Autre Ne Vuet’s ‘Play By Play’ Clip March 12th 2013 By brooke

Autre Ne Vuet’s ‘Play By Play’ Clip

We love the massive hook to Anxiety album opener, ‘Play By Play’. Autre Ne Veut’s second full-length experiments with melody and era, shifting between the best of the 80s, 90s and ’00s electronica and pop, and receiving some huge accolades including Pitchfork Best New Music and Stereogum Album of The Week. Arthur Ashin talks with Stereogum on his new album here. See the new ‘Play By Play’ video below.

Wagons Writing New Album, Playing June Preview Shows March 11th 2013 By brooke

Wagons Writing New Album, Playing June Preview Shows

His duets collection “Expecting Company?” marked a great 2012 for Henry Wagons, and today the Melbournian announced he’ll have the full Wagons band back in the studio recording a new LP in coming months. To celebrate and show off some new songs, Wagons will headline Sydney’s Vanguard on Friday June 15 & Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Saturday June 22 – their first full band shows in close to two years. Tix for both shows are on sale this Thursday via the venues.

She & Him Return With ‘Never Wanted Your Love’ March 10th 2013 By brooke

She & Him Return With ‘Never Wanted Your Love’

From their third album of original recordings – Volume 3She & Him are back with the gorgeous, sunny ‘Never Wanted Your Love’. Written by Zooey Deschanel, produced by M. Ward & mixed by Bright Eyes & Monsters of Folk’s Mike Mogis, it’s one of fourteen songs from the duo’s forthcoming LP. Out in Australia on Friday May 3, read more about the making of Volume 3 via Stereogum.

Glen Hansard & The Frames Arrive in Aus March 8th 2013 By brooke

Glen Hansard & The Frames Arrive in Aus

Glen Hansard and his cherished long-time band The Frames arrive in Australia very soon for March theatre shows in Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide, and festival performances at Byron Bluesfest and the Port Fairy Folk Festival. Their first time on our shores performing from Glen’s latest work – his solo record, Rhythm & Repose - we’re so excited to welcome the band back to Australia, playing from their incredible net of Frames, Once and Hansard originals in some gorgeous spaces.

Caitlin Rose’s New LP, ‘The Stand-In’ March 8th 2013 By brooke

Caitlin Rose’s New LP, ‘The Stand-In’

From its spirited and driving opener, ‘No One To Call’, to the classic twang of ‘Dallas’ and the unexpected horns of ‘Old Numbers’, Caitlin Rose has made a knock-out of a second record in The Stand-In – to be released in Australia next Friday March 15. Receiving 9/10 from Uncut, London’s Telegraph have called it “deeply impressive”, and Rhythms say it’s “as unexpected as it is refreshing”. Amen – an album rich in voice, in orchestration and in Rose’s own heartfelt stories.

The Men’s New LP, ‘New Moon’ – Out Today March 7th 2013 By brooke

The Men’s New LP, ‘New Moon’ – Out Today

Brooklyn rockers The Men shifted literally and figuratively to the Catskills Mountains for their new record, New Moon – an album that manages to wind some classic Americana and country influences through the quartet’s straight-up rock’n’roll. Here just last month for Laneway, we’ve been lucky enough to catch many of its songs live, and today the excellent New Moon is released in Australia. Find it on iTunes here, and via JB Hifi here.

Autre Ne Veut’s ‘Anxiety’ is Pitchfork Best New Music!!! March 5th 2013 By brooke

Autre Ne Veut’s ‘Anxiety’ is Pitchfork Best New Music!!!

Brooklyn’s Autre Ne Veut, the guise of producer Arthur Ashin, last week released his second full-length - Anxiety. Sampling rich pop, bedroom electronica and soaring modern R&B, Sydney’s The Brag gave it Album of The Week, The Age – 4 stars, and Pitchfork just made it Best New Music! See Autre Ne Veut perform the striking Anxiety cut ‘Counting’ live in session below, and find the album on iTunes here.

Popstrangers’ ‘Antipodes’ LP – Out Today February 28th 2013 By brooke

Popstrangers’ ‘Antipodes’ LP – Out Today

Recorded in a 1930s dancehall and spanning psych, pop and angular indie across its ten songs, the debut LP from Auckland’s Popstrangers is certainly a nod to the Kiwi legend of stand-out guitar music. Out today, Antipodes has caught attention worldwide – released in America by the much loved Car Park Records (Cloud Nothings, Beach House), and soon seeing the band relocate to the northern hemisphere. Watch the far-out ‘Heaven’ clip below, and find the excellent Antipodes on iTunes here.