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Total Unicorn's Electronic Alien Freakout "Whole Lotta Louvre"

Spacefolk/musicians Total Unicorn dropped a quite nice future freakout track a couple weeks ago as the single for their just-released album Relaxation Tape, and we’ve got it in all its lovely pangalactic glory for you here today. “Whole Lotta Louvre” sounds like something straight out of a hip irreverent scifi universe (like if Fifth Element had a unhinged experimental edge to it), starting out with a grippingly odd alien choral performance that gives way to an equally extraterrestrial hard rap. None of it sounds like English, or really like anything familiar at all, but all of it is good weird spacefuture shit that’ll get your interstellar daydreams firing off instantly when you hear it. Get listening below to a delicious piece of electronic weirdness, and check back here for a post on the full album from one of the most unique groups in town sometime soon.

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Typical Girls' Second EP of the Year is All Pretty Pop Guitar Melodies

Here's three new tracks from San Marcos indiepoppers Typical Girls who, despite the name, are a pack of dudes who make some very pretty pared down guitar rock with a quite unique sound. The new EP is the second the group has put out this year and is thus appropriately and simply titled "EP 2," and it contains three very well constructed tracks of feel-good, deeply pretty pop rock. There's a good bit of sunny-day synth, the reverb is turned up nicely and the vocals are subdued for a beautiful effect that gives them a bit of a Constellation Records from the early 2000s sound (particularly Broken Social Scene and The Dears). It's music that focuses on building moods and just being quite lovely, letting the lyrical content just be one element in a soft, but big and dynamic production. That member Mich D. White is also responsible for some of the lovelier electronic music in the area with his other act Kinder makes perfect sense when you hear "EP 2," with its many pleasing layers and nice, airy sounds. It's pretty fuckin' gorgeous music Typical Girls have put out here, most especially opener "How We Spent It," and it bodes well for this young band's future. Check it below, y'all.

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The Echoes- "Night Like This"

Put on your best pair of fingerless leather gloves and dark sunglasses and prepare to get your synth inspired groove on to song ‘Night Like This’ by Austin’s own The Echoes, a four-piece indie-electronica act composed of vocalist Lauren Mlady, Adam Ellis on guitars and synth, drummer Lacey Lewis, and John Thomas, who composes and takes care of the sampler and synths.

The Echoes have been together a little over a year now, and describe themselves as part EDM, part post-punk and part 80’s synthwave- basically a 2015 version of New Order except fronted by the deliciously unrefined but posh vocals of Mlady. For some reason the phrase “white girl rage” kept crossing my mind while listening to this song and I attribute this strange subconscious word association to Mlady’s post-prog punk vocal stylings that teeter on the edge of sexual agony. ‘Night Like This’ is an addictive electronic dalliance veiled in New Wave panache, and with any luck we’ll hear more music from the up and coming electronica band soon.

In the meantime, check out The Echoes ‘Night Like This’ below, and come back here for the latest on the group.

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Tavon Perkins

@tavonperkins

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Austin's Favorite Psych Band The Halfways Back with "Not All Are to Be Trusted"

One of the best of Austin’s psych rock contingent and our Artist of the Month earlier this year, The Halfways, have released a neat little single this month that goes by the ominous name “Not All Are to Be Trusted.” Tagged with the much less ominous “SpaaaceRock” on SoundCloud, this new jam oozes out of the speakers with a feel-good, chill-out vibe that’s much more about fun and kicking it to relaxing psychy-goodness than the title might suggest. This is top-notch stuff from a band we’d expect nothing less of, and you can get in on the party right below.

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Gloriously tense noise rock trio Spray Paint releases 2nd LP of 2015: "Dopers"

The world of music lovers is divided in two categories: those who love pretty songs, and those who seek aural insanity. For the latter, we recommend Spray Paint, an Austin based trio whose sole purpose seems to be creating the most relentlessly tense music conceivable - edgy stuff! The group is also very prolific, having released five LPs in total, two this year alone, the latter (entitled "Doper") while touring the US. Fully dedicated to the cause, that's how you find your audience.

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