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.

Tiny Ruins, In Session For NZ’s bFM October 4th 2011 By brooke

Tiny Ruins, In Session For NZ’s bFM

Before jetting to Africa for a month’s adventures, Tiny Ruins visited New Zealand’s bFM to record this live take of Some Were Meant For Sea‘s ‘Priest With Balloons’. This November she’ll return to the Antipodes for a far + wide tour: tickets to all NZ dates are available via Under The Radar, and click through for Australian tickets via Spunk’s Tours page.

Out Today: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s ‘Wolfroy Goes To Town’ October 3rd 2011 By brooke

Out Today: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s ‘Wolfroy Goes To Town’

The legendary Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy today releases Wolfroy Goes To Town: ten brand new songs first previewed this May in Chicago, then recorded in Kentucky, and featuring the same incredible band who joined 2010′s The Wonder Show of The World.  From the hushed and heartfelt ‘New Whaling’ to the outward, warm ‘Quail & Dumplings’ (go Angel Olsen!), you’ll find the album in all good record stores today.
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.