Lorin Ashton, aka Bassnectar, is putting the finishing touches on his latest LP entitled The Other Side. The San Francisco DJ is best known for his wild and psychedelic shows that really puts a different spin on the tracks your use to hearing on the CD. Bassnectar’s long, black hair is thrown all around as if you were at a Metallica concert; however, his groove is not to distorted guitars, but rather hard beats and a plethora of samples. So when he comes down to Austin again in October for the ACL Fest, then I would strongly advise that you leave his timeslot open. You will not regret it. Today’s catch, “Art of Revolution”, is the first single off the new album, which should be out before his Austin appearance. Check out a clip of the song below. Enjoy.
So LCD Soundsystem has given us a little teaser before the release of their 3rd studio album due later this year. Causes 2 is the name of the Waxploitation compilation CD that a handful of musicians (including Gnarls Barkley, Diplo, Mum, Federico Aubele, and My Morning Jacket), which is benefiting the conflict in Dafur. James Murphy, front man for LCD Soundsystem, has grown his empire of DFA Records to one of the finest labels right now (LCD, The Juan MacLean, Hercules and Love Affair), and it’s nice to see him doing an exclusive track for this cause. Today’s catch is called “Starry Eyes Original”, and you can listen to a short clip of it below. Enjoy!
So the Las Vegas gods of electronic music are back at again with another full length album that is set to drop on May 12. Divided by Night will be the fourth full length LP, and the best part is that the majority of the tracks will include collaborations with some of the hottest up and coming artists, and some outstanding veterans as well. Guest performers will include Meiko, Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy), Peter Hook (of New Order), and the great Matisyahu who happens to lend his vocal talents on today’s catch. “Drown in the Now” is the first single to come out, which features chunky electro beats mixed with Matisyahu’s reggae-style singing. The Crystal Method will also be hitting Austin on May 19th at La Zona Rosa, so be sure not to miss them. Check out the fantastic video for “Drown in the Now” down below. Enjoy!
Monty and The Crystal Method (Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland)
The Crystal Method – “Drown in the Now (ft. Matisyahu)”
Good morning! Got a great one for you today including Coldplay, L.A.X., Little Boots, and new Depeche Mode. We will also be giving away $25 gift cards for VOD, 311 tickets, and The Crystal Method tickets.
Spring tours are in full effect, which means a truly intimidating amount of nearly constant concert announcements… luckily, you have us to steer you towards some of the more choice options.
Tonight, you should definitely check out Dengue Fever at the Mohawk. We first caught them during Fun Fun Fun Fest, when their Cambodian-influenced indie rocked our faces off.
Ouch. What is it with Tuesday nights in Austin lately? It’s almost like they are the new Thursday, with the amount of stiff competition between awesome bands playing one night. For this Tuesday, you have a choice between Cake at Stubbs and Mates of State at La Zona Rosa. Cake is sold out, but enterprising souls can find ways to get hold of a ticket or two…
The Black and White Years are playing a show indoors at Stubbs, if you haven’t heard. It’s likely to sell out, so you may wanna buy tix now.
Death Cab for Cutie is playing the Austin Music Hall with Matt Costa and Ra Ra Riot. Brothers & Sisters are doing their feel-good brand of folk-y alt-country at Scoot Inn with JC & Co (Jason from Belaire and Voxtrot) and others. T-Bird & the Breaks (pic above) are throwing down neo-soul dance-friendy funkiness at Emo’s.
The Red River Revolution II! The first one was late last fall, and it was already very chilly. With warmer weather upon us, the bonfire won’t be as essential as it was in the past, but will likely play a crucial role nevertheless in marshmallow-roasting endeavors. Featuring The Story Of, Sunset, Diagonals, and more, including DJ sets from members of the Black & White Years.
Also going down: Ume at La Zona Rosa. They’ve been making major waves with their post-punk grunge-y indie, along with lead singer Lauren’s powerhouse vocal stylings.