Posts Tagged ‘track’

New Music Tuesday: “Street Finding Man,” by The Short Histories of Powerful Nations

October 6, 2009

shorthistoriesEver been to a Short Histories of Powerful Nations show and wondered what the long instrumental piece at the beginning of the set is? It’s not found on A Brief Treatise On Land Ownership, Vol.1, so did it come long before or long after? The answer is the latter, and now it finally exists on record… or .mp3, as the case may be. The band just posted the song, titled “Street Finding Man,” to its MySpace page last Friday–a live cut, no less, taken straight from the band’sĀ August 13 show at Lindberg’s with Native and The First Teenager Ever. Thanks to the deft work of Mobile Force Recording, the song sounds clearer than ever, and at seven-plus minutes it’s quite a treat. Click here to go to the MySpace page and you’ll find the track last in the player. Enjoy.

Springfield Music Scene, this could be your album

August 25, 2009
Cory King

Cory King

We’ve seen ensemble casts in movies, even the occasional ensemble song, and there are certainly some smaller ensembles out there that made albums… but what about a local ensemble? Cory King, guitarist for The First Teenager Ever and Sunrise Cassette in addition to doing solo work, began work on an album project a few weeks ago and wants to expand his list of collaborators… to as much of the local scene as possible.


New Music Tuesday: Brannon Powers

June 23, 2009
Photo by Kristen Pierson

Photo by Kristen Pierson

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Brannon Powers, the happyendings/The Whitest Light singer turned solo artist. He toured with Kate Voegele through the latter half of May, then it was back to work on making music. The latest finished tune from that effort is a perky track titled “You Will Never Know,” a thoroughly enjoyable summertime song you can hear by clicking on these funny-colored words.

New music from Jesse James Wax Museum

May 22, 2009

Just when we thought they were cast to memory forever, our favorite local band named for a roadside attraction returns. Jesse James Wax Museum emerges from its sabbatical with new members and a new song in the new issue of local literary zine Couch. The band promises there’s a new EP on the way soon, but in the meantime you can satiate your JJWM cravings by picking up a copy of Couch at Indie clothing store on East Walnut Street downtown.

More new music: “Certified,” by Wicked Waves ft. J-Kiellz

March 27, 2009

Our local hip hop scene continues to grow and evolve, and the latest name to appear on our radar is Houston, TX transplant Wicked Waves. The group just released a new song today with special guest J-Kiellz, titled “Certified,” ahead of its show April 20 at The Outland Ballroom. You can check it out on the group’s MySpace page.

New Music EXCLUSIVE: “Take Care Of One Another,” by Chris Aytes

March 27, 2009

aytes-drawingIf you’ve listened to last Sunday’s Rock Talk, you know guest Chris Aytes has been hard at work on new tracks. He intended to bring one, fully realized and recorded, to premiere on the show, but when it came time to tape there was still work to be done. No matter; the song is finished now. Aytes describes it as “a low-fi anthem for the recession,” and with a show coming up tomorrow night at Coffee Ethic at 8 p.m. with openers My Politic it seems like a good time to pull the covers off of “Take Care Of One Another” and let you have the first listen ahead of anyone else. Find the track for streaming and download after the break.


Speaking of local remixes: Nightsweats remixes Butthole Surfers’ “Pepper”

March 13, 2009

the_butthole_surfers-1-250-249-85-nocropA while back we presented to you one local musician’s take on Eminem’s “Superman.” Not only did we think it was pretty sweet, but apparently you did, too; it got quite a few hits and downloads when we posted it.

We happened across local artist Nightsweats‘ take on a popular song–a semi-forgotten hit from a ’90s one-hit-wonder, no less–and we’d be remisced if we didn’t pass it along to you. It jams like hell, and it’s good fun to kick off your Friday night. Listen and/or download after the break.


New music from Do Tell & the Rumors

January 19, 2009

dotellWe haven’t heard much from Do Tell & the Rumors since their appearance on the one-year anniversary edition of Rock Talk, but we received word this morning of a few updates. First, the band released a new song today, titled “Books”, which you can listen to and download for free on the band’s MySpace page. You’ll have to read after the break to find out the rest.


Now Online: PBS’s Roadtrip Nation, Episode 6, featuring Starrfadu’s “A Dispute Between Two Neighboring Towns”

November 26, 2008

roadtripnationAustin Hartley of Starrfadu was kind enough to send us an email letting us know the latest episode of PBS’s Roadtrip Nation is now on the PBS website for streaming. You might recall the show includes one of the band’s songs, namely “A Dispute Between Two Neighboring Towns.” Unfortunately, the show is not aired on our local PBS affiliate, so online is your only chance to catch the show. Start listening for the song at the 21:51mark. (Listen carefully, too; the show only used the instrumental parts.) You can watch the full episode, which we highly recommend, by clicking here.