[Over the next few weeks we'll be presenting our
favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1,
one track a day. Today we take an in-depth look at song No. 24 on the
list--and, please, feel free to click after the jump for a free download
of the track. Keep checking back to see how the list pans out as we
move closer to No. 1. And,
after the jump, check out songs No. 50-25 in the Top 50 list that will
update as it grows...]
But, somewhat surprisingly, The Burning Hotels' sophomore release, Novels, (which was shelved for months and months after the band's appearance as the bad guys in the Vanessa Hudgens-driven battle-of-the-bands flick, Bandslam) doesn't bear the scars of a disc that gathered dust while the band tested potential record deal waters. Quite the opposite, in fact.
The Burning Hotels -- "Austin's Birthday"
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