Sunday, November 29, 2009

New Why? Video : 'These Hands/January Twenty Something'

If you've listened to Why?'s latest album Eskimo Snow, you love it, hate it, or fall somewhere in the middle. It has some material that shines through and some of it falls flat, but you can certainly appreciate the good in the album and if you don't at least it might make you love their previous material even more. Either way, here's a video for "These Hands" and "January Twenty Something", the two opening tracks from the album.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Vinyl Makes A Good Gift : Black Friday Sales in Austin and Dallas!

If you're in the market for some vinyl, you may want to get out to either Waterloo Records in Austin or Good Records in Dallas (where we'll be!) to catch a pretty good sale on most anything in either store. Both stores will be offering 20% off, so instead of waking up super-early and getting trampled at some mega-mart, head out to one of the stores and get something for yourself and the ones you love.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tonight : Neko Case @ Antone's

You can be a little miffed about this one being sold-out if you intended to go but you can't stay too mad when you find out tonight's Neko Case show at Antone's is a benefit for the Austin Food Bank. Locals Oh No Oh My open the show.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Xiu Xiu's 'Dear God, I Hate Myself' Tracklist and Cover Art

Xiu Xiu never ceases to amaze with the depth and breadth of their material and the new album Dear God I Hate Myself is probably only going to expand on their already emotionally, topically and musically expansive catalogue. The album is set for a Feb. 23, 2010 release on Kill Rock Stars. Brace yourselves.

gray death
chocolate makes you happy
apple for a brain
house sparrow
hyunhye's theme
dear God, i hate myself
secret motel
falkland rd.
the fabrizio palumbo retaliation
cumberland gap
this too shall pass away (for freddy)
impossible feeling

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tonight : WOXY and Austinist Present - The Mountain Goats and Final Fantasy @ Antone's

Tonight is another one of those special shows that borders on a double headliner. The Mountain Goats and Final Fantasy will be rolling through our fair city and playing at Antone's for a crowd that is surprisingly not sold-out yet. Give it time. Last time The Mountain Goats were in town, the show was sold out at the door and with Final Fantasy in tow, this one is destined for a packed house. Get your tickets now and get in line early.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Total Coverage : Fun Fun Fun Fest 2009

It's been a little over a week since Fun Fun Fun Fest 2009 wrapped up but we're just now recovering from the weekend. Here are our slideshows from both days with photos from bands like Destroyer, Why?, HEALTH, GZA, Crystal Antlers, Times New Viking, Broadcast, Death, Atlas Sound, Mission of Burma, mc Chris, and plenty of others. Enjoy the photos until we can get our write ups finished!

Fun Fun Fun Fest Day 1

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Day 2

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New Beach House : 'Norway'

(Teen Dream cover art)

After seeing Beach House play their song "Norway" in a video last year, we've been wanting to hear a studio version of the song and that day has finally come. The band will be releasing Teen Dream, their Sub Pop debut, on Jan. 26, and from what we've heard of the album from the band's live shows, it will live up to their previous two efforts. We can't wait.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Tonight : Pre- Fun Fun Fun Fest Parties!!!

It is the eve of Fun Fun Fun Fest and we couldn't be more excited. There are a ton of amazing things going on tonight in Austin and if you're going to be sitting at home, get your asses out there and do something fun!

First off, the good guys of Eets Feats will be playing at the Rancho Relaxo house witha bunch of other bands, and they are always worth your time. Rumor has it, they will have some freshly recorded material to hand out for free. You're going to want to ge
t on that.
Next up, presents The Hood Internet over at Beauty Bar with a bunch of other acts playing.
Last but certainly not least, the dudes of Learning Secrets will be playing with Best Fwends, Totally Michael and a special DJ set from Yeasayer. It's pretty hard to beat that one.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Tonight : Austin Bleet-Up Presents: Austin Meet Your Bloggers

Tonight, as in right now, you should head out to the Bleet Up where you can meet some bloggers (not us...) and listen to some music before Fun Fun Fun Fest this weekend. Check the poster!