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Things to listen to today…. like Black Before Red

Black Before RedThere's been a batch of music from the new bin that's been keeping me happy the last few days. Surprises came in from Phineas And The Lonely Leaves {somewhere on the East Coast}, Psychic Emperor {Seattle, WA}, and Simon Moore {Melbourne, AU}. Today I'm especially loving Austin, TX's Black Before Red.

From their webpage or myspace page you can hear four of their songs from the album Belgrave to Kings Circle. "Goddess of Trauma" is slight and nicely harmonic with and underscoring hook. "Matagorda" is my favorite since it most resembles and indie rock showtune, which is what I'm craving most today. Overall there's that roadtrip California feel that wisps to and fro with piano and melodic guitar chords.

If you're in Austin, you should go to their record release show on Thursday at The Parish. I bet all kinds of neat and fun folks will be there since they brought in their friends from Okkervil River, The Lemurs and Zykos to play on the record (hence the fuller symphonic sound).