November 2012

Win a Ticket to of Montreal at the Mohawk Tuesday with French Horn Rebellion

One of indie’s most respected acts is set to play the Mohawk this Tuesday. Of Montreal’s live show possesses a reputation that precedes it. Though no one can be sure exactly what the…

Video: Foxygen – “Shuggie”

Foxygen has released a new video for their song “Shuggie,” from the forthcoming full length We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, out January 22nd on Jagjaguwar. With each new…

Video: Flying Lotus – “Tiny Tortures”

Flying Lotus has released a cinematically stunning new video for their song “Tiny Tortures,” taken from their recent album Until the Quiet Comes. Starring Elijah Wood, the video begins with dark, brooding sounds that parallel…

New Track: Helado Nego – “Dance Ghost”

Helado Negro has released an initial glimpse at a full-length, Invisible Life, that is slated for release March 5th on the Asthmatic Kittiy imprint. The track, “Dance Ghost,” lives up to it’s name…

New Track: Shugo Tokumaru – “Decorate”

Shugo Tokumaru creates intricate Japanese pop with orchestral, idiosyncratic flourishes. “Decorate” befits the new track released from his album In Focus? more appropriately than one can imagine. Each new instrument emerges as a smile-inducing…

New Track from Parquet Courts – “Light Up Gold

Last month we posted a track from punk-influenced, power-pop outfit Parquet Courts. The group is promoting a new track: the streamlined and steady, one-minute pop tune “Light Up Gold II.” The title track…

Buke and Gase Release Album Details; Share Title Track

Post punk outfit Buke and Gase have announced that their forthcoming full-length will be entitled “General Dome” and will be released via Brassland Records on January 29th. The album art for the record…

Wild Belle Performs on Conan, Announces Album Release Date

Above you can watch Wild Belle perform album track “It’s Too Late” on CONAN last night. I’ve been impressed with Wild Belle’s lack of fear to spit out a slew of songs from…

Brooklyn’s Lazyeyes Shares New Track, Announces EP Details

Last month we wrote about Brooklyn’s Lazyeyes, who create reverb-laden, surfy dream-pop. One of the greatest pleasures of this job is receiving an email, personally, from a band you know nothing about and…

The Pharmacy Live at 29th St. Ballroom

After getting stuck in some unfortunate holiday traffic on my return from my hometown in East Texas, I made my way straight to the 29th St. Ballroom on Friday night to catch the…

Memory Tapes Shares “Replaced” Mix

Wednesday we wrote about a new mix posted by Davye Hawk, aka Memory Tapes. Shortly after that Hawk tweeted that the song had to be taken down, saying that it was “not [his]…

New Track: Chromatics – “Cherry”

As our friends over at Austin Town Hall point out, a new track by Chromatic dropped between Thanksgiving and the weekend. I know what you’re thinking, people were working between Thanksgiving and the…

The Pharmacy Shares Album Stream, Plays 29th St. Ballroom Friday

Seattle’s The Pharmacy creates high energy indie-rock with catchy guitars galore that always recalls much of the pop that came out of Athens in the late 90s. The group released an excellent new…

Memory Tapes Share Remix of B-sides and Unreleased Tracks + Errors Remix

Yesterday, Memory Tapes posted on their blog a nearly 30 minute montage of remixed B-sides, unreleased tracks, and clips from various releases. The cut, simply titled “Displaced mix” can be heard in its…

French Horn Rebellion Shares Love is Dangerous Remix, Tours with of Montreal

French Horn Rebellion has shared a new Chrome Canyon remixed version of the disco dance track “Love is Dangerous,” from their EP of the same name, which drops on December 11th. You can…

Album Review: The Babies – Our House on the Hill

The Babies, a collaboration between Woods bassist Kevin Morby and Vivian Girls guitarist Cassie Ramone, dropped their sophomore album, Our House on the Hill, last week on the Woodsist label. The effort feels…

Album Stream: Azita – Year

Although not entirely eschewing elements of punk such as distorted guitars, Azita’s new 8-song album Year, out today on Drag City, employs aspects more traditional and beautiful such as careful piano beneath gorgeous vocals….

Video: Night Moves – “Country Queen”

We wrote previously about Night Moves’ track “Country Queen” and reviewed the band’s recent show at Stubb’s. Now, we’ve been given a video for “Country Queen” from their album, Colored Emotions, out now…

New Track: “Be Still” – The Curious Mystery

If you know me, you know that lo-fi pop from K Records is basically what I live for. K is my favorite label, and I can’t speak highly enough of their commitment to…

Read About Foxing Quarterly’s Inaugural Issue and Win a Copy of Your Own

Foxing Quarterly, a new literary magazine from Austin, Texas, held the release party for its inaugural issue earlier this month at Domy Books. To celebrate the event, several of the magazine’s editors (including…

Moonface Shares New Video and Fan Letters

Though their album was released more than six months ago, Moonface has shared a new video for the song “Headed for the Door” from their full-length With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery. Like the song,…

New Track: “Neighborhood Watch” – Memory Tapes

“Neighborhood Watch” is the sprawling, divergent opener from Memory Tapes’ impending new album, Grace/Confusion out December 4th on Carpark Records. Dayve Hawk, the creative force behind Memory Tapes, has indicated that the title …

Video: Naomi Punk – “Voodoo Trust”

Naomi Punk are set to drop The Feeling on November 20th on Captured Tracks, and in anticipation of that release, they have given us a video for album track “Voodoo Trust.” A spooky…

Jens Lekman w/ Taken By Trees at the Mohawk

Jens Lekman is a born performer—hilariously witty as he sways and croons. After only one song, Lekman announced a surprise for the Austin crowd Tuesday at the Mohawk. “We’re going to play the…

Leonard Cohen Live at Bass Concert Hall

Leonard Cohen can be counted among a small, elite group of masters of songwriting. While luminaries such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Paul McCartney are still actively touring and creating albums, the…

New Track: “Know Til Now” – Jim James

Jim James is one of indie-rock’s most unpredictable and innovative songwriters, creating music that runs the gamut of musical genres or totally defies them all. James is set to release his newest album…

New Track: “Edie’s Dream” – SUUNS

Today Suuns shared the first cut from their second album, Images Du Futur, due out via Secretly Canadian on March 5, 2013. Simple snare taps, sparse guitar notes, and ethereal vocals comprise the structure of “Edie’s Dream.” Through its…

Video: Beach House – “Wild”

In a way, I’ve been waiting for this for months. “Wild” is my favorite track from what I consider to be a serious contender for the year’s best album, Beach House’s Bloom. The…

New Track: “Rooftop” – Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

Like many musicians, Aly Spaltro, aka Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, cultivated her talent working a job at a video store, steeling away in the late night hours to work on songs. The efforts will…

Video: Wild Belle – “Keep You”

Wild Belle’s new video explores themes of maturity and relationships as the band’s Natalie Bergman struggles domestically with her little man, who seeks other waters before returning to the comforts of his home. Directed…

Fun Fun Fun Day Three with Black Angels, Givers, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

Despite total weariness weighing down the human body and the utter desire for rest, the final day of an epically awesome festival always feels a little sad. Sunday of Fun Fun Fun Fest…

SXSW Announces Initial Wave of Performing Artists

It seems like it’s earlier every year that bands are announced for SXSW. But we’re only a few weeks from the massive volunteer calls that follow the holiday season and from there it’s…

Video: King Tuff – “Keep on Movin'”

King Tuff’s new video, filmed in 3D, resembles the garage rock he creates: simple yet highly entertaining. The video for “Keep on Movin’” features folks doing just that–moving and grooving to the sounds…

Win Tickets to Jens Lekman and Taken by Trees at Mohawk!

Talk about a show we’re looking forward to: smooth-singing Swedish crooner Jens Lekman supported by conceptual chanteuse Victoria Bergsman as Taken by Trees. Warning: editorial comments ahead. I’ve loved Jens Lekman since the…

Fun Fun Fun Day Two with Why?, Surfer Blood, and Girl Talk

The second day of Fun Fun Fun Fest brought beautiful weather that turned even nicer as the sun began to set. The day’s lineup presented the fewest number of artists I was excited…

Video: Wild Belle Sends Postcards From The Road

Wild Belle have embarked on their North American tour, playing dates in support of Tennis and Passion Pit. Lead Singer Natalie Bergman has been capturing videos of the band’s introduction to road life,…

Fun Fun Fun Day One with Cursive, Santigold, and… Val Kilmer?

If Fun Fun Fun Fest were incarnated as a human being, your new punk-rock friend would definitely have knuckles proudly tattooed: STRT CRED. Fun Fun Fun Fest has carved a name for itself…

Photo Pop 2012 Showcases Talent of Local Music Photojournalists

This Friday, an event at Red 7 will pay tribute to and exhibit the hard work of some of Ausin’s most important fixtures in the independent music community. No, I’m not talking about bands,…

Kung fu and Vegetarianism: Talking with RZA

RZA can’t be categorized. This is immediately obvious as I begin talking to him to discuss his directorial debut, The Man with the Iron Fists. To call him a rapper vastly understates the…

Divine Fits Halloween Show at Stubb’s

Britt Daniel and Dan Boeckner have something special with Divine Fits. The pair, along with Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks have formed an indie supergroup that’s rapidly gaining notoriety. As postively as their debut…

Laetitia Sadier’s “Lightning Thunderbolt” Video + European Tour

Laetitia Sadier teamed up with David Thayer to film the video for “Lightning Thunderbolt,” the third single from Silencio. The video is chock-full of groovy images- clouds, fireworks, fog, and lots of dreamy…

Health Premiere Short Film “Tears”

Health take us on a brief trip to Creepsville in the short film “Tears.” The group collaborated with directors David Altobelli and Jeff Desom to tell the story of urban zombie-babies in a…

Laarks Releases Video in Advance of New LP

It has been almost two years exactly since Eau Claire, Wisconsin’s Laarks released their debut LP Exaltation of Laarks on Absolutely Kosher. As they lead up to releasing their impending sophomore album Fiat…

Trailer Released for Charles Atlas Film with Antony

Songwriter Antony and filmmaker Charles Atlas have released a trailer for their upcoming film Turning. The film tells the story of a series of women whose gender and sexuality is difficult to define,…

Video: Tamaryn – “The Garden”

Huge, clanging guitars announce the onset of “The Garden,” as rapid pulses of color flash on the screen. A vibrant, overexposed barrage of lo-fi clips skipping frenetically from one to the next create…

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