Youth Lagoon Gets Best New Music, Pitchfork September 29th 2011 By brooke

Youth Lagoon Gets Best New Music, Pitchfork

Youth Lagoon’s debut, The Year of Hibernation today received Best New Music from Pitchfork Media. Says critic Mark Richardson: “The record mixes feelings of protection and safety with the tug of adventure and wraps it in compulsively listenable music that explodes at just the right moments… Rare is the record in this sphere that works much better loud, but The Year of Hibernation wants to be cranked.” Read the excellent review here, and stream the album in full via Pedestrian Daily.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘Ffunny Ffrends’ September 27th 2011 By brooke

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘Ffunny Ffrends’

Unknown Mortal Orchestra enlisted director Alan Jensen to create this new vid for album stand-out, ‘Ffunny Ffrends’. The three-piece will play their first Australian shows this December – performing at Brissy’s Alhambra Lounge on Sunday 4, Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Wednesday 7, Melbourne’s Toff In Town on Thursday 8 & and the Northcote Social Club on Saturday 10.

Mogwai’s ‘Earth Division’ EP, Out Now! September 26th 2011 By brooke

Mogwai’s ‘Earth Division’ EP, Out Now!

Mogwai’s Earth Division EP – a collection of songs recorded during the Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will studio sessions which live outside the band’s post-rock style – is released today. Stream the string filled ‘Hound of Winter’, and check out the band’s upcoming Australian shows (playing post-rock, of course) on November’s Harvest Festival.

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders – On Tour September 26th 2011 By brooke

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders – On Tour

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders are currently touring Aus, on the back of the brilliant HURTSVILLE. They play three shows this week: on Thursday at Hobart’s Grand Poobah, on Friday at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel & a home-town show Saturday at Sydney’s Manning Bar.  They’re joined by Ghoul, and it’s a long weekend. Magic! See where their national tour heads next here.

Akron/Family tour starts friday!! September 26th 2011 By Aaron

Akron/Family tour starts friday!!

Akron/Family return to Australia this friday and we couldnt be more excited!! Last time they were here (for meredith) they blew people’s minds. Well my mind atleast! The band will be featuring songs from  S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and their whole back catalog. They plays this friday the 30th at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art, Sydney on Saturday Oct 1, Melbourne at the Corner on Sun 2nd and at Mojo’s Bar in Fremantle on tuesday the 4th.

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s ‘Quail & Dumplings’ September 25th 2011 By brooke

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s ‘Quail & Dumplings’

Long live Bonnie Prince’s music videos. We love the clip for Wolfroy Goes To Town‘s first official cut, ‘Quail & Dumplings’, as performed  live at the Calgary Folk Festival. The new album, featuring collaborators Van Campbell, Ben Boye, Shahzad Ismaily, Danny Kiely, Angel Olsen, and Emmett Kelly, is released this Monday the 3rd of Oct.

Out Now: Youth Lagoon’s ‘The Year of Hibernation’ September 22nd 2011 By brooke

Out Now: Youth Lagoon’s ‘The Year of Hibernation’

Youth Lagoon’s debut record, The Year of Hibernation was recorded during the Christmas holidays of Trevor Powers – a 22 year old Boise State student who played every instrument + created every sound on the album. The music has been called nostalgic: read what Powers has to say about that here, and watch the video for album cut ‘Montana’ below. The Year of Hibernation is released today. 

Tiny Ruins Touring NZ & Aus This November September 21st 2011 By brooke

Tiny Ruins Touring NZ & Aus This November

Her debut record, Some Were Meant For Sea has been winning hearts in the UK, and the girl herself is currently journeying across Africa’s east, but come November Tiny Ruins will tour New Zealand and Australia, in her largest ever lap of both countries. Beginning in Auckland & wrapping up in Sydney, the 13 date-run includes a great spread of city + regional NZ shows, & among her East Coast dates in Aus, a night at Hepburn Springs’ lovely Palais Theatre. For full dates & ticketing info, visit Spunk’s Tours page. It goes on sale next Friday September 30.
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