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.

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.