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Sound Theory downloads, weekend music

September 17th, 2004 · No Comments

Houston’s Sound Theory has posted a couple of new songs from their forthcoming EP, Frequency, to their website. Download them here: www.soundtheorymusic.com.

For those of you unfamiliar with these Houston musicians, read this bio from their website:

…sound theory began in late 2003 with Phil and Sean, stepping out of the remains of previous band, Beautiful Losers. To complete the line-up, Todd was added on synthesizers and Ron on drums (previously from local favorite Coterie). Ron departed after the recording sessions for the ‘frequency EP, to be released in September. He was soon after replaced by Chris, who was waiting for the right situation after leaving his last band.

Before joining sound theory Todd was tucked away, exploring timbre and amassing electronic gear since his last band splintered many years ago.

There are many and varied influences at the heart of sound theory that will invariably make their way into the end result. Who can say where every idea comes from, but you can start with the things that you know and musicians that you respect. Bands such as The Church, Talk Talk, My Bloody Valentine, Joy Division, New Order, Ride, Miles Davis, Spiritualized, Spacemen 3, The Smiths, Stone Roses, Coldplay, Wilco, Flaming Lips, Tom Waits, Underworld, Cabaret Voltaire, Echo and the Bunnymen, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Cure and Love & Rockets…

There you have it. Be sure to check them out.

This weekend in music:

Cat Power and American Analog Set are in town tonight (Friday) at Fat Cat’s.

Austin (or is it L.A. now?) musician David Garza plays Saturday night at Continental Club. Always a good show–if you haven’t yet checked out his music, do yourself a favor. He has a new box set, A Strange Mess of Flowers, available now.

Too bad about Johnny Ramone (R.I.P.). I recently bought the Ramones anthology CD set–so many songs I had forgotten about. Did you ever hear Joey Ramone’s solo stuff? It was a good effort–you should check it out.

I recently got a copy of the Houston band Landfall‘s Rock You Like a Hurricane EP. Not a bad band–good, catchy tunes. Apparently they’re grabbing the attention local alt-rock radio as well. Congrats. For more information on Landfall, visit their new website at www.landfallmusic.com.

More shows this weekend:

The Wailers @ The Engine Room
North Mississippi All-Stars with Dirty Dozen Brass Band and The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band @ The Meridian
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra @ Rudyard’s
Del Castillo with Los Skarnales and Acustyka @ Fitzgerald’s
Ashbury Keys @ Rhythm Room
ESE @ Walter’s on Washington
Wayne “The Train” Hancock @ The Continental Club
Lakbay Ng Pagkaalam 4, featuring Kayumanggi Pinoy Rock Band & Weapons of Mass Distraction @ Super Happy Fun Land
Rock Against Bush Benefit, featuring locust tree, Grave Robbers, A Giants Wing, Satin Hooks, Ten Crownz, Dead Roses, LDV, & more @ Helios

“Sounds Like Houston” Houston Food Bank Benefit, featuring Los Skarnales, Bring Back The Guns, The Studemont Project, Heist At Hand, Free Radicals, & DJ Wes Wallace @ Numbers ($8/$5 w/canned good; 8PM)

Seven Mary Three with A+ Machines @ Fitzgerald’s
Sloan @ Fat Cat’s
M?t?rhead @ The Meridian
Hightailers with Scattered Pages @ Rhythm Room
Matt Hole with Chad Hogue & the Bad Habits and Bloodshot Bill @ Walter’s on Washington
Liviya Compean @ Rudyard’s
Guitars & Saxes @ Verizon Wireless Theater
Kyle Hutton @ Traders Village

Is your band playing soon? Let me know and I will add you to the list of upcoming shows.

Let me know ideas you have for the site or bands you’d like me to interview. Discuss here.

Now Playing in My iPod: MogwaiMy Father My King

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