Today we have the pleasure of bringing to you their new single Like New, now streaming on all online platforms! Recorded and produced by Jake Miles (Smiiile), this single is the embodiment of Ladyfang’s live show magic, an indie rock hit with 80’s dance energy. The first of a collection of songs coming to you this Spring, we’re excited about the new direction Ladyfang is going and can’t wait for the rest! Keep your eyes peeled for more Ladyfang and in the meantime, put on your dancing shoes and listen to Like New below.
We compiled a playlist with some of our favorite Austin releases of 2019. Have a listen and we'll see you 2020!
Flora & Fawna
Urban Heat Island Effect
Tomar and the FCs
2020 is right around the corner, but in this great city where music never sleeps, there are still quite a few bangers left before the countdown. Check out our show recommendations to end your 2019 with a bang!
Pelvis Wrestley Single Release w/Fanclub & Lord Friday the 13th at Cheer Up Charlies
Pelvis Wrestley has been taking Austin by storm this year. And all without even a single out! Well, that ends today. They will be releasing their much anticipated first single ‘Susanna’ this Tuesday, December 17th at Cheer Up Charlies. Watch their recent stripped down performance of this song on CBS Austin’s We Are Austin HERE and listen to their newest single below:
Season's Shreddings: Megafauna, RBBP, Transit Method, Koningsor at the Lost Well
If you’ve ever seen Megafauna, you know “shredding” is exactly the word to describe them so it’s no surprise they’re headlining Season’s Shreddings at the Lost Well. Listen to them on Spotify.
Nevil EP Release w/ Ladi Earth, Hey Cowboy at Hotel Vegas
Indie rock trio Nevil will be releasing their new EP at Hotel Vegas Thursday, December 19th. Make sure to get out there! In the meantime, listen to their single "5 Year Warranty" on Spotify.
A. Sinclair, Will Courtney & the Wild Bunch, Mountain Time at Mohawk
A.Sinclair will be releasing new single "Weeds" December 20th at Mohawk. Check out their interview with John Laird of 101X.
Texas Punkmas Tour With FEA! at Kick Butt Cafe
You might have seen FEA on Joan Jett's newest documentary, Bad Reputation. Bilingual female rockers are back at it with new EP No Novelties, released under Blackheart Records. They’ll be at Kick Butt Cafe December 20th as part of their Texas Punkmas Tour. Listen to “Ya Se” from their newest EP below:
Queue Queue with Prom Threat at The Parlor
For all you who can’t quite make it to that midnight set downtown (We hear you. It is getting harder every year!) Queue Queue and Prom Threat have a special treat for you. A daytime show at The Parlor!
We’ll definitely see you there. In the meantime, watch their award winning music video for "Fang and Claw" and catch an inside glimpse into the band with our recent Queue Queue interview here: https://www.fullnoterecords.com/features/exclusive-interview-queue-queue
Boxing Day ft. Lola Tried, Poly Action, Ladyfang at Hotel Vegas
It’s the day after Christmas and if you’re anything like us, you probably need a break from the family. Join us December 26th at Hotel Vegas with some of our absolute favorites Lola Tried, Poly Action, and Ladyfang. This jam packed lineup is worth getting out of the house for. Listen to Lola Tried below:
Atash & Seu Jacinto at Sahara Lounge
Are you in the mood for something different? Do you love world music? Do you love to dance? If the answer to these is yes, we have the show for you! Drop by Sahara Lounge for a special night with Atash. There'll be music, food, and dancing at this East side gem for a night you won't soon forget!
Moving Panoramas, Lord Buffalo, The Sour Notes, Royal Forest at Cheer up Charlies
What better way to spend your last weekend of this decade than with this fantastic lineup featuring Moving Panoramas, Lord Buffalo, The Sour Notes, and Royal Forest at Cheer Up Charlies? Watch “ADD Heart” by Moving Panoramas released earlier this year below.
A celebration of music by DAVID BOWIE at Barracuda
Do you love Bowie as much as we do? Then you’ll LOVE December 28th at Barracuda. This celebration of the music of David Bowie features some of Austin’s greatest talents for a night of Bowie wonder. Performers include members of Moving Panoramas, Como Las Movies, Cilantro Moobox, Technicolor Hearts, Modern Medicine, and more!
By: lexi paynter
Cenote - Windsor Park isn't known for its loud, rock performances, but Born Twins brought the noise (and literally earplugs) for a very memorable night at the intimate Black Lodge. A perfect blend, Mayberry and Lujan's catchy rock songs and alternating vocals pushed the limits at Cenote and answered the much pondered question, "Can this intimate space handle rock music?" The answer is undoubtedly YES.
fuvk closed out the night with their intimate folk and soothing vocals.
Thanks for joining us and we'll see you next at our One Year Anniversary show November 22nd at Cheer Up Charlies featuring Flora & Fawna, Ladyfang, Pelvis Wrestley, Goons, and Dream Data.
Claire Hamilton, Bass/vocals
Every now and then you hear a song that grabs your attention and makes you sit down and listen. This was the case the first time we heard Queue Queue’s, “Oprah” on KUTX. You see, Queue Queue is no ordinary punk band. This three-piece all female powerhouse shines brilliantly above the rest with their infectious guitar licks, powerful vocals, and texturing loops.
We had the pleasure of meeting Queue Queue at their rehearsal space in Mosaic Sound Collective to sit in on rehearsal, take some up close and personal pics and chat.
Here’s your glimpse into the mind of Queue Queue.
How did you guys meet?
Carrie: Mary and I have known each other for years. I met her as one of my best friend’s niece and housemate. We were around each other casually and socially and eventually got to travel together - which is a pretty great way to get to know someone! Mary was involved in a previous musical project that needed a guitar player, so I stepped in for a while. That’s where we found out that we worked well together musically. Claire and I have had so many mutual friends over the years, that it seems weird that we didn’t meet sooner. She and I finally had coffee together one day and decided to dive into a music project together. Initially it was Claire, myself, and another woman on drums - we had invited Mary to come jam with us as an extra musician/keyboard/guitar. Long story short - that project’s drummer needed to drop out due to health reasons and Mary stepped in as our drummer. After the first couple of practices together, there was a strong mutual feeling that we had some magic happening together as a trio.
What is your songwriting process like? Do you write together, or do individuals bring song ideas to the group?
Carrie: It varies. Sometimes Claire will bring a nearly complete idea with lyrics and basic arrangement, sometimes Mary will do the same. But our best stuff happens when we jam. We get together and just play instruments, find a groove or a musical hook or riff and do a quick iPhone recording of what feels and sounds good to us. Often Mary or Claire will improvise lyrics while we jam and key phrases will end up sticking. Sometimes the temporary title of a song, jotted down as we record a jam will end up leading the song where it needs to go.
Mary Streepy, Drums/Vocals
What's your favorite song to play live and why?
Carrie: Hmm. Lately it’s Oprah. I love playing songs with multiple loops and layers!
What artists are you inspired by?
Claire: Courtney Barnett, MBV, The Breeders, Cate Lebon
Carrie: For me, I was inspired by the local bands that were a part of the “art punk” scene in Austin when I moved here (Ed Hall, Crust, Butthole Surfers) and then as I concentrated on guitar playing and songwriting I was most inspired by early Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev, also My Bloody Valentine. Jesus and Mary Chain and Spiritualized have been hugely influential - I guess basically anything that has The Velvet Underground as it’s jumping off point is what does it for me. VU is the well from which all good things flow.
What are you listening to right now?
Claire: Chastity Belt, Aldous Harding.
Carrie: Local radio like KOOP and KUTX for a daily soundtrack. I’ve been listening to a lot of Loretta Lynn (the original riot girl) again after watching the Ken Burns “Country Music” special on PBS.
You all come from successful backgrounds with other projects, how are you inspired differently with Queue Queue?
Clarie: To me it feels more raw immediate and no rules.
Carrie: It’s a relief to not be a front person. Being able to concentrate solely on guitar and studio production is refreshing (I’ve spent most of my time in music as a front person, main songwriter, vocalist) Its great to be in a band with Claire and Mary taking the lead on those things and I can have new freedoms and challenges. Its refreshing!
Punk music originated as an underground art do you still feel like it is an underground scene or has it emerged into a higher platform?
Clarie: Punk was a moment in time when people were expressing themselves in a completely different way than had been seen before. Now we draw from the defiant spirit of it and give ourselves permission to do things our own way
Carrie: The origins of punk have finally been elevated as a “higher platform” in the last couple of decades. Nirvana seemed to be key to that happening. There is definitely a “BN and PN” time frame Before Nirvana and After Nirvana.
Is there an important cause or issue you support?
Clarie: Smashing the patriarchy.
Carrie: Smashing the patriarchy.
Carrie Clark, Guitar/Vocals
What message do you hope to pass on through your music?
Claire: We want to shake out pain and exhaustion with sound and find new energy to move forward and we hope it does that for other people.
Carrie: What Claire said!
What piece of advice would you give to girls who just started playing guitar and writing songs in their bedroom?
Carrie: Find your community and engage with it. Look for people who share a few common artistic or world view. Set a goal and then do the next thing that will get you headed in that direction.
What's next for Queue Queue?
Carrie: We’d love to get our music to a wider audience. There’s something about Queue Queue that people seem to be able to relate to on a very immediate level - especially our live shows. Our recorded material highlights our songwriting and production chops, but there is a very special band/audience connection that happens when we play live. We are real, we are strong, we are vulnerable, and we project a fearlessness about confronting both personal and political challenges. We are rooting for the individual and for the human race as a whole and we try to send that message out. It seems like the world really needs more of that these days and we are happy to play our part!
Catch Queue Queue this Saturday at Kick Butt Cafe for a SIMS Foundation benefit with Dangerous Types, False Nines, The Pins, Holy Motor, and Rad Gnar. Doors are at 6 PM and Queue Queue is on at 11!
By: Mo Paynter
If there was an indie music category called “Prom Rock” our FullNote Fresh Find this week would command the genre! Bug Bites, out of Houston, TX mixes the sultry, soothing voice of Daniela Hernandez into a dreamy wonderland full of whimsical memories and cozy daydreams. Packed with jangly guitars and shaky, rumbly, precise cymbals, Bug Bites’s single “Oh Well”, makes your body involuntarily sway to the beat without a care in the world. If you are lucky enough to be in the area you can catch Bug Bites opening for the one and only rock band, Bleached in Houston, TX at Satellite Bar on September 11th.
Check out Bug Bites single, “Oh Well” below and be sure to follow them for all the latest and greatest up to date info.
By: Mo Paynter
Musician, artist and true creative, Nicholas Naioti is our FullNote Fresh Find this week. Stemming from Fairfield, Iowa Naioti creates an architectural adventure through his music, constantly keeping you on your toes and eager to know which way your musical path will lead. Perfectly curating the soundtrack to any road trip, Naioti’s latest album, I’m On Your Side, released in February of this year, has the ability to take you back to those warm, easy, breezy, sunny days that we all yearn for. All the while forcing you to ask those hard internal questions your inner self always tries to avoid. Naioti’s inventive musical appeal and genre bending tunes give the listener a much needed journey in today’s ever changing indie landscape.
Listen to FullNote Fresh Find, Nicholas Naioti’s latest album, I’m On Your Side below, and follow the links below for all of his latest up to date info!
By: Mo Paynter
On this Fresh Finds Friday Fullnote Records would like to introduce everyone to a fresh find hailing straight out of the one and only New Orleans, Louisiana: Macavoy!
Macavoy consists of synth pop, beatboxing duo, Owen Michael and Brandon Glitz, who combine smooth indie soft wave rock loops and pushing lyrics to grab your ears and your heart all in one fail swoop. With experimental sounds thoughtfully threading in and out of each other with grace, Macavoy is a sure up and comer with bright days ahead.
Check out Macavoy’s single “Levees” below and keep an eye out for their full length album set to release later this month!
Be sure to visit Macavoy at macavoymusic.com and give them a follow on Facebook for all their up to date info! https://www.facebook.com/macavoymusic/
photos by: bela cardenas
FullNote Records sent their intern Bela to Stubb's indoor Thursday, July 11th to check out Bleached Roses' "Sleep" release party with Ladyfang and Hex Boyfriend. Check out the shots she scored below.
Kicking off this week’s show recommendations with this banger - Lindsey Kappa’s Birthday Show featuring Kady Rain and Hex Boyfriend this Tuesday at One-2-One bar.
You may have seen Lindsey engineering at Chicken Run Studio’s or running around SXSW doing sound, but chances are you haven’t seen her like this. Lindsey creates catchy pop hits that are sure to get you off your feet and dancing! As a multi-instrumentalist, her set showcases her versatility and talent by incorporating multiple instruments including synth, guitar, and our personal favorite, the keytar! You don’t want to miss this! Kady Rain kicks off this show at 8 so don't be late.
Listen to Someday below:
Shy Beast Album Party at Native Hostel
Shy Beast has been making waves in Austin, TX this last year with their indie pop sounds and captivating live show.
They recently released new self titled record, Shy Beast, at Antones and they will be celebrating their new album release at Native Hostel with a special unveiling of Native's new mural.
Album will be played on vinyl at 7:30 with a special unplugged set to follow you don't want to miss. Watch their music video to "Leave Me Be" below.
101x Homegrown Presents: Otis Wilkins Single Release at Stubb's Austin.
Say goodbye to Otis Wilkins's Americana vibes in this new single "Joni Mitchell Was Punk". Upon hitting play, a new heavier guitar sound quickly envelops us, a sound very different from anything Otis Wilkins has put out, but probably our favorite. If this is any indication of Otis's new direction, we are so so excited!
They will be at Stubb's this Thursday with Zettajoule and Jane Ellen Bryant. Get your tickets and listen to "Joni Mitchell Was Punk" below!
Shinyribs at Mohawk
Shinyribs is a staple of Austin music and it is no wonder with Kevin Russell's Americana outfit that transports you to a place away from all the troubles of the world where music rules and Shinyribs is king. You can catch them this Friday at Mohawk. Put on your dancin' boots and get ready for a great night!
Watch Shinyribs perform "East Texas Rust" on Austin City Limits below.
RADIO turns 5! - Calliope Musicals, MAGNA CARDA, SIR WOMAN, and more.
5 years ago musician, Jack Wilson opened up this much needed coffee shop, live music venue, and creative space for South Austin. It quickly became a staple in Austin's rich creative community. It is the home of Bluegrass Night and hosts Flea Austin, movie nights, political fundraisers, and of course houses the many talents Austin has to offer.
RADIO is turning 5 and is throwing a big party featuring talents like Calliope Musicals, MAGNA CARDA, SIR WOMAN, and Rattlesnake Milk. It all starts at 4 PM!