The week’s chosen bands all share a few similarities: they’ve recently released new singles, are about to embark on national tours, and two of the three are stopping in Austin this week for SxSW.

Before releasing Panorama, Birds & Batteries shelled out the free download “Out in the Woods,” an “extended prog-house jam” sampling both the upcoming record and their last record, Up To No Good. While in Austin, B&B will be playing our Bay Area Takeover at the Beauty Bar, as well as other shows (listed after the jump).

On a similar game plan is the local stringed metal band, Judgement Day, also making the teaser-before-the-record move. Their self-released Peacocks/Pink Monsters will be out April 13, but until then, enjoy the very last track from the album, “Genosha”. They claim to perform this song uniquely every time, which will be reinvented this Saturday at SxSW at the Dominican Joe Coffee Shop, and have additional tourdates after the jump.

Our last audio sampling of the week is a pop-disco number from Sugar & Gold, the first track off their April 27th release Get Wet! (Antenna Farm). S&G tourdates can also be found by clicking the link below.

[audio:] Sugar & Gold – “Feels Like Fire”

Tour dates for all three bands after the jump:

Judgement Day
03.15 Las Cruces, NM @ The Train Yard
03.20 Austin, TX @ Dominican Joe Coffee Shop – SXSW
03.22 Tulsa, OK @ Soundpony
03.23 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic
03.24 Nashville, TN @ TBA
03.26 Washington, DC @ TBA
03.27 Philadelphia, PA @ Danger Danger Gallery
03.28 Milford, CT @ Daniel Street Club
03.29 Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s
03.30 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
03.31 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
04.02 Indianapolis, IN @ Locals Only, Music Pub
04.03 Chicago, IL @ Ronny’s
04.05 Iowa City, IA @ TBA
04.07 Minneapolis, MN @ The 400 Bar
04.08 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
04.09 Denver, CO @ Blastomat!
04.10 Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
04.11 Reno, NV @ TBA
04.16 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
04.17 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
04.18 Redding, CA @ Downtown Eatery
04.20 Olympia, WA @ TBA
04.21 Seattle, WA @ The Comet Tavern
04.22 Portland, OR @ Plan B
04.23 Salem, OR @ The Ikebox
04.24 Chico, CA @ TBA
04.25 Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s Fungarden

Birds & Batteries
March 18: Austin TX, Beauty Bar, for The Bay Area Takeover (4:30pm set)
March 19: Austin TX, The Music Gym, for the Neon Reverb party (8:00pm set)
March 20: Austin TX, The Palm Door w/ Everest, Sarah Jaffe (1:30pm set)
March 20: Austin TX, The Moose Lodge (5pm set)
March 20: Austin TX, Dominican Joe’s (7:30pm set)
March 21: Fort Worth TX, Lola’s w/ Telegraph Canyon, The Maldives
March 22: Tulsa OK, The Soundpony Lounge w/ Judgement Day
March 23: Hot Springs AR, Maxine’s
March 24: Louisville KY, Zanzabar
March 25: St. Louis MO, Cicero’s
March 26: Indianapolis IN, The Melody Inn
March 27: Chicago IL, Ronny’s Bar
March 28: Rockford IL, Kryptonite Bar
March 29: Rock Island IL, Daytrotter Sessions
March 30: Iowa City IA, The Mill w/ The Cave Singers, for the Mission
Creek Music Festival
April 1: Denver CO, The Lion’s Lair
April 2: Colorado Springs CO, The Rocket Room
April 3: Santa Fe NM, Moving People Dance Studio for D Numbers’ Record Release
April 4: Flagstaff AZ, The Hotel Monte Vista

Sugar & Gold
Apr 29 2010: Bottom of the Hill (record release party!), San Francisco, California
May 1 2010: The Blue Fin, Monterey, California
May 31 2010: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 1 2010: Hi-Dive Denver, California
Jun 2 2010: TBA, Kansas City, Missouri
Jun 3 2010: Opolis, Norman, Oklahoma
Jun 4 2010: TBA, Dallas/Denton, Texas
Jun 5 2010: Eleanor Tinsley Park, Houston, Texas
Jun 6 2010: Mohawk, Austin, Texas
Jun 8 2010: Launch Pad, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jun 9 2010: Rhythm Room, Phoenix, Arizona
Jun 10 2010: Club Congress, Tucson, Arizona
Jun 11 2010: Che Cafe, San Diego, California