Andrew Bird To Release ‘Hands Of Glory’ This October September 26th 2012 By brooke

Andrew Bird To Release ‘Hands Of Glory’ This October

Earlier this year Andrew Bird revealed a gorgeous album, Break It Yourself, and we’re pleased to announce that he’s done it again – announcing a companion piece to the LP, Hands of Glory. Recorded at his west Illinois barn, Hands of Glory includes covers from The Handsome Family and Townes Van Zandt, as well as a handful of brand new songs Bird’s been testing on the road. Out in Australia on Friday October 26, two Bird LPs in one year is almost as good as a tour!

Spunk Bands on Laneway Festival ’13 September 25th 2012 By brooke

Spunk Bands on Laneway Festival ’13

Yeasayer, with their Creators Project live show & an excellent new LP, Fragrant World! Henry Wagons & The Unwelcome Company, performing Henry’s new duets disc, “Expecting Company?”! Superstars of this year’s SXSW Festival and making their Australian debut, The Men! The gorgeous Julia Hoter with her ethereal Best New Music’d album, Ekstasis! A killer line-up for Laneway Festival ’13, right here.

Bored Nothing Announces Debut LP September 23rd 2012 By brooke

Bored Nothing Announces Debut LP

Across four self-produced, self-recorded EPs, Melbourne’s Fergus Miller began the Bored Nothing phenomenon – sharing his music exclusively via Bandcamp, as word spread of his gorgeously crafted songs. We’re so pleased to announce we’ll release Bored Nothing’s self-titled debut record on Friday November 2 – 14 tracks which borrow from the best of Fergus’ four prior releases, set with a handful of brand new songs. This Friday 28, see Bored Nothing play at Sydney’s World Bar. Here’s album cut ‘Bliss’.

Glen Hansard & The Frames To Play Bluesfest September 19th 2012 By brooke

Glen Hansard & The Frames To Play Bluesfest

In exciting news, Glen Hansard has been named amongst the stellar cast of music greats that is the 24th Annual Byron Bay Bluesfest. Next year, over the Easter Long Weekend, Glen will be bringing his band, The Frames, back to our shores to perform songs from his recent solo record Rhythm & Repose in Australia for the first time. From March 28 – April 1 Bluesfest will take place at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, nestled 11km north of Byron Bay and 8km south of Brunswick Heads. For more details about Bluesfest, head to the festival website. In the meantime, here’s “Love Don’t Keep Me Waiting.”

Ty Segall’s New Video for ‘The Hill’ September 18th 2012 By brooke

Ty Segall’s New Video for ‘The Hill’

It’s the blistering first cut from his forthcoming record Twins, and Ty Segall’s new tune ‘The Hill’ now comes with a self-directed video. With its guest vocal courtesy of Thee Oh Sees’ Brigid Dawson and one of the best guitar lines this year, it’s just one twelfth of the incredible tracks Ty’s put together for Twins. We release the new album on Friday October 5.

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’.