KURT VILE – ‘BABY’S ARMS’ | A TAKE AWAY SHOW

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
Smoke Ring For My Halo (Deluxe Edition) - Kurt Vile

MOUNTAIN STATIC – NEW SINGLE & VIDEO

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’:

<a href=”http://mountainstatic.bandcamp.com/track/returning-song” _mce_href=”http://mountainstatic.bandcamp.com/track/returning-song”>returning song by mountain static</a>

Watch the new video:


Mountain Static - Research is out now
via Inertia Distribution
Research - Mountain Static

ON MY PLAYLIST w/ TEETH & TONGUE

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’

http://youtu.be/NRUKozmkPPY

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.


Ballads – ‘Your Mistake’

Listen 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
Tambourine - Teeth and Tongue

5 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS – DAY 4 FRIENDLY FIRES

DAY 4

The lucky winner of The FRIENDLY FIRES prize pack is: Finn Wright

Runners up are: Michael Jolley, Tara Fahy, Caitlin West

Look out for your prizes in the mail! More to come tomorrow!

One lucky winner will receive this Friendly Fires prize pack, which contains:

  • PALA CD
  • FRIENDLY FIRES 12″
  • JUMP IN THE POOL 12″ SINGLE
  • SKELETON BOY 12″ SINGLE
  • FRIENDLY FIRES/HOLY GHOST! SPLIT 12″

And three runners up will each receive a copy of Friendly Fires latest album PALA, out now on XL Recordings / Remote Control.

Head over to our Facebook page to enter and keep your eye on the blog for the daily prize details and winner announcements.

5 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS – DAY 3 THE XX

DAY 3

The lucky winner of The xx prize pack is: Vivan Vo

Runners up are: David Hong, James Everitt, Nathan D’Agostino

Look out for your prizes in the mail! Don’t forget, more giveaways to come tomorrow so stay tuned!

Today’s prize pack is all about THE XX.

One lucky winner will receive this The xx prize pack, containing:

  • THE XX T-SHIRT (YOUTH LARGE)
  • THE XX S/T ALBUM 12″
  • THE XX S/T ALBUM CD
  • ISLANDS 7″ SINGLE
  • FOURTET VCR REMIX 12″
  • ISLANDS REMIXES 12″

And three runners up will each receive a copy of the ISLANDS 7″ SINGLE, released on Young Turks / Remote Control.

Head over to our Facebook page to enter and keep your eye on the blog for the daily prize details and winner announcements.

PREVIOUSLY UNHEARD RADIOHEAD DEMOS

Two previously unreleased Radiohead demos have surfaced online. The tracks, ‘Girl (In the Purple Dress)’ and ‘Everybody Knows’, are reportedly off their debut 1986 demo tape.

[info via Pitchfork]

Radiohead – ‘Girl (In The Purple Dress)’

Radiohead – ‘Everybody Knows’

The King of Limbs, Radiohead
Radiohead – The King Of Limbs is out now via XL/Remote Control
The King of Limbs - Radiohead