Retro-fabulous electronic pop music. Fresh made in Austin, Texas.

Austin (ô′stən) noun : a city and the capital of Texas.

Apologue (apˈəlôg) noun : a short allegorical story with a moral.

NEWS & STUFF

6/9/2021: DRESS YOU UP (COVER) RELEASED!

Dress You Up was released in the glorious summer of 1985 as the final single from Madonna’s Like a Virgin album. I was recently in a Goodwill here in Austin browsing for 80s t-shirts, the song played on the store’s radio, and by eavesdropping I heard 4 of 5 shoppers singing along under their breath. This is clear “proof” the world could use some more 80s pop in our lives, so enjoy it!

Dress You Up is available on all the usual places, including:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dress-You-Up/dp/B096T6G61P/

iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/dress-you-up-single/1571218983

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7IkkrhwAqxpflwGEfgNPjF




2/12/2021: TRUE (BY LAU, AUSTIN APOLOGUE REMIX) RELEASED! One of the best and most brilliant artists out there is LAU, also known as Laura Fares, who has a long list of accolades but just released her first album, Believer. As part of the Deluxe Edition of the album, she included several remixes from some amazing electronic artists, and I am thrilled to have a remix included in the group. The album and song is available on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, and other platforms. And guess what, you can buy it electronically, in CD format, and even cassette! How retro-cool is that!?! But aside from the remix of True, PLEASE consider snagging the entire Believer Deluxe Edition album; it is truly exceptional, especially if you enjoy the synthwave style genre.

True by LAU (Austin Apologue Remix)



12/6/2020: MERRY PUGGIN’ CHRISTMAS RELEASED! This song was developed for the love of pugs. 100% of the proceeds from this song go directly to Austin Pug Rescue, a local all-volunteer organization that does amazing work. Consider purchasing the song on iTunes, Amazon, or make a donation to Austin Pug Rescue (or your local animal shelter) during this holiday season when many organizations have been denied opportunities to raise funds and could really use some help.

austinpugrescue.com/donate

WE SAVE PUGS!

7/1/2020: MCKALLA PLACE RELEASED! This is a theme song dedicated to the Austin FC MLS team. McKalla Place will be one of the premier venues in the United States for viewing soccer, and should provide an incredible home field experience. This song captures the essence of Austin and is a celebration of MLS soccer as the first major professional sports team for Austin. The song features young artists L & M, who are excellent soccer players, including one who is a member of an Austin FC youth team. Available on iTunes and all other streaming platforms.

WELCOME TO MCKALLA PLACE!

2/22/2020: NEW SINGLE DON’T CRY TONIGHT RELEASED! We hope you enjoy this cover version of the 1983 Italo-disco classic by Savage (Roberto Zanetti). Available on iTunes and all other streaming platforms.

1/22/2020: NEW SINGLE HALO RELEASED! We hope you enjoy this cover version of the amazing original by Depeche Mode. Available on iTunes and other streaming platforms.

1/11/2020: Happy New Year and Happy New Decade – may the 2020’s be as glorious as the 1980’s! Today is the video premier of TWO cover songs which we love, the first being Halo (Depeche Mode). See the video on YouTube. Enjoy!

1/11/2020: Happy New Year and Happy New Decade – may the 2020’s be as glorious as the 1980’s! Today is the video premier of TWO cover songs which we love, the second being Don’t Cry Tonight (Savage). See the video on YouTube. Enjoy!

The new album is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and other major platforms.

4/12/19: We are so excited to launch the “Gutter Tribe” video, filmed in Austin, Texas. This song deals with homeless youth, which is a tragic problem that is not unique to Austin. On Instagram we are releasing 11 days of youth homeless facts, so be sure to check that out. “Gutter Tribe” is from the new album and is available as a single on Amazon and iTunes.

Gutter Tribe – Official Lyric Video

3/29/19: We have released an orchestral version of “I Shall Rise” – we felt this beautiful song deserved a unique instrumental treatment. Give it a listen below; also, the track is available as a single on Amazon and iTunes.



3/29/19: We have released the lyric video for “I Shall Rise” – we hope you enjoy and can get inspiration from this track. The track is from the new album and is available as a single on Amazon and iTunes.

I Shall Rise – Official Lyric Video







be sure to check out all of our latest videos on our YouTube channel. Thanks for tuning in!

3/2/19: Just for fun, we did a cover of the classic track “Disappointed” by Electronic. We hope you enjoy the song and video (set to the classic “House on Haunted Hill”)!

“Disappointed” is available as a single at Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, and other platforms. Or see below for a quick listen on SoundCloud or Youtube.



Disappointed, a cover by Austin Apologue