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Quinn Marston Releases Video, Download for “Can You See Me Hear Me Now?”

October 30th, 2010

Singer/songwriter Quinn Marston released her debut EP, Can You See Me Hear Me Now?, on the Ernest Jenning label earlier this week.  She also premiered a video for and put up a download of the EP’s title track, both of which you can check out after the jump. Read more…

By Nick Vadala Posted in News

Byrds of Paradise Release “Barefoot Paradise” Download

October 30th, 2010

Brooklyn, NY’s Byrds of Paradise recently released a free download of “Barefoot Paradise,” an energetic pop-punk track that comes from their as-yet-untitled LP scheduled to come out in January 2011 on Don Giovanni Records. Read more…

By Nick Vadala Posted in News

The Soft Moon Releases Track From Upcoming Release for Download

October 30th, 2010

San Francisco, CA-based electro-pop artist The Soft Moon, aka Luis Vasquez, recently released a free download for “Tiny Spiders,” a track from his upcoming self-titled album on Brooklyn, NY’s Captured Tracks. Read more…

By Nick Vadala Posted in News ,

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead W/ Marnie Stern & Ringo Deathstarr & Follow That Bird Halloween Show

October 30th, 2010

Saturday, October 31

Red 7 (outside)

$10 tickets

….And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead , named after some Mayan chant or something along those lines started up about a decade ago right here in ATX, and have gone forward to create no holds rock n’ roll that encompasses many sub-genre names under the metal, indie and art rock umbrellas.

The sound that this band creates is so dense and lively. A full on whirlwind of heavy and fast drum and bass that envokes a sense of erratic movement in the music. Hard screaming vocals from both Conrad Keely and Jason Reece, who switch off on playing drums and guitar as well as vocal duties, add to the chaos to create swells of cathartic and heavy sweating bursts of song. They have a few ballads too, but even with a softer feel to the songs, the sense of ever-flowing wild energy is merely subdued, you can still feel it, never really leaves.

Trail of Dead’s live shows always leave an impression on the audience. A whole lot of noise hitting you all at once. Sometimes breaking a plethora of instruments, leaving a path of destruction to match the explosive energy of their music. Just try to keep up with those constant instrument changes, with band members already moving all over the stage as is, crashing and moving this or that. The band  has a way of making the audience never feel separate from them for a millisecond during the show, you are fully connected to whats going on onstage even as the first sonic boom of noise pulls you in.

Co – show mates Marnie Stern, Ringo Deathstarr & Follow That Bird all boast impressive lists of qualities in their own rights as well, this is just a great way to spend Halloween!

By Sania Parekh Posted in Austin

Roky Erickson- True Love Cast Out All Evil

October 30th, 2010

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Recovery is Possible

Roky Erickson has made the comeback of the century. It was only a few decades ago that Erickson began his music career as frontman of the legendary ’60s psychedelic rock band the 13th Floor Elevators, and was known more for his troublesome lifestyle which included everything from poverty, mental illness to drug abuse than his psychedelia and hard rock. But now, the 63 year-old has emerged from a crippling disease to create True Love Cast Out All Evil with producer and Okkervil River frontman, Will Sheff. The 13 track album is Erickson’s prodigious autobiography of egregious pain and loss and the assurance of overcoming some of life’s greatest obstacles. Read more…

By Emily Provansal Posted in Reviews , ,

Dead Snares Release Album, Single Download

October 30th, 2010

Dead Snares, an experimental rock group led by the reclusive Jeffrey Cain, dropped their newest album earlier this week, an event that the band promoted by releasing a free download of the album’s first single, “City Sparks.” Read more…

By Nick Vadala Posted in News

Cold War Kids Release New Single for Download

October 30th, 2010

Cold War Kids recently released “Louder Than Ever,” the first single off of their upcoming album Mine is Yours, for download.  Check out the track and the band’s 2010 winter tour dates after the jump. Read more…

By Nick Vadala Posted in News

Portugal. The Man Premieres “Guns and Dogs” Video

October 30th, 2010

Portland, OR-based experimental rockers Portugal. The Man recently premiered a video for “Guns and Dogs,” a track that comes from their currently untitled early 2011 debut release on Atlantic Records.  Check out the video after the jump. Read more…

By Nick Vadala Posted in News

Tapes ‘n Tapes Slated to Release Third Full-Length and Go on Big Tour

October 29th, 2010

Tapes ‘n Tapes are preparing their third full-length album, entitled Outside, due out on January 11th.  To support the release, the band plans on going on a big North American tour.  Dates and mp3 after the jump. Read more…

By Nathaniel Ott Homer Posted in News

Rachel Goodrich Preparing New Album for February

October 29th, 2010

Rachel Goodrich is finishing up her second album, Rachel Goodrich, due out on her own Yellow Bear Records on February 21st.  It promises more eclectic indie rock from the Miami-based artist.  Her song “Light Bulb” was featured in Showtime’s Weeds and was featured in a contest by Sweat Records for a music video.  Videos, mp3 and more after the jump.

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By Nathaniel Ott Homer Posted in News