July 2013

Amason (Members of Miike Snow, Dungen) Share New Song “Went to War”

Amason is the moniker adopted by a Scandinavian supergroup of sorts, which features members of Miike Snow, Dungen, Little Majorette, and Idiot Wind. The group has plans to release an EP on the Lykke Li/Peter,…

New Track: Mirror Travel – “Mexico”

It has been a truly pleasurable experience to watch Mirror Travel evolve from the young Follow That Bird into the powerful indie-rock trio that they are. Lauren Green, Tiffanie Lanmon, and Paul Brinkley…

Watch Volcano Choir’s New Video for “Byegone”

Volcano Choir, the Justin Vernon / Collections of Colonies of Bees joint venture, will release their second LP Repave on Jagjaguwar on September 3rd. The album will be a follow up to the critically…

Album Review: Sonny and the Sunsets – Antenna to the Afterworld

On the surface, Sonny and the Sunsets’ most recent album Antenna to the Afterworld is an immediately likable and enjoyable album. However, it also possesses deeper rewards within its earnest subject matter, conceptual…

Album Review: Scout Niblett – It’s Up to Emma

Scout Niblett’s newest effort It’s Up To Emma, out now on Drag City, presents a collection of raw, sparse, and eerie electric folk songs that sprawl out in moody tendrils. For those unfamiliar…

CocoRosie Shares Video for “Child Bride”

After being somewhat lukewarm on CocoRosie’s debut album years ago, the group won me over with the haunting and infectious song “Werewolf.” Increasingly, the duo proves able to create thematically rich, beautiful yet…

Album Review: Ashley Eriksson – Colours

Perhaps it’s not limited to the Pacific Northwest, but the region does boast an impressive ability to capture a sense of place. That ability has differed over the years, from bands like Bikini…

Dog Bite Shares New Track “Cold Weather”

Atlanta based indie rock band Dog Bite has announced the release of a new EP. The LA EP will drop on September 17th on Carpark records, and you can hear the first single “Cold…

Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live

Belle and Sebastian was one of the first indie bands I listened to. I bought If You’re Feeling Sinister at Waterloo Records around 2001 and fell in love fast. I purchased the remainder…

Lightning Dust Releases Video for “Loaded Gun”

Last month, Lightning Dust released Fantasy on Jagjaguwar, and now they’ve created a video for album track “Loaded Gun.” The dark pop song constructs heavy synth lines around crisp snares while the video utilizes…

Brass Bed Live at Hi-Dive in Denver

While Pop Press International is on vacation in Colorado, we took the opportunity to check out one of the local venues that houses many of indie-rock’s stalwart, national touring acts. We felt lucky…

Borrisokane, Pageantry, and The Calm Blue Sea at Mohawk Live Review

Borrisokane is a band gaining credibility quickly as they’ve played some great shows and solid bills in recent months. We loved their album release show, which pulled out all the stops. Opening the…

Watch The Julie Ruin’s First Video – “Oh Come On”

We already told you that we loved the first single to emerge from Kathleen Hanna’s new band The Julie Ruin, and now the group has a released a video for the track. All…

La Luz at Hotel Vegas with GALPALS Live Review

Last Friday night, all-girl garage pop band La Luz made a stop in Austin at Hotel Vegas to perform a show with GALPALS. Despite being only vaguely familiar with the band, I was…

Video: DIANA – “Perpetual Surrender”

Jagjaguwar recording artist DIANA has released a video for “Perpetual Surrender,” the title-track from the band’s forthcoming album, due out August 20th. Directed by Jesse Yules, the video creates kaleidoscopic visuals by using folded…

Watch: Brazos Shares New Video for “Long Shot”

“Long Shot” is an elegant and stripped down guitar and piano track from Brazos’ recent album Saltwater. The video, created by Brazos frontman Martin Crane, features black and white drawings that shift and merge in…

Album Review: Royal Forest – Spillway

From the first snippets of sound and previews of songs that preceded Royal Forest’s new album Spillway, I’ve been pumped for the release of this album. The band’s frontman Cody Ground has been…

Fun Fun Fun Fest Reveals Complete Lineup, Tickets On Sale Now

I never had any doubt. Fun Fun Fun Fest always boasts what is likely the best festival lineup of the year. But I also had no idea it would be this amazing. My…

Soft Healer Releases Video for Haunting Experimental Pop Track “Ghost”

All of Austin is pretty pumped for the resurgence of experimental pop band Soft Healer. We recently caught the release show for their new EP, out now on Monofonus Press. We hadn’t been…

New Track: Hunx and His Punx – “You Think You’re Tough”

Hardly Art Records garage punk rockers Hunx and His Punx have released a new track from the forthcoming album Street Punk, out July 23rd. The track delivers all the punk rock crunch we’ve come…

Love Inks Preps New Album, Shares Trailer, Single

We’ve written about Love Inks quite a bit on this blog, and they’re a band that continues to impress us as they get better and better. Today the trio announced that they’ll drop…

Watch Future Bible Heroes Video for “Living, Loving, Partygoing”

We adore all things Stephin Merritt and Claudia Gonson. Yes, we beat ourself up every day because our review for their most recent and excellent album Partygoing still isn’t up yet. But we are…

Taft Releases EP, On Tour Now

Taft Mashburn is the creative force behind the band simply christened Taft, which is currently on a short East Coast jaunt with Austin indie-pop heroes Marmalakes. The tour lineup includes Andrew Stevens on guitar,…

Bobby Jealousy Rocks 4th of July, Releases Demos, Tours

The Bobby Jealousy department has been abuzz with news over the holiday week and weekend. Before the band would later rock the 4th of July with a show at Museum of Human Achievement,…

Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup Release and Vannin’ Screening Party Tomorrow

Tomorrow night, the good folks that organize Fun Fun Fun Fest will release the remaining lineup after giving us two teaser leaks of performing artists last month. The release will come at a…

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan to Re-issue Album on Suicide Squeeze

Sometimes Almost definitely too often, we have a tendency be professionally tactful and journalistic in our little blog posts over here at PPI. So let me break that trend for a moment and…

Kitten Forever Shares Video, Announces Album, Tours

Kitten Forever is a Minneapolis garage pop trio. The all-female band plans to release Pressure, their second full-length album in late July on Guilt Ridden Pop. The first single to emerge from the album,…

Justin Timberlake Shares NSFW Video for “Tunnel Vision”

Justin Timberlake has released a pretty consistently and overtly NSFW video for his song “Tunnel Vision.” I guess JT’s crooning, just makes the clothes fall right off the laides. But I guess we…

New Track: The Vaccinces – Melody Calling

In advance of their upcoming North American tour dates and following performances at Bonnaroo and Glastonbury, The Vaccines have released a new track entitled “Melody Calling.” Built on busy instrumentation of guitar, synths,…

Good Field Live at Lambert’s

We’re huge fans of Good Field, and we don’t keep it a secret. It felt like it had been too long since we’d seen the band, so it was great to catch them…

Soft Healer Live at Hotel Vegas

Distance isn’t keeping Soft Healer down. Though two members now reside in Ithaca, NY, the originally-Austin-based experimental pop group has just released a new EP and will be touring in the coming months….

Foxing Quarterly Lit Fest at Scoot Inn

Foxing Quarterly’s third issue is just around the corner, and this past week the crew teamed up with a slew of other indie publishing houses, literary journals, zines, and start-ups to host a…

Shivery Shakes Hold Kickstarter Ahead of Full-length

Austin indie-pop band Shivery Shakes is currently holding a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the recording and release of their first full-length album. The band, fronted by Will Glosup, is one of Austin’s…

Live Review: Joanna Barbera Album Release with The Couch at Holy Mountain

We were on double duty in Austin’s busy music scene last Thursday night, and after a great Mikal Cronin show at Mohawk, we almost jogged down to Holy Mountain to see Joanna Barbera’s…

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