Tuesday, November 9, 2010

More Good Music

First - Pay no attention to the strange Technorati-embedded verification token XGWUG5HQGRMD.  We already know about it, but are bound to secrecy.  Kindof.  Let's just leave it alone and get back to business as usual, shall we?

In keeping with the spirit of giving, we want to point out another local Austin band that has a great fresh sound, as well as the stage presence to put on a great show - Watch Out For Rockets.

Lead by the multi-faceted David Jones (not to be confused with the other Dave Jones), WOFR is on CD release #4, continuing their streak of awesome alt. rock-ness.  Be on the lookout for their latest, "Telepathic War Machine", out by Christmas.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

1884 is here

Back when the brothers were in the final throes of "Flattened Frog" - that would be the summer of '10 - Brand Gamblin (@brandg) mentioned that he would need some music for the podcast of his latest NaNoWriMo-kick-started, steampunk novel "1884".  

They stewed on it, toyed with various instruments.  Forgot all about it.  Finished and mastered "Flattened Frog", then came back to it with fresh, "I'm ready for something other than electronic music" verve.  They belted out a theme, posted it to Brand.  He liked it and ran with it.  

But the theme, both of the music and of Brand's writing, followed the brothers around like some vengeful ghost.  Eventually, they gave into the muse, spent some days in the studio, and generated this 13 minute track.  

'Tis a freebie, so get ye to Bandcamp and pick it up: