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Release Day: Routine Death's Parallel Universes

Release Day: Routine Death’s Parallel Universes

  Based out of Gothenburg, Sweden and Austin, Texas, married couple Dustin (of psych-pop outfit Holy Wave) and Lisa Zozaya’s newly crafted project Routine Death feels anything but conventional. Their debut album Parallel Universes is out today and features a distinct soundscape of both the gritty and the ethereal, an array of glitching pulses intertwined...
Mixtape Monday: ~*~ wAtEr Bbz ~*~ by Cat Tassini

Mixtape Monday: ~*~ wAtEr Bbz ~*~ by Cat Tassini

  Ace of Base – All That She Wants Niki & the Dove – Coconut Kiss OutKast – SpottieOttieDopaliscious Katy Perry – Tsunami Kero Kero Bonito – Picture This Blondie – Sunday Girl The Aquadolls – Our Love Will Always Remain The Specials – A Message to You Rudy The Kinks – Holiday in Waikiki...
Suuns' "Look No Further" Music Video

Suuns’ “Look No Further” Music Video

Photo by Joe Yarmush Website || Facebook || Twitter || Instagram   Montreal quartet Suuns‘ latest music video release for “Look No Further” is based on director Lorraine Price’s (“Last Woman Standing”, “Inside These Walls”) footage from Werner Herzog’s workshop in San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba, 2017. Using non-professional actors, the children in the...
Mixtape Monday: Miraculous & Overwhelming

Mixtape Monday: Miraculous & Overwhelming

  Neutral Milk Hotel – Everything Is Beulah – Emma Blowgun’s Last Stand Elf Power – Needles in the Camels Eyes The Apples in Stereo – Tidal Wave The Apples in Stereo – Pine Away The Gerbils – Lucky Girl Beirut – Elephant Gun The Decemberists – On the Bus Mall of Montreal – Everything...
Mixtape Monday: Accident-Prone

Mixtape Monday: Accident-Prone

  The Dead Milkmen – Punk Rock Girl Sonic Youth – Dirty Boots Peter Murphy – Cuts You Up Joy Division – Disorder The Church – Reptile X – True Love Part 2 Gang of Four – Damaged Goods The Clash – The Guns of Brixton Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You...
Protomartyr's "Wheel of Fortune" Music Video Featuring Kelley Deal

Protomartyr’s “Wheel of Fortune” Music Video Featuring Kelley Deal

Facebook || Bandcamp   Good news for us Protomartyr fans this week — the band announced the release of their Consolation E.P., out on June 15th via Domino Recording Co. Joining vocals with Joe Casey on two of the four tracks is Kelley Deal of The Breeders, a creative and collaborative spark they wanted to...
Mixtape Monday: Exquisite Tension

Mixtape Monday: Exquisite Tension

  Dream Rimmy – Like Me Born Twins – A Few Hours After This Devan Mulvaney – Into the Woods Blue Streak – Dog Juanita Stein – Forgiver Magic Wands – Realms Peach Kelli Pop – Hello Kitty Knife Wussy – Runaway  
No Joy Instagram Takeover

No Joy Instagram Takeover

Facebook || Twitter || Instagram || Bandcamp   Often we tend to get caught up in the comfort of knowing just what to expect from a band, whether with their live performance or with forthcoming albums. No Joy is a band that has managed to pleasantly surprise their audience since their inception in 2009 to...
Mixtape Monday: Wow and Flutter

Mixtape Monday: Wow and Flutter

  Casiotone for the Painfully Alone – Roberta C. Liz Phair – Fuck & Run (Girlysound version) Beat Happening – The Fall Elliott Smith – No Name #4 Neutral Milk Hotel – Sailing Through Teen Suicide – Stay Inside Forever Elvis Depressedly – Weird Honey The Mountain Goats – The Big Unit McCarthy – Celestial...
Emotional Response Records' Typical Girls Vol 3 & 4: Couteau Latex's "Colere Vide"

Emotional Response Records’ Typical Girls Vol 3 & 4: Couteau Latex’s “Colere Vide”

  Confronted with the saturation of male-dominated voices in the punk and hardcore scene, Typical Girls aims to subvert that stereotype with fresh sounds that might otherwise go unheard of. A wink and nod to the Slits, Typical Girls celebrates all that is totally untypical and highlights a vast number of femme-sounds and experiences. A...
Mixtape Monday: Disgustingly Cute

Mixtape Monday: Disgustingly Cute

  This week’s Mixtape Monday playlist is a collection of upbeat Twee Pop jams, for those of us who are just as excessively and seemingly quaint, charming and only just slightly sad.   Rilo Kiley – Silver Lining The Blow – Parentheses Camera Obscura – French Navy God Help the Girl – God Help the...
Band Preview: LOMA

Band Preview: LOMA

Photo: Bryan C. Parker   Having toured together back in 2016, Loma is the result of the unusual music chemistry between indie-rock band Shearwater and post-rock band Cross Record. While Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg is known for more of an expressive, whirling vocal style, accompanied by heavy synth and chord progressions, Cross Record’s Emily Cross is...
Mixtape Monday: Wide-Eyed and Brilliant

Mixtape Monday: Wide-Eyed and Brilliant

  Ride – Vapour Trail The Sundays – Here’s Where the Story Ends The Beta Band – Dry the Rain Yo La Tengo – Autumn Sweater Blonde Redhead – 23 Galaxie 500 – Ceremony Radiohead – House of Cards Suzanne Vega, DNA – Tom’s Diner Slowdive – When the Sun Hits Catherine Wheel – Black...
Trouble Boys: Bigger Than The Both Of Us

Trouble Boys: Bigger Than The Both Of Us

Trouble Boys Bigger Than the Both of Us By Jay Armstrong In my own living room, as I’m hitting stride on some puffed chest ego stroking story about kicking dust with Cheetah Chrome and Bobby Liebling on some otherwise forgettable night of recent past, a friend interrupts asking “who are they? Should I know them?”...
Mixtape Monday: Burn Your Doubt

Mixtape Monday: Burn Your Doubt

  Lake Ruth – One of Your Own For Esmé – Doubtmouth Lawn – 2000 Boy The Altered Hours – Open Wide 2069 – Time Diary – Fuchsia Gray The Mites – Asphalt Ocean Remember Sports – Up From Below  
Mixtape Monday: Sad Girl Bedroom Rock

Mixtape Monday: Sad Girl Bedroom Rock

  Alvvays – Dreams Tonite Palehound – Carnations Au Revoir Simone – All or Nothing Dum Dum Girls – Coming Down Waxahatchee – American Weekend Courtney Barnett – Anonymous Club Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle Lomelda – Out There Soccer Mommy – Last Girl Girlpool – Blah Blah Blah Diet Cig – Harvard Bully –...
ANON Premiere: The Sour Notes Cover The Ronettes' "When I Saw You"

ANON Premiere: The Sour Notes Cover The Ronettes’ “When I Saw You”

Website || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter   Known for their contagious indie pop and rock sensibilities, Austin’s very own The Sour Notes are paying tribute to songs they hold near and dear to their heart. Their premiere for the next single off their covers’ album, This Is Not Our Music, is a stunning rendition...
La Luz's SXSW Instagram Takeover

La Luz’s SXSW Instagram Takeover

Photo Credit: Vikesh Kapoor   Currently based in Los Angeles’ duality of sunny dispositions and dark illusions, La Luz has crafted something special since their inception in 2012. Comprised of singer/guitarist Shana Cleveland, drummer Marian Li Pino, keyboardist Alice Sandahl, and bassist Lena Simon, the band’s surf-rock infested and reverb-drenched melodies maintain a haunting infectiousness...
Mixtape Monday: Whiskey in the Woods / The Indie-Folk of SXSW

Mixtape Monday: Whiskey in the Woods / The Indie-Folk of SXSW

  The Accidentals – Earthbound Acid Tongue – Humpty Dumpty Ainsley Farrell – Dark Hours Albert Hammond, Jr. – Set to Attack Belle Adair – Rest Easy Caamp – So Long, Honey The Canvas People – Parking Lot Mt. Joy – Astrovan flora cash – You’re Somebody Else Lindsey Mills – What is a Weed??...
Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County

Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County

Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County by Jay Armstrong I am in love with Haze County. These first songs are a selfish organic release of compounded layered expression yet speak to the ALL our individual spirits gravitate towards. Haze County breathes through frantic frenzied technique blurred beneath a rare sensitivity towards the bigger cohesive whole....
Shenandoah Davis' "The Wings" Music Video

Shenandoah Davis’ “The Wings” Music Video

Website || Bandcamp || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter   Despite the ephemeral nature of music, Shenandoah Davis‘ 2017 album Souvenirs feels like a distinguished and intimate  keepsake you want to hold dear. With unabashed lyrics and vulnerable introspection, Davis perfects the art of honing in on subtle yet significant moments and memories that ring a...
Mixtape Monday: Things Are Meaning Less

Mixtape Monday: Things Are Meaning Less

  Triptides – All My Life The Morelings – Before Las Rosas – Christa Blueshift Signal – Halo Banditos – Healin’ Slow New Holland – Ghost Town (demo) Lowtide – Elizabeth Tower Lukdlx – King of the Jungle  
Las Robertas Takeover

Las Robertas Takeover

Facebook || Instagram || Twitter || Bandcamp   Las Robertas‘ roots have always kept the band honest and grounded while still allowing each new musical venture to sound distinct and just as catchy as the last. Comprised of Mercedes Oller (guitarist/vocalist), Sonya Carmona (bassist/vocalist) and Fabrizio Durán (drummer), this San José garage rock & psych...
Crypt Trip Get Back To Their Roots

Crypt Trip Get Back To Their Roots

Crypt Trip Get Back To Their Roots By: Jay Armstrong   Sure I’ve written warmly about them before, sure seeing them on a bill raises the quality standard of an excuse I need to stay under a blanket reading for the night, yet there has always been an underlying intangible which kept me from fully...
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Stubb's Austin

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Stubb’s Austin

Photographer: Ismael Quintanilla III ( Instagram ) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Stubb’s, Austin TX                            
Mixtape Monday: All Remains Clear

Mixtape Monday: All Remains Clear

  The Royal They – Sludgefucker QWAM – Dirty Feet Elan Noon – Blue Fringe Class – Parakeet Candace – Grays Tango With Lions – What You’ve Become Soft Wounds – Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (The Shirelles cover) Moderate Rebels – God Sent Us     Want to be featured in an upcoming...
A Stark Release in a Senseless World: An Interview with Death of Lovers

A Stark Release in a Senseless World: An Interview with Death of Lovers

Photography: Ben Rayner   Often our patience is tried in the years anticipating a band’s release, but Death of Lovers proves their craft is worth the wait. Following up to their 2014 EP, The Acrobat (released last November off Dais Records) is a remarkable album drawing forth nostalgic 80’s synthscapes yet pulses with a distinct...
Lou Rebecca's "Tonight"

Lou Rebecca’s “Tonight”

  Simultaneously an emblem of the past and a curtain drawn open towards the future, Lou Rebecca’s uncanny pop sensibilities are a powerhouse to be reckoned with. With her delicate, silky voice enticing you in both English and her native French, Lou’s inherent knack for captivating performances and choreography have immediately won over audiences in...
Film Review: Call Me By Your Name

Film Review: Call Me By Your Name

It is no simple task to express the alive and the confusion of touching the all in those fading days of youth when the near violent sweep within us from weeping sadness and blind burning excitement shifts in a single breath leaving us lost as our knowledge fails us beneath the screaming of our hearts...
Mixtape Monday: Free Week ATX

Mixtape Monday: Free Week ATX

Free Week in Austin, Texas is the best excuse to beat the cold and lethargy that sometimes sets in in the cold month of January. For an entire week, venues located in the historic music district of downtown open their doors to the hustle and bustle of attendees eager to find their next favorite local...
Snoop Dogg at Emo's Austin

Snoop Dogg at Emo’s Austin

Photographer: Ismael Quintanilla III ( Instagram ) Snoop Dogg at Emo’s, Austin TX                      
SASS

SASS

SASS By Jay Armstrong   In a world of sham and plastic, where the view of the future optimistic finds itself walled by new condos and business park skyscrapers, knowing we can’t go back, what we have now and what we choose to do with it is detrimental. The importance lies in counting our allies,...
Hyperreal Film Club VHS Zine Release Party

Hyperreal Film Club VHS Zine Release Party

Website || Instagram || Facebook   Keeping the DIY scene thriving in Austin, Texas, collective Hyperreal Film Club prides itself on embracing more than just the film medium. Immersing themselves in art installations, electronic music, experimental collage, and tearing apart constraints on structures and expectations of art, founders David McMichael, Jenni Kaye and Tanner Hadfield...
Mixtape Monday: Tracks In Your Town

Mixtape Monday: Tracks In Your Town

  Ali Wagner – Going Down Midnight Opera – Hounds at Sunset Très Oui – Séance Fishboy – Researching Writer Kyoto Lo-Fi – Godot Chief Perch – Jupiter Ellis Redon – Dreamers Michael Parallax – Get Destroyed  
Mixtape Monday: I Didn't Mean to Make You Blush

Mixtape Monday: I Didn’t Mean to Make You Blush

  Bethlehem Steel – Finger It Out Death of Lovers – Ursula in B Major Jen Cloher – Famously Monogamous Lull – Sea Change Count Vaseline – Bodies Bee Bee Sea – Sonic Boomerang Gingerlys – Turtledoves Eyes Behind the Veil – Everlasting Threshold  
Mixtape Monday: New Wave of Latin American Rock by Ismael Quintanilla III

Mixtape Monday: New Wave of Latin American Rock by Ismael Quintanilla III

  Camilo Séptimo – Vicio Adanowsky – Dancing to the Radio Hello Seahorse! – Buen Viaje Teleradio Donoso – Bailar y Llorar Francisca Valenzuela – Prederemos Fuego al Cielo Quiero Club – Días Perfectos Francisca y los Exploradores – Aspirínas Las Ligas Menores – A 1200 km Mi Amigo Invencible – Máquina del Tiempo Technicolor...
The Darts' Instagram Takeover!

The Darts’ Instagram Takeover!

Facebook || Instagram || Twitter   Already on the public’s radar before their first self-titled EP release, psych-rock act The Darts are certainly a force to be reckoned with. Stemming from both Phoenix and Los Angeles, the quartet’s desert psych sound digs up influences from Austin’s The Black Angels as well as honing in on...
Curelight Wounds' Constant Mind Review

Curelight Wounds’ Constant Mind Review

Facebook || Twitter || Bandcamp Marking his seventh release since 2013, Brooklyn based musician Steve Schwadron (of Dead Leaf Echo)’s alternate project Curelight Wounds released their latest EP, Constant Mind, to kick off the start of this week. Comprised of two and three minute tunes chock full of guitar driven walls of sound and raw...
Mixtape Monday: Pass the Gravy

Mixtape Monday: Pass the Gravy

  SadGirl – Breakfast is Over Tele Novella – Sacramento Mmoss – Hedge Creeper Jurassic Shark – Riverboat Gambling Astronaut Samurais – Bad Things Ducktails – Light a Candle NxWorries – Fancy Shoes Vundabar – Sad Clown The Paranoyds – Heather Doubtfire SadGirl – Feel Like Shit  
Mixtape Monday: Tracks In Your Town

Mixtape Monday: Tracks In Your Town

  Blushing – Weak All in the Golden Afternoon – Magic Eyes Shanghai Beach – Youth 1709 The Sour Notes – Ride It Out Little Tornados & Caroline Says – I Disappear Flower Graves – Savage Sailor Poon – Marry Myself Dayshifters – White Table  
Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band at ACL Live

Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band at ACL Live

Photographer: Ismael Quintanilla III ( Instagram )   Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band at ACL Live, Austin TX                
Magic Wands' Takeover in Paris

Magic Wands’ Takeover in Paris

Facebook || Instagram || Twitter   Fascinated with all aspects of magic, dreams and love, Magic Wands‘ ethereal and atmospheric tendencies are sure to find a spot on your Friday night playlist. Full of upbeat and melodic riffs, Dexy and Chris Valentine released their dance-able dream-pop debut, Aloha Moon, in 2012, followed by their second...
The Smell of Summer

The Smell of Summer

Photographer: Daria Mishchenko ( Instagram ) Make-Up Artist: Alena Sergievskaya ( Instagram ) Designer: Tatiana Fedyunina ( Instagram ) Model: Nick Frank ( Instagram )            
Mixtape Monday: Wings Take Flight

Mixtape Monday: Wings Take Flight

  Holy Golden – Golden Reverie Peaer – I.H.S.Y.A. Kalli Ma – High Shot Lindstrøm (featuring Jenny Hval) – Bungl Dead Leaf Echo – Sunlessoul Sharon Van Etten – I Wish I Knew Neaux – Sorry I Said It Dan Michaelson – Old Kisses  
Levitation Presents Moon Duo, Mind Spiders, Dallas Acid & More at Barracuda

Levitation Presents Moon Duo, Mind Spiders, Dallas Acid & More at Barracuda

  Photography by: Mike Manewitz ( Instagram ) Words by: Trish Connelly ( Instagram )   It’s a guarantee that any acts following Levitation Presents are certain to be worthy of your attention. Last Friday night The Reverberation Appreciation Society curated a remarkable lineup consisting of touring bands and local performers alike for an unbeatable...
Mixtape Monday: All Hallow's Eve by Cat Tassini

Mixtape Monday: All Hallow’s Eve by Cat Tassini

  Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead Jay Reatard – Waiting for Something Siouxie and the Banshees – Halloween Marilyn Manson – Wormboy Holy Wave – Night Tripper Bleached – Dead Boy The Orwells – Halloween All Year Shannon and the Clams – White Rabbit Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy Prince – Batdance M83...
Walter TV || Glaze || Loafer

Walter TV || Glaze || Loafer

Photography & Words: Taylor Wallace Venue: Mohawk, Austin TX   It can be hard to open a show on a Monday night, but Loafer (Austin, TX) didn’t have any trouble. They’re a three piece with tight bass, wonderfully nasty guitar, and a singing drummer. The guitar tones and style were reminiscent of the late Christopher...
Brilliant Beast

Brilliant Beast

Photography & Words: Taylor Wallace Venue: Cheer Up Charlies, Austin TX   All the way from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Brilliant Beast showed everyone at Cheer Up Charlies (Austin, TX) what a tight shoegaze band sounds like. People immediately gathered shoulder to shoulder around the stage when the band got started. Their sound was so big and...
Wand and Darto at Barracuda

Wand and Darto at Barracuda

Photographer: Raphael Umscheid ( Instagram ) Wand and Darto at Barracuda in Austin, TX || October 13th                    
Mixtape Monday: Tracks In Your Town

Mixtape Monday: Tracks In Your Town

  BLXPLTN – Burn to Live Common Velvet – Wolves The Sour Notes – Clock Strikes Twelve Bond Twins – Pool Boy Hikes – Onset Blood Pumps – Long Gossip Caleb De Casper – Big Bad Wolf Pong – Still Here  

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