Friday, October 22, 2010

Finally, something worth blogging about...

Pretty sure you guys have all been eagerly awaiting the return of the Indie Anna Blog, right? Well, your wait is finally over, at least until the end of this post. It's been a rough couple of months, seeing how just about every indie release has sucked mad ass. Hard to write a music blog when everything being released is garbage.

Luckily for us it looks like the drought might soon be coming to an end. The new year will be bringing with it Mine Is Yours, the third album from Indie Anna Blog favorite Cold War Kids. Get your first taste of Mine is Yours (courtesy of below. Enjoy!

Cold War Kids - Royal Blue

Monday, August 9, 2010

Indie Hip Hop? @JayElectronica

Last week I was going through my new downloads for the month looking for something to catch my ear. While listening to them, Corey made a mention of an artist that I should check out. His name is Jay Electronica.When looking for his music, his discography is sporadic at best. Releasing tracks on mixtapes (1 hour long tracks in fact) or tracks here and there released on various websites.

I found his "Victory" mixtape and listened to it completely. I am huge fan of Talib Kwali and Nas so with all the artists featured on his songs it was a great listen. His sound is very similar to Nas with some excellent beats behind his phenomenal lyrics.

Here are two outstanding tracks from that mixtape. His upcoming release is slated to forthcoming.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

This Saturday is the @HoustonPress Music showcase. Always a great day to check out the local music scene plus the headlining acts that breeze through to play. Big changes this year. This year the showcase is going to be on Washington Avenue instead of the downtown venues. I dig the change. I am sure parking will be a beast like it always is, but it will be interesting crawling from club to club.

This years headliners features Matt and Kim. I am definitely interesting in catching them live.

As always the showcase is for the awards that are voted on by you the public. You can take a listen to some of the bands on the website.  Check out mp3s from some of the acts here and see the lineup below.

See you there!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Travel sounds

As i travel, one of the first things i check out are the local radio stations. its more of a jealousy thing. (Is this town cooler than mine) Jump into the rental and start scanning stations.
Stop the scanning when I hear The Cure. I know. you'd think i heard "friday im in love" or "pictures of you". What i heard was "bloodflowers" which i haven't heard in a long time.

What i found was FM 94.9

From the airport to the hotel i heard:
Zero 7
Team Sleep
The Big Pink
The Hold Steady
Not bad San Diego. you rock a decent radio station.

(on a side note, AndroBlogger app sucks)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Voidmate releasing long awaited CD

 After several years of playing shows, producing new sounds and great covers of Morrisey classics, Voidmate is finally releasing it's full length CD next month.

The most popular track "Erasing Machine" was featured on Poison Tree Records' compilation sampler: "Open Your Mind to the Music Vol I" back in 2006.

With heavy keyboard composition and mastered beats, the sound of Voidmate is fluid. Categorized as New Wave, Electro Pop. Categories aside, they are definitely worth a listen.

The CD release party is on August 27 at 9:00pm at The Mink/Backroom. Cover is free for 21+ and $5 for under 21.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

@TedLeo touring

It seems yet another one of my favorites are skipping Houston in their fall tour schedule. Methinks I live in the wrong city. Although Vampire Weekend are coming back through Houston this next go-round, I can only hope that The New Pornographers and Ted Leo do the same.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists tour schedule:

07-17 Brooklyn, NY - Siren Music Festival
09-02 La Jolla, CA – Che Cafe Collective
09-03 San Diego, CA – Casbah
09-04 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09-06 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw Theater
09-07 Victoria, British Columbia – Element Nightclub
09-08 Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
09-09 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
09-23 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
09-24 Newport, KY – Midpoint Music Festival
09-25 Urbana, IL – Pygmalion Music Festival
09-26 Columbia, MO – Blue Note
09-28 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Saloon
09-29 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
10-01-03 Las Vegas, NV – Matador 21
10-04 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
10-05 Santa Fe, NM – Corazon
10-06 Norman, OK – The Opolis
10-07 Little Rock, AR – Vinos
10-10 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10-12 Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
10-13 Orlando, FL – The Social
10-14 St. Augustine, FL – Cafe Eleven
10-15 Greenville, SC – The Handlebar
10-16 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern

Monday, June 14, 2010

Stream two new New Arcade Fire songs


Ready to Start:
RTS by a435927

We Used to Wait
Used by a437915

And in case you missed May's release of The Suburbs & Month of May you can check them out below.

The Suburbs
Another song by c22113

Month of May
This Band and its new song by c20917

True Blood Soundtrack

For those of you who missed Matt's tweet, here is a sample of the new True Blood Soundtrack 2.0. This new Beck track is pretty sweet.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stars New Album

New Stars album being released on June 22, 2010. Stars will be performing at the Free Press Music Festival here in Houston on June 5-6. The single that is out for download is a promising intro to the new album. I dig it and can't wait for the entire release.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mates of State Covers Tour

Mates of State are touring in promotion of their new Covers CD. While I am not entirely fond of the new album, I am always excited to see them play live.

Jun 15 2010
Northampton, MA
w/ Free Energy, Todd Barry, and more
Rochester, NY
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Jun 17 2010
Philadelphia, PA
w/ Suckers, Todd Barry, and more
Jun 18 2010
Pittsburgh, PA
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Jun 19 2010
Cleveland, OH
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Jun 21 2010
Cincinnati, OH
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Jun 22 2010
Chicago, IL
w/ Free Energy, Todd Barry, and more
Jun 23 2010
Minneapolis, MN
w/ Free Energy and more
Jun 24 2010
Minneapolis, MN
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Jun 25 2010
Omaha, NE
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Jun 26 2010
Denver, CO
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Jun 28 2010
Salt Lake City, UT
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Jun 30 2010
San Francisco, CA
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Jul 1 2010
San Francisco, CA
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Jul 2 2010
Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Tucson, AZ
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Lubbock, TX
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Dallas, TX
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Jul 8 2010
Houston, TX
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Jul 9 2010
Baton Rouge, LA
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Birmingham, AL
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Jul 12 2010
Athens, GA
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Asheville, NC
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Jul 14 2010
Baltimore, MD
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Jul 15 2010
Brooklyn, NY
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Jul 16 2010
New York, NY
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