Pitchfork TV presents Menomena September 28th 2010 By brooke

Pitchfork TV presents Menomena

One of those videos that instantly makes you want to see them live. That guitar line! Those drums! The biting vocals! Quite simply, it’s a clever, well weighted and rocking tune. Hurry up summertime, huh?

WAGONS DOES AMERICA September 23rd 2010 By brooke

WAGONS DOES AMERICA

Henry Wagons has been on the road in his spiritual homeland, and by all reports, it’s going swell. Look at him go, leading a Willie Nelson chours in Canada:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwM_o4raO-E. He’ll be celebrating his return to Melbourne with a very special show at the Northcote Social Club on November 1. Grab your tickets here  https://www.cornerhotel.com/boxoffice/?venue=NS&gig=1288603800.

YEASAYER GUEST PROGRAM RAGE THIS SATURDAY September 22nd 2010 By brooke

YEASAYER GUEST PROGRAM RAGE THIS SATURDAY

We know what kind of music they make, but what do they listen to? Yeasayer spent some time with the guys at Rage while here for Splendour and shared their love for David Bowie, Grace Jones, Ice Cube, Devo and  Dire Straits. Catch them from 10:00am Saturday morning on ABC1, then see the show in full from 11:00pm on Saturday night. Nice.

INTRODUCING CAITLIN ROSE September 21st 2010 By brooke

INTRODUCING CAITLIN ROSE

We’ve been enjoying the string soaked country pop of Caitlin Rose for a while now. Her debut album Own Side Now is one of those records that recalls everything great about Nashville, Music City, with a youth and softness all its own. We’re very pleased to be releasing Caitlin’s debut album in Australia on October 29, and rumour has it, we’ll be seeing her in the flesh sometime in early 2011. Take five in Nashville now at http://www.myspace.com/caitlinrosesongs.

YOU September 19th 2010 By brooke

YOU

You can’t argue with that hook… A clever clip that shows just what goes on behind Gold Panda’s desk. Catch his debut album, Lucky Shiner, when it drops October 1.

BUILT TO SPILL SUMMER TOUR September 16th 2010 By brooke

BUILT TO SPILL SUMMER TOUR

We’re very excited to learn that Built To Spill will soon be visiting Australia, with a handful of special festival performances and solo shows confirmed this summer. Live, their sound is huge, electric and hypnotic, and boy, does Doug Martsch know his way around a guitar. They’ll be supported at Sydney’s Metro show by Bearhug and will ring in the new year at the Pyramid Rock Festival. Full dates below.

DECEMBER Weds 29 The Metro Theatre, Sydney Thurs 30 Peats Ridge Festival Fri 31 Pyramid Rock Festival JANUARY Sat 1 The Corner, Melbourne Sun 2 The Zoo, Brisbane Tues 4 The Rosemount, Perth

THE MIDDLE EAST & LEADER CHEETAH MAKE SOYA TOP TEN September 15th 2010 By brooke

THE MIDDLE EAST & LEADER CHEETAH MAKE SOYA TOP TEN

Well then, how proud are we?  The Middle East and Leader Cheetah have both been announced among this year’s top ten SOYA Music finalists. Pulling up alongside Cloud Control, Seekae, Super Wild Horses and Washington, it’s very exciting to see such a great collection of young Australian musicians be celebrated together. Learn a little more about the Spirit of Youth Awards at http://www.soya.com.au/Awards/, and stay tuned for early October when we find out who’s made the top three.

ANTONY RELEASES BOOK TO ACCOMPANY SWANLIGHTS ALBUM September 14th 2010 By brooke

ANTONY RELEASES BOOK TO ACCOMPANY SWANLIGHTS ALBUM

There’s not long to wait until Swanlights – October 8 to be exact – though in the meantime there’s another reason to be counting down for Antony & The Johnsons: the 144 page book of paintings, drawings, photography, collage and writings that’s accompanying the album’s release. Created and curated entirely by Antony, it’s a very beautiful collection of words and pictures that walks hand in hand with the Swanlights album. You can pre-order your own through Sydney’s Ariel bookstores now.