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New Music Tuesday in Austin

We’re turning up the volume for our Austin trip—we’ll be at the FADER FORT by FIAT and the Vice afterparty, ‘Vice Kills Texas’. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t time to appreciate the great mix of music that’s newly available this week.

Playlist Notes

  • J Mascis, Several Shades Of Why: Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis drops the noisy guitars in favor of a soft-strumming, melancholy acoustic solo album.

  • Teddybears, Cardiac Arrest (feat. Robyn): The Teddybears are certified dance party vets. This not-so-cuddly Swedish group, creating music since 1991, is still doing it well—this time with Robyn.

  • Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Scandalous: A throwback to the blues’ heyday, Black Joe Lewis’ sophomore album is perfectly tailored for the present. Produced by Spoon’s drummer, Jim Eno, it’s a body-moving album from start to finish.

  • Travis Barker, Give The Drummer Some: It’s not every day that the drummer gets the spotlight. Former Blink-182 member Travis Barker teamed up with rappers Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne and Yelawolf to make his solo debut.

  • Scala & Kolacny Brothers, Scala & Kolacny Brothers: Don’t let the Brothers fool you—Scala & Kolacny Brothers is an all-female choir group who’ve taken to covering songs from popular culture. Included in this album is music by Radiohead, Depeche Mode and Nirvana.

∞  March 15, 2011 — 12:00AM