Spunk Showcase New York City!! October 9th 2014 By Aaron

Spunk Showcase New York City!!

Our first ever New York Showcase is happening on Monday October 20 at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn. Three New York artists are performing and three Australian artists. It is the battle for America’s Cup!! In the NY corner there’s Free Time, Shorts and Laura & Greg and in the Australian corner The Ocean Party, Ernest Ellis and Emma Russack. Tickets are $8 and it kicks off at 6pm! 10702232_10154601393390109_8642101426917296607_n

We welcome Trust Punks!!! Discipline out Nov 14! October 9th 2014 By Aaron

We welcome Trust Punks!!! Discipline out Nov 14!

Beyond excited to be working with auckland 5 piece Trust Punks!!! their debut album ‘discipline’ is out November 14. pre-order the album at shop.spunk.com.au first single is premiering at who the hell.http://whothehell.net/archives/24536 NME just reviewed the single and said “Gordian Knot is the disquieting shriek of young men barely able to contain their own Falling Down moments.” NZ and Australian tour dates announced soon!

 

New Bonnie Prince Billy LP! September 29th 2014 By Aaron

New Bonnie Prince Billy LP!

Bonnie Prince Billy‘s stunning new record “Singer’s Grave A Sea Of Tongue” is out now. Available from the iTunes now: http://bit.ly/1rxpK5Y  Paste Magazine gave the album 8.1 out of 10, saying, “It’s all very inspirational stuff, not without its complexities and, at times, futility. But, if the album does anything right (and it does a lot right), it is capturing the contradicting emotions of a life and trying to reconcile them, so that the listener doesn’t have to do the same.”

Bearhug release So Gone!!!! September 22nd 2014 By Aaron

Bearhug release So Gone!!!!

So Gone is a record made in a period of change, personnel wise and musically. The band lost a member and then had to make a decision about what sort of record they were going to make. So Gone is a guitar album.
 
Bearhug decided they wanted to funnel the skeletons of the new songs through rhythmic intensity and guitar noise, rather than jangling guitars and looseness. Based on this ethos, recording with Owen Penglis (Palms/STraight Arrows) at his new legitimate Goliath professional recording studio made sense. Recording consisted of layers of guitar tracks, sending Owen close to madness, as many were lost and discovered again during the mixing stage.

Some of these songs are a couple of years old and some were written weeks before recording but all were placed under the same set of rules we established in order to make a unified record, melodies laying over bubbling fuzz.

Lyrically the record is a scattershot exploration of the presents connection to the past, concerning adolescent dreams of adulthood, family ties, hindsight, social alienation, and the strength and fear in holding onto love. This record was influenced by Sic Alps, Sonic Youth, The Wrens, Mark Kozelek, Blank Realm, Drive by Truckers and Fugazi. So Gone is the band’s second full length. Watch this space for tour dates!

Shovels & Rope ‘Swimmin Time’ out now August 28th 2014 By Aaron

Shovels & Rope ‘Swimmin Time’ out now

The new album from Shovels and Rope is out now. Here’s a review fromRhythms Magazine that will get u excited!
’You can see why the Americana Awards fell all over them last year – everything the movement embraces, from old-time blues and folk to New Orleans grooves and alt country, are blended and served with a vitality and irreverence that is almost shocking’. The album is available in the spunk store or from i tunes below. Stand by for tour dates!
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/swimmin-time/id903037963

Ty Segall new album + tour! August 21st 2014 By Aaron

Ty Segall new album + tour!

Ty Segall will undertake his biggest Australian tour to date this December – announcing Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay and Brisbane headline dates atop an appearance in the ‘Sup for Meredith Music Festival. It’s a run to match the garage prodigy’s extensive new double album Manipulator, released tomorrow on Spunk Records…all seventeen glorious songs of it.
TOUR DATES
Thursday 11 December 2014 – The Bakery, Perth.


Sunday 14 December 2014 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Wednesday 17 December 2014 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney.

Friday 19 December 2014 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Saturday 20 December 2014 – The Northern, Byron Bay.


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Firekites ‘Closing Forever Sky’ out now August 18th 2014 By Aaron

Firekites ‘Closing Forever Sky’ out now

Six years in the making, but entirely worth the wait, the new Firekites album is out now. Recorded by the band in their own studio in Newcastle, it was then mixed by John McEntire in Chicago. Reviews have been tip top, the music says ‘this is an album to get lost in’ (4/5) while the Sydney Morning Herald says ‘like swimming in an ocean of glowing light’ (5/5). Yep 5 out of 5!
You can buy the record here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/closing-forever-sky/id903272100

Spoon ‘They Want My Soul’ out now July 30th 2014 By Aaron

Spoon ‘They Want My Soul’ out now

Spunk’s incredible new album ‘they want my soul’ is out now.
The album was recorded this past winter, mostly at Public HiFi in Austin and Tarbox in Cassadaga, NY. It was the first time spoon had the chance to work with Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT, Creaming Jesus)  . Side One begins with the gnarliest Jim Eno drum sound ever recorded and Side Two ends with Rob Pope’s bass amp completely breaking down to fuzz + hiss at the end of a take. The record’s got beats, whispers, chants, guitars, whistles, secret codes, and horror-movie strings. It’s got songs about holy rollers, back masking, real life properties of physics, love during the apocalypse and a brief reappearance of Jonathon Fisk. hear the first track ‘rent i pay’  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOPfmfRVWmk
order the album here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/they-want-my-soul/id886543966