Watch Wye Oak’s ‘Holy Holy’ Music Video September 12th 2011 By brooke

Watch Wye Oak’s ‘Holy Holy’ Music Video

We’re yet to have the pleasure of a Wye Oak visit to Aus, but have you seen the two piece in all their glory, live? Inventive and incredible. Watch their new music video for Civilian album cut ‘Holy Holy’ – surely one of the year’s best singles.

Out today: Wild Flag’s Incredible Debut September 7th 2011 By brooke

Out today: Wild Flag’s Incredible Debut

The debut record from punk-rock supergroup, Wild Flag is out today. The band, featuring Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss, Helium’s Mary Timony and ex-Minders’s Rebecca Cole, rehearsed their songs at this year’s SXSW festival before recording the album live, save for vocals, the month after. It’s a great guitar record – feisty, punchy, loud, melodic, and their live show is legendary!

Bonnie Prince Billy Announces New Album September 6th 2011 By brooke

Bonnie Prince Billy Announces New Album

And it’s coming soon! On Friday September 30 we’ll release Wolfroy Goes To Town. The ten track LP features collaborators Van Campbell, Ben Boye, Shahzad Ismaily, Danny Kiely, Angel Olsen and Emmett Kelly. Watch a live performance of album cut ‘Quail & Dumplings’, filmed live at the Calgary Folk Festvial below.

Stream Youth Lagoon’s Gorgeous ‘Montana’ September 6th 2011 By brooke

Stream Youth Lagoon’s Gorgeous ‘Montana’

Stream the flat-out gorgeous ‘Montana’ from Youth Lagoon’s debut album, The Year of Hibernation. The project of 22 year old Boise native Trevor Powers, it was recorded over his Christmas break from university. The record has a total dream-like quality to it, and builds in all the right places. It’s out in Aus/NZ on Friday September 23.

Malkmus & The Jicks’ First ‘Mirror Traffic’ Vid September 5th 2011 By brooke

Malkmus & The Jicks’ First ‘Mirror Traffic’ Vid

Spoiler altert: Stephen Malkmus’ kids steal the show in Mirror Traffic‘s first music video, for ‘No One Is (As I Are Be)’. One of the nicest things about the record are the melodies – both on the punchiner ‘Tigers’ and ‘Senator’ and the milder ‘No One Is’. It’s out now in Aus + NZ.

Introducing NZ’s The Vietnam War September 1st 2011 By brooke

Introducing NZ’s The Vietnam War

Auckland 5 piece The Vietnam War set up shop in their Aroha Avenue loungeroom to record their debut album. It was before they had a label, so the rich analogue vibe and twisting guitars were perfected with no small amount of self satisfaction. We are really excited to announce that Spunk will release the album in Australia on October 14: twelve harmonic pop songs with low-fi glow and surfie charm.  The Vietnam War perform on Friday September 9 at Melbourne’s Old Bar with Harry Howard & His NDE and the Holy Soul, and on Saturday 10 at The Gasometer with Radiant Living & Street Chant. Stream album opener, ‘High Window’ below.

Explosions In The Sky’s December Tour August 30th 2011 By brooke

Explosions In The Sky’s December Tour

Texan geniuses Explosions In The Sky have just announced three sideshows to their Meredith Music Festival performance this December. The quartet will perform Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on Thursday December 8, Sydney’s Metro on Sunday 11, and Brisbane’s HiFi on Tuesday 13. Full info & tickets are available via Handsome Tours, and the band’gorgeous new album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care is out now.

EMA Covers Nirvana’s ‘Endless Nameless’ August 29th 2011 By brooke

EMA Covers Nirvana’s ‘Endless Nameless’

Nirvana’s Nevermind recently turned 20. To celebrate, SPIN chose 13 musicians to cover the album for the Newermind tribute.’Endless Nameless’ was its secret track, one which EMA & band have taken on with real soul“[‘Endless Nameless’ is] about destruction, it’s about feedback, it’s about down-tuning,” Anderson told SPIN. The cover was shot on VHS tape before being digitized. “It’s a performative thing they’d do at the end of a show to break shit. I can get into that.” Watch EMA’s indepth video discussion on the song + album now, via SPIN Magazine.