OUT THIS WEEK
White Denim, “Performance” (City Slang). The seventh album from the longtime local faves further explores leader James Petralli’s penchant for high-energy groove-rock with a largely recast backing crew. Check out our interview with Petralli at mystatesman.com. Release show Aug. 25 at Mohawk outdoor. Here’s the video for the opening track, “Magazin”:
Teddy Glass, “Nights and Weekends.” The duo of Josh Halpern (Marmalakes) and Peter Shults (Hello Wheels) makes music that’s hard to pin down but easy to like, mixing elements of bright pop, sweet soul and electro-groove on this eight-song debut recorded with producer Danny Reisch. In-store Aug. 22 (5 p.m.) at Waterloo Records, release show after at Cheer Up Charlie’s. Here’s the title track:
Mike Schoenfeld, “Little Feet” EP. A longtime presence on the Austin scene with the band So Long, Problems and other ventures, Schoenfeld got a boost locally when alt-country rockers Harvest Thieves recorded his song “Little Feet.” That memorable tune is the centerpiece here, opening and closing the five-song set in electric and acoustic versions. In between, his distinctive tenor adds drama to vivid tales of often desperate characters, most auspiciously on the Petty-esque rocker “Story With a Girl.” Contributing musicians include guitarist Nick Gardner, keyboardist Eric Baker, drummer Bryan McGrath and backing vocalists Jane Ellen Bryant and Jaimee Harris. Release show Aug. 23 at Kitty Cohen. Here’s the track “Soften Your Gaze”:
Otis Wilkins, “Strangest Place” EP. Known for his work with local rockers Otis the Destroyer, Wilkins steps out with more acoustic-oriented material on this five-song set that was partly an outgrowth of Wilkins’ participation in last year’s Project ATX6 class of local musicians representing Austin at international music festivals. Contributing musicians include guitarist/keyboardist Luke Dalton, bassist Andrew Dalton and drummer Aric Garcia. Release show Aug. 24 at Stubb’s indoor. Here’s the track “Karma Is a Big Killer”:
- AUG. 31: Extreme Heat, “All the Way Gone” EP, release show Aug. 31 at One-2-One Bar.
- SEPT. 5: Buhu, “Tenets,” release show Sept. 5 at Barracuda.
- SEPT. 7: Ghostland Observatory, “See You Later Simulator,” playing Oct. 25 at Stubb’s.
- SEPT. 7: Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, “The Difference Between Me and You,” release show Sept. 7 at Continental Club.
- SEPT. 7: Ray Bonneville, “At King Electric” (Stonefly).
- SEPT. 7: The Mrs., “Five Minutes” EP, release show Sept. 8 at Lamberts.
- SEPT. 7: Collective Thought, “Rise.”
- SEPT. 14: Willie Nelson, “My Way” (Legacy).
- SEPT. 14: Asleep at the Wheel, “New Routes.”
- SEPT. 14: Band of Heathens, “A Message From the People Revisited.”
- SEPT. 14: Gina Chavez, “Lightbeam” EP, release show Sept. 15 at Antone’s.
- SEPT. 14: Johnny Goudie, “Leper Hands” EP, release show Sept. 13 at One-2-One Bar.
- SEPT. 14: Ben Millburn, “Sunglass Moustache.”
- SEPT. 21: “Blaze” Original Cast Recording soundtrack (Cinewax/Light in the Attic).
- SEPT. 21: Western Youth, self-titled, release show Sept. 21 at Spider House Ballroom.
- SEPT. 21: Will Courtney, “Crazy Love” (Super Secret).
- SEPT. 21: Jonathon Zemek, “Hillcrest.”
- SEPT. 28: Jerry David DeCicca, “Burning Daylight” (Super Secret).
- OCT. 5: Molly Burch, “First Flower” (Captured Tracks).
- OCT. 5: Max Frost, “Gold Rush” (Atlantic).
- OCT. 5: Michael Martin Murphey, “Austinology: Alleys of Austin.”