New Ty Segall & Okkervil River albums this month! August 2nd 2013 By Aaron

New Ty Segall & Okkervil River albums this month!

Ty Segall – Sleeper, out  August 20  After famously releasing three records in 2012, Ty Segall passed the first half of 2013 without releasing a single album. Incredible! Thankfully, Sleeper is out on the 20th August. Now all we need is a tour. Can anyone help with this?

Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium, out August 30 We’re thrilled to welcome the folk-rockers back into the Spunk family, after previously releasing their acclaimed records The Stage Names and The Stand Ins. The songs of The Silver Gymnasium are centred on the isolated hamlet of Meriden, NH; the childhood home of bandleader Will Sheff. This is Okkervil River’s most autobiographical record yet, as Sheff recounts adolescent struggles and sleepy small town life.

SPUNK SIGNS PALMS. ALBUM OUT AUG 30 July 31st 2013 By brooke

SPUNK SIGNS PALMS. ALBUM OUT AUG 30

Super stoked to announce the release of Palms album ‘Step Brothers’ on spunk on August 30. Palms is Al, Tom, Dion & Brendan. The album was recorded by Owen Penglis (Straight Arrows) for the price of a kebab. For little more than a kebab you can order the new album on CD & LP at the link below. The LP is being released by Coconut Tuff records. It’s their very first release. Congrats Adam!
http://shop.spunk.com.au/product/palms-step-brothers-lp

FREE SPUNK SAMPLER July 25th 2013 By Aaron

FREE SPUNK SAMPLER

Damaged Goods, Art Park and yours truly have joined forces to create ‘I can’t wait for summer to end’, a 14 track digital sampler. It’s a little bit surfie, a little bit fashionista & a hell of a lot indie punk rock!!

Featured on the sampler are Mac Demarco, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, White Fence & new smart asses Mining Boom. Artwork by Paul Mcneill features a Mark Occhilupo during one of his crazy hazy phases!

http://damagedgoodszine.com/2013/07/spunk-x-artpark-x-dgz-compilation/

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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