It seems Holodeck Records are preparing for another act to take the reigns in their global electronic domination, this time with the new LP from Thousand Foot Whale Claw. Opening the track is nearly two minutes of stark industrial atmosphere, as the video pans through what looks like a dilapidated school building (or what we just call school in Texas). But, just before the 2 minute mark, the beat changes, signaled by a dancer in a hooded onesie grooving to a more propulsive beat. That carries through, allowing the rest of the video cast to partake in dancing, though centralized on one man. For me, even when their sounds are rooted, the people involved in Holodeck always make things sound fresh. Look for Black Hole Party on June 29th.
Looking forward towards the weekend, as we all are, there’s a show that should be on your radar, making your list of must attend shows. Sungod, who many missed (due to rain) at Levitation, will be playing Friday night at Red 7. If I were to describe their sound, I’d throw it into the original landscape of organic psychtronica; it’s an entrancing sound that deserves your attention…and it’s only $5. Plus, the opening line-up of Crawl, Thousand Foot Whale Claw and Gods Gun. Personally, I’m looking forward to the sounds of Gods Gun, who’ve been rather mysterious, though the band have prominent members about town such as Jose from Ssleeperhold/Boan. Want a show that explores some new sonic territory? Bring $5 and show up early for all the bands!
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|Location||The North Door|
|Tickets||$5 @ Door|
After our recent calling out the local music scene, we’ve been receiving all kinds of information about local bands and we welcome every suggestion. A band that has gone largely unnoticed on our part is local group Sleep ∞ Over who have been slowly making a name for themselves over the last several years opening for huge bands like Ariel Pink, Pure X, and Washed Out to name a few. To assist the band in getting the word out on their music, we wanted to alert you to a show they’ll be headlining at the North Door on Saturday night. Joining the group will be fellow locals Thousand Foot Whale Claw and DJ Miguel Sanchez. Support locals![audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/CASUAL-DIAMOND.mp3]
Download: Sleep ∞ Over – Casual Diamond [MP3]