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Doolittle 25 by Pixies, New Album Out Now‏

Doolittle 25 by Pixies, New Album Out Now‏


The week commencing 1st December, Pixies and 4AD will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Doolittle with the release of Pixies: Doolittle 25 – an expanded edition of the classic album that brings together all the album’s B-sides, Peel Sessions and demos for the first time, with nearly half of the tracks having not been commercially released before.

The second studio album from Pixies – Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal and David Lovering – Doolittle was to prove a pivotal moment for both band and the wider scene. Produced by Gil Norton and recorded between two studios (Downtown Recorders in Boston MA and Carriage House Studios in Stamford CT) in late-1988, it was an instant hit, containing some of the band’s most memorable singles (‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’, ‘Here Comes Your Man’, ‘Debaser’). Included among the many plaudits thrown Doolittle’s way was Pitchfork ranking it at Number 4 in their Best Albums of the 80s poll, while NME writers in 2004 named it their Second Best Album of All Time. The band toured Doolittle in 2009 to celebrate its 20th birthday and five years on, it’s now time to give it the deluxe release treatment it deserves.

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THE GRATES Release first single ‘Holiday Home’ from new album ‘Dream Team’

THE GRATES Release their first single ‘Holiday Home’ from new album ‘Dream Team’

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The Grates very own self-recorded debut is released from their all new imprint Death Valley Records and Tapes out today ahead of their new album on Friday 28th November through Create/Control.
Dream Team saw Patience and John Patterson partner with new drummer Ritchie Daniell for an innovative and raw take on The Grates trademark sound.


The creative atmosphere and unique challenges of Patience and John’s own café-and-bar, where Ritchie works as a barista, helped fuel and inspire the new record. “Because we all worked together at Southside, when we were finally able to start giving ourselves time off, the band room was like a well earned treat. Hanging out together under our house became a place to have fun and be loud.


“We felt really confident that if we took on all the roles of a record label, we could do it ourselves and put out the album really quickly,” says Patience of their indie recording process that saw the Brisbane band fly to Sydney to record alongside Owen Penglis (front man to Straight Arrows; producer for Royal Headache, Frowning Clouds and Palms) at Linear Studios in just six days.

‘Holiday Home’ itself found life with its contagious humour and punk spirit with John’s thrashy, rolling guitar lines; Ritchie’s pounding, anthem-like drums and Patience’s throat-searing choruses, inspired by a fiery friend’s tale of the coy but sensual teasing that goes on in relationships. The perfect foil for the evolution of The Grates and the taster of “Dream Team – stripped back, raw, witty and daringly independent.

Any other band might have softened their punches for their return single in almost four years – but The Grates have always been all fearless swing.

“Dream Team” available November 28 via Death Valley | Create/Control

Available for pre-order now iTunes and Death Valley | Create/Control

YACHT – “Where Does This Disco?” EP OUT NOW via Create/Control | Downtown Records

YACHT – “Where Does This Disco?” EP OUT NOW via Create/Control | Downtown Records


In celebration of the release of their EP, “Where Does This Disco?” YACHT are sharing the new song ‘Terminal Beach’ with fans for streaming and download. The track is an homage to science fiction writer J.G. Ballard’s ruined visions of a post human world, with “ancient desktops / cables run into in the sand / full of messages / for nobody / that nobody ever found.”
Listen to “Terminal Beach” HERE!
Where Does This DiscoEP is about the ways in which people and technology come into contact through nostalgia, love, sex, and eventually, disaster according to the LA-based Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans. Where Does This Disco? is about love and compact discs. They’re both on the edge of becoming obsolete, and they both get scratched if you play them too hard. They’re both mirrors, but one is still the best medium we have for connecting with each other”.

In October, Claire and Jona were invited to speak at Skywalker Ranch as part of WIRED Magazine’s inaugural design conference, WIRED by Design. In their talk, they outlined how they transform songs into multimedia experiences that span product design, performance, and video. In particular, they discussed how they created an editioned object for the Where Does This Disco? EP that explored the compact disc as a medium; it includes hidden messages and an unplayable clear disc containing the entirety of YACHT’s musical catalogue. WIRED Magazine summed up YACHT’s process as “music not as a thing in itself, but the beginning of a chain of experience which has no edge.”

Swans New EP ‘Oxygen’ Out Nov. 24 via Create/Control | Mute + Touring January 2015

Swans To Release ‘Oxygen’ EP Out November 24 via Create/Control | Mute
+ Touring Australia January 2015

SWANS have announced the release of a four track EP, “Oxygen” to be released November 24, 2014. Featuring an edit of ‘Oxygen’ by Mute founder Daniel Miller, a live version from Primavera, an early version recorded at Gira’s home and an acoustic version recorded at StudioMute, the title track of the four-track EP is taken from their latest album, To Be Kind, out now via Create/Control | Mute.

Listen to Daniel Miller’s edit of Oxygen here:
Swans have just confirmed their return to Australia in early 2015 with appearances at Sugar Mountain Festival and MOFO as well as headline shows in both Melbourne and Sydney.
Swans are Michael Gira, Norman Westberg, Christoph Hahn, Phil Puleo, Thor Harris and Christopher Pravdica. Formed in 1982 and, after disbanding in 1997, returned with the critically acclaimed albums ‘My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky’ (2010), ‘The Seer’ (2012) and this year’s To Be Kind – which was awarded the #1 slot in The Quietus’ Albums of the Year So Far and featured in MOJO, Drowned In Sound, The 405, Rolling Stone and many more mid-year lists.

Saturday, 17 January || Hobart, TAS – MOFO Festival

Tuesday, 20 January  || Melbourne, VIC – Corner Hotel

Thursday, 22 January || Sydney, NSW – Manning Bar

Saturday, 24 January  || Melbourne, VIC – Sugar Mountain Festival


Official Album Launch at Howler on Friday 29 November

BLACK CAB quietly launched their fourth studio album last week, a double-length entitled ‘Games Of The XXI Olympiad’. It’s taken four years, three producers, four studios and fourteen tracks, and it has been received with open arms; including 4 stars from The Age and 4 stars from The Music.

Melbournians have the chance to see the band translate the album live when they launch it at Howler  on November 29 with support from Lowtide and Queens Head.

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The album is their first in 5 years, and takes the group further into electronic territories, building on the sound of earlier singles Combat Boots and Sexy Polizei thanks to long-time Cab producer Woody Annison, with additional production by Simon Polinski and ex-Death In Vegas member Tim Holmes.

As with earlier albums such as 2004’s Altamont Diary and 2009’s Australian Music Prize shortlisted Call Signs, the band take a loose concept to create a listening experience that works as a whole. This time it’s the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympic games, where systematically doped up East Germans scooped the medals and Australia went home without a gold. East German shot put gold medallist Andreas Krieger was so steroid enhanced she became a he in 1997. Black Cab like a good story with both winners and losers.

Lowtide’s Lucy Buckeridge and Mon Brumby contribute sultry backing vocals, and the omnipresent Shags Chamberlain adds bass and moog to dance up tracks like Go Slow and the epic 10 minute tribute to performance enhanced East German swimming, Supermädchen.

Click HERE to listen to Supermädchen
Click HERE to listen to Go Slow
Click HERE to watch a video for Victorious
Click HERE to watch an album trailer

Games Of the XXI Olympiad is Black Cab’s fourth LP in 10 years, a four year odyssey that has finally made it into the stadium and is going for gold. It’s out now on Interstate 40 Music / Remote Control. Black Cab play at Howler in Melbourne on Saturday 29 November, tickets available HERE

info from www.remotecontrolrecords.com.au an awesome indie rock label.

This album is becoming a chuck fave, if you’re in Melbourne, recommended night out for you above.

New Release by Little May – Little May EP

Little May – “Little May EP” Release date: Friday, October 10th 2014

Formed in 2012, Liz Drummond, Hannah Field and Annie Hamilton, are three high school friends, singer-songwriters from Sydney’s North. Bonding over a mutual love of The National and Local Natives, they penned sometimes quiet, always potent songs that would soon see them coined as one of Australia’s breakout acts of 2014.

After uploading their first independent single ‘Boardwalks’ to Soundcloud last year, Little May’s sound travelled quickly through the digital world – online magazines clamored to share the song and community radio eagerly slotted it into their playlists.

Little May EP Track Listing:

1. Dust
2. Hide
3. Midnight Hour
4. Bones
5. Boardwalks (*bonus track ANZ only, 5th track on EP ROW )

Every now and then, a band stops you in your tracks. Meet Little Ma