Calexico’s ‘Edge Of The Sun’ out now April 4th 2015 By Aaron

Calexico’s ‘Edge Of The Sun’ out now

Calexico’s new record Edge of the Sun is out now. After writing the album in Mexico City, the band  returned to Tucson to record at Wavelab Studios where Joey, John, Calexico’s own Sergio Mendoza and Craig Schumacher produced the album. This is the most collaborative work in the band’s history, with guest musicians ranging from Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) and Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses) to Gaby Moreno and members of the Greek instrumental group Takim. Here is the song “Cumbia de Donde,” which features Carla Morrison. Link to buy CD below too.  https://soundcloud.com/casadecalexico/cumbia-de-donde/s-AnZfQ http://shop.spunk.com.au/product/calexico-edge-of-the-sun-cd-plus-free-copy-spiritoso-live-cd

Yumi Zouma EP 1 & 2 out now March 26th 2015 By Aaron

Yumi Zouma EP 1 & 2 out now

Following the release of their ‘Catastrophe‘ video, Yumi Zouma now share new single ‘Song for Zoe & Gwen‘. Lush and endearing, ‘Song for Zoe & Gwen’ is one of the few Yumi songs that started before the band ever released music in a public way, but was completed after their debut EP was unveiled last year. Zoe, the track’s protagonist, was Charlie Ryder’s (from Yumi Zouma) date to the 7th form ball. ‘Song For Zoe & Gwen’ is taken from Yumi Zouma’s forthcoming EP II, out now via Cascine. The single reached #1 on the Hype Machine chart overnight, adding to the buzz that has been circulating Yumi Zouma this past year. The group showcased their new EP at a number of SXSW showcases. Stay tuned for local tour plans.

Bill Callahan May tour March 23rd 2015 By Aaron

Bill Callahan May tour

On his last visit to Australia Bill Callahan performed at a ski resort atop a mountain in Victoria. He also appeared at Sydney Festival.  This time however, Bill C. has swapped the great Australian outdoors for the great Australian indoors and will perform three exclusive east coast shows: Tuesday 26th May at Melbourne’s Hamer Halland Thursday 28th and Friday 29th May for Vivid Live at the Sydney Opera House. Four dudes, one harmonica, two electric guitars, one glitter-painted bass, barely half a drum kit and six lights is all it took to conquer the behemoth of a room transforming it into a gig with the cosiness of a chamber music recital. Review – Royal Festival Hall, London 2014. In the years between Australian visits Callahan has released two albums proper, including the acclaimed Dream River featuring the Australian alternative radio hits Javelin Unlanding and Small Plane. Elsewhere Dream River kicked goals too landing at no.44 on the UK mainstream charts and picking up a five star review and the album of the year gong by influential English mag Mojo.

MARCH TOURS; Mogwai, Stephen Malkmus, Shovels & Rope, Sun Kil Moon, Felice Brothers, Tiny Ruins February 24th 2015 By Aaron

MARCH TOURS; Mogwai, Stephen Malkmus, Shovels & Rope, Sun Kil Moon, Felice Brothers, Tiny Ruins

In what is shaping up to be our busiest month of the year, we have no less than seven artists touring this month. First to land is; MOGWAI who have shows across the country as well as Perth & Adelaide festivals. Full dates www.feelpresents.com  Next up is; STEPHEN MALKMUS who brings his Wig Out At Jagbags record to every major city and New Zealand. Dates www.lovepolice.com.au THE FELICE BROTHERS are touring with close friend CONOR OBERST and doing a few shows on there own (www.lovepolice.com.au). SHOVELS & ROPE are coming to Australia for the first time. Recent performers on Letterman check out the tour dates  www.livenation.com.au/artists/shovels-and-rope TINY RUINS is supporting SHARON VAN ETTEN starting thursday at the Perth Festival. They head to BNE, MEL and SYD as well. (details www.mistletone.net) SUN KIL MOON brings the incredible benji album to Australia for a run of shows. more details www.lovepolice.com.au  Also performing in March is; ALDOUS HARDING at Golden Plains and NADIA REID in Melbourne. March 31 we leave for the Caribbean! shovelsandrope

SYDNEY FESTIVAL – Alela Diane, Jessica Pratt, Tiny Ruins, Firekites & Aldous Harding January 1st 2015 By Aaron

SYDNEY FESTIVAL – Alela Diane, Jessica Pratt, Tiny Ruins, Firekites & Aldous Harding

Sydney Festival kicks off in a few days time. It’s always an exciting time to be in Sydney. Spunk has a whole host of artists on the bill this year. Alela Diane performs at the City Recital Hall on Thursday the 8th; Jessica Pratt at the Spiegeltent on Saturday the 10th, Aldous Harding supports Anna Von Hausswolff at the Town Hall on Sunday the 11th, Tiny Ruins at the Spiegeltent on Friday the 16th and finally Firekites on Wed the 21st. We are going to need some sleep after this!! Tickets are available from www.sydneyfestival.org.au

Sun Kil Moon Australian Tour December 17th 2014 By Aaron

Sun Kil Moon Australian Tour

Today Sun Kil Moon announces a special Australian tour, along the beautiful East Coast at venues worthy of such grandeur: The City Recital Hall in Sydney, the Atheneum Theatre in Melbourne, and the Hi-Fi in Brisbane. Take a seat and strap in for over two hours of Sun Kil Moon majesty. Listen for the pin drops, the weeping fans and the happy sadness swelling in the rooms. Thursday 19 March – City Recital Hall, Sydney Saturday 21 March – Atheneum Theatre, Melbourne Sunday 22 March – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane full ticket details at http://lovepolice.com.au/tours/ or pop over to the spunk store & pick up Benji for $12 deliveredhttp://shop.spunk.com.au/product/sun-kil-moon-benji

BORED NOTHING ALBUM LAUNCHES December 10th 2014 By Aaron

BORED NOTHING ALBUM LAUNCHES

Bored Nothing has just announced two shows (only) to launch their new album ‘Some Songs’.  Friday 9th of january they are at the Landsdowne Hotel in Sydney with Deep Space Supergroup and on Saturday the 10th of January at the Northcote Social Club with Mining Boom. Order the album here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/some-songs/id913748202 or from spunk records store (spunk.com.au).

TY SEGALL ON TOUR NOW – $INGLES OUT NOW December 6th 2014 By Aaron

TY SEGALL ON TOUR NOW – $INGLES OUT NOW

You thought Manipulator was the money album of the year? Think . . . AGAIN! 2014 ain’t done yet, and $ingle$ 2 is here. And this time, it’s for the money. Two times! As all of the ears that have heard what Ty’s been putting out for the past five-ish years already know in their tiny l’il ear-brains, our kid’s got any number of places that he’s coming from, and putting them all into his rock and roll music is what he’s all about! Which is cool. $ingle$ 2 sweeps out the ashes of the breakneck days (and nights!!!!) of 2011–2013, and burns down the house all over again in the process — but not by accident. Sorry… $ingle$ 2 slinks low and flat-out sprints behind the scenes of the Goodbye Bread Twins Sleeper trilogy (no it isn’t!), collecting all the now-out-of-print sides that totally work amazingly well together when placed back-to-back-to-back as an album. The super-deadly ‘Spiders’ single is spun again here in full, along with the epically pop b-sides for ‘I Can’t Feel It’, ‘The Hill’, and ‘Would You Be My Love’. Plus there are tracks for other righteous labels too (yes, Virginia . . . ) like Permanent, Castleface and Famous Class. Here’s the tour dates if you have missed them.
ON TOUR NOW TOUR DATES + Meredith Music Festival 2014 Thursday 11 December 2014 – The Bakery, Perth Sunday 14 December 2014 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne – SOLD OUT Monday 15 December 2014 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne Wednesday 17 December 2014 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – SOLD OUT Thursday 18 December 2014 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney Friday 19 December 2014 – The Zoo, Brisbane Saturday 20 December 2014 – The Northern, Byron Bay