Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Photo: McLean Stephenson

It’s a band that’s here to stay. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever formed in 2013. It took three years before they released an EP and now, five years into their existence, their debut album is out. We have no idea whether this happened intentionally or not, but it accounts for the accomplished sound they had from the start and it suggests they are not going to vanish soon. Read on

Young Scum

Young Scum

After a first split single release with the band Reporters that came out on Dufflecoat Records in August 2015, Young Scum properly appeared on the scene in 2016 with their 5-track EP called Zona. Read on

David Israel

Photo: Ali Ditto

The good people at Austin Town Hall have not only had an impeccable run of years of wonderful music recommendations on their website http://austintownhall.com. They are also in their fifth year of running their own record label, which has released 25 records so far (with a clear focus on local artists) – and not one of them is bad. The latest addition to their catalogue is particularly captivating: Austin songwriter David Israel’s second album The Year That Felt Like Two is a sometimes upbeat, sometimes melancholy collection of ten songs, ranging from the surreal to progress in science to reflections on the current state of American existence, media, and technology. Read on