Out Today: Active Child’s ‘You Are All I See’ August 25th 2011 By brooke

Out Today: Active Child’s ‘You Are All I See’

Over Active Child’s recent residency at L.A’s The Echo, he’s received some incredible reviews as to the emotion and originality of his music. His debut album You Are All I See combines harp, electronica and elements of pop and r’n’b with choir boy vocals – an unlikely combo, unified by Grossi’s ear for melody and sleight of hand on production. Released today in Aus/NZ, you can learn more about him here, and stream the gorgeous ‘Hanging On’ below.

Leader Cheetah Touring ‘Lotus Skies’ Now August 24th 2011 By brooke

Leader Cheetah Touring ‘Lotus Skies’ Now

This week Leader Cheetah start their lap of the country, touring Lotus Skies nationally with special guests Belles Will Ring. Currently on the west coast, you’ll catch them at the Prince of Wales, Bunbury tonight, Perth’s Amplifier Bar on Friday and Mojo’s in Fremantle on Saturday. For full dates + tix visit LeaderCheetah.com, and take a listen to the dreamy Belles Will Ring here.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Live For 4Eyes August 21st 2011 By brooke

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Live For 4Eyes

Unknown Mortal Orchestra perform ‘Little Blu House’ live for 4Eyes. The trio is visiting Aus for Meredith, Homebake, Falls + Southbound Festivals, and their self-titled debut record is out now.

Out today: Stephen Malkmus + The Jicks’ ‘Mirror Traffic’ August 18th 2011 By brooke

Out today: Stephen Malkmus + The Jicks’ ‘Mirror Traffic’

Stephen Malkmus spent the better part of last year making dreams come true on the Pavement reunion tour. All the while, he was plotting away at new material with co-conspirator Beck – who produced + recorded Mirror Traffic between his home studio, and the Sunset Studios of LA. Described by Malkmus as ‘relatively approachable’, its 15 songs are measured and melodic, and ‘Senator’ is 2011’s best take on rugged ’90s riffage. Put it on in the car and play it front to back. It’s out today in Aus/NZ.

Jens Lekman Returns With New Single & EP August 16th 2011 By brooke

Jens Lekman Returns With New Single & EP

An Argument With Myself, the new single + EP’s namesake, finds Jens Lekman VS Jens Lekman in a serious series of conversations (with himself) on the late night streets of his beloved Melbourne. The five-track EP will be released on Friday September 30, and precedes a brand new album which the Swedish musician is currently working on. You can download the single now for free, via Stereogum.

Leader Cheetah Premiere ‘Our Love’ Video August 16th 2011 By brooke

Leader Cheetah Premiere ‘Our Love’ Video

Leader Cheetah’s new music video for ‘Our Love’ found the band rolling tape at a friend’s place on the outskirts of Adelaide – a property that they’d always had a soft spot for. The song, which features Holly Throsby on vocal harmonies, was recorded during 2010’s Lotus Skies album sessions, which the band wrapped up on Christmas Eve. Their national album tour kicks off next week in Western Australia, with the brilliant Belles Will Ring joining all dates. Full dates + ticketing info via LeaderCheetah.com.

Wild Flag Captured Live at SXSW by NPR August 12th 2011 By brooke

Wild Flag Captured Live at SXSW by NPR

“It’s virtually impossible not to be thrilled at WILD FLAG’s coming-out party”, wrote NPR at this March’s South By South West festival. The next month, the band would record their self-titled debut album at Sacramento’s Hangar Studios. On Friday September 9, we’ll release it in Aus/NZ. Check out some live footage recorded by NPR back in Austin. Huge! 

Out Now: Arcade Fire’s ‘The Suburbs’ Deluxe August 11th 2011 By brooke

Out Now: Arcade Fire’s ‘The Suburbs’ Deluxe

Arcade Fire’s Grammy of The Year winning epic, The Suburbs has received the deluxe treatment, and today been released as a limited edition album with two brand new songs from The Sububs‘ recording sessions – ‘Culture War’ and ‘Speaking In Tongues’ ft. David Byrne, alongside Spike Jonze’s Scenes From The Suburbs film and a 76 page booklet filled with lyrics, stills and original artworks. Very cool.