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February 25, 2015

WaterlooWaterloo

The 2015 Waterloo Records SXSW day party schedule has been announced, and it looks like this:

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February 20, 2015

Hannah Diamond
Hannah Diamond

It's entirely possible that the musicians on PC Music aren't purposely critiquing our culture. There's an enigmatic nature to the label that makes it easy to overanalyse without having a specific voice to speak for the music. In an industry where everyone's trying to keep it 'real', it's ironically refreshing to have a label embracing some of the critiques of this generation.

While I've tried to answer the question of 'what is PC Music?', I fear i've only further confused myself. Such is the intrigue of the label. The best way to discover it, is to listen to it. On first attempt, you'll most likely hate but like a sugar-addiction it will grow on you. Before you know it, you'll be asking "Please sir, can I have some more?" [TheInterns.net]

A.G. Cook's label PC Music will be putting on a SXSW showcase on Thursday, March 19 at Empire Garage with their artists Hannah Diamond, GFOTY, QT, Danny L Harle, Spinee, easyFun and Cook himself, plus affiliates SOPHIE, Felicita and Kane West. It runs from 8 PM to 2 AM, and badges will be accepted.

In conjunction with the announcement, A.G. Cook and Hannah Diamond released a new song, "Drop FM," which you can listen to below...

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January 30, 2015

soft-moon

Luis Vasquez is releasing his third album as The Soft Moon on March 31 via Captured Tracks. You can check out its first single, "Black," at the bottom of the post, along with a Trentemøller remix of the same track. After the album release, The Soft Moon will head out on a tour that hits Dallas on May 6 at Club Dada, Houston on May 7 at Fitzgerald's, and Austin on May 8 for Austin Psych Fest's Levitation. Tickets for Dallas, Houston, and Psych Fest are available now.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Track streams below...

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Purity Ring in NYC in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Purity Ring

Purity Ring have announced a world tour to follow the release of their second album, Another Eternity, in March. The tour hits Austin on May 23 at Stubb's and Houston on May 24 at House of Blues. Tickets for both the Austin show and the Houston show are on sale now.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Check out the album's two singles at the bottom of the post...

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January 26, 2015

Sufjan Stevens

Exciting Sufjan Stevens things are happening. A new folk-again album is on the way, and there's a tour too. For Texas it looks like this:

May 10 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
May 11 Houston, TX Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
May 12 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
Tickets to the Austin show go on sale Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:00 am thru C3Concerts.com, all Texas Box Office Outlets, or call 512.477.6060 to charge by phone. There's an artist presale too.

About the new album (pictured above):

Carrie & Lowell was recorded by Stevens alongside Casey Foubert, Laura Veirs, Nedelle Torrisi, Sean Carey, Ben Lester and Thomas Bartlett and mixed by Stevens, Bartlett and Pat Dillet. Thematically the 11 songs address life and death, love and loss, and the artist's struggle to make sense of the beauty and ugliness of love. The album is named for Stevens' mother and stepfather and is a return to Stevens' folk roots.
More at BrooklynVegan.

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Jack White @ Austin Music Hall - 1/24/2015
Jack White, Chicano Batman @ Austin Music Hall - 1/24/2015

Jack White (maybe you have his baseball card) is touring and hit Austin over the weekend for two sold-out shows at Austin Music Hall, Saturday (1/24) and Sunday (1/25). Night one was business (he came wearing a button down and slacks with suspenders) and had Charlie Sexton guest on "Ball and Biscuit," and night two was casual (black t-shirt and jeans). At both shows, ushers at the doors told people not to use their phones during the performance, and then right before he went on someone came out to remind the crowd once again. Both shows were opened by LA's Chicano Batman.

We've got pictures of the first night in this post. More, with the setlists from both shows, below...

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January 22, 2015

photo: Knifight at Mohawk in 2014 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Knifight

Austin synth rockers Knifight, who maybe you caught opening for Future Islands last year, will release their second full length, V, on February 10. You can get a taste of it from the single "Young Lovers" below. In addition to that, we've also got the premiere of the band's cover of David Bowie's "Breaking Glass" from his classic Low album. You can listen to that below too.

Knifight also have some dates coming up, including two in their hometown. They play an album release show on February 6 at Cheer Up Charlie's with Night Drive and Gost ($5 at door), and then again on April 9 at North Door (ticket info and other bands TBA). All dates are listed below.

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December 18, 2014

Craft Spells
Craft Spells

Craft Spells released their second album Nausea (and first new music in two years) earlier this year on Captured Tracks. They're kicking off a tour with The Bilinda Butchers, who also put out a new album, Heaven, over the summer. The tour hits Austin on March 3 at Red 7 and Dallas on March 4 at Club Dada. Tickets for Austin and Dallas are on sale now. You can listen to both Nausea and Heaven in their entirety below.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Album streams below...

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Elisa Ambrogio

Elisa Ambrogio (of the noise trio Magik Markers) will be touring in January in support of her 2014 solo debut record, The Immoralist. She and banjo player/Pelt member Nathan Bowles, who also has an album out this year, will be in Austin on January 18 at Beerland. Check Beerland's site for upcoming ticket info.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream "Superstitious" from Elisa's album and "Sleepy Lake Tire Swing" from Nathan's album below...

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December 9, 2014

Sleater KinneySleater Kinney

After confirming their reunion, Sleater-Kinney announced tour dates that didn't include Texas which was a huge bummer. They've finally corrected that wrong, and will play Texas three times in April, on three dates that happen to correspond with the 2nd weekend of Coachella (so I guess they're not playing the fest?). It looks like this:

SLEATER-KINNEY BACK IN TEXAS
04-16-15 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
04-17-15 Austin, TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Ampitheatre
04-18-15 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Tickets to all the new dates, which are listed HERE, go on pre-sale at 10am local time on Wednesday, December 10th.

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