Andrew Bird Performs ‘EyeonEye’ Live March 19th 2012 By brooke

Andrew Bird Performs ‘EyeonEye’ Live

Taken from his brand new Break It Yourself, Andrew Bird performs ‘EyeonEye’ live from the barn-come-studio where he recently recorded it with his band. Its one of the record’s bigger numbers – full up with guitars and drums, and a great warm momentum. You can preview Break It Yourself‘s 14 songs now, via iTunes.

TEAM SPUNK TOURS March 14th 2012 By Aaron

TEAM SPUNK TOURS

Most of our local roster are getting together for shows over the next week in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and the surrounds. All is up on the spunk tours page (above) but here’s a couple of highlights. This Fri the 16th, Holly Throsby, Bearhug & Jordan Ireland are at the Annandale in Sydney. Thu the 22nd, Tiny Ruins, Vietnam War & J Walker (machine translations) are at the Northcote Social Club, Sat the 24th, DJ firekites, vietnam war, tiny ruins and holly throsby are at the Gallipolli Legions Club in Newcastle and Tue 27th Jack Ladder & Tiny Ruins are at the Brass Monkey in cronulla.

Bearhug’s ‘Bill, Dance, Shiner’ Launches March 13th 2012 By brooke

Bearhug’s ‘Bill, Dance, Shiner’ Launches

Full to its brim with classic West Coast-esque guitars, Bearhug have indie rock nailed on their debut record Bill, Dance, Shiner. They’ve just announced Wollongong, Melbourne & Sydney album launches: playing Yours & Owls on Mon March 26, the Workers Club on Fri April 6, a back-yard show at The Gate on Sat April 14 and a home-town album launch at Goodgod Small Club on Fri May 4. Stream album opener ‘Over The Hill’ before the album’s release next Friday March 23.

Tiny Ruins + The Vietnam War In Australia March 13th 2012 By brooke

Tiny Ruins + The Vietnam War In Australia

New Zealand’s Tiny Ruins & The Vietnam War soon visit Australia: playing next Thursday 22 at the Northcote Social Club, Friday 23 at the Coalcliff Community Hall & Saturday 24 at the Gallipoli Club, Newcastle – both with Holly Throsby. Their final show is Sunday 25 at Sydney’s Vanguard. Tiny Ruins has been working on some brand new material, and recently filmed this live take of the gorgeous ‘A Reasonable Man’.

Wild Flag – Touring Australia Now! March 9th 2012 By brooke

Wild Flag – Touring Australia Now!

Wild Flag have achieved near legendary status almost one year after their first shows at 2011′s South By South West. Live, they’re a tangle of cutting riffs, perfect keys and giant drums, which they nailed on their self-titled debut. We’re very lucky to have the band in Australia currently – performing tonight at Melbourne’s Corner, tomorrow at Golden Plains, on Sunday at Brisbane’s Zoo and on Tuesday night at Sydney’s Manning Bar.

Andrew Bird Performs ‘Danse Caribe’ March 7th 2012 By brooke

Andrew Bird Performs ‘Danse Caribe’

Here, Andrew Bird & band perform ‘Danse Caribe’ – one of the 14 gorgeous cuts on his new album, Break It Yourself – out now. We can’t wait to get these guys back over here again: what an incredible band. Break It Yourself was recorded entirely live, and in watching this clip you can understand exactly why.

ARCADE FIRE TO RELEASE SPRAWL II 12″ March 5th 2012 By Aaron

ARCADE FIRE TO RELEASE SPRAWL II 12″

A limited edition 12” vinyl pressing of Arcade Fire’s Sprawl II and Ready To Start remixes will be released on 21 April via Sonovox to mark Record Store Day 2012.
Sprawl II and Ready To Start in their original form can both be found on The Suburbs but this special pressing is the first time these remixes, by Damian Taylor & Arcade Fire, have been made available on a physical format.
1000 copies of the 12” have been pressed worldwide and a limited amount will be available at shops participating in Record Store Day in Australia on the morning of Saturday 21 April.

Julia Holter’s ‘Ekstasis’ – Coming April 13 March 4th 2012 By brooke

Julia Holter’s ‘Ekstasis’ – Coming April 13

Julia Holter’s bedroom made pop music is doing much to dispel the lo-fi reputation of what a home recording sounds like. Her new album, Ekstasis combines electronica with rich instrumentals and almost medieval details so intricate, it’s almost impossible to believe that one person could craft such a generous sound. Named Best New Music by Pitchfork, we’re very excited to be releasing this incredible record on Friday April 13.