I haven't heard any of this stuff although I'm curious about the Golden Smog and the Minders.
Cassavetes: Funny Story (Headphone Treats) – Download “My Heart Your Beat”
Feist: Open Season (Interscope) – What’s the deal with all the remix albums?
French Kicks: Two Thousand (Star Time) - Appearing at the Troubadour on 8/21. Download "Also Ran"
Golden Smog: Another Fine Day (Lost Highway) – Gary Louris and Jeff Tweedy’s supergroup. They do a version of the Kinks’ “Strangers.”
Heather Duby: Heather Duby (Sonic Boom) - She just played Spaceland. I caught a song.
Helmet: Monochrome (Warcon) - I loved a couple of songs off of Meantime back in college. Haven't been too impressed since then.
Lisa Germano: In The Maybe World (Young God) - Appearing at Largo on 7/27.
Los Lonely Boys: Sacred (Sony) – Willie Nelson loves them. I saw them at the Austin City Limits fest one time and I had to leave – very quickly. Appearing at the Greek on 8/18.
The Minders: Bright Guilty World (Future Farmer) - Anglophile Elephant 6 band. Appearing at the Derby on 7/24.
MSTRKRFT: The Looks (Last Gang)
Neil Gaiman: Where's Neil When You Need Him? (Dancing Ferret) – A bunch of (mostly) artists I’ve never heard of write songs inspired by Neil Gaiman’s work.
Psalm One: The Death Of Frequent Flyer (Rhymesayers) – Female rapper from Chicago.
Scott H. Biram: Graveyard Shift (Bloodshot)
Various Artists: 80s Metal Tribute to Van Halen (Cleopatra) – A bunch of metal artists like Jani Lane, Mark Slaughter and Stephen Pearcy cover vintage Van Halen. Odd.
Various Artists: You, Me and Dupree (soundtrack) (Lakeshore) – “Funky Cold Medina,” “Bust a Move” and local dudes, the 88. How’d they sneak on there?