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.

Yeasayer Stream New Album Online August 1st 2012 By brooke

Yeasayer Stream New Album Online

Their new album, Fragrant World is due for release on Friday August 17, and Yeasayer have today placed videos for every song on the album across the internet for their fans to track down. Pitchfork are collecting the clips as they pop up here; keep your eyes peeled on Australian sites for a brand new track today. Fragrant World is also next week’s triple j Feature Record. Welcome back, Yeasayer!

Calexico Reveal A New Song, ‘Splitter’ July 31st 2012 By brooke

Calexico Reveal A New Song, ‘Splitter’

Returning recently with the striking ‘Para’, Calexico have today unveiled a brand new song – ‘Splitter’, taken from their forthcoming album Algiers. The band were inspired by the desolate outer New Orleans suburb when writing and recording the album, and so comes the name-sake album title. The band’s core duo, John Convertino & Joey Burns perform ‘Splitter’ live below. Algiers is released on Friday September 7.

Pre-order Jens Lekman ‘I Know What Love Isn’t’ July 30th 2012 By brooke

Pre-order Jens Lekman ‘I Know What Love Isn’t’

Pre-order Jens Lekman’s new album I Know What Love Isn’t  from the Spunk store here & you’ll receive a free copy of  last year’s EP, An Argument With Myself for a limited time. The title track from Jens’ new LP comes with a great story about his time spent in Melbourne, where much of the album was written last year. He recently stopped by The Guardian to perform this very sweet acoustic session, which follows our first taste of the album, ‘Erica America’. We’ll release I Know What Love Isn’t on Friday August 31.

Watch Andrew Bird’s ‘Give It Away’ Clip July 24th 2012 By brooke

Watch Andrew Bird’s ‘Give It Away’ Clip

Andrew Bird today revealed a new music video for Break It Yourself stand-out, ‘Give It Away’. As Stereogum said“this guy probably shouldn’t rent himself out for any more birthday parties.” The spirited Break It Yourself, Andrew’s sixth studio album, is available now via iTunes.

Ben Gibbard to release solo album this October July 24th 2012 By Aaron

Ben Gibbard to release solo album this October

Spunk Records are very pleased to announce the release of Death Cab For Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard’s debut solo record, Former Lives, on Friday October 12.

The album’s 12 songs were written over the course of eight years, though according to Benjamindidn’t reach their full potential until the songwriter moved from his native Seattle down to Los Angeles. The album was recorded at long-time friend Aaron Espinoza’s legendary Eagle Rock studio, The Ship.

Former Lives follows Gibbard’s most recent Death Cab For Cutie album Codes and Keys, which was released in May last year and followed by a world-wide tour. A full tracklisting, artwork & new music from Former Liveswill be revealed shortly.

Brand New Music from Menomena July 22nd 2012 By brooke

Brand New Music from Menomena

Portland’s Menomena will follow up their excellent 2010 album, Mines with a new LP this spring. Titled Moms, it’s Danny Seim & Justin Harris’ first record as a duo and follows the band’s downright stellar tour of Aus on last year’s Laneway Festival. Pitchfork had a great chat with the pair on what they’ve been up to since Mines; check it out here. Here’s ‘Heavy Is As Heavy Does’: the first taste from the record, out Friday September 14.

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.