Song of the Day

Song Of The Day: Aeon Station – Fade

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It’s now been almost three weeks since SXSW 2022 came to a close, and while we recently finished up our SouthBy coverage, that doesn’t mean we’ve quite put it all in the rear view mirror just yet. Now that everything’s settled down a bit, it’s time to take a look back at the bands we didn’t get to see and the music we didn’t get to hear while in Austin. There were several bands and artists that were on my list of acts to see that I didn’t get to see for whatever reason and one of those was New Jersey indie rockers Aeon Station.

The new project of Kevin Whelan, formerly of The Wrens, Aeon Station just released their debut album Observatory late last year and it’s probably the closest thing we’ll ever get to a new Wrens album following that band’s implosion years ago. “Fade” is one of the standout tracks, a big, driving number that just seems to keep getting bigger as the song goes along. Check it out below.

Observatory is out now via Sub Pop Records.

Song Of The Day: Faith No More – I Started A Joke

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This will be our only concession to April Fool’s Day. Enjoy.

SXSW Song Of The Day: Spoon – Lucifer On The Sofa

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SXSW 2022 is just one day away! And while it has definitely been too long since the last time SouthBy happened in person, it also feels a bit like it’s crept up on us all. But it’s nice to get excited about going again and there’s a lot to be excited about. So one more preview before the whole thing gets going tomorrow in Austin for the first time since 2019.

Today we’ll turn our spotlight to Spoon, one of the great Austin bands of the last 20 years or so. The band just came out last month with Lucifer On The Sofa, their first album in five years, which they’ll be promoting with a hometown appearance at this year’s fest.

And aside from the fact that it’s a great tune, the album’s title track also helps those of us returning to Austin for the first time in awhile to get in the mood with its lyrical references to Dale Watson, Lavaca, and West Avenue. Check it out.

SXSW Song Of The Day: Tallies – Wound Up Tight

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Dream pop outfit Tallies will be one of the several Toronto acts making their way to Austin for SXSW and for me personally, they’re one of the local acts I’ve been meaning to catch live for a few years now. This means chances are fairly high that I’ll break my unofficial “don’t go out of your way to see bands you could see back home” rule and check them out while I’m in Austin. But I break that rule pretty much every year, then go see the bands again when I’m back home too, so no big deal.

Check out the video for Tallies’ latest single “Wound Up Tight” below.

Tallies will be playing the following shows during SXSW:
March 17 – Try Hard Coffee – 4pm
March 17 – Mohawk Indoors – 11:40pm – 12:20am
March 19 – Lazarus Brewing Co – 5pm