Austin360 On The Record is a weekly roundup of new, recent and upcoming releases by local and Austin-associated recording artists.


RECENTLY RELEASED


Don Leady, "Dos Rios." Long known for blending swampy blues and rockabilly in the Tail Gators and LeRoi Brothers, guitarist/accordionist Leady explores an entirely different horizon on this thoroughly enjoyable 17-track set of instrumentals. Described as "a collection of original cumbias, boleros, sambas, waltzes, polkas and a huapango" in accompanying press materials, "Dos Rios" extends the stylistic detours Leady took with early-1990s outfits Los Cadillos and Trio Sol. Members of those two bands contribute here, including Kevin Smith and Mark Rubin on upright bass, JJ Barrera on bajo sexto and electric bass, and Glenn Rios on percussion. In-store Dec. 15 at Antone’s Record Shop. Here’s the track "El Rio":


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A Giant Dog, "Neon Bible" (Merge). A brilliant covers project commissioned for indie label Merge Records’ 30th-anniversary vinyl subscription series, this album remakes Merge labelmate Arcade Fire’s 2007 breakthrough album "Neon Bible" in sequence. A Giant Dog frontwoman Sabrina Ellis has said that the experience "will certainly influence our next AGD record." Playing Dec. 14 at Barracuda. Here’s the track "Intervention":


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Caroline Says, "Ohio River" (Western Vinyl) EP. Four-song follow-up to last year’s acclaimed "No Fool Like an Old Fool" from our April 2018 Austin360 Artist of the Month, led by indie-pop singer-songwriter Caroline Sallee. Playing Dec. 13 at Hotel Vegas. Here’s the title track:


Ohio River EP by Caroline Says

OUT THIS WEEK


Harry Edohoukwa, "Fire on the Mountain." An eclectic hip-hop artist with Nigerian parents, Edohoukwa was raised in the Dallas area and attended college at Texas State before arriving in Austin. This full-length debut follows several previous shorter releases. Release show Dec. 13 at Cloud Tree Studios. Here’s the video for the track "B-Side" (with a cameo by the Zilker Park Christmas tree):


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Jeff Plankenhorn, "Covered/Uncovered Vol. 1" EP. The latest from this ace sideman-turned-frontman gathers tunes he’d released as singles in recent months. The exquisite four-song set includes originals "Bird Out on 9th" (co-written with Gabriel Rhodes and Michael Fracasso) and "The Bottom Line," plus covers of Gary Nicholson’s "Shadow of Doubt" and Neil Young’s "Comes a Time" (the latter featuring Seela on harmony vocals). Release show Dec. 13 at Townsend. Here’s a recent live version of "The Bottom Line":


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Foxtales, "Crossfade" EP. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Fox delivers instantly appealing indie-pop that’s both melodically and rhythmically sophisticated on this four-song set. Release show Dec. 12 at Stubb’s indoor. Here’s the video for the track "Save Ya":


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Cowboy Diplomacy, "Burn Down the Road." The full-length debut from this hard-edged quartet fronted by Ian Cochran features 12 songs that draw from blues and classic-rock influences. Release show Dec. 13 at Empire Control Room. Here’s the track "The Get Down":


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