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.

Out Today: Andrew Bird’s ‘Break It Yourself’ March 2nd 2012 By brooke

Out Today: Andrew Bird’s ‘Break It Yourself’

Andrew Bird’s new album Break It Yourself is out today: a collection of 14 songs recorded over one week in his Illinois barn, that features single ‘EyeOnEye’, an Annie Clark (St Vincent) solo and the most gorgeous violin we’ve heard since Noble Beast. “Andrew Bird’s 2009 album Noble Beast felt like a career best, yet its follow-up is even better,” writes the Guardian. It’s available on iTunes here.

Jack Ladder’s New ‘Short Memory’ Clip February 28th 2012 By brooke

Jack Ladder’s New ‘Short Memory’ Clip

Director Michael Spiccia approached Jack Ladder with an evocative old photo of two girls running, with a lantern in hand – his inspiration to shoot the new music video for HURTSVILLE‘s ‘Short Memory’. Shot at the defunct Old Sydney Town, it shares the dark Australian landscape of the 2011 album, which was recorded in a turn of the century castle in rural Yass. Ladder tours the East Coast solo with the record  next month.

An Introduction to Lambchop’s ‘Mr.M’ February 26th 2012 By brooke

An Introduction to Lambchop’s ‘Mr.M’

We’ll release Lambchop’s Best New Music‘d, current RRR feature album, Mr.M this Friday March 2. Dedicated to the late, great musician Vic Chestnutt, the band’s eleventh studio album is being hailed among their best works. Kurt Wagner talks about the making of the album, below.

The Vietnam War – Touring Aus Soon February 25th 2012 By brooke

The Vietnam War – Touring Aus Soon

We released The Vietnam War‘s debut record late in 2011 – a jangly guitar album, big on surfer riffs and heavy country sounds. The Auckland five piece are visiting Australia soon with neighbour Tiny Ruins, performing on March 22 at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club, March 25 at Sydney’s Vanguard and on our Family Nights in Coalcliff & Newcastle, joined by Holly Throsby. Check out their new video for ‘High Window’ below.

Stream M.Ward’s ‘Primitive Girl’ February 21st 2012 By brooke

Stream M.Ward’s ‘Primitive Girl’

Recorded in eight studios with 18 musicians over 2011, A Wasteland Companion saw M.Ward challenging his comfort zone, and to incredible affect. The classic, bright ‘Primitive Girl’ is another taste from the new album, which will be released on Friday April 6. Pre-order your copy here.

‘Gone Tomorrow’ – From Lambchop’s ‘Mr.M’ February 20th 2012 By brooke

‘Gone Tomorrow’ – From Lambchop’s ‘Mr.M’

When Lambchop visited Australia in January, Kurt Wagner spoke of a cinematic, very Nashville clip for song ‘Gone Tomorrow’ from the band’s eleventh album – Mr.M. Released on Friday March 2, ‘Gone Tomorrow’ is one of Mr.M‘s nine gorgeous song. Read an excellent interview with Kurt & The Guardian here. The brand new clip is below.

Jack Ladder Does HURTSVILLE Solo February 19th 2012 By brooke

Jack Ladder Does HURTSVILLE Solo

He’s just received an AMP nomination for the excellent HURTSVILLE, and in March Jack Ladder will perform its songs in rare solo mode – visiting Wollongong, Cronulla, Katoomba, Melbourne & Newcastle, with Tiny Ruins joining him in Cronulla and Katoomba. The shows will be a mix of live guitar, drum machines and that incredible baritone – watch him perform as part of the Remote Spaces series below. Full dates are here.