Henry Wagons To Play Free Polyester In-store September 18th 2012 By brooke

Henry Wagons To Play Free Polyester In-store

On Friday September 28, Henry Wagons will celebrate the release of his debut solo offering, “Expecting Company?” with a special in-store at Melbourne city’s Polyester Records. Joined by his new band, The Unwelcome Company, they’ll be airing songs from the disc live for the very first time, with doors set to open at 6.00PM. Preview “Expecting Company?” below, & find more info on the in-store via Polyester.

Menomena’s New LP, ‘Moms’ – Out Now! September 12th 2012 By brooke

Menomena’s New LP, ‘Moms’ – Out Now!

Released today is Menomena’s new album, Moms – Justin Harris and Danny Seim’s first LP since 2010’s excellent Mines. Since, the band have far from slowed down, and this is the speediest release of a Menomena record to date. Though its songs explore their most personal subjects yet, the result is intimate, comic, endearing… and rocking. As always, Menomena are playing with an aesthetic all their own. Find the album on iTunes here, and from JB HiFi here. Here’s ‘Heavy is as Heavy Does.’

John Murry’s ‘The Graceless Age’ September 9th 2012 By brooke

John Murry’s ‘The Graceless Age’

The Graceless Age may be  John Murry‘s debut proper, but it’s obvious listening to his incredible record that its songs and stories were a long time coming. The  Mississippi born musician crafted the album over four years, travelling between San Francisco and Memphis as he layered strings, slide guitar, upright piano and choral vocals to its 11 songs. A total heartbreaker. The UK press have been freaking over it (UNCUT gave it 9/10)! We’ll release the album on Friday October 19. Here’s its opener, ‘Ballad of The Pajama Kid’.

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.