Out Today: My Morning Jacket’s ‘Circuital’ May 26th 2011 By brooke

Out Today: My Morning Jacket’s ‘Circuital’

Recorded in a church gymnasium in their hometown Louisville, My Morning Jacket’s new album Circuital saw the band recording live & running back to the control room after each take to listen back to that room’s big sound. Singles ‘Holdin’ On To Black Metal’, ‘Outta My System’ and ‘First Light’ are huge & otherwordly and like its title, the album has a gravitas that is earthy & precise. Listen to triple j’s interview with Jim James here & stream the album via Rolling Stone here. It is out today in Aus/NZ.

Bill Callahan’s ‘Riding For The Feeling’ May 22nd 2011 By brooke

Bill Callahan’s ‘Riding For The Feeling’

Animated by Archie Radkins & based on the artwork of Max Galyon, the video for Bill Callahan’s ‘Riding For The Feeling’ is slow & sweet. Love the warm guitars and soft strings and keys that surface throughout. Apocalypse is out now.

Out Today: EMA’s ‘Past Life Martyred Saints’ May 20th 2011 By brooke

Out Today: EMA’s ‘Past Life Martyred Saints’

South Dakota native EMA has penned one of the most striking first listens we’ve stumbled on this year in her debut album Past Life Martyred Saints; from earthy single ‘Grey Ship’ to the bold ‘Califonia’ & third album cut ‘Milkman’, and it’s out today in Aus/NZ.

Leader Cheetah Announce Second Album, ‘Lotus Skies’ May 19th 2011 By brooke

Leader Cheetah Announce Second Album, ‘Lotus Skies’

Adelaide’s Leader Cheetah has today announced their sophomore album Lotus Skies, to be released on Friday July 15. Recorded with Scott Horscroft at Sydney’s BJB Studios, we spent the summer ducking in to listen to the band put down its songs – from the sunkissed ‘Crawling Up A Landslide’ to the angular, wild ‘None Shall Pass’ & the harmonic, anthemic, downright gorgeous ‘Our Love’ featuring Holly Throsby on its chorus. Catch the boys as special guests to The Middle East’s June tour, at Splendour In The Grass & on the road with Gomez in July.

JEFF The Brotherhood Drop Sophomore Album May 18th 2011 By brooke

JEFF The Brotherhood Drop Sophomore Album

Nashville punks JEFF The Brotherhood have been busy since visiting Aus last summer. On June 17, they follow up their brilliant Heavy Days debut with We Are The Champions: the harmony rich & fuzzed out sophomore record they put down sometime between madly touring the U.S & “tearing Meredith a new one” (thanks,  Time Out Sydney). There are some total pop gems at work here, (‘Diamond Way’, ‘Stay Up Late’) alongside the best psych jam we’ve heard this year (‘Ripper’). Find them & see them live! Money back guarantee! We love them!

My Morning Jacket Tell Stories From ‘Circuital’ May 15th 2011 By brooke

My Morning Jacket Tell Stories From ‘Circuital’

A great little excerpt from My Morning Jacket’s recent VH1Storytellers. The more you hear the guys talk about Circuital you can tell they had a great experience making the record, & you hear it in the album’s rhythm too. Earthy & electric, it grows from rounded rock songs (‘Victory Dance’, ‘Circuital’) into wild horn driven choruses (‘Holdin’ On To Black Metal’) & stripped back, slowed down guitar jams (‘Slow, Slow Tune, ‘Movin Away’). “On (title track ‘Circuital’) I sing about ending up in the same place where you started out, & that makes a lot of sense for this album,” explains Jim James. It is released in Aus/NZ on Fri May 27.

EMA’s ‘Past Life Martyred Saints’ Gets Best New Music May 9th 2011 By brooke

EMA’s ‘Past Life Martyred Saints’ Gets Best New Music

EMA’s Past Life Martyred Saints has just been given Best New Music at Pitchfork Media! Super spacey, super 90s, super grunge – we are loving first album cut, ‘California’. Though for all the single’s wild edges, the album is surprisingly lush, full with muddy acoustic melodies and reckless vocals – whispered, screamed and spoken. It is Rough Trade’s Album of The Week in EU & will be released in Aus/NZ next Friday May 20. “Fuck you California, you made me boring,” – Yep, that’s how you start a song.

Spunk has opened a shop “Sea Notes” May 5th 2011 By Aaron

Spunk has opened a shop “Sea Notes”

It is a quant little music & surf shop, that is open on weekends. We sell new & second hand CDS and vinyl and some books (plus some spunk memorabilia as well). Address is 111 Lawrence Hargrave Drive in Stanwell Park. Stanwell Park is one hour south of Sydney and is a great place for a day trip.