Today's Quick Mention: Yesterday the world was
treated to the first wave of
movies that will be playing at this year's
Fantastic Fest. It looks as though it's going to be a
great lineup, so get on with buying a badge and join me for
a week of goofing around at the Alamo Drafthouse.
None of today's artists made it into the all-around
gymnastic finals at the Olympics. Enjoy.
Impala - Elephant:
They may have already put out a track from their
upcoming effort, but this is actually the first single.
Weird, I know. In any case, the song is a pretty
spectacular slab of psych rock, and now I'm even more pumped
to hear whatever else is on the new full length.
Lonerism is expected out October 6 via Modular.
The band is out touring, but as of now a stop in Austin is
not on the schedule.
Sea And Cake - Harps:
This is a neat track. It
has the kind of energy that's ready and willing to put some
pep in your step, but it wants to do so in a relaxed sort of
way. Way to use nearly two decades of experience to
your advantage, fellas! Runner is set to be
released on September 18 through Thrill Jockey Records.
If you're in Austin, the band will be playing the Mohawk on
I've been a fan of this local act for a few years now, but
they've yet to put out an album that I've wanted to stick
with for the long run. This could be about to change.
Or, if anything, I'll just keep this beautifully crafted,
ear-pleasing gem on repeat. Put on headphones for
this! Western Vinyl will release Stranger on
Castles - Plague:
Here's a song that suddenly just rolled in and
started dominated me. I'm not even a big fan of this
band, but I've found myself unwilling to not repeatedly get
lost in this. You'll be doing yourself a favor if you
crank the volume on this sonically intense number. CC
are supposedly in the midst of readying a new full length,
and this is expected to be on it.
- Jump Ship (Featuring Sarah Barthel): I
gave this one a shot simply because of the presence of Sarah
Barthel, who you can normally hear in Phantogram. Her
voice is certainly different here, but I dig the softer,
more playful style that she's sporting - it goes well with
the well layered arrangement. This track seems to be a
one-off single, so grab it while you can.
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