The La Blogotheque crew take Kurt Vile and his band down a small cobble street in Paris to perform ‘Baby’s Arms’ for A Take Away Show:
Kurt Vile will be in Australia very soon. Check all the dates here.
His latest album Smoke Ring For My Halo has been released as a deluxe edition. The album comes with the additional CD EP So Out Of Reach, which features five unheard songs including a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Downbound Train’.
Smoke Ring For My Halo Deluxe Edition is out now
via Matador/ Remote Control
MOUNTAIN STATIC return with new single ‘Returning Song’. Taking its lead from folk art, the sacred music of Hildegard Von Bingen and the art of James McNeil Whistler, ‘Returning Song’ explores the themes of exile and return; and what it means to travel and engage with the landscape. The video for ‘Returning Song’ is directed by Chris Tursi.
As with many of the tracks on Research, ‘Returning Song’ was recorded in two churches in Melbourne. This experiment was later followed up with album launches in Sydney and Melbourne churches earlier this year.
Grab a free mp3 of ‘Returning Song':
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Watch the new video:
Mountain Static - Research is out now
via Inertia Distribution
The lovely Jess Cornelius from Teeth+Tongue talks about the music currently on her mind.
Teeth & Tongue will play at the Melbourne Music Week closing party this Saturday 26 November, Melbourne Central Rooftop. Presented by Two Bright Lakes & Mess+Noise, also playing is Nick Huggins and Oscar+Martin + many more.
Superette – ‘Waves’
We’re covering this song for a Flying Nun birthday celebration gig and it’s reminding me how much I love this band. They were played a lot on student radio in Wellington, and this came out in 1997. They’ve been broken up for ages, though. This track is about a guy who accidentally kills a girl in the middle of a field, it’s pretty heartbreaking.
The Weeknd – ‘The Morning’
This doesn’t really need any explanation. I’m hooked, just like everyone else. I didn’t realise Marc had the record until a recent drive up to Sydney, where we had it on repeat. It’s good driving music. Marc loves slinky R ‘n’ B a lot more than anyone would guess.
Laura Jean – ‘Australia’
Simon Grounds recorded this track and he was telling me about it before I heard it. He described it as the ‘anti national anthem’. It sends shivers down my spine when I see it played live.
We could not find this track online, but you can listen to more of Laura’s beautiful music here.
This is a new Melbourne band that have only put out a 7″ so far. But this track has had got a lovely lilting, meandering rhythm and a sweet wurlitzer vibe, but then this big droney organ thing comes in and makes it all a bit tough.
Alexandra Stan – ‘Mr Saxobeat’
This one’s on Marc’s behalf. He came to rehearsal one day raving about this really catchy pop song he heard in a supermarket. He even sang it to me to see if I’d recognise it. I think he really likes the way the singer says the word ‘freak’, kind of rolling her ‘rr’s in a very Russian sort of way. I went home and looked up the song on You Tube but I have to say, I ‘m not sure I share his enthusiasm. I like the way Marc sings it though.
Teeth & Tongue – Tambourine is out now via Dot Dash/Remote Control