Introducing Van Pierszalowski’s WATERS August 10th 2011 By brooke

Introducing Van Pierszalowski’s WATERS

Van Pierszalowski took a big old trip around the world last spring when his band, Port O’Brien finally disbanded. Between Norway, Alaska, California and Brooklyn he shed his old style of writing and began to create music that was louder, more raw and contrasted than before. He formed a new band, WATERS who recorded an album, Out In The Light. It’s such an immediate, cinema-scale sound, with huge hooks and fuzzy magnified guitars. Says Van, “The record is about waking up. It is about getting out of a situation that seems endless, and realizing you’re not too old to make dramatic and sudden changes in your life.” It’s released in Aus/NZ on Friday September 16.

UMO’s Psychedelic ‘Little Blu House’ August 10th 2011 By brooke

UMO’s Psychedelic ‘Little Blu House’

Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s first foray into video is of another world – the perfect partner to their 70s laced self-titled album. The Portland via New Zeland trio will visit Australia this December to perform the Homebake Festival, Falls Festivals and Southbound.

EMA Talks South Dakota, Plays ‘California’ August 9th 2011 By brooke

EMA Talks South Dakota, Plays ‘California’

Her Best New Music’d debut, Past Life Martyred Saints is one of our favourite records this year. Take a sneak peak as EMA performs its songs live at the recent Pitchfork Music Festival. What a band, what a legend.

My Morning Jacket premiere ‘Holdin’ On To Black Metal’ Clip August 2nd 2011 By brooke

My Morning Jacket premiere ‘Holdin’ On To Black Metal’ Clip

Spot the bear! My Morning Jacket premiere the brand new clip for Circuital highlight ‘Holdin’ On To Black Metal’. The band’s sixth studio album, recorded live with Tucker Martine in a Kentucky gymnasium, is out now.

Jack Ladder Announces National Tour, Premieres ‘Beautiful Sound’ Video July 27th 2011 By brooke

Jack Ladder Announces National Tour, Premieres ‘Beautiful Sound’ Video

We love the story of Jack Ladder’s new album, HURTSVILLE –  recorded in the dead of winter at a huge old castle in Yass. After a couple of album launches in June, we are very excited to see Ladder and his band the Dreamlanders hitting the road for a national tour, and taking the gorgeous Ghoul with them. It’s a great run of dates spanning the east + west coasts, with return visits to Brissy, Melbourne + Sydney.  Watch the brand new video for album cut ‘Beautiful Sound’, filmed on location at Ladder’s Blue Mountains pad below, & see the full dates via Spunk Tours now.

Introducing Wild Flag July 22nd 2011 By brooke

Introducing Wild Flag

Familiar faces Carrie Brownstein & Janet Weiss (ex-Sleater-Kinney) join Mary Timony & Rebecca Cole to form Wild Flag. The four piece had tongues wagging and blocks queuing to check out their SXSW shows this March. In April, they recorded their debut album at Sacramento’s Hangar Studios, and on Friday September 9, we’ll be releasing it in Aus/NZ. They perform first single ‘Romance’ live for KEXP Radio. We love it!

Henry Wagons Announces Solo Tour of Aus July 19th 2011 By brooke

Henry Wagons Announces Solo Tour of Aus

They’ve just wrapped up the Rumble, Shake and Tumble national tour, but Henry Wagons is ready to hit the road again. He’ll perform a rare string of solo dates this August, showcasing the more tender moments of the album acoustically at Hobart’s Grand Poobah (Thurs 18), Adelaide’s Wheatsheaf (Fri 19), The Palais in Hepburn Springs (Sun 21), Newtown’s Vanguard (Thurs 25), Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (Fri 26) & Lizottes in Dee Why on Sat 27. Joined on all dates bar Brisbane by the gorgeous Gossling, you can grab your tickets now via Wagonsmusic.com.

Coming Soon: Active Child’s ‘You Are All I See’ July 19th 2011 By brooke

Coming Soon: Active Child’s ‘You Are All I See’

Active Child makes dreamy synthscapes pinned on electro pop and classic harp sounds – this much we learnt from his gorgeous 2010 EP, Curtis Lane. The LA based musician will release his full length debut, You Are All I See on Friday August 26 – recorded from his bedroom between American tours with James Blake and School of Seven Bells. We love the vocal builds & cool hip hop backbeat. Download it here, stream it below.