Out Today: Calexico’s New LP, ‘Algiers’ September 6th 2012 By brooke

Out Today: Calexico’s New LP, ‘Algiers’

Written & recorded on the outskirts of New Orleans, Calexico’s new album, Algiers owes much to the city.The place is strong and bold, soulful to the core, but surrounded by a sea of darkness,” says core-member Joey Burns. “There’s something creepy and old on the edge of town.” Rich with flourishes of trumpet, always grand guitars and such visual stories, we release the gorgeous new album today. Grab it on iTunes here, and from JB HiFi here.

Ty Segall Returns with a New LP, ‘Twins’ September 4th 2012 By brooke

Ty Segall Returns with a New LP, ‘Twins’

San Francisco’s Ty Segall has reached new heights in his prolific music making this year – marking four full-length albums with his forthcoming LP, Twins. And what a way to celebrate. Twins is everything good about guitar rock – psychedelic, fuzzy, melodic, unpredictable… Very cool. Here’s ‘The Hill’, featuring Thee Oh See’s Brigid Dawson on guest vocals. We’ll release Twins on Friday October 5.

Henry Wagons Tours “Expecting  Company?” September 3rd 2012 By brooke

Henry Wagons Tours “Expecting Company?”

We’ve come to expect much from the Wagons‘ live show, and when Henry hits the road this November with his solo recording, “Expecting Company?” it sounds as though we’re in for something extra special. Joined by a full band, The Unwelcome Company – comprised of the Wagons rhythm section & lady vocal group The Nymphs, they’ll be visiting all of these new duets live for the first time, plus some classic duets moments and reinvented Wagons band favourites. Sounds like fun to us. Find full dates & ticketing info here. “Expecting Company?” is out Friday September 28.

R.L Jones – Playing Melb & Syd This Week August 31st 2012 By brooke

R.L Jones – Playing Melb & Syd This Week

R.L Jones, Rohin Jones ex-The Middle East, recently released his first recording, ‘Everybody Wants To Be Your Friend’ – a duet with the excellent Adalita. As he works on an album, Rohin has assembled a brand new band – The Phony Mexican Diner, who he’ll be performing a couple of shows with this weekend. On Friday, they play Melbourne’s Gasometer w/ Bored Nothing & D.D Dumbo, and on Saturday, Goodgod Small Club w/ Bearhug & Shady Lane. Grab your tix via Moshtix.

Jens Lekman’s ‘I Know What Love Isn’t’ – out now August 30th 2012 By Aaron

Jens Lekman’s ‘I Know What Love Isn’t’ – out now

“This is about my best friend when I lived in Melbourne. We used to spend each Friday night cruising up and down the street in her old crappy Holden, listen to oldies radio, look at girls and talk about life.” Jens Lekman shares the stories behind his new album, I Know What Love Isn’t with Pedestrian. This new album, recorded between Melbourne and Gothenburg  is out today – grab it here on iTunes.

Watch: Yeasayer’s Clip for ‘Longevity’ August 29th 2012 By brooke

Watch: Yeasayer’s Clip for ‘Longevity’

Today is the day Yeasayer premiere their video for ‘Longevity’. Through its stunning cinematography, it beautifully captures the band laying down the track… with a spooky twist. The video lives up to Timothy Saccenti’s reputation – a director who’s worked with  Flying Lotus,  Usher and Animal Collective. ‘Longevity’ is taken from the band’s newly released album, Fragrant World and follows the string of incredible vignettes constructed by Yoshi Sodeoka. Fragrant World is out now.

Benjamin Gibbard – ‘Teardrop Windows’ August 28th 2012 By brooke

Benjamin Gibbard – ‘Teardrop Windows’

Death Cab For Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard has been working on a solo album for a long while now – over eight years. That record, Former Lives, will be released on Friday October 12, and Ben today unveiled its first song – ‘Teardrop Windows’. Of the album, Ben’s said, “These songs span eight years, three relationships, living in two different places, drinking then not drinking. They’re a side story, not a new chapter.” Download ‘Teardrop Windows’ free, below.

Wild Nothing’s ‘Nocturne’ – Best New Music! August 27th 2012 By Aaron

Wild Nothing’s ‘Nocturne’ – Best New Music!

Wild Nothing’s Nocturne is out now! you are going to love it! more information on it below… but if u wanna read the glowing pitchfork review, it is here. Anyway, we’ve been playing it non stop for months! The obsessiveness of Nocturne is inherent in it’s gentle harmonies, orchestrated synths, wandering voice, and songs that speak of his post-Gemini experiences as he explores new paradoxes of pop.