear about their CD release party at Hole in the Wall on Friday.  Joining in the party fun will be fellow locals Sunset and The Sour Notes.  The show should be a unique and new twist on your usual Great Nostalgic set because the band has invited the horn section from Hard Proof Afrobeat to play on a few songs.  Show starts at 10pm with door charge being $3.  The band will also be selling copies of their debut LP for $8 which includes a  bonus disc of remixes done by local DJs.  Here’s one of those new remixes available exclusively on ATH done by local DJ Business Man.


Sound Advice Vol. III

sunsetpromoOur friends over at Austin Sound just came out with volume III of their Sound Advice series and it’s pretty sweet this year.  The huge sampler features 21 tracks from all the best under the radar acts currently playing music in Austin.  You can get music from Built by Snow, Model UN, Harlem, and tons of other great bands.  Thanks for putting this together guys!  Here’s a track on the sampler from ATH favorite Sunset.


Download: Sunset – When Perfect Flames Expire [MP3]

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