ATX Spotlight: Sundozer Shares Still Life

I was just having a conversation this weekend about some of my favorite new bands in Austin, and while often folks drop the same big names, we always have great new bands existing just under the surface. ATX based musician Christian Luis French is a great example who currently makes music under the moniker Sundozer after many years with other projects. The music has a sort of underground, garage psych feel too it, but with the speed and energy turned way way up. None of that contemplative, mellow psych stuff here. Have a listen to new single “Still Life” below and let us know what you think.

Sundozer will release this track as part of a new EP entitled Death Bloom, which is due out on March 28th.

Good Morning Drop Two New Singles

It seems like our pals in Melbourne based Good Morning have been a mainstay on these pages for many years now and we always eagerly await new music from the band. Imagine the excitement when today we got word of not one, but two new singles as part of a new double release through their label Polyvinyl. The first track, “dog years,” features that familiar, jangly sound from the lads while the second track “queen of comedy,” is a more somber and mellow tune. Somehow both compliment each other beautifully.

And hey! Good Morning are coming to Austin later this month with Frankie Cosmos at Mohawk. Tickets are available now.

Stream Debut LP From dreamatx

Nikolas Das is a Dallas, TX based musician who, for a time, made music with the criminally underrated shoegaze band Kraus. Recently Das stepped out on his own, holed up in the Woodstock area of upstate New York, and recorded a whole bunch of new tunes under the moniker dreamatx. Many of those new jams have been compiled into a 10 song LP entitled living in memory of something sweet which you can stream in it’s entirety below. Be ready for some heavy noise rock, with emotional and raw vocals as if Nothing made a band with members of Frou Frou. If you’re into it, physical copies are available for purchase from Memorials of Distinction.

Semiwestern Share Pose Single

I meant to get this new Semiwestern track up last week; it was released on Friday, brandishing a very particular brand of Texas slowcore. When I listened, I was struck by how lonesome the song felt; it feels like you’ve been sort of isolated or suspended in space, yet your not quite complaining. As I spent more time, the details surrounding the core give the song this cavernous feel behind, still making you feel small, albeit part of something larger. That’s the thing that keeps me coming back here, its like you get to soak in your solitude, take a bit of respite from all that’s around you. Feel free to get lost inside this one, coming to you courtesy of Spirit Goth.

New Single & Video From Tele Novella

Well sometimes we slip and miss things from time to time as we wade through the mass amount of submissions and Olivia Rodrigo emails. Though we may have slipped and are a tad late on this news, we will always find time to boost our own and promote old local friends. Once such local indie legend are our pals in Tele Novella who just released this stunning new single “Hard-Hearted Way” with an accompanying, retro grade video. This band continues to pump out a staggering catalog of delightful music.

This track comes with an announcement of a new album called Poet’s Tooth coming out on October 6th via Kill Rock Stars. Pre-orders are live now.

ATH DJ Night & Market @ Oddwood (5/25)

Your friendly ATH crew has been booking all sorts of Vinyl DJ nights around town recently and Oddwood Brewing on the East Side has turned into one of our favorite spots to spin. This Thursday the crew will once again be set up at the brewery with all kinds of fire and heat emanating from the speakers. And as you know, our team plays only vinyl with no need for fancy streaming platforms. Sets by @nathanlankford, @photobriangray, and @djrayray_ath. Kicking off at 5pm and going till they tell us to leave (8 or 9ish).

While you enjoy the tunes and a cold one, you can also shop the new record and clothing stock from @DJRayRay_ath. Come on by and make a night of it.

Heavy Meddo Share Atonal Choir File

Austin’s own Bill Baird is somewhat of a local legend at this point in the underground music scene here in town. He’s long been involved both as a solo artist as well as bands and projects touching on a massive expanse of genres and styles. His latest work, Heavy Meddo, sees him joined by pals Jonathan Horne, Jordan Johns, and Ethan Smith for a psych heavy, sludgy new form of rock music. New single “Yearning Yuppie Honor Roll,” is an absolute slap in the face of an introduction to the new material and upcoming album. Heavy AF.

Pre-orders for the new album entitled Atonal Choir File are live now.

Meet The SXSW Band: Wild Child

We are down to the last few days around the ATH offices before we wind down and head out into the madness that is SXSW next week. Prior to that, it seems fitting for one of our last interviews to be from Austin indie legends Wild Child. They’ve been around the scene for what seems like ages now and we were super pumped for them to answer our interview questions. Hit the jump for interview, music and show dates.

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Meet the SXSW Band: Semiwestern

The end of this week will see the official kickoff of SXSW, which brings tons of bands and tech companies and movies to our town, so we’ve been trying to highlight some of the acts on the music side. This round, we get to lock into a Texas artist, Semiwestern, coming at us from about 3.5 hours North. There’s a full-length from the artist slated for later this year, and perhaps you’ll get a chance to taste some of his Italian cookies!

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Say Hello To Angel Twin

Well things are winding down around the ATH offices for the holiday break, but we’ve still got a few more tunes this week before shutting things down. Up today is a new tune, from a relatively new project, called “Ride” by way of Fort Worth upstart Angel Twin. It’s like they’ve taken some of the best parts of shoegaze and then melding it with super dreamy and bright elements of indie pop. This is going to be hitting all of my Holiday playlists for the weekend.

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