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Quickdraw: Pompeii, NehruvianDOOM, Superhumanoids, Dream Police, Radical Dads

September 22, 2014

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Pompeii – Loom:  I’m starting to think that Pompeii’s upcoming album might end up being one of the better efforts to come out of Austin in 2014.  This song in particular reminds me of Transatlanticism/Plans-era Death Cab For Cutie.  Loom will be released on October 14 via Red Eye Transit.

:NehruvianDOOM – Caskets:  Aside from Run The Jewels’ new one, the other hip hop effort that I can’t wait to hear is the debut from NehruvianDOOM.  Personally, I think DOOM is always impressive, but I will admit that it does sound as though his partnership with Bishop Nehru has refreshed him.  The act will release their self titled album on October 6 via Lex.

:Superhumanoids – Flipping Out:  Here’s a new single from Superhumanoids.  Like everything they do, this is adequately hooky and totally ready to be devoured through a nice pair of headphones.  The Flipping Out/Another One 7″ is available now via Innovative Leisure.  The band is set to play two nights at ACL Live with Erasure.

:Dream Police – Hypnotized:  Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi, who founded the Men, are the main brains behind Dream Police.  This driving rock track is pretty damn great, and I’m looking forward to hearing more.  The band will release Hypnotized on November 11 via Sacred Bones.

:Radical Dads – In The Water:  The still-wonderfully named Radical Dads have signed to Old Flame and put together a new EP (while they wrap their third album).  I’ve long been fond of their 90s rock ways, and you should be too.  Look for the Cassette Brain EP when it gets set free on October 7.

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Quickdraw: Magna Carda, Superhumanoids, My Brightest Diamond, Tennis, Lana Del Rey

June 5, 2014

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Magna Carda – Every Weekend (Featuring Olivia Applegate):  I adore Austin’s Magna Carda, so it’s definitely an understatement to say I was excited when they put out a new single this week.  I expect the song to immediately make its way onto your current playlist of summer jams.  Catch MC tonight at Red 7 or this weekend at X Games.

:Superhumanoids – Come Say Hello:  I wasn’t aware that Superhumanoids were about to release anything new, but this is most definitely the lead track off a a new two-song single that’s available now.  I’m not sure I’ve ever heard them sound this big and in charge.  The Come Say Hello/Hey Big Bang 7″ can be owned via Innovative Leisure.

:My Brightest Diamond – Pressure:  When I saw that My Brightest Diamond was on on this year’s ACL lineup, I figured new music would arrive soon.  I think this first single is pretty great, but I’ll admit I’m mostly just happy to hear that Shara Worden still has an incredible voice.  This Is My Hand is expected out September 16 via Asthmatic Kitty.

:Tennis – Never Work For Free:  Jim Eno (Spoon), Richard Swift (The Shins) and Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) all helped produce Tennis’ upcoming album.  If that doesn’t shift the LP into something you feel the need to put on your “most anticipated” list, then you are a silly person.  Ritual In Repeat will be released on September 9 via Communion.

:Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence:  I loved West Coast, thought Shades Of Cool was mostly okay, and now the fairly rad Ultraviolence is here.  So what do each of the three singles mean when it comes to Lana Del Rey’s upcoming album?  I have no idea.  Can’t say I’m not anxious to check it out, though.  Ultraviolence is will be released on June 13 via Interscope.

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Quickdraw: King Kahn And The Shrines, Big Scary, Smith Westerns, Superhumanoids, Dinosaur Bones

June 17, 2013

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Today’s music is not a fan of your significant other.  Enjoy.

:King Kahn And The Shrines – Born To Die:  This track has the psychedelic soul approach that I’ve come to expect from King Kahn And The Shrines, but I’m a bit surprised at how tame it is.  Maybe they rip things up more on the actual album?  Merge will put out Idle No More on September 3.

:Big Scary – Luck Now:  Melbourne, Australia’s Big Scary signed to the always stellar Barsuk last week, and this song is off of their upcoming full length.  I think it’s one of the more lush things I’ve heard in 2013.  Not Art is due out on September 17.

:Smith Westerns – Idol:  And with the arrival of this pretty little pop number, I’m now officially anxious to get my hands on the new Smith Westerns’ LP.  Here’s hoping it doesn’t disappoint.  Mom + Pop will put out Soft Will on June 25.

:Superhumanoids – Bad Weather:  A new full length from Superhumanoids was actually supposed to come out last week, but it got bumped at the last minute.  Oh well.  At least the band used the delay as an opportunity to provide this slow burning gem.  Exhibitionists is due out August 6 via Innovative Leisure.

:Dinosaur Bones – Spins In Circles:  I had almost forgotten how much I like Dinosaur Bones.  This Strokes-like single is off a new album titled Shaky Dream, which is due out August 6 via Dine Alone Records.  I think it could be a good one.

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