Join us in welcoming Art Contest to Athens.
The duo, which recently relocated to the Classic City from just up the road in Greenville, SC, specializes in twitchy, explosive math-pop, of which we haven't seen much around these parts since the mid-aughts.
Photo Credit: Brigette Adair Herron
Antlered Aunt Lord, the slow-simmering local garage-pop project led by songwriter Jesse Stinnard (also of Tunabunny fame), is all set to release its Ostensibly Formerly Stunted (and on fire) LP Nov. 20 via HHBTM. Today, we're tickled pink to provide y'all with a first taste of the LP via the video for "The Beezwax," the record's fuzz-forward, steadfastly hummable lead single.
Local indie rock outfit The Hernies has existed in some form since 2013, but its lineup has recently solidified into a four-piece unit featuring Henry Barbe, Winston Barbe, Glenn Reece and Evan Amburn. The band is reportedly prepping the release of its debut album, which it hopes to have out early next year.
Photo Credit: Anne Yarbrough
New Athens/Atlanta four-piece band Houston in the Blind is building some nice buzz in advance of its debut album, Limbs, out Oct. 9 and available to pre-order on Bandcamp. Today, we're pleased to give y'all a taste of the record in the form of "Sleeping Pill," Limbs' heartfelt, minimalist closing number.
Photo Credit: Chelsea Kornse
Athens band New Madrid has spent much of the past year on the road in support of their debut LP, Sunswimmer. Part of that time is documented on Dawn Teeth Rattling, a live EP engineered by David Barbe and released on Record Store Day.
Today, we've got the premiere of the official video for "Manners," a Sunswimmer standout that appears in live form on the RSD EP.
Athens-based four-person rock band Saline describes its sound as "shoegrease." Listening to the group's debut EP, Dumb, the term starts to make some sense. A spaced-out, mid-fi blend of post-rock, nervy punk, Pinback precision and fuzzed-to-fuck guitar drama, Dumb is a promising start from a band whose live show has already begun to turn heads around town.
Athens band Wieuca has slowly, steadily carved out a spot in the scene by transforming its once-boilerplate indie rock sound into something psych-addled, pop-minded and altogether more exploratory. Hints of krautrock dot "Pressure Head," the group's new single, which you can stream below:
Good news for fans of defunct local hip hop group Mad Axes: One of that act's founding members, Louie Larceny, is gearing up to release White Love, a 12-track effort recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Hatstat, this fall.
Earlier this week, Larceny posted the album's moody, menacing first single, "White Money," tohis Bandcamp page. Today, Flagpole is pleased to premiere the song's stylish video.
Athens roots-folk duo Cicada Rhythm are gearing up to release a new 7-inch, Two Wings (Live From Mt. Zion Church) this week via Normaltown Records. Today, we're pleased to premiere one of the record's two tracks: the spectral "Wait Till Morning."
Athens musician Phelan LaVelle is one busy bee. In addition to fronting Shade, the excellent local groove-punk outfit that recently finished recording its sophomore album with Chase Park Transduction honcho David Barbe, she sings and plays bass in Crunchy, a similarly spaced-out rock and roll duo. On Saturday, June 27, she will debut Scrunchie, a Crunchy spin-off, as part of Go Bar's AthFest showcase.
In total, LaVelle's three projects will play five shows over the course of this weekend, which makes today a fine occasion to premiere the video for "DUOP," a stonerrific tune from Crunchy's upcoming Spicy World EP.
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