Majical Cloudz have shared a beautiful new video for single ‘Downtown’. Dropping overnight ‘Downtown’ has already received high praise from Pitchfork via a Best New Track nod, Consequence Of Sound & Noisey amongst others.
Majical Cloudz will come to Australia for the first time in early 2016 as part of Laneway Festival and we cannot wait!
Majical Cloudz eagerly anticipated second studio album Are You Alone? will be released next Friday October 16th via Matador Records / Remote Control Records.
EL VY, a new collaboration between Matt Berninger (lyricist and vocalist of The National) and Brent Knopf (frontman/producer of Ramona Falls), release their debut album Return To The Moon on October 30th via 4AD / Remote Control Records. The duo have just launched a video for their killer new track ‘Paul Is Alive’, watch it now.
“I think ‘Paul Is Alive’ is about finally finding the water that you can breathe in, finding a place or a person that makes you feel like you,” Matt explains. “It’s very much my story of what Cincinnati was like, growing up and falling in love with music, discovering these little places where like-minded people could find each other.”
This morning at 9am, tickets to Jamie xx’s headline Melbourne show at the Forum on January 10 went on sale. By 9.05am, they were completely gone. If you missed out, not all hope is lost yet – he is also playing Beyond The Valley (Victoria), Lost Paradise (New South Wales) and FOMO (Queensland) festivals.
Jamie xx announced the show last week live on triple j, you can listen to the interview HERE.
Jamie xx finds himself at the forefront of a progressive, boundary-pushing group of producers (drawing comparisons to Four Tet, Nosaj Thing and Nicolas Jaar) that are paving the way for dance music in the 21st century.
Watch his most recent video of ‘I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)’
Our buddy Jim Lawrie is back with a new single AND video!
His killer new single ‘Antisocialite’ is a fist-pumper of an anthem, pointing the finger back at a society that condemns antisocial behaviours with one hand, while pushing people towards them with the other.
He has had a killer year so far – releasing his album Eons earlier this year and has now been nominated for an AIR award!
YES! Car Seat Headrest has shared the track ‘Times To Die.’ The track comes from their record ‘Teens of Style’ out on Friday 30 October via Matador / Remote Control Records.
Car Seat Headrest (né Will Toledo) comes to Matador / Remote Control having already crafted an 11-album catalog of staggering depth, all self-released on Bandcamp, which has gained him an obsessive following and over 25,000 downloads – all without the muscle of a manager, label, agent, or publicist – until now.
Car Seat Headrest began in 2010 in Toledo’s hometown of Leesburg, Virginia. Needing a place of solitude (and soundproofing) where he could record vocals undisturbed, a 17-year-old Toledo set up shop in the family car.
After relocating to the Seattle suburbs in 2014, Toledo assembled a lineup with bassist Ethan Ives and drummer Andrew Katz. Teens of Style is the first Car Seat Headrest album recorded with a full band, and the sound is vibrant and powerful, with a wide stylistic range.
On Teens of Style, Toledo has taken material from the first three years of the band’s existence. Drawing material from 3 (2010), My Back Is Killing Me Baby (2011), and Monomania (2012), Teens of Style provides a concise overview of the band’s many sonic and emotional facets, with the songs ranging from electronic psychedelia to punky anthems to melancholic acoustic numbers.
Car Seat Headrest’s conceptual ambition and stunning songwriting has been apparent since its early days of laptop recording, the scale of Toledo’s vision going far beyond the constricting “lo-fi” term. Now on his Matador Records debut, Teens of Style, we witness Toledo presenting his intricate ideas with more clarity and refinement than ever, delivering an enthralling collection of songs destined for wide acclaim.
Milk! Records and Remote Control in conjunction with Third Man Records are proud to announce the next exceptional instalment of the Jack White-produced Blue Series of singles. Of the upcoming release Third Man records have said:
“Third Man is privileged to work with Melbourne, Australia’s very own Courtney Barnett, a sharp singer-songwriter-guitarist who has quickly made her mark on garage pop fans worldwide with her witty, self-deprecating, and authentic observations turned into raw, stream-of-consciousness lyrics and blunt melodies. The wry-and-dry songstress stopped by Third Man Studios in Nashville over a long weekend this summer to record a couple tracks and damn did she ever deliver.”
The A-side “Boxing Day Blues Revisited” is the slinky and bittersweet epilogue to “Boxing Day Blues,” the somber closer from her album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. It’s a strangely catching, plaintive reflection on the loneliness that blossoms when a person you care about treats you like literal garbage. The track is jaunty yet aloof, with CB’s trademark conversational lyricism in perfect contrast to the B-side, a beautifully dark reboot of the Roland S. Howard-penned “Shivers” back from his days in The Boys Next Door.
Barnett’s unfastened delivery of an ironic tale of teenage love and mortality brings a new level of feeling to the song, making it a welcome addition to the mix you’ve been working on. The limited edition 7″ vinyl is set to be released world-wide on Friday 16th of October.