New Music From The Couch

Anyone else feel like it’s been a fairly slow year for local releases?  I’ve heard some quality stuff, but nothing that’s just really blown me away to date.  Hopefully that will change with the upcoming album from Austin based rock band The Couch.  I’ve seen the band live at least twice, opening for someone I can’t seem to remember at the moment, and they were full of energy and on point both times.  This tune below “Close to You” will appear on the band’s upcoming debut LP Old and Touchin’ Blue due out December 14th.

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Download: The Couch – Close to You [MP3]

Show Preview: The Calm Blue Sea @ Mohawk (6/24)

Date 6/24/11
Location Mohawk
Doors 8pm
Tickets $8 @ Door

Local ATH favorites The Calm Blue Sea are headlining a show at the Mohawk tomorrow night.  The show is all local and also features great Austin talents The White White Lights, The Couch and Watch Out For Rockets.  A better lineup with some of Austin’s best up and coming talent can’t be found on one bill.  Do it.

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Download: The Calm Blue Sea – We Happy Few [MP3]

Sonora Records Summer Sampler

Not too long ago, some of our amigos in Austin concluded that they were fed up with the current state of the music industry and decided to start a record  label to call their own.  From their collective minds came promising new record label Sonora Records with the plan to “help make music, one record at a time”.  To celebrate their beginnings, the guys at Sonora have put together an 18 song sampler featuring some of their talent along with a few tunes from Austin’s finest up and coming artists.  ATH favorites, The Bubbles, Quiet Company, and Guns of Navarone make an appearance with new faces like The Couch, On After Dark, and The Handshake sharing new music.

Also making an appearance on the sampler are old friends Whitman, who are premiering new song “NW Thurman” from their upcoming 2011 LP Weekends.  If this new summertime jam from the Austin boys doesn’t get you moving, then you must not have a pulse.  Whitman have also made new anthem like tune “Dead Dog Days” available for free download over on their bandcamp page for a limited time.  You can also say hi to Sonora Records on twitter or download their new sampler over on bandcamp.

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Download: Whitman – NW Thurman [MP3]

The Murdocks CD Release @ The Parish (9/4)

Date 9/4/10
Location The Parish
Doors 8pm
Tickets $8 @ Door

Lots of people in and around Austin have been anxiously awaiting the release of The Murdocks new LP The Distortionist.  Well now the wait is over and the up and comers are releasing the new album soon and celebrating at The Parish on Saturday night.  Joining the guys on stage are fellow locals The Couch, Naysays, and Through the Trees.  While the new Murdocks album isn’t out for another week or so, I’m sure they’ll have copies you can buy at the show.

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Download: The Murdocks – Black Jesus Knocking [MP3]

Whitman @ Mohawk (12/5)

Friends of ATH, Whitman, will be returning to the stage at The Mohawk in Austin after a 4 month break from touring.  Whitman are joined by other fine local acts The Sideshow Tragedy, Bankrupt and the Borrowers, and The Couch.  Doors for the show are set to open at 9pm with first band going on around 9:30.  Tickets will be sold only at the door for $6 21+ and $8 for the kiddies.  You can read more info about the show on the fancy flyer made by The Versatile Syndicate.  While you can expect some new tunes from Whitman during the evening’s show, nod your head to “The Drifter” in the mean time.  ATH will be on hand snappin’ some photos so try to look presentable.

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