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RF Shannon & Feverbones Return from Tour

Austin gave RF Shannon and Feverbones to the American West, and the West graciously returned them to us unharmed and road-sharpened for their triumphant arrival back in our fair city. The double bill…

Caribou Shares Extended Mix of “Can’t Do Without,” On Tour in the Fall

Composer and producer Daniel Victor Snaith, aka Caribou, is set to release his new album Our Love, which drops October 7th on Merge. Anticipation is high for fans, as Snaith has proved he can continually…

Wand Shares Noisy Psych Track “Flying Golem”

On August 27th, Wand will release of Ganglion Reef on Drag City’s sister imprint GOD?, joining bands such as Jack Name and White Fence. This week, Wand shared “Flying Golem,” the first single from the upcoming…

Pillar Point on Tour Now, Will Support of Montreal on Fall Dates

Come October, labelmates Pillar Point and of Montreal will head out on a North American tour together. Preceding that fall engagement, many cities across the country will have an opportunity to see Pillar Point…

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…

Loamlands Share “Another Reason” Ahead of New EP

June 10th will bring the release of Loamlands new EP  Some Kind of Light via Trekky Records. Today, the band shared “Another Reason,” a track from that forthcoming effort. Gently distorted guitar rings…

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…

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…

Loop to Play Austin Psych Fest Among First US Dates in 24 Years

British band Loop took the psychedelic onset of the 1960s and created their own sound that made them one of the premier UK bands of the 1980s, sharing sensibilities with like-minded psych, shoegaze,…

The National Returns to Austin to the Delight of ACL Weekend Two Ticketholders

If you’re anything like me, missing The National on the second weekend of ACL was one of the biggest let downs of the cancelled day. Perhaps The National felt like they needed to…

Built to Spill, Genders, and Slam Dunk at Stubb’s: Live Review

Built to Spill has been pretty quiet for the past few years in terms of releasing new matieral, but hasn’t given up touring as the band has made their way through Austin at…

Temples Share “Mesmerise” from Upcoming LP Sun Structures

Flowing waves of psychedelic sound wash over the listener in UK band Temples’ appropriately named single “Mesmerise” taken from the band’s upcoming Fat Possum album Sun Structures. Borrowing sensibilities from late 60s and early…

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…

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,…

The Sour Notes Tour Blog: Coffee Shop in Kitchener

Although the band would need to be in Toronto suburb Kitchener later in the evening to play a show, the morning of June 13th had few restrictions. After hotel checkout, the van drove…

The Sour Notes Tour Blog: Summits and Slumps in Brooklyn

Following two solid shows in Birmingham and DC, The Sour Notes Summer Tour 2013 had fallen into a comfortable groove, and with only a short drive from DC to Brooklyn, morale was high…

The Sour Notes Tour Blog: Epic Ping-Pong Battles in Washington DC

Following a magical night in Birmingham and only an hour of sleep, I was the last one to climb into my cocoon of gear, pillows, and bags in the last row of the…

The Sour Notes Tour Blog: Band Heaven at Birmingham’s Bottletree

After a bit of Friday night slump on the first tour date, we awoke in superior sleeping conditions supplied by my cousin Amy, whose house is a dream. Heads up, public—I know how…

The Sour Notes Tour Blog: Alligators and Asscheeks in New Orleans

By ten AM, only an hour behind schedule, the Sour Notes Mobile Touring Unit rolled out of Austin and headed for the bayous of Louisiana to play in New Orleans later that night….

The Sour Notes Tour Kickoff, Cassette Release, and John Laird’s B-day at Holy Mountain

Thursday night, The Sour Notes kicked off their 2013 Summer Tour with an excellent show also celebrating the release of a cassette single and the birthday of blogger and Austin music promoter John…

The Sour Notes Release New Cassette Single

I’ve covered, photographed, written about and seen The Sour Notes more than any other band in Austin. And that’s not a coincidence; the band offers a tremendous amount to like, including high-energy live…

New Track: Austra – “Painful Like”

We continue to be impressed with Austra. Their show opening for The xx in Austin was outstanding and frontwoman Katie Stelmanis can belt it out like no one else. The synthy art-pop group…

David Byrne & St. Vincent Share New EP for Free Download

David Byrne not only makes some the greatest music of all time but also continues to interact with the public and discuss ideas in a very human way, which makes him one of…

New Danceable Experimental Pop from Gold Panda – “We Work Nights”

Half of Where You Live, the new album from Gold Panda will be out in two short weeks on Ghostly International, but you can hear album track “We Work Nights” today. The track…

Scout Niblett Announces Tour, New Album Out This Week

As a follow up to her new album It’s Up to Emma, released this week on Drag City Records, Scout Niblett has announced a string of stateside dates to follow a series of performances…

Brazos Shares New Video for “Charm”

After an incredibly creepy introduction that I thought was taking viewers down an irrevocably disturbing path, the ensuing video for Brazos’ newly released song “Charm” is rather whimsical in moments, operating on the…

The Sour Notes Announce Summer Tour, Festival Appearances at FPSF, NXNE

Austin’s Sour Notes are a relentlessly active band. It seems that not a month passes without the band playing a high profile show or helping to book a tour kickoff, release party, or…

The Dig Releases Psych Rock from Forthcoming EP

The Dig creates atmospheric and textured psychedelic rock and both approaches are reflected in “Angeline,” the opening track on the band’s forthcoming Tired Hearts EP, out June 4th. David Baldwin provides dreamy, reverb-soaked vocals over…

Baptist Generals Share Second Single, Announce Tour with Mountain Goats

It has been a decade since the Baptist Generals release their debut on Sub Pop. It has also been a decade since the band toured with The Mountain Goats. I saw the two…

Night Beds Announce Summer Tour Dates

Elegant, country-tinged band Night Beds have announced a summer tour that will include a date in Austin at the Mohawk on June 6th. The band recently performed at SXSW following the release of…

The Beets Share Video for “Doing As I Do” to Encourage Donations to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Pop group The Beets will emerge after an extended period of silence to tour the U.S. In advance of the tour, the band has released a video for “Doing As I Do,” a…

SXSW Preview and Interview: Social Studies

Social Studies just about stole the night when they played a recent Austin set with buzz bands like Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Foxygen. Their closing song “Terracur” captivated the room as much as…

Icage Extend Already Massive North American Tour

We recently reviewed the critically acclaimed sophomore effort from Matador band Iceage. The group had already announced an extensive North American tour, but yesterday they added more dates, which includes a stop in…

The xx with Austra at ACL Live

The xx have defied all probability since 2009, because they’ve been a buzz band since 2009. Rather than burning out in a blaze of productivity or fading away with a hurried, lackluster sophomore…

Canada’s Stars Offer Free Download of New EP

Indie pop veterans Stars have announced a new EP that you can procure for free! Since the album is in part a thanks to fans, it has bee aptly dubbed the You Guys…

Video: Dana Falconberry – “Possum Song”

It’s an understatement to say that Dana Falconberry is a Pop Press International favorite. We absolutely adore this phenomenal Austin, TX songstress. This week brings great news regarding Falconberry. First, Transistor Six has created a…

Cave Singers Debut New Track “Easy Way”

In advance of their upcoming Jagjaguwar release Naomi, out March 5th, the Cave Singers have debuted a new track over at Boing Boing, which you can stream below. The song features Pete Quirk’s…

Buke and Gase Release Album and New Video

Buke and Gase released their second full-length album yesterday on Brassland. To coincide with that release, the duo has released a video for album track “Hiccup.” An ever shifting and dizzying collage of…

Animal Collective Release Video for “Applesauce,” Announce Tour

As a follow up to their recent and more experimental album Centipede Hz, Animal Collective has released a video for their new single “Apple Sauce.” The video itself is build on the experimental…

Jim James Announces Tour Dates, Album Stream

We wrote previously about the two singles (“Know Til Now” and “A New Life“) previously released in advance of Jim James’ newest album Regions of Light and Sound of God out February 5th on…

Video: What Made Milwaukee Famous – “Gone and Done It Now”

In advance of their third album, You Can’t Fall Off the Floor, Austin’s What Made Milwaukee Famous have released a video for album track “Gone and Done It Now.” Employing a faux late…

Blues Control Releases New Video Ahead of Tour

On their track “Opium Den/Fade to Blue,” Blues Control have a unique take on psychedelic that diverges from most contemporary bands that use that descriptor. The song meanders through new age sounds as a…

Video: Ty Segall – “Thank God for Sinners”

To celebrate the advent of his Twins tour, psychedelic rocker Ty Segall has released a video for album track “Thank God for Sinners.” Although the video seems to be safe for work, it…

Austra at Work on New Album, Announce Tour with The xx

Domino recording artist Austra has announced that they are in the process of working on a follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed album Feel It Break. Along with this news comes the announcement…

New Track from Parquet Courts – “Light Up Gold

Last month we posted a track from punk-influenced, power-pop outfit Parquet Courts. The group is promoting a new track: the streamlined and steady, one-minute pop tune “Light Up Gold II.” The title track…

Buke and Gase Release Album Details; Share Title Track

Post punk outfit Buke and Gase have announced that their forthcoming full-length will be entitled “General Dome” and will be released via Brassland Records on January 29th. The album art for the record…

French Horn Rebellion Shares Love is Dangerous Remix, Tours with of Montreal

French Horn Rebellion has shared a new Chrome Canyon remixed version of the disco dance track “Love is Dangerous,” from their EP of the same name, which drops on December 11th. You can…

Mountain Goats Announces Tour Dates, Covers Weeds Theme Song

John Darnielle must know exactly how excited (or disappointed) some of his fans (like me) can be with the announcement of a Mountain Goats tour. Darnielle was very careful to write on twitter…

Passion Pit Cancels Tour Dates, Stream Gossamer

Passion Pit have just announced the cancellation of multiple tour dates. So far only the dates leading up to the group’s appearance at Lollapalooza have been cancelled. Michael Angelakos posted this via the…

Imperial Teen Tour

Imperial Teen are heading out on tour in support of their latest effort, Feel the Sound. Watch the video for “Runaway” and see tour dates below. TOUR: Jul 20 Denver, CO – Underground…

Jens Lekman Announces US Tour

As previously reported, Swedish indie pop songwriter Jens Lekman will release I Know What Love Isn’t via Secretly Canadian on September 4th. He has also announced a US tour and released a video for the album’s…

The Tallest Man on Earth Adds Tour Dates

On the heels of his recently released album, There’s No Leaving Now, The Tallest Man on Earth has announced additional tour dates for his already robust touring schedule that includes much of the…

David Byrne & St. Vincent Announce Collaborative Album Details, Tour, Download

Rarely is music news so packed with information this exciting! Talking Heads legend David Byrne has announced a collaborative album with indie darling St. Vincent. Love This Giant will be released on September…

Blondie/Devo Tour

Be still my beating heart! Legendary groups Blondie and Devo will do a brief tour together along the Pacific coast this September. Devo’s website claims more dates will be added so keep your…

Niki & The Dove Schedule First US Tour

Sub Pop’s Niki & The Dove will finally make it to the US in support of their debut full-length, Instinct, due out August 7. The group will support Twin Shadow on his fall…

The Donkeys Live at ND

Twang emerged as the operative theme of the evening Wednesday at East Austin’s ND, where a well assembled bill of complimentary artists delivered successive solid sets to a room of devoted fans. Paul…

Shannon Stephens: New Album, Tour, Video

Ashmatic Kitty’s Shannon Stephens will release her third full-length, Pull It Together, on May 22. Stephens teamed up with friends to create an 11 song bluesy, indie rock album with lyrics influenced largely by the…

LAKE Announce Spring Tour, New Releases

Those who adore sugary pop band LAKE have much to look forward to in the coming months as the band has just announced two new releases and a west coast tour. After spending…

Youth Lagoon Announce Tour with Father John Misty

After finishing a string of dates opening for Death Cab For Cutie, followed by a brief rest, Trevor Powers will take his recording project Youth Lagoon out for a headline tour in July, supported…

The Vaselines Announce US Tour Dates

Sub-Pop has just announced that long-time and much-loved band The Vaselines will embark on a small tour in the US this summer. It’s been two years since their last visit to the states,…

Twin Shadow Announces Tour

Twin Shadow has a new album coming out on July 10. Confess is being released on 4AD and is rumored to be written about the aftermath of a motorcycle accident. In support of the…

Redd Kross Sign to Merge, Announce Shows

Big news! On August 7, Merge will release Redd Kross’ first new rock album in 15 years, Researching the Blues. Band member Steve McDonald says of the songs he and brother Jeff wrote,…

The xx Announce 2012 Shows

After taking the entire year of 2011 off, The xx have finally booked a stream of 2012 European shows. It looks like they won’t be stopping by Paris so I’ll miss them this…

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