Whether it's experiencing new directions, witnessing artist growth or finding new favorites, there's nothing quite like listening to new music from one of your favorite artists.  Here are five album releases by Austin-based bands that we are super stoked about. 

All five records will be available on vinyl, so be sure to snag these releases at one of Austin's fine independent record stores. We also included information on upcoming album release shows happening at some dynamite venues. This is what the Austin music experience is all about.

White Denim

Released 3/25/2016; Downtown

Vinyl Details:
• 12" Vinyl LP, White 180 gram - Limited 500 pressed
• 12" Vinyl LP, Black  150 gram- Not limited


The Wilderness
Explosions in The Sky

Released 4/1/2016; Temporary Residence

Vinyl Details:
• 12" Vinyl 2xLP, Blue - Limited 1000 pressed
• 12" Vinyl 2xLP, Black - Not limited

Album release show: End of an Ear, Friday April 1


Time Owes You Nothing
Calliope Musicals

Released 4/15/2016; Self Release

Vinyl Details
• 12" Vinyl LP, Black - Not limited

Album release show: Central Presbyterian Church, Friday April 15


A Giant Dog

Released 5/6/2016; Merge

Vinyl Details
• 12" Vinyl LP, Black - Not limited

Album release show: Barracuda, Friday May 6


Tempest and Rapture
The Deer

Released 5/14/2016; Owl Bum Records

Vinyl Details
• 12" Vinyl 2XLP, Clear - Not limited (to be released mid-August)

Album release show: The Parish, Saturday May 14