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Viva El Campo

Arriving in Austin a few years ago, I anticipated diving headfirst into the Austin music experience, determined to mine the healthy reserves of musical minerals. One of those first offerings came on a cool…

Song Premiere: The Lonesome Heroes – “Long Time Coming”

Cosmic folk band The Lonesome Heroes are an Austin institution. Though they’ve made plenty of appearances alongside popular indie-rock bands on some of Austin’s most distinguished stages, their real claims to fame have…

Hear A Lo-Fi Country Ballad from Austin Leonard Jones

Los Angeles-based songwriter Austin Leonard Jones hails from Texas, and his music serves as evidence that his heart never really left. The songs recall mellow Byrds material as they drift by like some…

Album Review: RF Shannon – Hunting Songs (Pop Press Pick)

RF Shannon must’ve been born at some pre-dawn hour—those long, slow hours where minutes tick away like lingering drips from a leaky faucet. The Texas air is thick and humid. The roar of…

Angel Olsen Shares 2nd Track “HI-FIVE” From Forthcoming LP

As we previously reported, Angel Olsen’s new LP and first for Jagjaguwar, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, will drop February 18th. This week, Olsen shared from that LP a second song, “HI-FIVE.” The…

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…

Album Review: Phosphorescent – Muchacho (Pop Press Pick)

The sun peeks over the desert horizon with soft yellow blinks and floods a tiny Mexican bar where a disheveled drunk sways, shirttails untucked, shuffling on a concrete floor, mumbling a mournful and…

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