Another band with ties to Texas, The Fiery Furnaces have finished a new album Widow City, in reference to to their hometown Chicago. It won't be released until October, but it's been leaked already.
At least 6 of the 16 songs have already been posted elsewhere, so I will only add one more log to that fire.
Fan site TheFieryFurnaces.net has a lot of cool hard to find FF items including these:
Oh, what's the link to Texas you ask? Eleanor went to the University of Texas.