September 2012

Mark Eitzel (American Music Club) Album Stream

Mark Eitzel is set to release his new solo album, Don’t Be A Stranger, on October 2 via Merge Records. You can stream it now over at Paste Magazine. Keep an eye out…

Show Preview: Night Moves at Stubb’s

Touring for a first record, especially in the days before it drops can make it difficult to draw out huge crowds of fans. However, it also provides a rare opportunity to see some…

UTOPiAfest 2012 Artist Dana Falconberry Talks About the Concepts of Home, Touring, and Her New Album

With UTOPiAfest days away and in the midst of recuperating from touring and planning her epic album release show, Dana Falconberry found time to correspond with Pop Press International about the themes of…

Interview: UTOPiAfest 2012 Artist Houndmouth

UTOPiAfest 2012 performing artist Houndmouth could be called a breakout success. They have one four-song EP under their belt, which has been incredibly well received by the listening public. You can tell from…

Video: Daphni – “Pairs”

In July we mentioned Dan Snaith’s (Caribou) groovy new side project Daphni. His forthcoming album JIALONG will be released digitally October 9 and in stores on October 16 via Merge Records. Until then,…

Dum Dum Girls “Lord Knows” Video + Tour

Dum Dum Girls premiered the video for “Lord Knows” over at Rookie this week. The End of Daze EP was largely inspired by the events following the passing of Dee Dee’s mother. The…

New Scott Walker Album: Bish Bosch

4AD has just announced a new Scott Walker album, the follow up to 2009’s The Drift, will be released on December 4th. According to a press release, Bish Bosch is “a tauter but…

Mountain Goats Stream New Album; Announce Second Leg of Tour

If you’ve read any of my posts about the Mountain Goats, you probably know how insanely finatical I am about this band, which is why I have been anxiously awaiting the announcement of…

Beach House and the Walkmen at Stubb’s

The two-headed beast of a bill in the form of The Walkmen and Beach House descended on Stubb’s last Thursday night. Though much of the crowd that packed the sold out venue obviously…

UTOPiAfest 2012 Artist SORNE Releases Video – “Omnipotent”

Cinematic and elaborate, Austin band SORNE’s new video for their song “Omnipotent” is epic and ambitious, containing wicked images of slow-slithering rattlesnakes and tribal rituals involving animal skulls as the story leads to…

Album Review: Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber

I often cite myself as a lover of French music, but what I really mean is that I love old French music: the swarm of Yé-Yé girls that penetrated pop music in the…

Dana Falconberry Performs Album Release Show

Dana Falconberry is one of Austin’s most prolific, active, respected, and talented songwriters. On October 9th, she will release Leelanau, an album that has already received praise and attention from national media outlets…

Video: Dirty Projectors – “About to Die”

Being a Dirty Projectors fan provides not only a listening experience, but also an entire aesthetic experience. Dave Longstreth’s mind never rests. A couple months after the release of their phenomenal new album…

UTOPiAfest 2012 Artist Ben Kweller Talks with Pop Press International

When UTOPiAfest announced Ben Kweller as one of their premier artists for this year’s festival, my first thought was that they couldn’t possibly have booked an artist that made more sense. Kweller is…

Real Ale Brewing Is Giving Away a VIP Trip to UTOPiAfest

UTOPiAfest sponsor Real Ale Brewing is providing an incredible opprotunity to win tickets to the festival! Their VIP giveaway is the best possible way to experience UTOPiAfest 2012, so make sure you enter…

Wild Belle Signs to Columbia + Tour

New York’s sibling-duo Wild Belle have signed to Columbia Records. The funk-jazz-reggae-pop group will be joining husband-and-wife, pop-duo Tennis on a North American tour next month. Check out their video for “It’s Too…

Video: Sun Airway – “Closer”

Back in July I wrote a track review of Sun Airway’s “Close” and now there’s a video. According to director Ewan MacLeod, the tale the video aims to tell is “kind of a…

Video: Exitmusic – “The Modern Age”

Exitmusic have a video for their new single “The Modern Age.” Directed by Daniel Ryan, the video features dark, moody footage of the duo (primarily frontwoman Aleksa Palladino) in various natural settings. Their…

Twin Shadow with Niki and the Dove at Mohawk

George Lewis Jr.’s project Twin Shadow presents the best of two worlds—that smooth world of late 70s/early 80s new wave R&B and the more contemporary world of indie synth pop. Confess, the newest…

Album Review: Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet On Sky

Dinosaur Jr. has come a long way from their first, raw album You’re Living All Over Me. While some will undoubtedly claim that the band has never been better than this energetic and…

Video: Tamaryn – “Heavenly Bodies”

Tamaryn have a new album coming out on October 16 via Mexican Summer. To get us all excited about Tender New Signs they’ve just put out a video, for “Heavenly Bodies,” which juxtaposes…

Night Beds Sign To Dead Oceans + Single + Tour

Night Beds is the newest group to sign to Dead Oceans. The group, lead by 23 year-old Winston Yellen, will release a 7″ tomorrow and a full-length album “soon” (according to a Dead…

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Sign to Jagjaguwar, Share New Single

Portland, Oregon’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra announced today that they’ve signed a contract with Jagjaguwar Records and will release a full-length album in 2013. To celebrate, they’ve dropped “Swim and Sleep (Like Sharks),” a…

A Place To Bury Strangers Announce Tour Dates + Video

A Place To Bury Strangers have announced a string of Fall tour dates in North America, Russia, and Greece. The group has also just released a new video for “Leaving Tomorrow,” filmed by…

Video: Roger Miller – “Big Steam”

Mission of Burma’s Roger Miller has released a solo single on Good Road Recordings. The video, directed by Will C., features a disparate montage of footage ranging from a psychedelic, minimalist performance set-up…

Final Day to Win Tickets to UTOPiAfest with Dr. Dog and Ben Kweller

Pop Press International is an official sponsor for UTOPiAfest 2012, and we’re proud to be able to giveaway two sets of tickets for the almost sold out festival! The one-of-a-kind event features outstanding…

Video: Laetitia Sadier – “Find Me the Pulse of the Universe”

Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab dropped her solo record Silencio in July, but she has just now released a video for the track, “Find Me the Pulse of the Universe.” Visually quirky and campy, the…

Video: The Helio Sequence – “Hall of Mirrors”

The Helio Sequence has just released their fifth studio album Negotiations. We first wrote about “Hall of Mirrors” when it was made available for download last month. The video premiered today, telling a…

Catherine Irwin of Freakwater Releases New Solo Album

Catherine Irwin will release her sophomore solo album, Little Heater, on September 18 via Thrill Jockey Records. The former member of Freakwater’s newest work pairs lyrics that explore themes of loss and despair…

Video: Hospitality – “Eighth Avenue”

Boy, do we love Hospitality. After the release of their outstanding, self-titled pop album, we’ve seen the Brooklyn outfit three times in Austin. The group has released a video for the album track…

Video: Family Band – Moonbeams

The Family Band released their album Grace & Lies in July, but have just now released a new video for album track “Moonbeams” directed by Sam Macon. The eerily tender music video tells the…

Album Review: The Fresh and Onlys – Long Slow Dance

The opening riffs and vocals of “20 Days and 20 Nights,” the first song on The Fresh and Onlys new album, Long Slow Dance, will undoubtedly call to mind 80s staples like The…

Sic Alps Stream Self-Titled Album at Spin

Well, the headline about said it all. As you may have already gathered, Spin is hosting a full stream of Sic Alps’ Sic Alps, due out September 18 via Drag City. You can…

Buke & Gase Stream New EP, Premiere Video

Buke & Gase’s “Function Falls” EP will be in record stores today, September 11. To get the party started they’re streaming the EP at Wired. Oh, and remember the “Misshaping Introduction” single? There’s…

New Track: “Large” – Taken By Trees

We have been avidly awaiting the new LP from Victoria Bergsman’s project Taken By Trees for months now, and have brought you several stories and tracks from the album. Other Worlds has been described…

Video: Ty Segall – “The Hill”

We already brought you a track review for Ty Segall’s “The Hill” from his forthcoming record Twins out October 9th on Drag City. Now, you have a visual companion. The video is just as…

4AD Signs Indians

4AD has just announced they’ve signed Copenhagen-based Søren Løkke Juul (aka Indians). To mark the occasion the label has also released a new installment in the 4AD Session series. In the video the…

Akron/Family Live at Red 7

For whatever reason—conflicting schedules or inopportune timing—I have not seen Akron/Family perform in probably five years. Though the band’s basic focus on folk influenced experimental music remains, the band has evolved into a…

Album Review: Deerhoof – Breakup Song

Immediately, staccato blasts of stuttering distortion emanate from the speakers. Opener “Breakup Songs” (yes in the plural although it’s a single song, as opposed to the singular noun in the album title, Breakup Song, though an…

Video: Moon Duo – Sleepwalker

Moon Duo just released a new (and pretty funny) video to accompany the first single, “Sleepwalker,” from their latest album. The music is set to a video that tells the story of a…

New Track: “Apples” – Efterklang

The details surrounding Efterklang’s new album Piramida are too complex and awesome to summarize again. Find out more about the album here. They’ve released a new song from that forthcoming album. “Apples” is…

Video: David Byrne & St. Vincent – “Who”

The music community has been on pins and needles for years now about a collaboration between Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and indie darling St. Vincent. In the past few months, more and…

Last Week to Enter for Beach House or Twin Shadow Tickets

This week Pop Press international will announce the winners for those who entered the drawings for either Beach House/Walkmen or Twin Shadow/Niki and the Dove. You can take either of the links below…

Show Preview: Mission of Burma at Antone’s

Punk legends Missin of Burma have been reunited for a number of years now, and the quintessential group will bring their abrasive, blistering live set to Antone’s next Saturday night. Below you can…

Album Review: Cat Power – Sun

I have absolutely no qualms about calling Cat Power’s new album exactly what it is: a masterpiece. Sun marks the first album of completely original material in more than half a decade from Cat…

Album Review: Mount Eerie – Ocean Roar

Much of what I wrote about Mount Eerie’s recent release Clear Moon holds true for the album that can be considered its counterpart, Ocean Roar, out today on Mount Eerie’s only constant member Phil…

Show Preview: Mount Eerie at The Parish

Pop Press International has likely brought you as much Mount Eerie coverage as any other music blog over the past few months. We interviewed creative force Phil Elverum… twice, brought you an article…

Win Tickets to UTOPiAfest with Dr. Dog and Ben Kweller

Pop Press International is an official sponsor for UTOPiAfest 2012, and we’re proud to be able to giveaway two sets of tickets for the almost sold out festival! The one-of-a-kind event features outstanding…

UTOPiAfest Releases Schedule

Head over to UTOPiAfest’s website today to check out the schedule for the West Texas music festival that features outstanding artists such as Dr. Dog, Ben Kweller, Houndmouth, Kaki King, Dana Falconberry, White…

Dana Falconberry Releases Album Trailer, Plays Free Show

We’ve published several articles previewing Dana Falconberry’s new album Leelanau, out October 9th on Antenna Farm Records. We are super psyched about this album as well as Falconberry’s upcoming shows. She’ll be playing…

Hardly Sound Premieres on KLRU Tonight

Hardly Sound, a new series focused on music from Central Texas and the lives of those who create it, will premiere on KLRU-Q tonight at 11:00 PM. Episode one will feature Austin’s The…

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