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Dirty Projectors Share Gorgeous New Track “Little Bubble”

It would be difficult to overstate my affinity for Dirty Projectors. They’re one of the best bands making music today. They have explored a staggering variety of approaches to creating songs and deployment…

Jens Lekman Reflects on Fragrances on New Single

Always balancing tones poignantly nostalgic and whimsically absurd, Sweden’s Jens Lekman has consistently generated playful pop that makes listeners laugh and cry simultaneously. He’s the kind of songwriter who can make a single…

Austin Songstress Molly Burch Signs to Captured Tracks, Shares “Downhearted”

For several years, I was asked all the time who the next big band would be out of Austin. Despite being the “Live Music Capital of the World,” it seemed that Austin hadn’t produced many…

Real Live Tigers Share Video Ahead of Tour

I met Tony Presley, the creative force behind Real Live Tigers, at a house show circa 2004. Since then, Tony has moved away and back to Austin, spending some time in Fayetteville, AR and…

The Garment District Saturates In New Video For “Feral Surfers”

Pittsburgh-based experimental electro-pop group The Garment District released a new video for “Feral Surfers,” a track from Luminous Toxin. The video was created by Thaddeus Kellstadt, a Milwaukee-based artist who likens the process to painting:…

Watch Japanese Breakfast’s Luminous Video for “In Heaven”

Japanese Breakfast’s debut LP, Psychopomp, dropped on April 1st via Yellow K records, bestowing unto the world an outstanding collection of shimmering pop songs. We saw the band, which is effectively the project…

Ought Performs at The Sidewinder May 20th (ATX)

A friend once argued that all bands ultimately despise being compared to other artists. But I think if someone’s calling you a punk rock Talking Heads there’s just not much room to feel slighted….

Dig Steve Gunn’s Motorcycle Adventure in “Ancient Jules” Video

Let’s not kid ourselves, Steve Gunn’s guitar playing towers above most guitarists creating music at the moment. Stylistically, fans of Kurt Vile will find much to like about Gunn’s simultaneously chill yet heady guitar-line-driven…

Watch Spoon’s Britt Daniel Mentor The Two Lips for Converse Rubber Tracks Session

For the past few years, we’ve caught up with artists participating in Converse Rubber Tracks’ pop up studio sessions at SXSW, during which the organization provides a full day of free studio time…

Watch Hospital Ships’ Jordan Geiger Play Intimate Acoustic Version of “All In Time”

Simultaneously bleak and beautiful, Hospital Ships’ “All In Time,” culled from their newest effort, The Past Is Not A Flood, builds on looping refrains and simple parts by adding a variety of synth structures and…

Premiere: Genuine Leather’s Lo-fi Video for Woozy Acoustic Track “Ray Has To Die Today”

Culled from the B-side of Genuine Leather’s new Jeff Jazz EP, “Ray Has To Die Today” is the aural manifestation of a Saturday afternoon following a Friday on which you were too tired to go…

Watch Real Live Tigers’ Dusky Video for “Denatured”

Relying on shadowy, backlit shots of songwriter Tony Presley wandering through Waller Creek’s dry bed filmed by Mike Ozmun and early 20th century archival footage from the Library of Congress, Real Live Tigers’…

Fresh Hip-Hop from Tron & DVD: “Magma”

Rapping about everything from the Vice President to Darth Vader and rhyming “fallacy” with “audacity,” duo Tron & DVD deliver a new track filled with literate lyricism that finds the intersection of comic book nerds and…

Watch Technicolor Hearts’ Epic Video for “Dream Jar”

Upon first watching Technicolor Hearts’ new video for their song “Dream Jar,” I was struck by how many different settings and landscapes the video incorporates. From a backdrop of vibrant hot air balloons,…

Boone Graham Promises to “Never Give Up”

Those familiar with Austin songwriter Boone Graham know him for earnest and quirky acoustic pop songs akin to Kimya Dawson or Paul Baribeau. Both musically and lyrically, Graham’s songs evoke universal connectedness through simplicity…

Premiere: Crocodile’s Subtly Surreal Video for “My Little Girl”

Wavering, surfy guitars ring out over frontman Gianni Sarmiento’s distorted vocals in this infectious little noise pop song from Crocodile. A broken lightbulb, a wooden robot, cacti, and of course a crocodile make…

Watch Reservations’ Claymation Space Work Camp Video for “Planet”

The lead single for Reservations’ upcoming album Taking Time is outstanding — ghostly vocals float on thick, buzzing synths and reverb-soaked drums. To accompany the track, the band has released a claymation video depicting…

Watch Austin Psych Rockers Tamarron’s New Video “68”

Successive waves of swelling reverb wash across the aural plane of Tamarron’s new track “68,” which is taken from a live studio session. Undulating guitar chords build to buzzing guitar solos and plodding…

Slooom’s “Honey” Drips With Anticipation

Lauren Bruno is working on a new project called Slooom, and we can’t wait to see what happens next. Appropriately titled, we are showing the first teaser trailer for the three part story…

Video Premiere: Young Tongue – “Heavy Metal Thunder”

Skateboarders can only land tricks during the choruses of Young Tongue’s “Heavy Metal Thunder,” or so their new video for the song would have you believe. The black-and-white video features footage of each…

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…

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,…

Watch “BACKER” Starring Mac “The Backer” DeMarco

Get sucked into the bizarre world Mac DeMarco slithers through. This mockumentary directed by Cole Kush is a quick surreal trip into the mind of Dave Fuck, aka Backer, a regular guy specializing in car back-up…

Nicholas Krgovich Shares “City of Night” Video featuring Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman

The Pacific Northwest has a habit of doing things their own way. Whether it was the weirdo punk of Beat Happening or the riot grrrl rock of Sleater-Kinney, the region has been a…

Sleater-Kinney Reunites for New Album & Tour

What can one say? Hallelujah!, perhaps? Even Sub Pop Records, who release the new album from reunited riot grrrl fixtures Sleater-Kinney seem appropriately giddy in the news post announcing the reunion, new album,…

Tennis Shares David Lynchian Video for “I’m Callin'”

Tennis, the husband-and-wife duo of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore, released their third full-length Ritual in Repeat, last month on Communion Records. Today, the band shared a new video for “I’m Callin’,” which features an…

KLRU Arts In Context Hosts Premiere Party for New Episode Featuring Les Rav

Although KLRU’s Austin City Limits series is undoubtedly their most well known contribution to music television, their Arts In Context program has brought us stories about some incredible artists, including The Octopus Project, Shakey…

Lower’s Mean Spirited New Video for “Daft Persuasion”

Spitting venom at one anonymous, despicable individual, Lower’s Adrian Toubro seems especially ready to persuade the viewer to feel his animosity. A hooded figure lightly drapes his arms across Toubro’s chest, as if…

Swedish Duo JJ Creep Around the Desert in New Video “Dynasti”

The new video “Dynasti” from mysterious Swedish duo JJ pulsates with occult imagery and pagan ceremony. As girls spin around in glitter masks with cloaked minions, they set on fire enough upright pianos…

Video: Amen Dunes “Splits Are Parted”

A pendulum ponytail wags in the dark as a young girl runs towards the viewer, opening the video for Amen Dunes’ latest single “Splits are Parted.” Backlit, hand reaching forward through a strobing…

Parquet Courts Share New Video, Play Dates Under Multiple Pseudonyms

Today slacker rock band Parquet Courts shared a new video for “Bodies,” a track culled from their recent effort Sunbathing Animal. The track features the group’s distinct, lackadaisical vocal delivery over wavering guitar lines…

Allah-Las Crafty New ‘Buffalo Nickel’ Video

With Allah-Las’ video for their latest single “Buffalo Nickel” from their upcoming album Worship the Sun, every listener, near and far, is invited to join them on a time-traveling voyage back to 1967 – under…

Watch: Patch – “Who Will I Dream?”

Built on accordion, tambourine, and acoustic guitars, Austin band Patch’s song “Who Will I Dream?” is a boozy, late-night, lover’s lament. The song’s narrator pines the departure of a loved one, ensuring us that…

Watch the Trailer for Scott Walker and Sun O)))’s Collaborative Album

I’m not sure that there will be a time when we can remember the fact that Scott Walker and Sun O))) once worked together on an album, because it’s likely upon the release of…

The Young Share Video for “Cry of Tin”

Austin indie rockers The Young have just released a video for buzzing track “Cry of Tin.” Directed by Winston H. Chase, the video is set in a storage facility and depicts miscellaneous goings…

Allah Las Debut New Video for “No Werewolf”

A cover of a 1960 track from surf-band the Frantics, Los Angeles retro-garage-rock band, the Allah Las, deliver a driving rendition of “No Wereworlf”, mystifying in its hypnotic spinning art performance courtesy of Russian…

She Keeps Bees New Video for “It Is What It Is”

Brooklyn duo She Keeps Bees released their newest video today for single “It Is What It Is” off their forthcoming album Eight Houses via Future Gods Records.  The downtempo rhythm and minimal arrangement give…

Axxa/Abraxas’ New Video for “I Almost Fell”

Here’s some legit indie shit.  Today, Captured Tracks artist Axxa/Abraxas released his video for single “I Almost Fell” off his S/T debut. Like labelmate Mac DeMarco and Beach Fossils, Axxa/Abraxas’ (aka Ben Asbury)…

Hiss Golden Messenger’s “Lucia”

Here’s Hiss Golden Messenger’s new video for “Lucia,” a quiet solo acoustic take on a summer jam which debuted yesterday and will appear on HGM’s forthcoming fifth album, Lateness of Dancers.  The album will be…

Watch: Avi Buffalo – “So What”

After four years without an album, Avi Buffalo returns with At Best Cuckold, due out on September 9th via indie giant Sub Pop. The band debuted the video for album track “So What” yesterday….

Sharon Van Etten’s Intimate New Video for “Our Love”

Sharon Van Etten released Are We There on Jagjaguwar Records earlier this year (read our review here), and released an accompanying video for single “Our Love” yesterday.  Its gorgeously soft black-and-white treatment emphasizes the intimacy…

Woman’s Hour Share Live Video of Track “Conversations”

Exactly two weeks from today, UK synth pop band Woman’s Hour will release their debut album Conversations on Secretly Canadian. Today, as a lead up to that release, the group has shared a live…

Pink Mountaintops Embrace “The Second Summer of Love”

Pink Mountaintops newest effort Get Back, released by Jagjaguwar in April was full of no frills rock ‘n’ roll. A spirit that was more than clear when we spoke with frontman Stephen McBean…

Thus Owls Nominated for Polaris Prize, Support Antlers in Austin

Montreal’s Thus Owls are having quite a summer. The band has received praise from an array of press outlets surrounding their new album Turning Rocks, available now on Secret City Records, and recent performances at…

Gramercy Arms Release Video for Indie Pop Track “Always In Love”

New York-based indie pop collective Gramercy Arms have released an upbeat black-and-white video for their song “Always In Love,” the single from their upcoming album Seasons of Love, set for a July 21st release…

See Colorful New Video from Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts’ album Present Tense is out now on Domino Records and available for purchase. Today the band shared a colorful new video directed by Kate Moross in support of that album. The video…

Kids Battle Monsters in Mother Falcon’s New Video for “Marigold”

Orchestral collective Mother Falcon are out on tour, they just released their first ever vinyl, a 7″ on Punctum Records, and now they’ve shared a new music video for “Marigold,” from their most…

Party Plants Release Video for “Great Interplanetary Romance”

Austin-based lo-fi quirk pop band Party Plants have released a DIY video for their song “Great Interplanetary Romance.” I’ve written before about how the band reminds me of one of my favorites, Beat…

Generate Your Own Unique Video for Isaac Delusion’s “Pandora’s Box”

French electronic pop group Isaac Delusion will release a new self-titled album via Cracki Records later this year in the U.S., while the album is already out in Europe and available on French iTunes. The…

Bishop Allen Shares New Video for “Start Again”

We previously brought you the news that New York indie pop band Bishop Allen has announced a long awaited full-length album, Lights Out, set for an August 19th release date via Dead Oceans. Frontman…

Watch Swedish Pop Band JJ’s Emotionally Arresting Video for “All White Everything”

Swedish pop outfit JJ will release their new LP, V, on August 19th via Secretly Canadian. Today, the label shared from that record, the debut video for “All White Everything.” Vocally driven and dynamic,…

Hear Local Natives Discuss Their Sound in New Video

Amplifier and audio equipment company McIntosh just released a new video in their “Behind the Sound” series. Past episodes have featured artists such as Deltron 3030, White Denim, and Washed Out. The most…

Clouder Shares New Video for “All The Royal Years Are Gone”

Austin-based garage and punk rock label Fleeting Youth has been incredibly active in their short existence, working not only with bands from this city but also many others across the country. This week,…

Jail Weddings Release New Video “Summer Fades”

Jail Weddings released their most recent album Meltdown — A Declaration of Unpopular Emotion on vinyl via Neurotic Yell and on cassette through Burger Records last year. Now, to accompany their upcoming tour, the band has shared a new video…

Indie Pop Band Tangerine Releases “Nothing Better” Video

Following the release of new song “Nothing Better” and b-side “Northern Line” via Fin Records, indie pop band Tangerine has shared a video. Directed by Jade Justad, the video for “Nothing Better” features…

Watch Amazing Snakeheads’ Raw New Video “Nighttime”

Elements of the occult must be swimming in the deep pools of our collective consciousness. Lately, they’re bubbling to the top. Similar to the motifs in HBO’s triumphant series True Detective, The Amazing Snakeheads’…

Mutual Benefit Shares New Video, Announces Tour Dates

Mutual Benefit has debuted a new video for their song “‘Let’s Play’ / Statue of a Man” to accompany the announcement of a slew of new dates being added to their current tour. The video…

Japanese Psych Rock Band Boris Shares Video for “Vanilla”

Good news for all you psych-metal fans, Japanese band Boris has released a new video for the track “Vanilla” ahead of their new album Noise, due out June 17th in the U.S. via Sargeant…

MARYANN Shares New Video for “Coming Home to Newt”

Austin folk-pop band MARYANN has returned from a recent tour in support of their newest album Wylie and have shared a video for their song “Coming Home to Newt.” The track features upbeat rhythms…

Tontons Share New Song “Lush” from Shaking Through Session

The newest installment of Shaking Through, a series produced by creative nonprofit organization Weathervane Music, features Houston band The Tontons. If you frequent this site, you undoubtedly know how smitten we are with…

Watch: Roger Sellers Performs “Consequential Ending” at Austin Psych Fest

Although his primary set at Austin Psych Fest consisted of a electronic-pop soundscapes and loops, multi-talented musician Roger Sellers hung out with local station KUTX to record an acoustic rendition of his song…

Watch First Trailer for Elliott Smith Documentary

The music of Elliott Smith has touched the lives of so many people that it only makes sense that we would continue to remember his legacy long after his life ended. The past few…

Tele Novella Shares “Coat-Tail Rider” Video

We wrote previously about this new track from Austin indie pop band Tele Novella, and now the group has released a Jack Fleischer directed video for the song. “Coat-Tail Rider” stars band members…

Mirror Travel Shares Video for “Mexico,” Plays Psych Fest Saturday

Okay so we have a mega crush on Mirror Travel. We put them on our list of 11 bands you should see at Austin Psych Fest, happening this weekend, and we’ve written about…

FPSF Announces Lineup Additions Including Twin Shadow & Houston Rap Supergroup

Yesterday, we brought you our heartfelt list of why we love FPSF. No one should need another reason to attend such a great festival, but FPSF is giving you one anyway. Recently, the…

UK Psych Pop Band Toy Shares New Video, Plays Psych Fest

UK Psych pop outfit Toy has shared a new video to correspond with their US tour, which includes a date at Austin Psych Fest this weekend. The band plays the Levitation Tent at…

Owen Pallett Shares Video “Song for Five & Six” Ahead of New Album

Ballet feels like an appropriate visual component to accompany the sounds of experimental pop violinist Owen Pallett. Like ballet dancers and ballet itself, Pallett’s music is graceful, beautiful, dexterous and powerful. The video…

Post Rock Band Chipper Jones Video Premiere: “amarillo/headrush”

Although Austin is not a city known for its experimental pop and instrumental post-rock, such as that created by duo Chipper Jones, the genre does have a presence and a precedent in this…

Local Natives Cover Johnny Cash, Play Stubb’s in Austin Tomorrow Night

The last time I saw Local Natives was at the Moody Theater for their Austin City Limits taping. It was the fourth time I had seen the band, and easily the best. The…

Archie Bronson Outfit Shares Video for “We Are Floating” Ahead of New LP

Ahead of their fourth record for Domino Records, British rock band Archie Bronson Outfit has released a video for album track “We Are Floating.” The band follows in the footsteps of 90s indie…

MARYANN Shares Video for “Shifting Ground,” Celebrates CD Release April 16th at CUC

Austin band MARYANN has played a slew of shows over the past year, gaining notoriety in the local music community. This month, they will unveil Wylie, the full-length album they’ve been hard at work…

Sylvan Esso Releases “Coffee” Video, Tours with tUnE-yArDs

Watching people dance makes me wanna get up and dance, so I’m resisting all impulses to jump up and cut a rug and instead tell you about this new video from Sylvan Esso….

Watch Matthew Squires Perform Show to an Adoring Crowd of Mannequins

I like what Matthew Squires is doing. Squires creates nasally, off-kilter acoustic pop songs that embrace the complexity of life, tackling terror and joy head-on. His songs are catchy and cute, but more…

Daniel Francis Doyle’s “It’s Work” Video Stars Cast of Austin Musician

Daniel Francis Doyle is the kind of guy who sets out on tour via Greyhound Bus with just a guitar. His quirky songs are simultaneously charming, infectious, and challenging as his delightful melodies…

Jess Williamson Shares Video for “Spin the Wheel”

Jess Williamson is having a great week. She’s just returned from a West Coast tour, and yeseterday, the songwriter not only released a new video for her song “Spin the Wheel” from her…

Damien Jurado Expands Tour, Shares Video for “Magic Number”

We’re completely in love with Damien Jurado’s newest effort Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son. So, it understandable how excited we are to share the news today that not only has Jurado shared…

Horse Thief Shares Video for “Devil”

We told you recently about the news of OKC’s Horse Thief signing to Bella Union for their upcoming LP Fear in Bliss. The group already shared the audio for upbeat, folky track “Devil,” which…

Band of Skulls Set Album Release Date, Tour, Share New Video

The first two songs to surface from Band of Skulls showcase divergent facets of the band’s style–one more forceful and crunchy and one that leans on melody and nuance. Both “Asleep at the…

Sacco Prep Debut Album, Share Two Videos

Sacco will release their debut, eponymous album on Sensibility Music on Aprill 22nd. The band has already seen some sizable exposure from touring in support of Cults last year. Sacco’s songs range from…

Blouse Takes Us Down a Dark Highway in “Happy Days” Video

Although the song is called “Happy Days,” the new video fro Blouse carries the viewer down an ominous, dark highway and angles toward film noir. We can’t help but be reminded of the…

Soft Metals Share New Video for “No Turning Back”

As a perfect way to commemorate the celebration of true love that is the consumerist paradise of Valentine’s Day, dreamy electro pop band Soft Metals have shared a new video for track “No…

Majical Cloudz Share Interactive Video for New Song “Love Soul”

Every time Majical Cloudz does something I fall deeper in love. The duo of Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto created an austere but affectionate, minimalist masterpiece with last year’s Impersonator. Their live shows are…

Cass McCombs Shares Traumatizing Video for “Name Written in Water”

One sentence stands out in the press release I received for Cass McCombs’ horrifying new video for “Name Written in Water”: “In the context of modern capitalist hegemony, we’re all just pigs to…

Wild Beasts Share “Sweet Spot” Video from Upcoming LP

With artists like Dirty Projectors and Cass McCombs, Domino Recording Co. is a label you can rely on putting on quality sound. Wild Beasts are one of those bands and will be releasing…

Dead Rider Shares Video for Experimental Pop Track “Blank Screen”

Dead Rider’s song “Blank Screen” builds slowly, stuttering, clicking, and buzzing through the introductory phases until it swells to throbbing, hard-hitting highs. Synths whine, the drums are relentless, and frontman Todd Rittman belts…

Teen Shares Trailer Video for New LP

Teen has announced that their new LP, The Way and Color, will be released via Carpark on April 22nd and has accompanied that announcement with an album trailer video featuring a compilation of sounds…

Jorge Elbrose (Ariel Pink + Jorge Elbrecht) Release Video for “Called to Ring”

Last fall, stalwart indie label Mexican Summer released a book commemorating their 5th anniversary. The 10″ record that accompanied the extensive history of the label and the artist contributions of its roster included…

Owen Pallett to Release New LP In Conflict, Shares Album Trailer

Multi-instrumentalist Owen Pallett is known for his intensely layered music that blends lush organic sounds with beautiful electronics. On May 13th, Domino will release his newest LP titled In Conflict. The record is purported…

Video: Nostalghia – “Cool for Chaos”

Falling somewhere in the wheelhouse of Dresden Dolls or CocoRosie, Nostalghia is a gritty art rock project that embraces oddity and theatrics. The projects central figure Ciscandra Nostalghia considers herself an artist in many…

St. Vincent Shares Video for “Digital Witness”

St. Vincent is firing on all fronts. The production for her new song “Digital Witness” is astonishing–captivating pans and layers of instrumentation. The influence of David Byrne is obvious in the song’s disjointed,…

Video: Architecture In Helsinki – “Dream A Little Crazy”

Seeing a new Architecture In Helsinki video was something of a nostalgic experience for me, since I haven’t been attuned to the band’s work in something like six or seven years. In this…

Eating Out Shares Video for “That’s My Man”

The new video for Eating Out’s “That’s My Man” perfectly fits the song’s drowsy, apathetic, teen-angst aesthetic. Faraway guitars and lethargic vocals echo while high school students attempt to put up with the…

The Pixies Share Video for New Track “Magdalena”

While reviews of The Pixies’ new material remains fervently mixed, most fans have reached on consensus on which tracks are the most promising from the beloved bands two new EPs. From EP1, “Indie Cindy”…

Video: Cass McCombs – “Unearthed”

The majority of Cass McCombs’ new video for “Unearthed,” directed by Eric Fensler, consists of a fixed timelapse shot of a mountain, slowly being eclipsed by shadow as a plume of condensation flags…

Video: Matthew Squires – “The Turnings of the Earth (and Other Observations)”

Matthew Squires and his band The Learning Disorders have been quietly churning out an impressive number of videos for their odd yet charming, quirky folk-pop songs. Squires has the ability to write songs…

Seattle Band Cumulus Shares New Video for “Middle”

A once-wheelchair-bound woman defies expectations and goes on an afternoon adventure in the new video from Seattle indie pop band Cumulus. The video is directed by Randy Walker and shot with a highly…

Superchunk Shares New Video for “Void”

After almost a decade of silence, 90s lynchpin indie rock outfit Superchunk released Majesty Shredding in 2010 and continued their return by following up with I Hate Music earlier this year. Today the group released a new…

Watch Arcade Fire’s Video for “Afterlife”

We exist within the minds of these characters, moving between their dreams. These are not the trivial dreams of ambition, goals, success–that American dream. These are the powerful and real dreams of longing,…

Hikes Share New Video Reenacting Hook

I’ve written before about how much I adore Austin math-folk band Hikes. Their busy, twinkling guitar work and periodically explosive drums remind me of bands dear to my heart, and I’m happy to…

Dum Dum Girls Share Album Trailer

Dum Dum Girls are really hitting up the media channels as H&M previewed their first single “Lost Boys and Girls Club” and now V Magazine is hosting the trailer for their album Too True,…

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