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.

Watch: Yeasayer’s Clip for ‘Longevity’ August 29th 2012 By brooke

Watch: Yeasayer’s Clip for ‘Longevity’

Today is the day Yeasayer premiere their video for ‘Longevity’. Through its stunning cinematography, it beautifully captures the band laying down the track… with a spooky twist. The video lives up to Timothy Saccenti’s reputation – a director who’s worked with  Flying Lotus,  Usher and Animal Collective. ‘Longevity’ is taken from the band’s newly released album, Fragrant World and follows the string of incredible vignettes constructed by Yoshi Sodeoka. Fragrant World is out now.

Benjamin Gibbard – ‘Teardrop Windows’ August 28th 2012 By brooke

Benjamin Gibbard – ‘Teardrop Windows’

Death Cab For Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard has been working on a solo album for a long while now – over eight years. That record, Former Lives, will be released on Friday October 12, and Ben today unveiled its first song – ‘Teardrop Windows’. Of the album, Ben’s said, “These songs span eight years, three relationships, living in two different places, drinking then not drinking. They’re a side story, not a new chapter.” Download ‘Teardrop Windows’ free, below.

Wild Nothing’s ‘Nocturne’ – Best New Music! August 27th 2012 By Aaron

Wild Nothing’s ‘Nocturne’ – Best New Music!

Wild Nothing’s Nocturne is out now! you are going to love it! more information on it below… but if u wanna read the glowing pitchfork review, it is here. Anyway, we’ve been playing it non stop for months! The obsessiveness of Nocturne is inherent in it’s gentle harmonies, orchestrated synths, wandering voice, and songs that speak of his post-Gemini experiences as he explores new paradoxes of pop.

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.