Entries tagged with: Flesh Lights
by Bill Pearis
Austin's Flesh Lights make hyperactive, punky rock n' roll with boundless energy. If you dig fellow Austinites OBN IIIs or Bad Sports you'll probably like what these guys do. The band released Free Yourself last fall via 12XU and you can stream a song off that, as well as a recent single and the whole of their 2011 album, Muscle Pop, below.
The band are currently on the road and hit NYC on Friday (5/22) at Union Pool as part of a very strong garage-punk bill with Philly wimp-pop burners The Tough Shits, Vug Arakas and headliners Ex Humans. $10 at the door. All dates are listed below...
photo:::Palma Violets @ Treasure Island Fest (more by Autumn Andel)
SXSW, which happens March 17-22 in Austin, TX, has announced its third round of 2015 showcasing artists. (Here's round 1 and round 2.) It's a big update, with over 500 new additions, including Amason, Frog Eyes, Palma Violets, Girl Band, Pity Sex, Sheer Mag, Kate Tempest, THEESatisfaction, Viet Cong, Matthew E. White, Best Coast, Dej Loaf, Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna/Jefferson Airplane) and loads more.
Full round 3 list below...
After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.
Full FFF Fest lineup is below.
The Hives at the Studio at Webster Hall - 4/26/12
As mentioned, The Hives are set to kick off a North American tour next month which comes to NYC for the previously discussed show at Terminal 5 on June 22. Since we last spoke, it was announced that the Swedish band will be joined on the tour by two younger bands following in their footsteps of raunchy garage rock; LA's FIDLAR and Austin's Flesh Lights. Tickets for the NYC show are still available.
The Hives' new album, Lex Hives, comes out next week (6/5) but you can hear it ahead of its release in full at the bottom of this post. It's the band's first release since 2007's The Black and White Album and if you're wondering if they used that 5-year break to expand their sound... well they haven't at all. But that doesn't mean Lex Hives isn't fun as hell. "Come On!," which opens the album and most of their recent shows, jump-starts the band into the frenzy they've become known for with mile-a-minute instant sing-alongs.
Previously released singles like "Go Right Ahead" and "Wait A MInute" with their three-word choruses hold up great against some of the album's deeper cuts like "Patrolling Days," "Take Back the Toys," and "My Time is Coming," which are arguably better than the lead tracks. After a few listens you'll forget that you haven't known these songs since The Hives' early days.
Last month, when The Hives were in North America for Coachella, they stopped by NYC for a tiny sweaty show at The Studio before heading back overseas. A belated set of pics from that show, along with the Lex Hives album stream and a list of updated dates are below.