Check Out New Music From The Phuss, Sarah Jaffe, Jonathan Tyler and More.
Aside from headliners like Dawes and Dilated Peoples, a few dozen local acts were also included in the announce, several of which also appear in this column.
For starters, Fort Worth garage rockers The Longshots released a video for the second single of its self-titled debut LP. Like the clip for Jacob Furr's “Falling Stars,” which we featured last week, The Longshots' “Don't Sweat It” video was directed by Brandon Schwindt. Unlike that Terlingua-shot video, though, this one was filmed inside Fort Worth venue The Where House. Seeing as how we've previously recommended the band's distinctly Fort Worth-sounding album to anyone that likes “sneaking into Lola's, skateboarding inside The Where House and passing out behind The Chat Room.”, we couldn't think of a more fitting locale for this one.
In related news, the band also released a new, two-song digital EP today, which you can find here.
Like The Longshots, Spooky Folk is another local outfit that appeared on our list of the best local releases of 2014 so far. According to the Spooky Folk's Facebook page, vinyl copies of its sophomore album are finally nearing completion after being held up at the pressing plant for several months.
Speaking of new records, ritualistic Dallas improv jazz metal trio Unconscious Collective has a new one due out August 16 via Tofu Carnage. Recorded last summer at Klearlight Studio, you can check out a couple of Pleistocene Moon's tracks below.
Another upcoming release we've already gone on record saying we're pretty stoked about is the new one from The Phuss. You'll have to wait until September 16 to pick up a copy of that one, but the band just leaked a second track from that one. Check it out:
Likewise, Sarah Jaffe recently released another single from next month's Don't Disconnect, which, yes, you can hear below. Jaffe told Interview Magazine last week that “Lover Girl” is actually a track she's been sitting on for quite some time. Per that conversation: “I wrote 'Lover Girl' years ago when I was just out of high school just as a folk/acoustic song,” Jaffe says. “I never put it on any previous records because I just wasn't thrilled with it; so it just kind of collected dust for about nine years. When I went to Marfa last summer to write for Don't Disconnect, I made a handful of loops; one in particular was a loop that I specifically made to remake 'Lover Girl.'”
Then there's Jonathan Tyler, whose struggles to record a follow-up to 2010's Pardon Me have long been documented. Since being legally cleared to work on new material he's been recording a new LP in Denton. Tyler recently debuted a new cut called “Disappear” from its upcoming record via the Ray Benson-hosted Texas Music Scene series.
Other records to look forward to in the coming months are new ones from These Machines Are Winning and Dead Flowers, which, > like Dove Hunter's upcoming sophomore effort will be released via Idol Records.
And while it's not exactly an upcoming local release, per se, Stardeath & White Dwarfs' upcoming record will feature a collaboration with Dallas' New Fumes on a track called “Hate Me Tomorrow.” That much makes sense: Daniel Huffman — the man behind the New Fumes moniker — has been a frequent collaborator of The Flaming Lips over the years, and we probably needn't remind you that Lips frontman Wayne Coyne is the uncle of Stardeath's Dennis Coyne.
Elsewhere, both Chambers and Midlake turned in Daytrotter sessions, which can be found here and here, respectively. And though the site's flowery expositions on the bands is always free to read, listening to the sessions themselves still requires a subscription these days.
Finally, Snow tha Product's song, “Hola” appeared in the most recent episode of VH1's Hit the Floor and Phil Anselmo will star in a new comedy webseries slated to make its debut in the coming weeks.
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