Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks ‘Senator’ Vid October 18th 2011 By brooke

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks ‘Senator’ Vid

Jack Black was born for this role!  ‘Senator’ is taken from Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks’ brilliant, Beck produced Mirror Traffic - out now.

Bonnie Prince + Wild Flag For Golden Plains October 17th 2011 By brooke

Bonnie Prince + Wild Flag For Golden Plains

We’re over the moon to announce that Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Wild Flag will visit Australia in March, as part of the always incredible Golden Plains Festival. Bonnie will bring The Cairo Gang for his first tour in over five years, & Wild Flag will make their first yet – though the girls have visited many times before with Sleater-Kinney and Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks. Golden Plains happens March 10-12 in Meredith, Vic – but don’t stress if you’re stateside – there will be further dates! Bonnie’s new album Wolfroy Goes To Town is out now, as is Wild Flag’s self-titled debut.

Out Today: The Vietnam War’s Debut Album October 14th 2011 By brooke

Out Today: The Vietnam War’s Debut Album

Today, we’re releasing The Vietnam War’s debut record in Australia: originally released in their local New Zealand this July, and marking over five years and countless shows perfecting this warm and dusty sound. Recorded in a Sandringham loungeroom, it’s a thoughtful, lived in album with perfect surfie hooks and a chilled-out Feelies vibe. Stream the album’s opener, ‘High Window’ below.

Wagons Win Best Country Album at AIRS October 12th 2011 By brooke

Wagons Win Best Country Album at AIRS

Our biggest congrats to the lovely men of Wagons, who’ve won Best Country Album at last night’s Australian Independent Record Awards. Rumble, Shake and Tumble is their fifth studio album, and they’ve released and toured it internationally, to an incredible reception. They’ll tour with Joe Pug this October + November, before Henry Wagons joins Seeker Lover Keeper for their Heavenly Sounds tour. Watch the Amelia Tovey directed vid for ‘Love Is Burning’ below.

She & Him Unveil ‘A Christmas Waltz’ October 10th 2011 By brooke

She & Him Unveil ‘A Christmas Waltz’

She & Him today unveiled the opening song from A Very She & Him Christmas – ‘A Christmas Waltz’. It’s the duo’s first holiday album, and features 12 total classics: ‘Rockin’ Aaround The Christmas Tree’, ‘Silver Bells’, ‘Christmas Day’ – some as acoustic duets, others in big band style. It’s released on Friday October 21. See the full track-list here.

Laneway 2012, Feat. Active Child + EMA October 9th 2011 By brooke

Laneway 2012, Feat. Active Child + EMA

Active Child + EMA will visit Aus for the first time this summer, on 2012’s Laneway Festival.  That means Brissy, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide + Perth stops – Active Child on the back of their recent You Are All I See, and EMA with full band performing from her Best New Music’d Past Life Martyred Saints. EMA will also perform Laneway Auckland, with full details at Under The Radar. Tix go on sale next Weds Oct 19. Hear Active Child live on KEXP here, and watch EMA, live at Pitchfork Festival, below.

Jens Lekman’s New EP – Out Today! October 6th 2011 By brooke

Jens Lekman’s New EP – Out Today!

Jens Lekman has my favourite blog in indie rock. He also has a new EP – the five track An Argument With Myself. Featuring 18 minutes of brand new music, they are Jens’ first recordings since 2008’s Night Falls Over Kortedala, and find him in Melbourne, Gothenberg and in search of Kirsten Dunst. The instrumentation is adventurous and perfect, and the songs are filled with the tiny, human stories which made us fall for him in the first place. The EP is out today, and you can stream its title track below.

Wagons & Joe Pug, October + November Tour October 6th 2011 By brooke

Wagons & Joe Pug, October + November Tour

Chicago’s Joe Pug will soon join Wagons for an east coast tour of Aus, with Henry Wagons performing some dates solo; others joined by band. The run includes the legendary Cup Eve at Melbourne’s Espy, a Thornbury Theatre and Meeniyan Hall date, one night in Canberra, and two nights at Sydney’s Vanguard. Watch Wagons go acoustic in an Illinois cornfield below, and stream some of Joe’s gorgeous music at JoePugMusic.com. Full info via WagonsMusic.com.