She & Him Announce New LP, ‘Volume 3′ February 4th 2013 By brooke

She & Him Announce New LP, ‘Volume 3′

She & Him, the special project of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, will release their third full-length record – Volume 3 – on Friday May 3. Composed of 11 Deschanel originals & three covers, Volume 3  grows the duo’s retro palate with flourishes of horns and strings, recorded across L.A, Portland and New York in 2012. Read all about Volume 3 here, and stay tuned for some new music from this pair very soon.

Jim James’ Debut Solo LP, Out Today January 31st 2013 By brooke

Jim James’ Debut Solo LP, Out Today

My Morning Jacket’s Jim James has adventured an incredible breadth of musical styles over his fifteen year career. Regions of Light and Sound of God is the first solo LP under his own name – a soulful album that was written, produced, recorded and performed by Jim in his home studio. Released today, find Regions… on iTunes here, and stream a handful of songs from the record below.

Laneway Sideshows Start This Week! January 27th 2013 By brooke

Laneway Sideshows Start This Week!

Here for Laneway Festival, The Men, Yeasayer & Julia Holter break away for a handful of sideshows that start this week. On Weds 30, catch The Men’s legendary live show, with Royal Headache no less beside them, at Goodgod Small Club & on Thurs 31, Yeasayer’s return to The Metro with a new LP, Fragrant World.
Weds Feb 6 sees Julia Holter headline The Toff, Yeasayer Melbourne’s Hi-Fi and The Men the Northcote Social Club. On Thurs Feb 7, Julia headlines an ethereal Spunk Family Night with Kieran Ryan and Dear Time’s Waste at Sydney’s York St Church.

Popstrangers, Bored Nothing & Bearhug March Dates January 23rd 2013 By brooke

Popstrangers, Bored Nothing & Bearhug March Dates

Here the very week after releasing their debut LP Antipodes, we’re so excited to welcome NZ’s Popstrangers to our shores for a handful of shows this March. They join with Bored Nothing & Bearhug  for triple-headlines at Sydney’s Goodgod on Thursday March 7 & a free show at The Phoenix, Canberra on Saturday March 9.When Bearhug split to play SXSW, Popstrangers and Bored Nothing head south to play Melbourne’s Gasometer on Sunday March 10.
Tix for Sydney & Melbourne will be available via Oztix tomorrow.

The Men Announce ‘New Moon’ LP January 17th 2013 By brooke

The Men Announce ‘New Moon’ LP

They’re headed south for the first time this month, and The Men will release a new LP soon after. New Moon was recorded in the Catskills, upstate from their usual Brooklyn postcode. A seriously great live band, they’ve teamed up with Royal Headache for a show at Goodgod Small Club on Weds Jan 30 & Thirroul’s Beaches on Thurs 31 & will headline Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club on Weds Feb 6, as well as playing the Laneway Festivals. Here’s the first New Moon cut – ‘Electric’.

Jens Lekman Tour Supports Announced January 16th 2013 By brooke

Jens Lekman Tour Supports Announced

Sweden pop dreamboat Jens Lekman arrives to our shores in less than a month with his new album, I Know What Love Isn’t. Special guest to his three east coast shows will be Courtney Barnett, while Melodie Nelson joins Oxford Art Factory’s Valentne’s Day Special, and The Garden Party on Friday February 15. On Saturday 16, Scraps will open proceedings at The Zoo. Grab tix & further tour info via Penny Drop.

The New Mendicants – Arriving Soon January 14th 2013 By brooke

The New Mendicants – Arriving Soon

Joe Pernice & Norman Blake’s collaboration as The New Mendicants next week finds them touring Aus, with Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth shows on the horizon. At Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club, they’ll be joined by Seja on Tues Jan 22 + Van Walker on Weds 23; Seja will also appear with the band at Brissy’s Black Bear Lodge on Thurs 24. On Thurs Feb 7, Wild Oats join Adelaide’s Grace Emily bill & Dirty Beaches’ the Perth Festival line-up on Friday 8. Find full info on the Sydney Festival dates here. The band’s first EP, Australia 2013 will be available at each stop on the road.

New Music from Jim James – ‘A New Life’ January 9th 2013 By brooke

New Music from Jim James – ‘A New Life’

Finally, we can share some new music from Jim James of My Morning Jacket‘s debut solo album Regions of Light and Sound of God , with Jim revealing single ‘A New Life’ overnight. With intentions of creating an album that sounds, in his own words, “like it came from a different place in time” , Jim not only played all instruments but also produced and engineered the LP, due for release on Friday February 1, himself. Stream ‘A New Life’ below.