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Austin's own national bands taking it step by step


Catch Alpha Rev every morning on VH1

Monday, April 5th would be considered just another Monday to get through for most people. For Austin natives Alpha Rev, April 5th meant a VH1 debut, and a step up in the members careers. Alpha Rev's national debut video for the single "New Morning" began heavy rotation on the popular music channel early Monday morning. "New Morning" can be seen during VH1's morning music video show "Jump Start Hour" from 5-9 AM CST all week long. Alpha Rev is also found on the list of videos you can vote for to see on VH1's VSpot Top 20 Video Countdown. To vote for New Morning: drag the the button for the video from the left hand box into one of the slots in the box on the right hand side and click submit. Voting is not limited, so vote as many time as you like, then tune into VH1 on Saturday mornings at 8 AM CST to see if the video made it into the countdown.  VSpot Top 20 re-airs on Sunday and Tuesday mornings and the same time. Watch for Alpha Rev's debut national album, "New Morning" to release on Tuesday, April 27th. Austin Music Examiner would like to extend it's best wishes to Alpha Rev in their national endeavors and in competeing for a coveted VH1 Top 20 spot. To follow Alpha Rev follow @alpharev on Twitter, add them on Facebook and Myspace.

 Ember has been hard at work as of late preparing for the release of their national debut album, "Embrace". The band has recently returned from a trip to Phoenix, Arizona where they spent three days shooting a music video for their debut single, "Deep End" which you can buy on iTunes. Ember's "Embrace" is up for pre-order on and "Embrace" official release date is Tuesday, April 20th and will be available at all major music retailers. Ember will be a having a hometown release show Saturday, April 24th at Wierdo's in Round Rock, Texas. Presale tickets will be up this weekend for $10, getting you admission to the show and a copy of "Embrace".  Find out more about how to get these tickets here. Follow Ember on their road to the top on Facebook and Myspace.

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