Leader Cheetah Go Unplugged At The Grace October 31st 2011 By brooke

Leader Cheetah Go Unplugged At The Grace

Leader Cheetah will be showing off the harmonies and acoustics which made their recent album Lotus Skies so incredible with an unplugged show at Adelaide’s Grace Emily Hotel, on Thursday December 15. They’ll be performing Lotus Skies‘ songs acoustically for the first time – as well as some brand new material + Sunspot Letters favourites. Tix to the special home-town show are on sale this Thursday 3, via Moshtix.

Active Child Perform Live On KEXP October 25th 2011 By brooke

Active Child Perform Live On KEXP

We’re pretty excited to have Active Child visiting Aus for the first time this summer, for Laneway Festival. Here, the band perform live in the KEXP studio from their debut album You Are All I See. Stay tuned for some more Active Child news, very soon!

Watch Wild Flag’s ‘Electric Band’ Video October 24th 2011 By brooke

Watch Wild Flag’s ‘Electric Band’ Video

Janet Weiss is the pitcher + Carrie Brownstein the catcher in Wild Flag‘s  music video for album cut ‘Electric Band’. They’re headed down to Aus for Golden Plains Festival in March! Stream an incredible, hour-long live set, recorded at Washington’s Black Cat last week here, via NPR.

A Very She & Him Christmas – Out Today! October 20th 2011 By brooke

A Very She & Him Christmas – Out Today!

Zooey Deschanel & M.Ward, She & Him, have partnered up for a very special holiday album, A Very She & Him Christmas. It’s released today, and to celebrate we’ve included a 2011 Spunk Sampler featuring 19 of our favourite Spunk singles this year, which comes free with all physical copies of the record. There’s some Active Child, Middle East and Youth Lagoon, as well as 12 Christmas classics done in She & Him style. An excellent gift! Stream ‘Christmas Waltz’, the album opener, below.

Tiny Ruins cancels NZ & Aust shows October 19th 2011 By Aaron

Tiny Ruins cancels NZ & Aust shows

Due to a motor cycle accident in zanzibar earlier this month, Tiny Ruins has to cancel all upcoming shows.

Fortunately the crash is not life threatening, but Hollie (aka tiny ruins) has sustained broken bones and bad bruising. Hollie will take the next 6-8 weeks to recouperate and will return to the live arena in January. The UK tour in February will definitely go ahead.  Hollie wishes to apologize to anyone that has bought tickets (which are available for refund from point of purchase). We wish Hollie a speedy recovery!


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.