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Lymbic Systym announces tour dates + free mp3

Living about 1700 miles apart (namely in Austin and Brooklyn) doesn't prevent brothers Jared and Michael Bell from conjuring up beautiful instrumental music. Ah, the miracles of inspiration (and of the internet)! Apparently though, also the good old telephone played a role in Lymbic Systym's latest CD called "Shutter Release". After touring with acclaimed bands like Broken Social Scene, The Books, Crystal Castles, the band is about to embark on a west coast tour, scheduled for early January. Definitely a good time to spend a few days in San Francisco, LA, San Diego, Tucson and Austin... The band also released a free download of the song "Bedroom Anthem" - check it out here.

   

A Spoon and a Poll

Album art from the upcoming Transference by Spoon, about which there is considerable excitement and giddiness. And, there's a new poll up yonder, take a look; we've got five shiny new bands nominated for your perusal. So peruse those mo fos and take a stand.

   

Poll Doors Closing + Neon Indian Remixes

This is shaping up as what I believe you would call a runaway victory, so if you have a rooting interest other than International Waters, time to get your vote in. Else we expect to crown them shortly. In other bloggy news, our man Neon Indian recently crafted up two remixes of Grizzly Bear's "Cheerleader." And there is much rejoicing.

   

Happy Turkey! Thanksgiving News + Shows...

Over here we are gearing up for our Year End Poll of the Best Emerging Austin Acts of 2009, as voted on by a jury of local writers, bloggers, record shop owners, radio DJs, and all around music heads. More on that to come, for now we wanted to let you know that...

...Ume grabbed the November cover of Soundcheck Magazine; they're accompanied on the inside by fellow Austinites T-Bird (above) and Black Joe Lewis, reflecting what we believe to be a sensible Austin bias on the part of the Austin-based mag. T-Bird and the Breaks, btw, play a Thanksgiving show at Momo's, so you know where to go if you need a little old school, deep funky R&B to get your tryptophan-riddled self moving; they'll be joined by Blues Mafia and Brett Randell, who happens to be the newest addition to our charts. (Climbing?) Over the weekend you'll have Neon Indian with The Tunnels at Stubb's on Friday, and some serious stalwarts on Saturday: Alejandro Escovedo at the Continental, Patrice Pike and Suzanna Choffel at Momo's, and Bob Schneider at Antone's.

Finally, we have to mention that Matt the Electrician & Southpaw Jones will again hold down their Wednesday night Flipnotics gig (the 25th), and they made an offer to offend & horrify any of your visiting relatives - really, they did, I was there last week...so bring 'em on by, the show is free.

Happy Turkey...or tofurkey...

 

   

Yellow Fever In the Morning

Jennifer Moore

New self-titled upcoming from Yellow Fever, featuring some Beat Happening/Daniel Johnston/Richard Pettibon style artwork and songs that go a little like this. Actually, they go exactly like that. Yellow Fever is comprised most frequently of Jennifer Moore and Adam Jones, although they sometimes increase in number. Yellow Fever is due out a week from tomorrow, Dec. 1st, on Wild World. Track list below...

 

1. Ratcatcher
 2. Cutest
3. Donovan
4. Psychedelic
5. Donald
6. Alice
7. Cats and Rats
8. Metarie
9. Hellfire
10. Joe Brown
11. Culver City