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.

New Jens Lekman – ‘I Know What Love Isn’t’ June 7th 2012 By brooke

New Jens Lekman – ‘I Know What Love Isn’t’

What great news for a Friday: the inimitable Jens Lekman will return with a new LP, his first in five years, on Friday August 31. Titled I Know What Love Isn’t, it’s the follow-up to his legendary 2008 release,  Night Falls Over Kortedala. Here’s the first taste from the album, the excellent single ‘Erica America’, which features Melbourne vocalist Sophia Brous as a guest. Read more about I Know What Love Isn’t via Pitchfork Media.

Calexico Announce New Album, ‘Algiers’ June 6th 2012 By brooke

Calexico Announce New Album, ‘Algiers’

One of the most consistently incredible bands out there, Calexico have announced a new studio LP – Algiers, named for the New Orleans town which the album was written & recorded in. The band’s last record, 2008′s Carried To Dust was followed by an Australian tour that reminded us just how powerful these guys are live. Here’s the first track from the album – the gorgeous ‘Para’. We’ll release Algiers on Friday September 7.

A New Clip For Bearhug’s ‘Over The Hill’ June 4th 2012 By brooke

A New Clip For Bearhug’s ‘Over The Hill’

Well, we didn’t know what they planned on doing for this music video, but it looks like they’ve done just fine with their own devices. Here’s the brand new clip from Sydney five piece Bearhug for their excellent single ‘Over The Hill’ – taken from their debut album Bill, Dance, Shiner – available now. Stay tuned for some new live dates from the band very soon.

Watch DIIV’s New Music Video June 4th 2012 By brooke

Watch DIIV’s New Music Video

Brooklyn’s DIIV - the project of a fellow named Zachary Cole Smith, who holed up in a NY warehouse last summer to write the songs of a debut album, Oshin - have a new music video, for album cut ‘How Long Have You Known?’. We love the underwater quality of the production – airy and light, with such pretty and distorted melodies running throughout. We’ll release Oshin on Friday June 29. Read more about DIIV over here.

Antony and The Johnsons To Release Live LP May 31st 2012 By brooke

Antony and The Johnsons To Release Live LP

Recorded with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra and spanning their four gorgeous records, Antony and The Johnsons have just finished work on a symphonic live LP, Cut The World. The tracklisting says it all: a brand new song ‘Cut The World’ alongside classics ‘Cripple and the Starfish’, ‘You Are My Sister’, ‘Swanlights’, ‘Epilepsy Is Dancing’ and ‘Twilight’. We’ll release the twelve track album on Friday August 3.