Archive for April, 2010

New Crystal Castles tracks – Stubbs August 11

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Oops, Crystal Castle’s new album leaked and is available on Hypem now.  Castles have created a great follow up album to their smashing debut that adds similar electro-glitchy-pop to their portfolio.  With studio and production improvements, the tracks sound crisper (maybe a negative) and flow well.  I fucking love seeing them live and think Alice Glass is one of the baddest female fronts alive.  Yes they play short sets and yes Alice is usually trashed onstage, but they pull it off I always leave happy and wanting more.  They are coming to Stubbs August 11th with the LA based Hard Tour,  with Sinden and Destructo.   I’ve done most of the work for you, grab the tracks below…

The tracklisting for ‘Crystal Castles’ is:

‘Fainting Spells’
‘Celestica’
‘Doe Deer’
‘Baptism’
‘Year of Silence’
‘Empathy’
‘Suffocation’
‘Violent Dreams’
‘Vietnam’
‘Birds’
‘Pap Smear’
‘Not In love’
‘Intimate’
‘I Am Made Of Chalk’

Life after SXSW… The Big Pink, Girl Talk, Yeasayer, King Khan, A Place to Bury Strangers, Auto Body

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Having a few weeks to recover physically and financially from SXSW, I’m ready and excited about April.  Hockey kicked the month off at Emo’s last Friday and this week begins tonight (Monday the 5th) with King Khan and the Shrines at Emo’s.  Thursday (4/8) is The Big Pink w/ A Place to Bury Strangers at the Parish.  This is the first time to my knowledge that the Big Pink has played a headlining show in Austin, and it should be one not to miss and with A Place to Bury Strangers opening I’m sure this show will sellout.  Kind of surprising to see these two bands on the same bill, A Place to Bury Strangers are the Brooklyn 3 piece that will have your ears ringing for days from their face melting industrial shoegaze.   While the Big Pink are London friends with their own style of electro-rock that will seem tame (and quiet) after the openers.

Friday (4/9) head back to the Parish for Auto Body’s EP release party these guys have a legit shot and making it big.  Car Stereo Wars and Prepmode support so be sure to wear your dancin shoes, do not miss this dance party.   Girl Talk plays a free show at UT Saturday evening under the tower on the main mall, White Denim opens nuff said.   Yeasayer starts his 2 days at La Zona Rosa on Saturday.  Oh yeah couple bands are in town this weekend too Vampire Weekend and Camera Obscura.

A Place to Bury Strangers – I Know I’ll See You

The Big Pink – Velvet

Yeasayer – O.N.E