Last Week’s Jams, Today (2.21 – 2.25)

We hit it hard last week, mostly because we’re gearing up to see how this whole SXSW thing goes down. Plus, there were tons of new songs dropping everywhere. Two of my favorite Austin artists, Rad Gnar and Twain (he’s from Austin now dammit!) dropped new tracks, so that rules. Plus, the Jeanines dropped what might be the best pop song of the year, though the Stereogum comment section likely disagrees. We’re also including all the jams from artists we talked to that are heading our way for SXSW this year, so check tracks from the likes of Paul Jacobs, Phebe Starr, Teke Teke and more!

SXSW Interviews: Walt Disco

Well just in case you weren’t ready for SXSW to kick off in a couple of weeks, you’ve clearly seen that the ATH crew is more then ready. We’ve been dropping these interviews every day for the last few weeks now with no plans of slowing down until the bands stop responding or the festival week arrives. Have you started planning yet? Today I have the Glasgow based outfit Walt Disco who should be on your radar on the music side of things for SXSW week. They were kind enough to answer our little questionnaire and you can find their answers after the jump.

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Walt Disco Share Cut Your Hair

Remember when you first listened to “Danger! High Voltage” by Electric Six? It was like all the garage rock energy had been filed into a dancefloor ready ball of fun. Well, Glaswegian outfit Walt Disco are aiming for similar territory with their latest single Cut Your Hair…only instead of garage rock, they’re channeling in that sort of angular post-punk that’s quite similar to other Glasgow natives Franz Ferdinand. Admittedly, this one’s a touch more dramatic, at least in the vocal delivery, though it also has a little bit more experimental twists in the musical element. Anyways, you should have fun on a Wednesday locked inside your home. The band have a debut EP scheduled for later this year, so keep your eyes peeled.