Youth Lagoon in Sydney & Melbourne July 18th 2012 By brooke

Youth Lagoon in Sydney & Melbourne

Following a handful of very gorgeous sold-out shows this February, Youth Lagoon return to Aus next week: performing Splendour In The Grass’s Mix Up Tent at 2.00PM on Friday, at Sydney’s Factory Theatre on Saturday with Bearhug + Sures, & on Sunday night at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne with Thrupence + Sures.  A super uplifting live show, we can’t wait to catch these guys again next weekend.

Out Now: Lawrence Arabia’s ‘The Sparrow’ July 1st 2012 By brooke

Out Now: Lawrence Arabia’s ‘The Sparrow’

We were very lucky to have Lawrence Arabia & band visit Aus a few weeks ago to preview the songs of their new album, The Sparrow. Released today, the record has received some incredible international press – 4 stars from Uncut & Mojo, 5/5 from the NZ Herald. See the band perform an album stand-out, ‘Early Kneecappings’ for Radio National below, and grab the album with a bonus track, ‘Perfect Specimens’ on iTunes here.

Out Today: DIIV’s Debut Album, ‘Oshin’ June 28th 2012 By brooke

Out Today: DIIV’s Debut Album, ‘Oshin’

DIIV, the nom de plume of Zachary Cole Smith’s Brooklyn 4 piece, today release their excellent debut album, Oshin. Recorded over the US summer of  2011 and awash with the kind of hooks and reverb that take you to another place, it’s been named Best New Music by Pitchfork & is next week’s RRR FM Feature Record. Stream the album in full below.

Jens Lekman’s ‘Erica America’ June 27th 2012 By brooke

Jens Lekman’s ‘Erica America’

We’re seeing a new side of Jens Lekman in ‘Erica America’, the first single from his forthcoming album I Know What Love Isn’t. Jens spoke to Pitchfork recently about having sequenced his last album, Night Falls Over Kortedala, with friends – likening I Know What Love Isn’t to his first ‘real’ album: one that’s more musically focused & complete. A gorgeous set of songs it is. We release I Know What Love Isn’t on August 31.

New Music From Yeasayer: ‘Longevity’ June 21st 2012 By brooke

New Music From Yeasayer: ‘Longevity’

They recently returned with ‘Henrietta’, and today Yeasayer have revealed another slice from their forthcoming record, Fragrant World – the excellent ‘Longevity’.  Fragrant World was recorded over the past 12 months in the band’s native NYC – again, self-produced, this time piling keys, drum machines & electronica over their clever synthscapes. Frontman Chris calls the album ‘funky‘. Fragrant World is released on Friday August 17.

New Music by The Middle East’s Rohin Jones June 17th 2012 By brooke

New Music by The Middle East’s Rohin Jones

Since long before The Middle East released their debut album I Want That You Are Always Happy, many members had been working on solo material – among them co-frontman Rohin Jones, who is currently working towards a solo LP, for release in early 2013. Recording as R.L Jones, ‘Everybody Wants To Be Your Friend’ is the first cut & features Adalita as very special guest vocalist. Rohin performs at Brisbane’s Old Museum this Friday evening, joined by a full band.

Out Today – Glen Hansard’s New Solo Album June 14th 2012 By brooke

Out Today – Glen Hansard’s New Solo Album

Glen Hansard, the much-loved frontman of The Frames & Swell Season, has been working towards a solo album for the past 20 years. His ‘debut’ of sorts is a record called Rhythm and Repose, which he recorded in NYC over the summer of 2011. Produced by Doveman, and featuring a huge cast of very clever musicians, we’re so excited to be releasing Rhythm and Repose todayStream the album in full here, & grab it on iTunes AU here.

Wild Nothing Announce New LP, ‘Nocturne’ June 13th 2012 By brooke

Wild Nothing Announce New LP, ‘Nocturne’

Wild Nothing, the gorgeous project of Virginian musician Jack Tatum, has today announced a new LP, Nocturne – the follow up to their 2010 debut, Gemini. It’s hard to describe Wild Nothing without using the word ‘dreamy’, and Nocturne builds on that hazy lo-fi feel with some incredible guitar moments and a shifting, diverse pop undercurrent throughout. Here’s its first single – ‘Shadow’. We’ll release Nocturne on Friday August 24.