Bearhug & Emma Russack shows… plus new video August 27th 2012 By Aaron

Bearhug & Emma Russack shows… plus new video

Some of our local artists are on the road. Emma Russack is heading to Europe for the first time. She’s in London, Paris, Berlin etc from late September. Full dates here. Bearhug are at the Gasometer in Melbourne this Friday 31, then at Big Sound in Brisbane on September 12. Finally Holly Throsby has a couple of kid shows in Adelaide &  Brisbane, and one at the Dress Up Attack! day in Marrickville this Saturday September 1. I wish i was 5 years old again!

Henry Wagons in “Expecting Company?” August 21st 2012 By brooke

Henry Wagons in “Expecting Company?”

Since Wagons’ last album, Rumble, Shake and Tumble, the band have been busy touring the world… but not too busy for frontman Henry to create his first solo offering. “Expecting Company?” sees him teaming up with Alison Mosshart (The Kills, The Deadweather), Robert Forster, Patience Hodgson, Sophia Brous, Gossling & Jenn Grant on a set of excellent duets that chronicle some very interesting sounds & stories. We’ll release “Expecting Company?” on Friday September 28. Henry has some grand plans for a tour, also – stay tuned for those soon.

Some Brand New Spunk Tunes August 21st 2012 By brooke

Some Brand New Spunk Tunes

We have some very exciting records that we’ve just released & are on the near horizon – from Antony, who’s touring in October, to Calexico, Menomena & the gorgeous Wild Nothing. Here are some of the songs we’re loving at the moment, all taken from albums we’ll release in full soon.

Out Now – Yeasayer’s ‘Fragrant World’ August 15th 2012 By brooke

Out Now – Yeasayer’s ‘Fragrant World’

Brooklyn’s Yeasayer have released their excellent new album, Fragrant World –  a synth-heavy, soulful record that has seen the band experimenting with funk, Italo & dense psychadelia alongside the pop hooks that defined their last record, 2010’s Odd Blood. The band’s recent NYC album launch is streaming in full below, & what a reminder of these guy’s epic live show. Grab Fragrant World via iTunes here & JB HiFi here.

Jens Lekman’s ‘I Know What Love Isn’t’ August 13th 2012 By brooke

Jens Lekman’s ‘I Know What Love Isn’t’

The title track from his forthcoming album, we love the gorgeous humour Jens Lekman manages to weave through his new single, ‘I Know What Love Isn’t’. Written largely while living in Melbourne last year, Jens’ new album is coloured with strings, saxophone, upright piano and his most human story-telling yet. We release the LP, I Know What Love Isn’t on Friday August 31. Pre-order it here.

Brand New Wild Nothing – ‘Paradise’ August 9th 2012 By brooke

Brand New Wild Nothing – ‘Paradise’

Wild Nothing, Jack Tatum’s gorgeous one-man pop band, has just revealed a new song from the forthcoming album, Nocturne. This is ‘Paradise’ – currently available for free download here. Jack recently spoke to Pitchfork Media about what he’s been up to since the release of 2010’s cult hit, Gemini. We’ll release Nocturne – a lush, intricate, daydream of a record – on Friday August 24.

Watch The Men perform ‘Open Your Heart’ at Pitchfork Festival August 9th 2012 By brooke

Watch The Men perform ‘Open Your Heart’ at Pitchfork Festival

Last month saw the annual Pitchfork Music Festival take over Chicago’s Union Park, delivering three awesome days of equally awesome music.  Amongst the lineup was Brooklyn genre resisters, The Men, whose thrilling set  included their single ‘Open Your Heart’, which has since been described by Pitchfork.tv as “undeniably great”.  Here’s a  live rendition made available for your listening and viewing pleasure via their YouTube channel. It’s the title track from the band’s  latest album – out now .

Out Now: Antony Live Album, ‘Cut The World’ August 2nd 2012 By brooke

Out Now: Antony Live Album, ‘Cut The World’

We received the excellent news last week that Antony and The Johnsons will perform two headline dates on October’s Melbourne Festival. We’ve just released the band’s live album, Cut The World: 12 symphonic songs spanning their four studio albums, which were recorded with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra last year. A beautiful, and beautifully packaged album, here’s the clip for its title track. Cut The World is available on iTunes here.