August 2013

Kendl Winter Shares New Video for “Rosie”

Earlier this month, banjo plucking folk songstress Kendl Winter released her new album It Can Be Done on stalwart imprint K Records. Yesterday Winter released a video for album track “Rosie.” The video features…

Dana Falconberry, Brass Bed, and Reservations at Mohawk Show Preview

We love Dana Falconberry, Brass Bed, and Reservations. We’ve loved them on separate bills and have brought you coverage of their shows before, but we’ll all be graced tomorrow by a Friday night…

Ty Segall at Mohawk with Holy Wave and Hidden Ritual Live Review

Ty Segall performed at the Mohawk at the beginning of the summer, and last night he returned for a show in these closing weeks of the season. Despite Segall having played Austin several…

Dawes ACL Taping: Live Review

Even with solid bands, the conditions surrounding a show can matter as much as anything the band does onstage. This fact is a sort of double-edged sword that both makes live music exciting…

Listen to Aisha Burns – “Sold” from Upcoming Full Length

On September 17th, Aisha Burns will release her debut album Life in the Midwater on Western Vinyl. You may recognize Burns as the violinist for Austin-born post-rock band Balmorhea. Like Balmorhea, her solo material…

Trans-Pecos Music Festival Prepares for 8th Annual Event in Marfa, TX

Who can keep track of music festivals these days? It seems that on any weekend now, one can find a solid lineup for a festival somewhere. However, those that distinguish themselves by theme,…

Ty Segall Performs New Album Sleeper at Mohawk Tuesday August 27th

Those of you who were at Ty Segall’s last sold out show at Mohawk along with us know what a blistering performance the psychedelic rocker can put on. So, we’re betting you’ll be…

Chelsea Wolf Shares New Track, Plays Mohawk September 6th

Chelsea Wolfe’s Pain is Beauty is less than two weeks from being released by Sargent House. Even so, this week we were given another new song from the forthcoming LP. “The Waves Have…

Cass McCombs Announces New Album, Shares Single “There Can Be Only One”

I loved Cass McCombs from the first time I heard him–on a mixed CD from a friend around the release of PREfection. McCombs possesses the ability to quietly and continually produce music of…

Kurt Vile and the Violators with Sonny and the Sunsets at Mohawk Live Review

I had been looking forward to this show for months. I’m at shows several times a week usually and see a tremendous amount of live music. And I love it. But this show…

SISU Shares Track “Harpoons” from Forthcoming LP, Tours

We previously brought you music from SISU, the project of former Dum Dum Girls drummer Sandra Vu. This week, SISU premiered a new track over at Brooklyn Vegan and announced the release date…

Hear Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band’s (Tunda Adebimpe of TVOTR) New Song “The Blast, The Bloom

Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band may have one of the longest names in indie rock, but more importantly, the band, which features TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, has released a debut track….

Poliça Releases New Single “Chain My Name”

Poliça has released a new track from their forthcoming album Shulamith, which is due out October 22 via Mom + Pop. “Chain My Name” utilizes punchy bass along with crisp snare and handclap…

Balmorhea, Mirror Travel, and Jess Williamson at Mohawk Live Review

Friday’s bill at the Mohawk featured a somewhat unlikely assortment of bands, but within that offered a diverse range of talent from sparse and oddly beautiful to noisily forceful to quiet and serene….

Check Out Sebadoh’s New Album at the Waterloo Listening Party Saturday August 17th

If you’re a fan of Sebadoh, and you should be, then you’re in luck. Although the band’s new album Defend Yourself doesn’t drop until September 17th via Joyful Noise Recordings, many cities will have…

Mohawk Hosts Balmorhea, Mirror Travel, and Jess Williamson Tonight!

If you frequent Pop Press International, you know we’re big fans of Mirror Travel. We interviewed them here, and we even got to host them at the New Year’s Eve party we co-hosted…

Don’t Miss Kurt Vile with Sonny and the Sunsets at Mohawk Tuesday August 20th

Sometimes, when you go to write a show preview, there are just so many good things you can say, it’s hard to know where to start. This one’s like that, but for you…

Cults Debut New Track “I Can Hardly Make You Mine

Cults is a band that gained popularity quickly with infectious, textured pop music. Despite the band having only one record, they’ve achieved a great deal of success and managed to find favor with…

Nite Jewel’s Ramona Gonzalez Sings Her Own Karaoke in Video for “This Story”

Nite Jewel released One Second of Love more than a year ago, and we’ve previously written about the video for “Memory Man,” culled from that album. Now, Nite Jewel has released a new…

Social Studies Live at Brick and Mortar Music Hall

We’re big fans of San Francisco based band Social Studies, and were even privileged enough to host them at one of our SXSW day parties last year. While on vacation in San Francisco,…

Julianna Barwick Shares New Video for “One Half,” Stream of LP Nepenthe

Listening to Julianna Barwick is like discovering that beauty exists in a raw form. As an element. Or as some crystalline structure unearthed from the soil that shimmers, translucently, with sunlight. We wrote…

Two New Videos Released from Those Darlins’ Forthcoming Album

On October 1st, Those Darlins will release Blur the Line via Oh Wow Dang. The first two official videos to surface come for the songs “Optimist” and “Oh God,” which tell widely different stories of…

Check out Jon Hopkins’s “Breathe This Air” Featuring Vocals by Purity Ring

As a continuation of the mutual appreciation shared by electronic artist Jon Hopkins and dream pop group Purity Ring and on the heels of the announcement of back to back shows with each…

Why You Should Be at The Mohawk Tonight with Attendance Records and Belaire

In a book called Break Point and Beyond by George Land and Beth Jarman, they cite a study conducted by land in which he tested a group of students for their aptitude at divergent…

Fun Fun Fun Fest Announces Comedy Lineup and Skate Program

Earlier in the week, Fun Fun fun Fest announced its outstanding comedy lineup and expanding endeavors in the skate and ride departments. The comedy lineup will be headlined by Tenacious D and will…

John Vanderslice Shares Two Tracks from Double A-side Single

Native Sound Records will launch with a double A-side single by John Vanderslice. The 7″ will drop tomorrow and will feature the tracks “Song for Clay Miller” and “Vitas at Wimbledon.” Both tracks…

Watch Califone’s New Video & Donate to Bassist’s Medical Costs Fund

Califone’s new video is an impressive, interactive, and dreamy stream of photos culled randomly from a series of selected blogs across the web to create a unique visual experience each time it’s played….

Download Four Tet Remixed DIANA track “Perpetual Surrender”

It takes a minute or so to come to life, but once it does, Four Tet’s minimalist remix of synth pop band DIANA’s “Perpetual Surrender” is a blissful breeze of clear, delicate vocals…

La Luz Announces Full Length on Hardly Art

If a band is cool, there seems to be a high likelihood that Hardly Art will sign them. From Shannon and the Clams to Deep Time to hidden gems like Lost Animal, Hardly…

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