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.
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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.
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.
Today marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast, killing nearly 2,000 people and dislocating thousands more. To commemorate the date, Athens rock legends Five Eight have released a brand new tune, "The Flood," featuring lead vocals from Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood.
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:
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As the slow season wraps up, there's exciting stuff in store from some of Athens' talented locals, including the Aug. 28 release of Shaky, the new album from psych-rock songstress Thayer Sarrano. Check out the record's vibe-heavy first single, "Touch My Face," below:
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Today marks the official release of the long-in-the-making new album from Athens songwriter/rabblerouser Timi Conley and his Kite to the Moon trio: the expertly named Songs in the Key of OMG. To celebrate the record's release, the band will play the Georgia Theatre rooftop this Friday, Aug. 21, after Moon Taxi plays the inside stage.
Below, check out Songs in the Key of OMG's alt-rocking opening track, "Girl On the Edge of a Seaside Cliff":
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."
After declaring that they were on "indefinite hiatus" late last year, Birdhouse Collection vestige Velocirapture is gearing up to release a new album, reportedly titled Life In the Darkness. You can check out the first taste of the record by pressing play on the video below:
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