South Coast Shows- For Sydney, Wollongong folk October 22nd 2012 By brooke

South Coast Shows- For Sydney, Wollongong folk

spunk is presenting a bunch of shows in January with our good friends Music Farmers. First show is new years day at the beautiful anita’s theatre in thirroul (northern suburb wollongong). it’s an early show (4-8pm). unknown mortal orchestra, rl jones, bearhug, shining bird and some other guests will be playing. Wed the 16th sees Jeff the Brotherhood and locals Step-panther playing the Stoke Factory. It’s a great room with a skate park right in the middle. Jake & Jamin are going to go mental. Finally, Royal Headache & the Men (below) team up for an epic double bill at Beaches in Thirroul on Thu Jan 31.  Tickets for all shows are $26 each from music farmers or oztix.com.au

Wild Nothing – New Video & Australian Sideshows October 21st 2012 By brooke

Wild Nothing – New Video & Australian Sideshows

Wild Nothing have announced Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne  headlining dates for March, when they’ll be visiting Aus for the very first time for Golden Plains festival. Shot in LA, New York, St. Maarten & Niagara Falls, the new video for ‘Paradise’ stars Michelle Williams, observing travel by plane and the paradise found just beyond the window. Said Director Matthew Amato: “I loved Wild Nothing the moment I heard Gemini and I jumped at the opportunity to make a video for the new record, Nocturne.  My instinct told me to send Michelle the three tracks they were considering for a video and she chose Paradise.”

John Murry “The Graceless Age” out now October 18th 2012 By brooke

John Murry “The Graceless Age” out now

uncut gave the album 9/10 and said “bears honest witness to a burning world”. the record is “the graceless age” by John Murry and it is released today in australia and new zealand. oh, look out for the video for california too…..it’s a beauty!

Pre-order Bored Nothing s/t release October 18th 2012 By brooke

Pre-order Bored Nothing s/t release


Multiple bored nothing news follows. Bored Nothing’s self titled album is due for release NOV 2. You can hear a track here: http://soundcloud.com/spunkrecords/bored-nothing-bliss     Also of great interest is the vinyl release, due a few weeks later. You can pre-order the LP here: http://shop.spunk.com.au   Finally, and sorry for so much information… bored nothing is playing lots of shows of late. This weekend they are in sydney and wollongong. all shows are listed here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bored-Nothing/368912743183570?fref=ts

Ben Gibbard solo album out today! October 14th 2012 By brooke

Ben Gibbard solo album out today!

Benjamin Gibbard‘s first solo record, ‘Former Lives’ is released today in Australia.

It’s available on iTunes here:http://bit.ly/PqB6Hy   There’s quality songwriting on the record. It reminds me a bunch of the posies, teenage fanclub and big star.

Introducing NZ’s Dear Time’s Waste October 10th 2012 By brooke

Introducing NZ’s Dear Time’s Waste

The project of Aucklander Claire Duncan, Dear Time’s Waste’s impeccably layered electronica has seen her lauded at home – performing with Low, St. Vincent and Deerhunter & receiving 4 star reviews from the NZ Herald. Dear Time’s Waste’s new album, Some Kind of Eden is a gorgeous mix of voluminous industrial sounds and uplifting melody. We’ll release it in Australia on Friday November 30. Here’s ‘Heavy High’ from the album.

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.