February 2015

Attendance Records Teaches Students to See The World, Differently

Non-profit organization Attendance Records is prepared to release their new album–The World, Differently–composed of material culled from a collaboration with high school students and some accomplished Austin musicians. They will celebrate the release with a…

Towers of Youth: Celebrating Life with Raw Paw

When Raw Paw takes over a venue, they take over a venue. The upstart arts collective utilizes every inch of available space, filling it with vibrant art installations and playful games. Last time it was…

Watch Colleen Green’s New Video for “TV”

In her wry new video for “TV,” Seattle garage pop purveyor Colleen Green gives us several DIY versions of television’s most time-honored show formats. Who could forget 2 Girls and a Doug, The Accumulators, or…

Claire Morales Record Release at the Historic Scoot Inn

Claire Morales will be bringing her Denton-based outfit to the Historic Scoot Inn this Friday and we really can’t wait. Supporting her will be local americana all-stars the Deer, KUTX’s artist of the month for…

Otis the Destroyer Tour Kickoff at Red 7

It would not be unusual to find me sardined against the stage of some crepuscular downtown club, assuming the photographer’s position and whittling away at a Moleskin with a (very particular) black pen,…

Grooves Galore at Cheer Up Charlie’s with Taft & Sweet Spirit

I liked Taft before Thursday night, but the group’s performance at Cheer Up Cahrlie’s last week exhibited new levels of vitality. From the first time I saw Taft, I always felt the band, guided by…

Five Tracks We’re Digging Right Now: Rose Windows, Joanna Gruesome, and more

It’s been a while since we’ve let you know what new tracks we’re digging as of late, so here’s five that range from rockin’ to soulful to downright delicate. Listen on, dear reader….

Pop Press INTL. & Heˆrd Present: Velo EP Release Party at Empire Control Room

We admit that we may not know what we’re getting into. But, hey, isn’t exploring the unexplored what underground music is all about? Velo is a brand new band from Austin creating art work…

Sufjan Stevens Shares “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross” from new LP

I’m always a little impressed when the internet so rapidly comments upon a song that has just been released. Of course, many of us know what we like when we hear it, but I…

Jump In The Fire with Salesman

Just over a week ago, we debuted two new tracks from local dark-folks Salesman in anticipation of the release show at Holy Mountain. I hope you were there to witness the magical evening…

I Made Love To My Girlfriend While Listening To Father John Misty’s Baby-Makin’ Record I Love You, Honeybear: A Critique and One-sided Dialogue

Included in the packaging for the physical LP of Father John Misty’s sophomore follow up, I Love You, Honeybear, is a thin pamphlet titled, “Exercises for Listening.” It’s an extensive instruction manual for…

Coffee With Daniel Francis Doyle

I was first exposed to Daniel Francis Doyle on YouTube, seeing a guy in a sweaty gray heather tee shirt playing a natural-finished Fender Stratocaster with a dry overdriven sound in a room…

Taft Celebrates Groove Redundant Tonight at Cheer Up Charlie’s

On Tuesday, Austin upstart Punctum Records furthered their incredible and expansive catalog by releasing the debut LP from glam rock revivalist band Taft. The show tonight promises enjoyment, with a supporting cast of Sweet…

Knifight Bathed Cheer Up Charlies with Waves of Dark Pop: Live Review

Many of argued the importance and influence of both New Order and Joy Division on contemporary independent music. Friday night at Cheer Up Charlie’s provided some undeniable evidence as the venue showcased two…

Album Review: Mount Eerie – Sauna: Pop Press Pick

Phil Elverum is the James Joyce of Anacortes, Washington. Although any one of his works may not equate to the singular force of Ulysses, his cohesive and monolithic body of work as a…

Premiere: New Salesman Songs Ahead of 7″ Release at Holy Mountain Tomorrow

The new Salesman 7″ comes out tomorrow, cut and distributed by Tuscon, AZ, via Olympia, WA, label PIAPTK aka People In A Position To Know, who specialize in special limited runs. Pop Press International…

Misra Records to Reissue Music from Adam Torres

Misra Records represents just one of the many hard-working, under appreciated independent music labels toiling away to bring outstanding music to a small but attentive fraction of the world. The label has released…

All-Female Fronted Music Fest Takes Over Cheer Up Charlie’s on Saturday

Appropriately dubbed Siren Sound Temple, an all-female fronted day of music will occupy the afternoon, evening, and night at Cheer Up Charlie’s this Saturday. As they continue to book Austin’s exciting up-and-coming acts…

New Scenarios with Yonatan Gat at Hotel Vegas

After being converted by the gospel of Yonatan Gat last summer, I’ve been telling everyone I know that they’re the best band touring. There might be some caveats for bands with huge, entertaining…

True Sincerity Issue #2

Fans of honest Austin talent flocked to Cheer Up Charlie’s this past Friday night to celebrate the release of the second issue of True Sincerity written by Pop Press International’s own Editor-In-Chief, Bryan C….

Reminiscing on Free Week: A Belated Gallery

Not too long ago, a sweet phenomenon going by the name Free Week swept across town for the twelfth consecutive year, and though it has only been one month, it seems as if so much more…

Watch a Short Documentary About Austin Producer Danny Reisch

On Friday night, Austin-based print journal True Sincerity (founded by Pop Press International Editor-in-Chief Bryan C. Parker — me, I admit), released its second issue featuring interviews with Dana Falconberry, Danny Reisch, Thor Harris,…

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