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.

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.