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OUT THIS WEEK


Deer, "Do No Harm" (Keeled Scales). Following up 2016’s impressive "Tempest & Rapture," the Austin-via-San Marcos outfit further establishes itself as one of the city’s best bands in any genre with 10 songs that defy simple genre categorization. That’s very much to their credit. Singer Grace Rowland would be an immediately arresting presence in any ensemble, but this is very much a full-band collaboration, with Michael McLeod, Jesse Dalton, Alan Eckert and newest member Noah Jeffries all adding color and texture to original songs that draw from pop, folk, rock, jazz, bluegrass, psychedelia and more. Rowland says that dual themes of peace and communication run through much of the album’s original material, which is supplemented with the closing track "Walking in Space" from the classic 1960s musical "Hair." The band played an early release show two weeks ago at Antone’s before heading out on tour, but they’ll be back to play Utopia Fest Nov. 14 in Burnet, before an in-store Nov. 20 at Waterloo Records. Here’s the track "Swoon":


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Christine Smith, "Meet Me on the Far Side of a Star" (Foxy Loxy). A former member of acclaimed Philadelphia rock band Marah and currently playing with Austin outfit the Savage Poor, keyboardist Smith also has notably produced a record for former Replacements/Guns N’ Roses bassist Tommy Stinson. She also handled production on this nine-song set of original tunes mostly co-written with Austinite Victor Camozzi. The vibe here is mid-20th-century cabaret, with Smith drawing on her early years playing jazz standards in London before she moved back to the U.S. and issued her 2006 debut solo album "Tomorrow’s Blues." Stinson, the Savage Poor’s Jeff Brown and violinist Jenny De Wulf Smith are among the guests on this record, made in Austin at Shire Recorders. Here’s the track "Happily Never After":


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Zoltars, "Telling Stories" (Austin Town Hall). The latest from the longtime local garage-rockers fronted by Jared Leibowich features a dozen tracks produced by John Paul Bohon In-store Oct. 31 at Waterloo Records, release show Oct. 31 at Hotel Vegas. Here’s the opening track, "Maybe I’m Crazy":


Telling Stories by The Zoltars

White Denim, "In Person" (live album). Founding members James Petralli and Steve Terebecki, now joined by keyboardist Michael Hunter and drummer Greg Clifford, recorded this album at their Radio Milk studio and performance space in East Austin earlier this year. Playing Dec. 31 at Austin Public Library Rooftop. Here’s the opening track, titled simply "BS":


In Person by White Denim

COMING SOON


NOV. 8: Shelley King, "Kick Up Your Heels," release show Nov. 2 at Continental Club.


NOV. 8: JM Stevens, "Invisible Lines," release show Nov. 8 at Continental Club.


NOV. 8: Ben Ballinger, "Something to Show for It," release show Nov. 8 at Hole in the Wall.


NOV. 8: Channel, "Multi Goods & Services."


NOV. 14: Lend Me Your Ear, "Forbidden," release show Nov. 14 at Empire.


NOV. 15: Colin Gilmore & Nicolette Good, "Brown Eyes" EP, release show Nov. 17 at Cosmic.


NOV. 15: Jean Caffeine, "Love What Is It" EP, release show Nov. 16 at Barrel of Fun, in-store Nov. 17 at Antone’s Record Shop.


NOV. 29: Various artists, "The Next Waltz, Vol. 2."


DEC. 13: Cowboy Diplomacy, "Burn Down the Road."


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