Pleasure Venom has been on a monstrous run over the course of the past year or so. They hit the ground running in 2019 with an album release, a handful of music videos and a supporting tour with Garbage, and they don’t appear to be stopping things anytime soon. Their video for Hive, directed by singer Audrey Campbell and drummer Thomas Valles, is a seemingly innocent single shot ‘day in the life’ style video, but as we all know, looks can be deceiving. Check out the video, give it a like and a share, and leave a comment to let them know you’re supporting this run!
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Tagged audrey campbell, austin, chief, hive, pleasure venom, rock, the doomsday device, thomas valles
The San Marcos-based collective Water on Mars has been vigilant over the past couple of years in regards to shaping their sound and fine-tuning their chemistry as a band. After a run of live shows and a few one-off recordings of singles, Water on Mars is kicking off the summer of 2019 with a brand new EP. The songs are tightly structured, dynamic, melodic, and full of wonderful vocal harmonies that have become a signature of Water on Mars‘ sound. It’s available on all the major streaming services at this time (clicking the cover above will take you to Spotify), so don’t hesitate to look them up and give them some streaming love!
When Jonny from Apache Tomcat hit me up a while ago (and about a completely different project, whom I will feature in the future) and told me about the new lo-fi project he was in, I was in the stretch of a very busy and creative month. I had every intention of listening, but time was a limited commodity. When I finally did get a chance to sit down and listen to Manifest Destiny’s Child Soldier Boy George Harrison Ford Focus, I was floored, and immediately kicking myself for taking so long to get around to check out the project. From the jump, this project gave me the same feelings that projects by Tim Kerr, Dirty Beaches, The Butthole Surfers and bands of that ilk do… grungy sounds, chameleon-like vocals that are playful and intriguing, and an immediacy that other music lacks these days were all elements that spoke to me. This one is definitely worth checking out and downloading, as well as telling a friend to do the same.
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Tagged apache tomcat, chief, dirty beaches, garage, lo fi, Manifest Destiny's Child Soldier Boy George Harrison Ford Focus, rock, the butthole surfers, the doomsday device, tim kerr
Anyone unfamiliar with the legend of Tim Kerr (especially anyone native to Austin) has some homework to do. From Big Boys to Lord High Fixers to Total Sound Group Direct Action Committee and more, Kerr has left an indelible mark on his city, punk/rock music, and art as a whole. Recently, Butcher Bear uncovered some footage of a Trophy’s on South Congress show, and decided to upload it to (in)Sect Record‘s YouTube channel. As a result, all of us have been blessed with the raw power than was Tim Kerr and his bandmates, and their extremely passionate sound. Enjoy, share, and let the nostalgia of a simpler and better time take you over.
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Tagged austin, big boys, chief, iNSECT RECORDS, lord high fixers, punk, rock, south congress, the doomsday device, tim kerr, total sound group direct action committee, trophy's, youtube
from the digital desk of The White White Lights:
The bad news: as you might have heard, our house was one of the many lost to the fires in Bastrop on Sunday. Jonas was able to grab most of his guitars and one amp, but we lost everything else in the studio (keyboards, pianos, bass rig, recording gear). Our family and friends helped us set up this account for any donations if anyone would like to help us on our way to rebuilding soon.
The good news: Our show in San Marcos tomorrow night was rescheduled, but we’re still going to play at the Highball this Sunday, September 11 (we’ll borrow or find some gear somewhere). We also saved the hard drive containing the two EP’s that we’re releasing in the next month and a half or so (we wanted to get it printed in the next few weeks but have a lot to take care of).
Thank you all for your messages and support. This has been a crazy few days for so many of us.
Love, Jonas and Jenny of tWWL
Jonas is an old friend of mine, and a super creative cat. Please do anything you can, if you are able, in order to help this wonderful band get back on their feet.
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Tagged austin, bastrop, chief, disaster relief, fire, jen, jonas, rock, the doomsday device, white white lights
I love putting the spotlight on Electric Mayhem… working as a team is dope. Sometimes, however, I gotta sit back and admire the times when I cut loose. These mixes are moments that I have enjoyed during various DJ gigs, whether they be club, wedding, house party or whatvever… these two mixes are from last week’s Electric Mayhem (Monday nights, Triple Crown).
Dig it and dig it good.
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Tagged audio, austin, bandcamp, chief, chief78666, dj, electric mayhem, funk, hip hop, jazz, monday mashup, music, pop, rock, san antonio, san marcos, texas, the doomsday device, triple crown, twitter