I recently got the chance to catch Quiet Company again in Atlanta at the Drunken Unicorn and as always, they were quite incredible. The Austin-based five-piece brings high, intense energy and classiness (see ties, vests, etc.) to the stage. If you haven’t seen them live, I highly recommend catching a show the next time they pass through your city. You won’t be disappointed.
Back in April Quiet Company rereleased their 2006 debut, Shine Honestly. Of course, this isn’t your run of the mill rerelease. Taylor Muse and company rerecorded all 12 tracks to reflect how they’ve grown over the past 7+ years and recorded two bonus tunes, “…And You Said it Was Pretty Here” and “Gun Control Means Using Both Hands.” Listen below and watch the video for the track, “The Emasculated Man and the City That Swallowed Him.”
You can order this amazing album here (color vinyl, y’all) as well as their other stellar releases.
New favorite band alert everyone. And that band is Grape St. from Austin, TX. I saw them at SXSW, they blew my mind. They have a new record coming out soon via Austin Town Hall Records. It’s chuck full of jams. Check out the title track below, listen to the whole thing here and buy it here.
Austin’s Black Books are prepping to release an EP & debut LP next year via Believe Recordings. To hold us over until then they’ve released “Like You Best” b/w “Shipwrecked” 7″ available now via bandcamp. And y’all have to listen to a-side slow burner, “Like You Best.” This track holds you close until about the three minute then completely lets go, it’s amazing.
It’s here everyone! Hundred Visions debut Permanent Basement is here and until Friday you can get it for free via bandcamp. The LP includes previously recorded faves along with four brand spanking new jams that you should put in your ears right now. You’re going to want to turn up the volume real loud.
Check out “Make Somebody Happy” below, it’s my personal favorite from the album. Real talk, I haven’t been able to stop listening to it all day. It’s so good, y’all.
“Make Somebody Happy” via bandcamp
UPDATE 5/10/2013 - Permanent Basement is now available on vinyl. Get it here.
Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to present to you some newness from TV Torso. Earlier this week they released a 3-track EP and I’ve been listening to it nonstop ever since. Check out the title track below then head on over to their bandcamp and get the whole thing.
Y’all have got to check out this new track from Austin-based Hundred Visions. “Where Do I Sign” is a danceable jam from their upcoming full-length due out in the near future. Check it out below via their Soundcloud. And if you haven’t listened to their three song EP Last Cab From Tunisyet, you might want to get on that. These dudes slay, period.
Late to this guitar tinged, power pop party, but I’m here now. Literature is from Austin, TX. They released Arab Spring earlier this year via Austin Town Hall Records (Did not know ATH had a label until today, amazing!) and this album is my new favorite thing. Check it out below, you’re going to love it.