(Welcome to MP3 Monday, a selection of snazzy new tunes to start your week off right. All tracks are free and legal, sanctioned by the band or label.)
Band: Goldcure HQ: Austin, Texas Website: MySpace Sounds Like: Guitars with the beatific shimmer of newer Echo & the Bunnymen, but dusted with a slight twang, mixed with jerky vocals reminiscent of a medicated David Byrne (or a less-husky Britt Daniel). Playing in town? No -- not yet. Song from: New album, Portuguese Prince.MP3: Goldcure, "Make It Stop"
Band: The Yuppie Pricks HQ: Austin, Texas Website: MySpace Sounds Like: Delightfully rude, snotty, loud, fast punk rock. RIYL Riverboat Gamblers and its ilk. Playing in town? No, although a double-bill with the Humanoids would be entirely appropriate, if not probably cause the venue to combust. Song from: New album, Balls.MP3: The Yuppie Pricks, "Collars Up"