OUT THIS WEEK
Harvest Thieves, “Rival.” From our first Austin360 Artist of the Month feature in today’s American-Statesman: “‘Rival’ heralds Harvest Thieves’ arrival as a contemporary heir to the hard-twang sounds pioneered two decades ago by the likes of the Old 97’s and the Jayhawks. Their sound reflects what can happen when a bunch of small-town Texas country folks immerse themselves in Austin’s vibrant indie music scene.” Read the full story at mystatesman.com, and check out our Austin360 live video for the album track “The Least of These” above. Release show tonight (Jan. 8) at Scoot Inn.
Lew Card, “Follow Me Down” (Monomer). The third album from the Austin-via-Tennessee singer-songwriter traverses a broad range of Americana terrain, from the old-timey acoustic folk of the opening “Walkin’ Shoes Blues” from the easygoing ramble of “Do My Own Thing” to the funkier topical tune “Condo Town Rag.” Brass accents from the Tijuana Trainwreck Horns help to broaded Card’s palette beyond his country-folk base. Playing Feb. 11 at Buzz Mill.
JAN. 14: Emily Wolfe, “Atta Blues” single, release show Jan. 14 at Stubb’s.
JAN. 15: Randy Rogers Band, “Nothing Shines Like Neon” (Tommy Jackson/Thirty Tigers), in-store Jan. 18 at Waterloo Records.
JAN. 15: Reed Turner, “Native Tongue” EP, release show Jan. 15 at Stubb’s.
JAN. 16: Matt the Electrician with Little Brave, “Mountains”/“20/20” 7-inch, release show Feb. 5 at North Door.
JAN. 22: Will T. Massey, “The Weathering,” release show Jan. 24 at Strange Brew.
FEB. 19: Carrie Rodriguez + the Sacred Hearts, “Lola” (Luz/Thirty Tigers), release show Feb. 13 at Texas Union Theater.
FEB. 26: Bill Carter, “Innocent Victims & Evil Companions” (Forty Below), playing Jan. 12 at Saxon Pub.
FEB. 26: Kathryn Legendre, “Don’t Give a Damn” EP, release show Feb. 26 at White Horse.
APRIL: Michael Fracasso, “Here Come the Savages.”
EARLY 2016: Calliope Musicals, “Time Owes You Nothing.”
EARLY 2016: A Giant Dog, title TBA (Merge).
EARLY 2016: White Denim, title TBA.
SPRING 2016: Hayes Carll, title TBA.
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