Posts Tagged ‘Austin Texas’

A new Sun June song is a nice thing to wake up to. aptly-titled for the moment, too. (there was little else released this week,  It was recorded + produced by Curtis Roush of The Bright Light Social Hour “Song Confessional” is an Austin-based podcast for which musicians and songwriters transform everyday stories into songs, and hometown band Sun June have contributed “Terrified”, a languid, calming gem. The latest edition of the podcast was released today, and you can listen to it at the NPR website now.

Band Members
Laura, Michael, Justin, Sarah, Stephen

Meanwhile the band are currently at work on their next LP, one due for release later this year.

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For the final lullaby recording during South by Southwest 2018, the London-based singer Nilüfer Yanya for her performance in the memory-filled world of Uncommon Objects. It’s a shop in Austin, Texas dedicated to sentimental curiosities of a world gone by. With that in mind, the relatively new musician with a bright future tackles a tune about something old and familiar: fond memories overwhelmed by the pain of love gone wrong.

“Baby Luv” can be found on Nilüfer Yanya’s 2018 release Do You Like Pain?The EP’s title is a line she repeats multiple times on “Baby Luv,” while her choppy guitar punctuates a weary, clock-like rhythm. That ticking beat is then amplified by the saxophone of her bandmate, Jazzi Bobbi while a camera pans a literary world of books that all seem blood-red. Objects once shiny and proud are worn and somewhat torn, with a future as uncertain as the love in this song

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Marmalakes, an Austin Texas-based rock-pop duo that infuses folky influences are “really nice guys”, their music is really nice, too. “New Sweden,” a single off of their full-length debut album Please Don’t Stop, is just a taste of what’s to come. Childhood friends Chase Weinacht (guitarist/writer) and Josh Halpern (drummer/producer) are able to capture the youthful energy of that time and make those nostalgic feelings warm, welcoming and close. And their local ties to Austin make those emotions even more palpable. “New Sweden” sounds like a homecoming of sorts, even though they’re poised to journey far and wide. Keep an eye out for Please Don’t Stopout May 11th via Austin Town Records.

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Independent record label located in San Diego, CA by way of Boston, MA. Started in 2006.

Hitting up South By Southwest this year? Topshelf Records will be returning to Austin Cheer Up Charlie’s for our official SXSW showcase on Thursday, 15th March. We have an awesome lineup this year featuring GulferQueen of JeansSpecial ExplosionRatboys, and No Vacation.

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Hovvdy is a slow-moving, minimal indie band co-fronted by Charlie Martin and Will Taylor. The duo writes rhythmic, spacious tunes with hazy keyboard tones and sparse, patterned guitar movement. Their strength as a band lies in the ability to turn toward pop melodies; Hovvdy know the precise time to make that shift and sustain it just long enough to remain fresh.

Hometown
Austin, TX

Band Members
Charlie Martin – Keys, Guitar, and Vocals
Will Taylor – Guitar and Vocals
Grady Bell – Bass
Ray Micarelli – Drums

Hovvdy perform on Audiotree Live, September 29, 2017.

Session Tracklist
1. Better
2. Problem
3. Meg
4. Can’t Wait
5. Friend
6. In My Head
7. Thru
8. Pretend

 

The 2018 weekend will be hosted in downtown Austin venues including Stubb’s Austin, Mohawk Austin, Barracuda Austin, Empire Control Room & Garage, Cheer Up Charlies and more. 

Levitation will also spread through the city’s cafes, galleries and record stores with pop-up performances, art happenings, food events, and more.  

2018 will utilize Austin’s downtown venues that have helped cultivate the city’s legendary music scene – bringing a more intimate experience, with longer sets from headliners alongside all the conveniences of the city. Looking forward to another great weekend with friends from around the world in Austin, Texas!

LEVITATION 2018 LINEUP

THURSDAY, APRIL 26
TY SEGALL • PARQUET COURTS • DEAD MEADOW • WINDHAND • RUBY THE HATCHET •  A GIANT DOG • CHRISTIAN BLAND & THE REVELATORS • RELAXER • LAKE OF FIRE

FRIDAY, APRIL 27
ELECTRIC WIZARD • PANDA BEAR • TY SEGALL (2ND SHOW) • ARIEL PINK • DIIV • RUSSIAN CIRCLES  • SUUNS• FÖLLAKZOID • RON GALLO • GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA • THE MEN • IMARHAN • L.A. WITCH • GEOLOGIST • THE WELL •  VIVE LA VOID • VUELVETELOCA • JJUUJJUU • LOU REBECCA • SUPERFONICOS

SATURDAY, APRIL 28
SLOWDIVE • MINISTRY • THEE OH SEES • THE MAKE-UP • OM • CHELSEA WOLFE •  DAN DEACON • S U R V I V E • BATHS • BOOGARINS  • OCTOPUS PROJECT • LA LUZ • THE GARDEN • OMNI • TRUE WIDOW •  NO JOY • HOLY WAVE • TIJUANA PANTHERS • STONEFIELD • BOTANY  • MIEN • DALLAS ACID • AL LOVER • VUELVETELOCA • TAJAK •  PEARL EARL • HIDDEN RITUAL • SOUNDFOUNDER • BUTCHER BEAR • LIMALO

SUNDAY, APRIL 29
THE BLACK ANGELS • THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE • THEE OH SEES (2ND SHOW)  • WAXAHATCHEE • HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF  • WOODEN SHJIPS • ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE • BEDOUINE • POW! • DREAM DECAY • PRETTIEST EYES • ST37 • AMPLIFIED HEAT • RISHI DHIR

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The 2018 weekend will be hosted in downtown Austin venues including Stubb’s, Mohawk, Emo’s, Barracuda, Empire, Cheer Up Charlies and more. Check out the schedule below and grab tickets to the shows you want to see:

On Shakey Graves new song “The Perfect Parts,” The Austin-based musician Alejandro Rose-Garcia turns up the amps for a blues-driven style of guitar playing that would satiate fans of the Black Keys and Gary Clark, Jr. “It’s the aggressive peak,” he says of where the song fits into his new album “And the War Came.”

That said, the song’s been a long time coming. Rose-Garcia says he wrote the melody in high school, but the story within is something more recent. “I was spending a lot of time ogling a certain lady in my home town and I felt very led on,” he says. “In reality I doubt she had any idea that I was pining so hard. We explored the concept of being trapped in your home town and the concept of growing out of a situation.”

Rose-Garcia started Shakey Graves in 2008 while logging time as an actor – he had a reoccurring role on Friday Night Lights, which was shot in Austin. He recorded his debut album “Roll the Bones” by himself and put it up on Bandcamp, where it’s become one of the music distribution site’s biggest sellers.

From the new album from Austin Texas favourite Shakey Graves the album is titled “And The War Came”

Founded in Austin Texas in 2012, Matthew Squires and the Learning Disorders is an ever-evolving project, centered around the penetrating songs of singer­-songwriter Matthew Squires. Between 2012 and 2015, Squires and his band have released five critically acclaimed albums and several accompanying music videos. Their work has been warmly recognized by many notable blogs and magazines, including Brooklyn Vegan, USA Today, Performer Magazine, Largehearted Boy, Surviving The Golden Age, Magnet Magazine, and more.

On August 28th, Squires and his band released their most recent EP, titled “The Giving,” which has been met again with some critical acclaim.

Matthew Squires and co. are currently playing in and around their hometown of Austin, TX, honing the new material which will make up the yet-untitled LP that they will record later in 2016.

Shape of Your Heart is the twelfth track on the album ‘Tambaleo’ by Matthew Squires.

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The Austin band consists of frontman-guitarist Jaime Zuverza, bassist Ryan Camarillo, drummer Matt Reilly, and keyboardist Robert Kaye. Unlike their first album, they recorded the album analogue. Always is an album that could only come from Texas. Post-punk with a hill country filter. The keyboard is all late night and haunting. The pace is after hours, east 6th street drenched in fog and humidity. It’s a sound that fits their name to a tee. The album works best as a whole, like going through a fun house. Each track working at letting the unease and mood build and flow between the tracks. Songs like “Rats,” “Limo,” and “Other Side” await you to enter from the next room over, ready with their tales of vermin and travels to other dimensions.

Regarding the time when the album was recorded Zuverza has said “Juan Gabriel reunited with god recently, I love him and I also love Johnny O, the freestyle recording artist. I consider these two behemoths huge influences and I thought about them a lot last year when we were in the studio recording Always.” While anyone might be hard pressed to hear those influences in the album, it’s nice to know they’re there, steering our guides as they tell the stories they wish to tell, how they wish to tell it. It’s a ride you’ll want to get on as soon as it’s done.

Members
Jaime Zuverza, Matt Reilly, Ryan Camarillo, Robert Kaye

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