Out now: Ty Segall’s New LP, ‘Twins’ October 8th 2012 By brooke

Out now: Ty Segall’s New LP, ‘Twins’

San Francisco’s Ty Segall is prolific indeed – this year alone he’s recorded a handful of LPs, and today we release a record many people are calling his best yet – Twins. Mixing Segall’s melodic garage with some heavy riffing rock and a perfect punch of glam,  The NME said it all in their 9/10 review - ‘Twins’ is an incredible album’. It’s available via iTunes here, and from JB HiFi here. It is FBI’s album of the week this week as well! hooray!

Lawrence Arabia – ‘The Listening Times’ October 7th 2012 By brooke

Lawrence Arabia – ‘The Listening Times’

Taken from his gorgeous third album, The Sparrow, Lawrence Arabia has unveiled a video for ‘The Listening Times’ – inspired by some very late nights and very early mornings in London, and written from the lounge-room in a house where he apparently had many himself. The Sparrow is available on iTunes here, and JB HiFi here.

Free Laneway Festival 2013 Sampler October 4th 2012 By brooke

Free Laneway Festival 2013 Sampler

Laneway have just announced their 2013 line-up, and we’ve curated a free sampler with the festival to celebrate. Featuring a couple of our bands – Yeasayer, Henry Wagons, The Men & Julia Holter – alongside Real Estate, High Highs, Flume, Japandroids and many more, you can download it free, right here.

Released Today: Henry Wagons’ “Expecting Company?” September 27th 2012 By brooke

Released Today: Henry Wagons’ “Expecting Company?”

After a big year touring Wagons’ last album, Rumble, Shake and Tumble, Henry Wagons set his sights on something new: recording his first solo release, a set of eclectic duets with a handful of friends – The Go-Betweens’ Robert Forster, The Kills’ Alison Mosshart, Patience Hodgson of The Grates, Melbourne’s Sophia Brous & Gossling, and Canada’s Jenn Grant. Released today, “Expecting Company?” will see Henry & a new band, The Unwelcome Company hit the road in November. Full tourdates are here, & you’ll find “Expecting Company?” on iTunes here.

Andrew Bird To Release ‘Hands Of Glory’ This October September 26th 2012 By brooke

Andrew Bird To Release ‘Hands Of Glory’ This October

Earlier this year Andrew Bird revealed a gorgeous album, Break It Yourself, and we’re pleased to announce that he’s done it again – announcing a companion piece to the LP, Hands of Glory. Recorded at his west Illinois barn, Hands of Glory includes covers from The Handsome Family and Townes Van Zandt, as well as a handful of brand new songs Bird’s been testing on the road. Out in Australia on Friday October 26, two Bird LPs in one year is almost as good as a tour!

Spunk Bands on Laneway Festival ’13 September 25th 2012 By brooke

Spunk Bands on Laneway Festival ’13

Yeasayer, with their Creators Project live show & an excellent new LP, Fragrant World! Henry Wagons & The Unwelcome Company, performing Henry’s new duets disc, “Expecting Company?”! Superstars of this year’s SXSW Festival and making their Australian debut, The Men! The gorgeous Julia Hoter with her ethereal Best New Music’d album, Ekstasis! A killer line-up for Laneway Festival ’13, right here.

Bored Nothing Announces Debut LP September 23rd 2012 By brooke

Bored Nothing Announces Debut LP

Across four self-produced, self-recorded EPs, Melbourne’s Fergus Miller began the Bored Nothing phenomenon – sharing his music exclusively via Bandcamp, as word spread of his gorgeously crafted songs. We’re so pleased to announce we’ll release Bored Nothing’s self-titled debut record on Friday November 2 – 14 tracks which borrow from the best of Fergus’ four prior releases, set with a handful of brand new songs. This Friday 28, see Bored Nothing play at Sydney’s World Bar. Here’s album cut ‘Bliss’.

Glen Hansard & The Frames To Play Bluesfest September 19th 2012 By brooke

Glen Hansard & The Frames To Play Bluesfest

In exciting news, Glen Hansard has been named amongst the stellar cast of music greats that is the 24th Annual Byron Bay Bluesfest. Next year, over the Easter Long Weekend, Glen will be bringing his band, The Frames, back to our shores to perform songs from his recent solo record Rhythm & Repose in Australia for the first time. From March 28 – April 1 Bluesfest will take place at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, nestled 11km north of Byron Bay and 8km south of Brunswick Heads. For more details about Bluesfest, head to the festival website. In the meantime, here’s “Love Don’t Keep Me Waiting.”