Fresh Streams: Zombi, Here We Go Magic, Wax Idols & Sweet Spirit

Fresh Streams is a new segment we’re doing, which will pop up as it fits with our calendar. On these posts you’ll find album streams of bands that are playing the Empty Bottle in the coming days/weeks/months AND also have records streaming on the good old world wide web. For music fans who are constantly inundated with music news and new records, we think this will be exstreamly useful (sorry/you’re welcome?). There’s lots to sift through each week, so if we miss something, shoot us a comment with the link and we’ll add it to the list (and maybe even comp you a ticket to that show)… Give a listen to the fresh new albums below — they wouldn’t be playing here if we didn’t like em!


Austin, TX’s SWEET SPIRIT does it big. The nine-piece country-rock band featuring a beautifully energetic “self-contained party” are streaming their debut album, Cokomo, out 10/16 on Nine Mile Records, via NOISEY specifically for those ears of yours. Stream it all here. The nontet (definitely a thing) make their way to our corner stage Wednesday, October 21st as part of our fresh to death monthly installment, GLITTER CREEPS, which is ONLY $5 to get in!


An EB favorite and project of Oakland-based songstress HEATHER FORTUNE, WAX IDOLS is releasing her third recording, American Tragic. Out on Collect Records 10/16, the work is equal parts declaration of independence and meditation on togetherness, as well as hauntingly propulsive. Listen via SoundCloud, and don’t miss ‘em swamp our stage Tuesday, October 27th. GET TIX.


Following a well-buzzed 2012 LP release, the New Yorkers in HERE WE GO MAGIC are releasing a follow up record via Secretly Canadian, out 10/16. The album, Be Small, revers their longstanding lyricism and manages an effortless command of sense, style and sound over a backdrop of guitar pop, psychedelia and assuredly strutting melodies. Peep the entire album (and interview) here, and don’t even try missing them at ye ole Bottle on Friday, October 30th. A pre-Halloween treat for you, so grab tickets now.


The Pittsburgh, PA post-prog-synthlords in Zombi are back at it and man oh man, what a treat it is. The duo’s last release was around four years back and rumored to be their last, until Relapse Records hit us all with a surprise that slapped us silly. The band’s signature sound, achieved using only electric bass, drums, and a collection of analog synthesizers, is deceptively lush considering its two man skeleton crew ensemble. Scheduled for a 10/16 release, you can stream the album here via Northern Transmissions. The duo comes to our neck of the woods on Thursday, November 5th and you don’t wanna miss it, so snag some tickets, doofus!


IMAGE: Fall is in the air, as you can tell by our “Featured Image” — we found that beauty through a simple “Google Image Search” and it’s called Antarctica Wallpaper #6872200... Mmmm, delightful.

Posted October 13th, 2015

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