Pre-Order Glen Hansard’s New Solo Album May 16th 2012 By brooke

Pre-Order Glen Hansard’s New Solo Album

Renowned for his gorgeous music with The Frames and Swell Season, Glen Hansard recently surprised us with the news he’d release his first solo album, Rhythm and Repose – in the works for over 20 years. Far from stripped back (as we heard on ‘Philander’), it’s rich with guests including Nico Muhly, Sam Amidon, Bryan Devendorf and Marketa Irglova. You can pre-order the album now via JB HiFi, ahead of its June 15 release.

Youth Lagoon’s July Headlines – On Sale Now May 13th 2012 By brooke

Youth Lagoon’s July Headlines – On Sale Now

Youth Lagoon, the character behind one of last year’s most spellbinding records – The Year of Hibernation, is headed back to Aus this July, performing headlines on Sat July 28 at Sydney’s Factory Theatre & Sun July 29 at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel, both of which are on sale now. The band’s live show is such a feel good thing – gorgeous analogue keys and bright melodies, electric guitar and a very memorable voice in frontman Trevor Powers. Here’s a fan clip for album cut, ’17’.

M. Ward Does ‘Primitive Girl’ for Letterman May 12th 2012 By brooke

M. Ward Does ‘Primitive Girl’ for Letterman

From his sixth solo recording, the diverse A Wasteland Companion, M. Ward & band last night performed ‘Primitive Girl’ live on Letterman. Here’s the clip – the man sure knows what he’s doing with a guitar…

Explosions In The Sky’s ‘Postcards From 1952′ May 8th 2012 By brooke

Explosions In The Sky’s ‘Postcards From 1952′

Here’s the gorgeous new video from Explosions In The Sky, for Take Care, Take Care, Take Care album cut, ‘Postcards from 1952′. Catch the band when they return to Australia this July for one performance at the sold-out Splendour In The Grass Festival… We are beyond excited.
Bearhug’s ‘Over The Hill’ – free now at iTunes! May 6th 2012 By Aaron

Bearhug’s ‘Over The Hill’ – free now at iTunes!

Bearhug’s  Over the Hill is single of the week at iTunes this week. Make sure to grab a copy. The band launched their album at Goodgod over the weekend. It was epic!!! Dont worry, they’ll be doing more shows soon.

DIIV’s ‘Oshin’ – Out Friday June 22 May 2nd 2012 By brooke

DIIV’s ‘Oshin’ – Out Friday June 22

NY imprint Captured Tracks have bought us a brand new guitar band which we’re super excited about: DIIV. Starting out as DIVE, though recently switching monikers, the Brooklyn four piece are led by Beach Fossils’ Zachary Cole Smith, and have a couple of tracks to their name: stream those below. We’ll release their debut album, Oshin on Fri June 22.

Lawrence Arabia’s ‘The Sparrow’ – Out July 13 May 1st 2012 By brooke

Lawrence Arabia’s ‘The Sparrow’ – Out July 13

We’ve been very lucky to work with a handful of fine NZ musicians in the last short while, and are so excited to announce Lawrence Arabia as our newest NZ signing. We’ll release The Sparrow, Lawrence’s third record & the follow up to his Taite Prize Awarded album Chant Darling, on Friday July 13. You can stream some tunes from Lawrence’s gorgeous catalogue here, & we’ll have a brand new track from The Sparrow available soon.

Spunks on Splendour In The Grass April 23rd 2012 By brooke

Spunks on Splendour In The Grass

Splendour In The Grass have just announced Explosions In The Sky & Youth Lagoon on their 2012 line-up. We’re excited to have both acts back in Aus so soon – Youth Lagoon played a couple of amazing sold-out dates in February, and Explosions did the sunset slot at Meredith Festival in December. Here’s a brand new live video from Youth Lagoon, for Year of Hibernation cut ‘The Hunt’.