Caitlin Rose Returns With ‘The Stand-In’ December 18th 2012 By brooke

Caitlin Rose Returns With ‘The Stand-In’

Traversing a style of music that many of her peers wouldn’t dare, Caitlin Rose has always stood out from the crowd. After releasing a debut record, Own Side Now in 2010, we’ll release the Nashville musician’s second LP – The Stand-In on Friday March 8. A gorgeous disc of classic country pop, accents of strings, mandolin and trumpet feature across its 12 songs. Here’s the album’s first taste – ‘I Was Cruel’.

The New Mendicants’ ‘Australia, 2013′ EP December 16th 2012 By brooke

The New Mendicants’ ‘Australia, 2013′ EP

Made of Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake & Joe Pernice, Pernice Brothers namesake & former Scud Mountain Boy, The New Mendicants will soon make their first visit to Aus, with Syd, Melb, Bris, Adel & Perth dates on sale now. We’re so pleased to be releasing the pair’s first EP, titled Australia, 2013 –  available exclusively on the road this January & February, and digitally from Friday January 18. You’ll catch a cover of TF’s ‘I Don’t Want Control of You’ & Pernice Brothers’ ‘Her Amazing Glow’ among its six songs. Here’s its first cut, a cover of INXS’ ‘This Time’.

Spunk Tones / Jeff The Brotherhood December 12th 2012 By Aaron

Spunk Tones / Jeff The Brotherhood

The Spunk Family Show on New Year’s Day was so much fun. thanks for coming along. we still have a couple more Spunk shows to look forward to. Spunk Tones, happening in Bangalow on Sat 12th Jan features performances by Beach House, Sharon Van Etten, Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders, Bored Nothing and Wintercoats. Find tickets here. Then, on Wed 16th Jan in Wollongong Jeff The Brotherhood will be playing at Wollongong’s Stoke Factory, supported by Bored Nothing and Step Panther. You can grab tickets here.

Bonnie & Dawn Play the Everly Brothers December 11th 2012 By brooke

Bonnie & Dawn Play the Everly Brothers

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & his longtime collaborator Dawn McCarthy are lifetime fans of the Everly Brothers, covering their many songs on stage over the years. The pair will release a new LP, What the Brothers Sang on Friday Feb 15 that pays tribute to the Everly’s songs – bolstered by an incredible band featuring Emmett Kelley, Dave Roe and Kenny Malone. Here’s a taste of their gorgeous joint harmonies, in the Christmas tradition.

Dear Time’s Waste – Summer Shows in Aus December 9th 2012 By brooke

Dear Time’s Waste – Summer Shows in Aus

With her new LP, Some Kind of EdenDear Time’s Waste will soon perform a handful of Australian dates – launching the album at Melbourne’s Grace Darling on Tuesday Feb 5 ($10 only door charge), and with a free show at Sydney’s Hollywood on Sunday Feb 10. Claire will also play as special guest to Julia Holter’s Toff In Town & Paddington Uniting Church dates – many chances for us to enjoy her textured, atmospheric live show. Here’s her brand new clip for SKOE cut ‘Heavy/High’.

Introducing Autre Ne Veut With ‘Anxiety’ December 6th 2012 By brooke

Introducing Autre Ne Veut With ‘Anxiety’

Brooklyn musician/producer Arthur Ashin experimented with lo-fi and ambient electronica as the housemate to Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never, Ford & Lopatin), but finally landed on hook-heavy, melodic pop under his Autre Ne Veut guise. We are very excited to be releasing Autre Ne Veut’s new record, Anxiety on Friday February 22 –  an album as special as its first track, ‘Counting’ would impress. Stream it below… 

MMJ’s Jim James To Release Solo Album December 4th 2012 By brooke

MMJ’s Jim James To Release Solo Album

Frontman, writer and guitarist to My Morning Jacket for fifteen years, one quarter of Monsters of Folk and a prolific collaborator, Jim James will release his very first solo LP, Regions of Light and Sound of God on Friday February 1. “I wanted the album to sound like it came from a different place in time,” says Jim of the LP, which pairs hazy funk with ’70s soul and classic R&B influences. Here’s first taste, ‘Know Til Now’.

Dear Time’s Waste’s New LP – Out Today November 29th 2012 By brooke

Dear Time’s Waste’s New LP – Out Today

Auckland’s Dear Time’s Waste today release a new LP – Some Kind of Eden. Described as mixing early Cocteau Twins & Cure, Claire Duncan’s darkly lit soundscapes are punctuated by her voice – a gorgeous, uplifting presence. Dear Time’s Waste will perform with Julia Holter on Wednesday February 6 at Melbourne’s Toff & on Thursday 7 at Sydney’s Paddington Uniting Church. Find full info on those tourdates here. This is ‘Fortune':