Israel Nash, “Silver Season” (Loose/Thirty Tigers). Weaving together rich layers of trancelike harmony and instrumentation, Dripping Springs resident Nash and his band create a sound that stands out among younger-generation Austin-area rock acts. Though Nash is drawing upon indie and psychedelic realms, he’s distinctly different from the Spoon and Black Angels strands for which Austin is known, coming across as more relaxed and much less urban. Following in the groove of last year’s “Rain Plans,” his first locally recorded album, “Silver Season” features nine tracks that largely blend together as one long suite. That has upsides — it’s great mood music — and downsides: It’s hard to pull out specific singles, though “LA Lately” stands well on its own. Playing Nov. 12 at Stubb’s Jr. Here’s Nash’s fittingly trippy video for the song “Strangers”:
Mother Falcon, “Good Luck Have Fun” (Universal Music Classics). For more on the indie-classical collective’s third full-length release, see our feature from this week’s American-Statesman. Here’s the video for the opening track, “Kid”:
Jason Boland & the Stragglers, “Squelch” (Proud Souls/Thirty Tigers). The latest from these favorites of the Texas roadhouse circuit features straight-arrow honky-tonk with plenty of twanging pedal steel. Here’s the song “Holy Relic Sale”:
- Also check out our 360 Mixtape, with Deborah Sengupta Stith and Eric Webb looking at the latest non-local releases.
OCT. 16: Sweet Spirit, “Cokomo” (Nine Mile), playing Oct. 24 at ABGB.
OCT. 16: Ashley Monical, “Facing the Shadow” (Firecat), release show Oct. 17 at Saxon Pub.
OCT. 16: Oh Hellos, “Dear Wormwood,” playing Nov. 21 at Stubb’s Jr.
OCT. 23: “Cold and Bitter Tears: The Songs of Ted Hawkins,” tribute album featuring tracks from many Austin artists. In-store with James McMurtry, Kevin Russell, Ramsay Midwood and Randy Weeks Oct. 19 at Waterloo Records.
OCT. 23: John Wesley Coleman III, “Greatest Hits” (Super Secret).
OCT. 23: Kyle Park, “The Blue Roof Sessions” (Thirty Tigers).
OCT. 23: Spray Paint, “Dopers” (Midheaven), release show Oct. 22 at Hotel Vegas.
OCT. 25: Van Wilks, “21st Century Blues,” in-store Oct. 25 at Waterloo Records.
OCT. 30: Grupo Fantasma, “Problemas” (Blue Corn), release show Oct. 30 at Mohawk.
LATE OCTOBER: Big Cat, self-titled (Mark One), new local supergroup featuring Malford Milligan, Roscoe Beck, Dave Sebree, Les Fisher and Stefano Intelisano. Playing Oct. 2 at Continental Club.
JANUARY 2016: Michael Fracasso, “Here Come the Savages.”
JANUARY 2016: Calliope Musicals, “Time Owes You Nothing.”
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