I’m sure I’m not the only one who has really been enjoying the latest from Austin, TX band Spoon. Britt Daniel and company are at it again with a new release called Hot Thoughts, and today they dropped the album’s first video, “Can I Sit Next to You?” The black and white video was directed… Continue reading Spoon Releases Video for Can I Sit Next to You? off Hot Thoughts
Brazos is fronted by Brooklyn-via-Austin artist Martin McNulty Crane, who released his debut under the Brazos name in 2009. That album is called Phosphorescent Blues, and was crafted after a 1969 poem called “The Observer” by feminist/radical Adrienne Rich.
I always get excited when there’s something new by The Lovely Sparrows. And while we’ve had “While Sailing” for some time now (the track was released on last year’s EP, Tall Cedars of Lebanon), their video is a fresh look at the song; a confounding one at that. It’s why I’ve been holding off on… Continue reading The Lovely Sparrows: While Sailing (Video)
I always get excited to hear something new by Letting Up Despite Great Faults. Their style of slightly fuzzed-out pop paired with a light reverb-laden jangle in the guitars and an electro-pop-ish synth beat is thoroughly enjoyable. Their new song “Visions” fits right in.
What’s this!? A brand new video by Austin band Belaire! It’s for their tune “Resonating Symphony”, off their new full-length LP of the same name. The video was shot live by Dustin Eastes at the band’s release party for Resonating Symphony at the 29th Street Ballroom on April 21st, 2012.
This is exciting! It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard anything whatsoever from Austin-based pop group Belaire. The crew is back with a new LP called Resonating Symphony and, if you ask me, it sounds pretty solid. “This Could Take All Night” is the first track to be released off the album and it… Continue reading Belaire: This Could Take All Night
Seattle and Austin are both towns with very distinct personalities, both as cities and through the musicians that reside within. Yet here is one man — Jack Wilson — that flirts with geography, calling both locations home and melding together the two sounds for a style of folk-based americana rock that is entirely captivating.
It’s been a while since we covered Bourgeois Heroes, a little indie pop duo out of Northampton, MA (Jason) and Austin, TX (Elise). Who communicate over that long distance to create the music contained within their releases. At the time, I likened the duo to melodramatic 80s bands like Echo & The Bunnymen. On their… Continue reading Bourgeois Heroes: Olé/Hola [Single Review]
The Lovely Sparrows have a way of putting together words and music that make the band one of today’s leading folk-rock and folk-pop artists. With Tall Cedars of Lebanon, the Sparrows continue the trend they began as early as their debut EP, Pulling Up Floors, Pouring On (New) Paint. The musicianship remains just as tight… Continue reading The Lovely Sparrows: Tall Cedars Of Lebanon (Album Review)
A sad admission: Travels in Lowland, the last album by The Migrant, should have easily been among my top albums of 2010. Thankfully, Denmark’s Bjarke Bendtsen is back with Amerika, set for an October 25 release. “The Hurricane” is the first track to be released from the album. In it The Migrant creates orchestrated folk-pop… Continue reading The Migrant: The Hurricane MP3