Fort Worth Gets Another New Venue and Festival, and A Whole Slew of Bands Prep New Releases.
Not long ago, we posted a breakdown of the 17 local album releases we were most looking forward to hearing in the second-half of 2013 — several of which have since earned their release.
But that list only featured some of the only locally affiliated bands releasing new material this year. With that in mind, we've put together a breakdown of releases set to drop over the course of the next few weeks.
Band: Bad Sports.
Release Date: August 27 (via Dirtnap).
Additional Info: You can stream the newest album from the adored Denton power-pop trio in full right here.
Band: Little Black Dress.
Release Date: August 27 (via Idol Records).
Additional Info: The four-track EP is the latest collaboration between Dallas vets Toby Pipes and Nolan Thies, and the follow-up to 2009's Snow in June. Stream the single “Lowered Lids” below.
Band: Party Static.
Album: Party Static.
Release Date: August 29.
Additional Info: The band will celebrate the release of its new EP with a show at Double Wide on August 29.
Band: The Satans of Soft Rock.
Album: Friend of Man and Beast Alike.
Release Date: September 3 (via I Love Math).
Additional Info: We've been looking forward to this album since the band first sent us a pair of album cuts last summer. Stream “No, We Can't Be Friends” below. Previously released as part of Last Joke Band's debut 12-inch, the track is sped up a bit and beefed up with additional emphasis placed on keys this time around.
Band: Pinkish Black.
Album: Razed to the Ground.
Release Date: September 13 (via Century Media).
Additional Info: The band's sophomore LP also marks the band's first since signing with Century Media last year. Check out the album's lead single — as already featured on sites such as Pitchfork and Stereogum — below. The band will perform on October 6 at Dada as part of a fall tour with Kylesa and Sierra. First, though, you can catch this duo on September 7 at Three Links with Christian Death.
Band: Sacco & Vanzetti.
Release Date: September 13.
Additional Info: The indie-rock outfit — which shares both of its Jesse-named members (Botello and Miller) with Denton indie-folk band Senor Fin — will celebrate the release of its debut EP with a show at Hailey's on September 13.
Band: Parquet Courts.
Album: Tally All the Things You Broke.
Release Date: October 8 (via What's Your Rupture?).
Additional Info: The snack-obsessed art-punks announced their upcoming EP via a phone number the band included with a cassette release they mailed to 250 fans. When fans called 917-471-2855, a voice simply replied with “You've Got Me Wonderin' Now,” followed by a beep where one can, presumably, leave the band a voicemail. The phrase is also the title of the EP's lead single, which is available for streaming below.
Band: American Werewolf Academy.
Album: Out of Place All the Time.
Release Date: October 14 (via Damnably Records).
Additional Info: The single “Edge of the Bed,” which is available now as a 7-inch, was recorded by John Dufilho and Casey DiOrio at Valve Studios, and features Slobberbone's Jess Barr on solo guitar and Spooky Folk/Hares on the Mountain's Petra Kelly on violin. Check it out below.
Album: Lava Diner (TRUESTORY).
Release Date: October 29 (via Western Vinyl).
Additional Info: Regarding his debut full-length under the Botany name, Denton native Spencer Stephenson has said, “I always imagined my first album being like a volcano, with years of pent-up emotion and musical ideas bubbling up to a cathartic release.” Stream the single “Anchor” below.
In other news this week: Our neighbors to the west have announced the opening of a new venue, as well as yet another new music festival. New Calhoun Street bar Shipping and Receiving will celebrate its grand opening in Fort Worth on August 30 with a show that features The Orbrans, Calhoun, The Will Callers and The Longshots, among others. The inaugural Steers and Beers music festival will take place on November 7 in various locations around the Fort Worth Stockyards, with proceeds from the fest going to benefit the Texas Can Academy.
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