Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Goldcure's "Portuguese Prince" Streets Today!



Goldcure, a rising band in the Austin music scene, known for their polished, soaring anthems and captivating emotional rock, release its debut LP, Portuguese Prince, today on Sorin Records! Comprised of members Adam Buhrman, Craig Haskell, Gavin Inverso and John Allison, the band delivers a unique and original sound, while displaying a reverence for inspirations ranging from Wilco, Travis, and the Verve, and at times tapping into the earnestness of bands like U2 and the Beach Boys, however different those two might be.

Download: Goldcure -- "Make It Stop"
Download: Goldcure -- "Too Long"


"Guitars with the beatific shimmer of newer Echo & the Bunnymen, but dusted with a slight twang, mixed with jerky vocals reminiscent of a medicated David Byrne (or a less-husky Britt Daniel)." -- Riverfront Times

"...uplifting brand of alternative pop/rock takes influence from the Verve, U2, and the accessible side of Radiohead." -- All Music Guide


Read their exclusive interview with Scatter O 'Light here!


PS - The Jonas Brothers suck a fat one. I would rather slide down a banister of razor blades into a pool of alcohol than listen to those talentless pansies. That is all.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Loxsly


Download: Loxsly -- "Lamprey Eels"

Austin band Loxsly's self-assured EP reminds us of power pop stalwarts like Spoon and Beulah, particularly the latter. It's clean, shiny pop gems with great hooks and a been-doing-this-forever kind of confidence. And it sure is catchy.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Woven


Download: Woven -- "She Blows My Amplifier"
Download: Woven -- "Prickly Pear"

A furious space-rock album of serpentine electronics and heavy atmospherics, Woven's new album, Designer Codes, marks a new chapter in the band's existence, as they head out into the new musical landscape an unsigned and independent band. It's heavy stuff, similar to the Notwist or Deerhunter, and it's a great achievement for a band that's shaking off major label involvement

Friday, August 01, 2008

Megafaun in the house!

So the boys from Megafaun played an awesome set at Caledonia Lounge last night, they were the first to wake up and come down to pay us a visit at the office!

From left to right, that's Joe Westerlund, Brad Cook (with the gold record halo) and Phil Cook!


Brad also decided to do his best Benji Hughes impression. Not bad! I say that he could use a little more wind in his hair, though!

Thanks Megafaun, for coming down and getting Summer Camp off to an awesome start!