Film At 11: Monahans

We named Low Pining, the debut by Austin’s Monahans, one of the 10 best albums you didn’t hear in 2007, saying it was like the Friends Of Dean Martinez resting under the lush sonic boughs of The Joshua Tree. Try not to miss the boat with follow-up Dim The Aurora (Misra), because this ship occasionally abandons the moodcore tempo and moves at a comfortable, Joseph Arthur-like clip. Here’s the video for album track “It’s Enough To Leave You…”

Film At 11: Mazes

Mazes is an offshoot of Chicago band the 1900s, featuring that group’s Edward Anderson and Caroline Donovan. We highly recommend Mazes’ self-titled debut (on Parasol); “Love To Lay” is twee thundering down Laurel Canyon in a power-pop hovercraft, possibly driven by Nick Lowe.

Film At 11: “Jeffrey Lewis And The News” Episode 6

Since getting his start in the late ’90s in New York’s antifolk movement alongside the Moldy Peaches and others, Jeffrey Lewis has easily transcended any single musical scene. His inventive, irreverent songwriting has grown in tandem with creative forays into comic books and, now, ringleader of a variety show/news program called Jeffrey Lewis And The News. We really can’t explain it, but we’ll be debuting new episodes each night this week at 11 p.m. EST.

http://www.vimeo.com/4150670

Film At 11: “Jeffrey Lewis And The News” Episode 5

Since getting his start in the late ’90s in New York’s antifolk movement alongside the Moldy Peaches and others, Jeffrey Lewis has easily transcended any single musical scene. His inventive, irreverent songwriting has grown in tandem with creative forays into comic books and, now, ringleader of a variety show/news program called Jeffrey Lewis And The News. We really can’t explain it, but we’ll be debuting new episodes each night this week at 11 p.m. EST.

http://www.vimeo.com/4149788

Film At 11: “Jeffrey Lewis And The News” Episode 4

Since getting his start in the late ’90s in New York’s antifolk movement alongside the Moldy Peaches and others, Jeffrey Lewis has easily transcended any single musical scene. His inventive, irreverent songwriting has grown in tandem with creative forays into comic books and, now, ringleader of a variety show/news program called Jeffrey Lewis And The News. We really can’t explain it, but we’ll be debuting new episodes each night this week at 11 p.m. EST.

http://www.vimeo.com/4261028

Film At 11: “Jeffrey Lewis And The News” Episode 3

Since getting his start in the late ’90s in New York’s antifolk movement alongside the Moldy Peaches and others, Jeffrey Lewis has easily transcended any single musical scene. His inventive, irreverent songwriting has grown in tandem with creative forays into comic books and, now, ringleader of a variety show/news program called Jeffrey Lewis And The News. We really can’t explain it, but we’ll be debuting new episodes each night this week at 11 p.m. EST.

http://www.vimeo.com/4196365

Film At 11: “Jeffrey Lewis And The News” Episode 2

Since getting his start in the late ’90s in New York’s antifolk movement alongside the Moldy Peaches and others, Jeffrey Lewis has easily transcended any single musical scene. His inventive, irreverent songwriting has grown in tandem with creative forays into comic books and, now, ringleader of a variety show/news program called Jeffrey Lewis And The News. We really can’t explain it, but we’ll be debuting new episodes each night this week at 11 p.m. EST.

Film At 11: “Jeffrey Lewis And The News” Episode 1

Since getting his start in the late ’90s in New York’s antifolk movement alongside the Moldy Peaches and others, Jeffrey Lewis has easily transcended any single musical scene. His inventive, irreverent songwriting has grown in tandem with creative forays into comic books and, now, ringleader of a variety show/news program called Jeffrey Lewis And The News. We really can’t explain it, but we’ll be debuting new episodes each night this week at 11 p.m. EST.

World Premiere Video: Loxsly

Later this month (May 26, to be exact), Loxsly will release Tomorrow’s Fossils, the Austin band’s third LP of gently twanging, subliminally electronic pop of Grandaddy-ish proportions. (Tomorrow’s Fossils even has a Sophtware Slump-like concept involving technology and humanity.) Far be it for us to make someone else’s guest list, but we’d recommend giving Loxsly—along with similar-minded Austinites the Octopus Project—a slot at Spoon‘s three-day mini-festival in July. Here’s the world premiere of the video for “As The Constellation’s Arms Uncurled,” directed by Loxsly frontman Cody Ground.