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The Big Sleep – Nature Experiments

January 31st, 2012

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A Great Awakening

Brooklyn duo The Big Sleep come back from a three-year hibernation with their third LP Nature Experiments, released this month on Frenchkiss Records. Although guitarist/vocalist Danny Barria laments “we tried to work it out, we tried to tell a tale, but we failed” on album opener “#1,” The Big Sleep have done anything but fail on Nature Experiments.
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By Charlee Redman Posted in High Fidelity, Reviews

Zola Jesus W/ Talk Normal & Technicolor Hearts

January 31st, 2012

Friday, Feb 3rd

The Parish

9pm

$10 tickets

Zola Jesus is the stage name for the beautiful voice wielding Nika Roza Danilova. Mixing elements of classical with electronic, and experimental, her music creates landscapes of pure black, and eery sweet. She has an opera background, and her vocals are positively haunting. She really doesn’t sound like anything out there, and when mixed with the cinematic synths, the experience is truly original. In an interview with The L.A. Record, Nika commented on her own philosophy, since she has studied it, saying “I believe in not avoiding things you’re afraid of. Especially really dark things.” We agree. Watch Ms. Zola Jesus do her uber dark, dark, dark things in the way of musical stylings, and you too won’t want to avoid them. “Come to the dark side…”  sorry we couldn’t resist.

By Sania Parekh Posted in Austin ,

Watch: New Clip From Film The Comedy Featuring James Murphy

January 31st, 2012

As previously reported, former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy had a supporting role in The Comedy, alongside Tim Heidecker. The film was just recently screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Check out a clip from the film after the jump, via Pitchfork: Read more…

By Dan Newman Posted in News , ,

Watch: Video for Mark Lanegan Band’s New Song “The Gravedigger’s Song”

January 31st, 2012

Mark Lanegan Band has released a video for his new song, “The Gravedigger’s Song”. The song is the first single from Blues Funeral, due out February 7 on 4AD. Check out the video after the jump: Read more…

By Dan Newman Posted in News ,

We Listen For You SXSW Party to Take Place at Secret Location

January 31st, 2012

Music blog We Listen For You have released a cryptic announcement regarding their upcoming SXSW showcase. The details are sparse, but it is confirmed that the show will be acoustic, as it was last year, and will take place from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM in a secret location with limited space. RSVP after the jump: Read more…

By Dan Newman Posted in News ,

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Does Does Does SXSW Showcase Announced

January 31st, 2012

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Does Does Does have announced a SXSW showcase this year, which takes place at Austin’s Casa Chapala Downtown from March 14-18. Headliners include The Diamond Center, Naked Gods and Ringo Deathstar. Dozens of bands are already on the bill with many more to be announced. Check after the jump for the venue address and full line-up:

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Communion Presents 2012 The Austin to Boston Tour Kicks off at SXSW 2012

January 31st, 2012

Communion recently announced that they would be invading the US again this spring for The Austin to Boston Tour, featuring Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Ratecliff and Bear’s Den. The tour begins March 15 at Austin’s SXSW 2012 and follows with a string of shows across the south and up the east coast before ending March 31 in Boston, MA at the Berklee College of Music. Read more…

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Imperial Teen – Feel the Sound

January 30th, 2012

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Dancing Like There’s No Tomorrow

Cheeky indie-poppers Imperial Teen have a simple request for you, encapsulated in their fifth album’s name: Feel the Sound. The San Francisco-based group, which counts Faith No More’s Roddy Bottum among its members, aren’t so young anymore—the band celebrate their sweet 16 this year—but you wouldn’t know it from this album, full of exuberant electro-pop and bursting with irresistible energy. There’s no teenage melodrama or melancholia here, only a dedication to songs that make you want to sing along (and maybe even dance). Read more…

By Charlee Redman Posted in Reviews ,

Hoeks Metal Fest SXSW 2012 Parties Announced

January 30th, 2012

Texas Metal Collective is hosting a series of events called Hoeks Metal Fest for SXSW 2012.  From Monday through Sunday during SXSW, metal and hardcore bands will be featured at completely free concerts at Austin’s famed pizza place.  The headliners include include The Periwinkle Massacre, Indisgust, Critical Assembly, Prey For Sleep, Bult, and Former Thieves. The full lineup is included after the jump.

Hoeks Death Metal Pizza, 511 E. 6th Street Austin, TX 78701

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cantstopthebleeding.com SXSW 2012 Day Party Announced

January 30th, 2012

cantstopthebleeding.com has announced the details for their 4th annual SXSW day party.  If you fear that the official SXSW 2012 events will drain your wallet, head on over to the free “Can’t Stop the Bleeding Presents” day party.  The lineup features Apache Dropout, Mannequin Men, and more.

2-6 PM Wednesday, March 14 at Beerland, 711 Red River, Austin TX 78701

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