OUT THIS WEEK
Eve Monsees & the Exiles, "You Know She Did" (Serpent). One of Austin’s most reliable rock ’n’ roll bands for more than a decade, the Exiles — guitarists Monsees and Thierry Le Coz, bassist Pat Collins and drummer Mike Buck — deliver their first record in seven years. No big surprises here, but there’s plenty of quality old-school original material, from the gritty twang of Monseees’ "Fool" to the bouncing garage-pop of Le Coz’s "Easy to Be Sorry" to the down-and-dirty blues of Buck’s "Mr. Devil Pt. 1" (and its set-closing instrumental counterpart "Mr. Devil Pt. 2"). When they turn to covers, they make great choices, including Jackie DeShannon’s instantly memorable "Don’t Turn Your Back on Me" and the soulful Delbert McClinton/Glen Clark co-write "I Received a Letter." In-store Dec. 6 at Antone’s Record Shop, release show Dec. 11 at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul.
Greg Loftus, "Raise the Rent. The new solo album from the former member of Carpetbagger features straightforward country-folk material set to instrumentation including pedal steel, dobro, fiddle and mandolin, plus guest vocals from fellow local singer-songwriters Ben Ballinger and Christy Hays. Release show Dec. 4 at Stay Gold. Here’s the track "Cinder and Soot":
Capyac, "Movement Swallows Us" EP. Trippy beats and vocal effects abound on the local dance outfit’s folllow-up to its 2013 release "One More Day in the Woods." Here’s the title track:
DEC. 11: "Friends of SIMS: Celebrating 20 Years of Listening," covers compilation featuring Charlie Sexton, Doyle Bramhall II, Alejandro Escovedo and more to benefit the SIMS Foundation.
JAN. 8: Harvest Thieves, "Rival," release show Jan. 8 at Scoot Inn.
JAN. 8: Lew Card, "Follow Me Down" (Monomer).
JAN. 16: Matt the Electrician with Little Brave, "Mountains"/"20/20" 7-inch.
JANUARY: Michael Fracasso, "Here Come the Savages."
JANUARY: Calliope Musicals, "Time Owes You Nothing."
FEB. 19: Carrie Rodriguez + the Sacred Hearts, "Lola" (Luz/Thirty Tigers).
EARLY 2016: A Giant Dog, title TBA (Merge).
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