OUT THIS WEEK
Cross Record, “Wabi-Sabi” (Ba Da Bing). Engaging and hypnotic atmospheric music from the Dripping Springs duo of Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski. After a release show Feb. 6 at the Mohawk, Cross Record heads out on a European tour opening for fellow Austin act Shearwater. Here’s the song “Steady Waves”:
Brother Superior, “Whatever Coach” EP. Five rock-pop tunes, including a cover of fellow local band A. Sinclair’s “How Many Ways,” that spotlight the engaging voice of frontman Bryce Clifford. Release show Jan. 30 at Blackheart. Here’s the leadoff track, “Lovin’ You (Is Killing Me)”:
Daniel Eyes & the Vibes, “Sweet Dreaming” EP. The quartet’s sound on this four-song set brings to mind ’80s mainstream rock radio as they mine moody, minor-key melodies and dark lyrical themes. Release show Jan. 30 at Cheer Up Charlie’s. Here’s the title track:
FEB. 5: Terri Hendrix, “Love You Strong,” playing Feb. 10 at Guero’s.
FEB. 5: P.T. Banks, “Moonlight Is Sunlight,” release show Feb. 6 at Stubb’s.
FEB. 5, Brother Nothing, “All in My Mind,” release show Feb. 25 at One-2-One Bar.
FEB. 9: Magna Carda, “Cirqlation,” release show Feb. 5 at the Belmont.
FEB. 9: Matthew Logan Vasquez, “Solicitor Returns,” solo album by Delta Spirit frontman.
FEB. 9: Wealthy West, “Long Play,” release show Feb. 12 at Tellers.
FEB. 13: Slowly Grace, self-titled, release show Feb. 13 at Clive Bar.
FEB. 14: Jenifer Jackson, “Cloud Ten,” release show Feb. 14 at Strange Brew.
FEB. 19: Carrie Rodriguez + the Sacred Hearts, “Lola” (Luz/Thirty Tigers), release show Feb. 13 at Texas Union Theater and in-store Feb. 19 at Waterloo Records.
FEB. 26: Willie Nelson, “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin” (Legacy), playing March 12 at Rodeo Austin.
FEB. 26: Bill Carter, “Innocent Victims & Evil Companions” (Forty Below), playing Jan. 12 at Saxon Pub.
FEB. 26: 8 Ball Aitken, self-titled, U.S. debut of recently transplanted Australian country-blues performer.
FEB. 26: Black Balsam, “See You Later See You There” (Punctum), release show Feb. 28 at Cheer Up Charlie’s.
FEB. 26: Kathryn Legendre, “Don’t Give a Damn” EP, release show Feb. 26 at White Horse.
MARCH 2: “Dreamer: A Tribute to Kent Finlay” (Eight 30), with tracks by James McMurtry, Randy Rogers & Sunny Sweeney, Slaid Cleaves, William Clark Green and more.
MARCH 11: Penny & Sparrow, “Let a Lover Drown You” (Single Lock/Thirty Tigers), playing April 16 at the Parish.
MARCH 25: White Denim, “Stiff” (Downtown), produced by Ethan Johns, playing SXSW (dates TBA).
MARCH 25: Bayonne, “Primitives” (Mom+Pop), re-branded wider release of Roger Sellers album issued last fall.
APRIL 1: Explosions in the Sky, “The Wilderness” (Temporary Residence).
APRIL 8: Hayes Carll, “Lovers and Leavers” (Hwy 87/Thirty Tigers).
APRIL 15: Calliope Musicals, “Time Owes You Nothing.”
APRIL: Michael Fracasso, “Here Come the Savages.”
APRIL: Charlie Faye & the Fayettes, title TBA.
EARLY 2016: A Giant Dog, title TBA (Merge).
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