Podcast – “New Albums and FFFF vs ACL”

We cover some new albums coming out this week as well as hints to decide between Fun Fun Fun Fest and Austin City Limits. Music from indie artists to alternative and finally some electronic beats. Make sure to keep up with us, soon we will give you a surprise with you.


Mazzy Star – Fade Into You
New Album: Season of Your Day (September 24th)

Now, Now – Separate Rooms
(Nov 7th Fitz)

Finley Quaye and William Orbit – Dice
(Fun Fun Fun Fest)

MGMT – Alien Days
New Album: MGMT (September 17th)

The Walkmen – Woe Is Me

M.I.A. – Bring the Noize
New Albums: Matangi (November 5th)
(Austin City Limits)

The Cure – The Only One

Atoms For Peace – Unless

Wilco – Jesus Etc.

The Naked and Famous – Bright Lights
(Oct 3rd House of Blues Houston)
New Album: In Rolling Waves (September 17th)

Holy Ghost! – Wait and See
(Oct 25th Fitz)
New Album: Dynamics (September 10th)

Gorillaz – Rhinestone Eyes


This week in music….

“Gorillaz have announced that they will release a new track called ‘DoYaThing’ later this month,” says NME.com. The band was rumored to be doing singles late last year and have followed through working with Outkast’s Andre 3000 and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy. Damon Albarn did this while still doing new recording for a new Blur album which will be preforming at the Brit Awards on February 21 I the O2 Arena.

The video for Jay and Kanyes song, “Niggas In Paris,” is out and is more of a promo for, “Watch the Throne.” The video is enticing though and reflects the intensity that these two artists have on stage.

Kanye and Jay Performing

The Head and the Heart have a video for one of their singles from their self-titled album. It follows and shows the band on tour.

In local Houston news there was a leak as to who will be performing at Houston Free Press Summerfest. This is the third year that Pegstar Host’s this event and moved from booking mainly local artists and American bands to one from the UK. Two Door Cinema Club accidentally posted on their wall that they will be playing at this year’s festival. The band has a massive following in the UK and has received positive criticism for their debut album, “Tourist History.”Later this year, they will release an album highly anticipated by fans. Their hit, “Something Good Can Work,” has been on the top of lists on multiple sites and charts in the UK and has finally begun to reach American shores. This is a huge step for the festival and means that it is finally gaining appeal in the international world of music. The band posted an announcement confirming an appearance at Summer Fest on Tuesday. The posting has since been removed from the band’s website.

After the amazing set from Dr. Seahorse at the UC last week, there was a special announcement to the students from. Gym Class Heroes is going to be playing February 23rd at the Cullen Performance Hall.  The band’s latest album was released fall of last year entitled, “The Papercut Chronicles II,” which is a follow up of their debut album, “The Papercut Chronicles.” This band from Geneva, New York will be performing with Houston’s very own VerseCity. I spoke to Brittney Mathis, the Concerts Chair at the Student Program Board and she gave us more info on the event:

“Tickets will be available starting at 3 PM on the day of the show (Feb 23) at Lynn Eusan Park. They will need to bring their student ID and will receive a wristband as their ticket inside. No backpacks allowed inside and there is no re-entry once you go inside the theater.”

This concert is one of the many that the Student Program Board will be having throughout the year.

Finally, 80s iconic The Jesus and Mary Chain have confirmed coming to Houston On March 13 stopping by the House Of Blues. This band has re-released its catalog and is touring to re promote their material.