Shining Bird ‘Leisure Coast’ out September 6 July 22nd 2013 By brooke

Shining Bird ‘Leisure Coast’ out September 6

Shining Bird’s debut LP “Leisure Coast” is set to be released
on September 6. Produced by Russell Webster, the album features 8
tracks (including Distant Dreaming). Artwork was painted by local
compatriot Paul Ryan, who is responsible for Bill Callahan’s ‘Dream River’ cover.
Pre-order the LP or CD and get last year’s ‘Shade Of The Sea’ EP (+ distant dreaming)
digitally for free right now. 
Bill Callahan reveals ‘Dream River’ artwork July 9th 2013 By admin

Bill Callahan reveals ‘Dream River’ artwork

Bill Callahan has revealed the artwork for his forthcoming record ‘Dream River’.  The painting is by Thirroul artist Paul Ryan, who we are extremely proud of here in southern waters.  His exhibition ‘Wild Colonial Boys’ is currently showing at the Tim Olsen Gallery.

‘Dream River’ is out September 17 via Spunk.

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Alela Diane’s ‘About Farewell’ out today June 27th 2013 By admin

Alela Diane’s ‘About Farewell’ out today

Alela Diane’s stunning record About Farewell is out today.

About Farewell serves as an eloquent goodbye to lovers from years past, coupled with some poignant last walks down memory lane. While the lyrics deal most directly with her recent divorce, the album explores her entire last decade of relationships with tremendous honesty and nuanced insight.

Find the album at iTunes here, or via JB Hi-Fi here.

Watch a haunting performance of ‘Lost Land’, recorded recently in France:

New artist: Stolen Violin June 27th 2013 By admin

New artist: Stolen Violin

Stolen Violin is Jordan Ireland.  Known previously for his work with The Middle East, Jordan has been writing and recording his debut as Stolen Violin.

The album is ‘Temperate Touch, Tropical Tears’: a collection of songs which veer from sparse and melodic (‘New Amnesia Skies’) to raw (‘Short Cuts To True Love’ and ‘Floorboards’) via the wild, loose, emotional swing of songs such as ‘Romance At The Petrol Station’ and ‘When They Put It All on Red’.

Recorded mostly on 8-track cassette by Jordan with good friend Jake Core, ‘Temperate Touch, Tropical Tears’ came together inside a suburban Melbourne shed and was completed with the assistance of Machine Translations’ Greg Walker.

Pre-orders for the vinyl are available now.  All those who pre-order vinyl will receive a free digital download upon ordering.

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Welcome Mac DeMarco! June 20th 2013 By admin

Welcome Mac DeMarco!

Spunk is thrilled to announce the Australian release of Mac DeMarco’s acclaimed record 2, as well as the re-release of 2012’s Rock and Roll Night Club.  Both records will be available via Spunk on Friday 9th August.

Mac DeMarco has received props from Pitchfork, NME, The Line of Best Fit, et al, and was one of the most talked-about acts at this year’s SXSW and Great Escape Festival.

Check out Pitchfork’s recent feature on the band’s Primavera appearance here.

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Calexico to play Brisbane Festival June 12th 2013 By admin

Calexico to play Brisbane Festival

Calexico will return to Australia this September to perform at the Brisbane Festival.  These will be the first Australian dates since releasing last year’s acclaimed LP Algiers.

Tuesday 17th September, The Spiegeltent
Wednesday 18th September, The Speigeltent

For more info, see the Brisbane Festival website.

Introducing Shining Bird June 2nd 2013 By admin

Introducing Shining Bird

We welcome southerners and all round dudes SHINING BIRD to the Spunk stable!  ‘Distant Dreaming’ is the EPIC first single from their debut album, due for release this Spring.   For latest SB activities hit their Facebook page.

Watch the clip to ‘Distant Dreaming’ here:

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She & Him new video and Letterman appearance May 26th 2013 By brooke

She & Him new video and Letterman appearance

She & Him’s ‘Volume 3′ has just been released. The album was written by Zooey Deschanel (except for the 2 covers) and produced by M Ward. Yen magazine scored the only interview with Zooey. Read it here.
In other She & Him news (there’s lots)… Zooey directed the new video for ‘I Could Have Been Your Girl’.
Excitingly enough it is here directorial debut too. Watch that here: