The Early Tapes
Everyone from Austin has been telling me how brilliant The Early Tapes are for a while now, and as it turns out, they were right. In fact, the stuff I've heard from these guys so far has blown me away. Check the influences: the stooges, hendrix, zeppelin, 13th floor elevators, velvet underground, the stones, cream, television, etc. And these dudes are the real deal...this song, taken from their debut 4-song EP, literally sounds like it's of another era.
The Early Tapes Betty & Thomas mp3
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Danava brought their face-melting, Music for Robots-approved "hipster metal" to Dallas last night. It was a fun little show for a Tuesday night at The Cavern, and DJ Mwanz played a great set upstairs (we heard Liars, Lali Puna, Serge Gainsbourg, and a bunch of stuff we didn't know that sounded cool.) But the highlight for us was Portland's Snow Foxxes, and not just because we love hot female singer/drummers. Both bands were obviously heavily influenced by Sabbath/Zeppelin and the like, but Foxxes frontwoman Celia Wall's vocals and drumming added a bluesy element that I really liked.