SUGAR MOUNTAIN FINAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT!

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Sugar Mountain will take over the Melbourne CBD over multiple days in January 2012, with the main event taking place at The Forum Theatre on Saturday 14 January 2012. The Festival will also utilise Federation Square, No Vacancy Gallery and ACMI to showcase a marvelous array of local and international creative talent.

Joining Deerhoof, Tune-Yards, Shabazz Palaces, Thee Oh Sees, John Maus, Julianna Barwick, Sun ArawPrince Rama, World’s End Press, Absolute Boys, DJ Yamantake Eye, Fox + Sui, Lost Animal, Pets with Pets, The Harpoons and This Thing Presents on the music program will be:

THE MESS+NOISE STAGE

 

Sugar Mountain will join forces with Mess+Noise in presenting an exciting third stage at the 2012 Sugar Mountain Festival. Taking place on the mezzanine level of the Forum Theatre, the Mess+Noise stage will feature exciting local acts STRAIGHT ARROWS, LOST ANIMAL, THE HARPOONS and FOX + SUI as well as a super eclectic DJ set from Boredoms frontman YAMANTAKA EYE (Japan). Up-and-coming Melbourne artists RHYS MITCHELL and RAPHAEL RIZZO will also contribute to the Mess+Noise stage, providing a hyper-vibrant back drop and stage set.

“When Sugar Mountain approached us to collaborate on a local stage we jumped at the chance,” says Mess+Noise Editor Darren Levin. “We were on hand to witness the festival’s debut earlier this year, and it was a really unique coming together of two complimentary mediums: music and visual arts. Australian music is an intrinsic part of what we do, and we think a venue as grand as The Forum is an appropriate setting for some truly great local bands.”

MORE VISUAL ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

Curated by artist and festival creative director Pete Keen, Sugar Mountain’s visual arts line-up showcases a selection of truly talented local and international art makers. We are pleased to announce that the following artists will join Vincent Moon (France), Maya Hayuk (USA), Kyle Ranson (USA), Ben Baretto (Perth), Kit Webster (Melbourne) and Dylan Martorell (Melbourne) on the Sugar Mountain 2012 visual artist program:

CHACO KATO (Jap/Aus) responds to the reality of our place and time in her artwork, and is currently exploring a period of over-consumerism that has created enormous debts for future societies. Most of Kato’s works are made using natural materials, which highlights her representations of natural elements such as growth and waste. Kato’s artwork explores childhood, dreams, ecology, politics and organic cycles – birth, growth, death, decay and rebirth. Kato’s art practice explores ways of separating elements from the world and restructuring them in a way that portrays the simultaneous fragility and strength of life. The childlike drawings and awkward lines in Kato’s works may be, she explains, a manifestation of her desire to evoke her own childhood. CHACO KATO will spill her brilliant, imaginative mind into the newly formed CHAPTER HOUSE GALLERY over January 2012. Opening on Thursday 19 January 2012, Kato’s new installation works will be exhibited in conjunction with the Sugar Mountain Festival.

Speakeasy Cinema presents GRACE NOTE, an oversized video work by KEITH DEVERELL on the big screen at The Forum Upstairs. Keith Deverell is a Melbourne-based artist who works with economic visual and aural languages to create ultra slow portraits of people using video, sound, photography, film, found objects and installation. Deverell focuses on the seemingly ordinary and mundane, drawing attention to the depth of the spaces in-between. At Sugar Mountain 2012, Keith Deverell will turn his lens on Australia’s most idiosyncratic musicians by creating ultra slow and huge portraits of their unique gestures and stage antics, lending a new perspective to the art of musicianship. Deverell’s work is a celebration of the unknown and a deconstruction of the overblown notion of fame. GRACE NOTE will also screen nightly in January, on the front windows of Polyester Records city store from Thursday 12 January 2012 until Sunday 29 January 2012.

LUCY BENSON is a Melbourne visual artist based in Berlin who works with live media technologies, light and performance. Her work explores notions of identity, representation and perception. In Benson’s work, sophisticated technologies are softened and tamed into intimate storytelling conduits, focused on human experience and emotion. Benson’s performances made with a collage of media and interactive tools tend towards the subliminal and sublime, and her installations and performances have featured at renowned cultural events such as Transmediale, Unsound Festival, Mapping Festival and Shift Electronic Arts. At Sugar Mountain 2012, Lucy Benson will provide visual projections specifically tailored for the performances of musicians Julianna Barwick and This Thing Presents, as well as adding a further visual element to the exciting collaborative performance between visual artist Ben Barretto
and musician Sun Araw.

MATSURI YAMANA (Jap/Aus) has created huge-scale interactive installations. Born in Tokyo but now living in Melbourne, Yamana is interested in the relationships between the artist, viewer, and work in a participatory sense. Yamana’s artwork creates a social environment in which people come together in a shared activity, and viewers can bring their own experiences into her artwork. Yamana is interested in the moment when viewers slip into their private imaginations or own memories through the physical immersion of her work. At Sugar Mountain 2012, Matsuri Yamana will contribute two of her imaginative, interactive installations, which will be hidden amongst the many upper nooks of The Forum Theatre, awaiting your exploration.

Sugar Mountain Festival
Presented by Triple R and The Thousands Melbourne
Saturday 14 January 2012
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne

MUSIC AND SOUND: DEERHOOF | TUNE-YARDS | THEE OH SEES | SHABAZZ PALACES| JULIANNA BARWICK | JOHN MAUS | SUN ARAW | PRINCE RAMA
WORLD’S END PRESS | ABSOLUTE BOYS | DJ YAMANTAKA EYE | FOX & SUI
LOST ANIMAL | PETS WITH PETS | STRAIGHT ARROWS | THE HARPOONS
THIS THING PRESENTS | and the MESS+NOISE STAGE

VISUAL AND PERFORMANCE ART: KIT WEBSTER | MAYA HAYUK | KYLE RANSON
DYLAN MARTORELL | BEN BARRETTO | VINCENT MOON
LUCY BENSON | KEITH DEVERELL | CHACO KATO
MATSURI YAMANA | RAPHAEL RIZZO | RHYS MITCHELL
and contributors Speakeasy Cinema, Body Electric Dancers and the No Lights, No Lycra Dancers

www.sugarmountainfestival.com

Tickets are selling fast.
Limited tickets are still available from Ticketmaster – www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136100.
Tickets are $85 + bf.

Sugar Mountain will also present a series of exciting satellite events over January 2012.
More information HERE.

PERFUME GENIUS – NEW ALBUM & MP3

In late February 2012, Perfume Genius aka Mike Hadreas will release his second album entitled Put Your Back N 2 It via Matador/Remote Control. Perfume Genius is a Seattle singer-songwriter whose 2010 debut Learning established him as one of the most endearing and quietly forceful performers today.

Download ‘All Waters’ taken from the new record:

Perfume Genius – ‘All Waters’ [mp3]

Though Learning’s voyeuristic window into Hadreas’s experiences resonated intensely with many people, Put Your Back N 2 It is much more universal, addressing intimacy, power, family, secrecy, and hope, not just through his impressionistic lyrics, but the music itself, which is as lush as Learning was stark.

PUT YOUR BACK N 2 It TRACKLISTING:

1. Awol Marine
2. Normal Song
3. No Tear
4. 17
5. Take Me Home
6. Dirge
7. Dark Parts
8. All Waters
9. Hood
10. Put Your Back N2 It
11. Floating Spit
12. Sister Song

MP3: MARK LANEGAN BAND – ‘THE GRAVEDIGGER’S SONG’

Today Mark Lanegan Band revealed the artwork for their forthcoming new album Blues Funeral, as well as the opening track ‘The Gravedigger’s Song’, which you can also download.

Mark Lanegan Band will release Blues Funeral on February 3rd 2012 via 4AD/Remote Control. This will be Lanegan’s first album since 2004′s Bubblegum. It was recorded in Hollywood, California with Alain Johannes and features guest appearances from the likes of Josh Homme, Greg Dulli and Jack Irons.

FRIENDLY FIRES RETURN TO AUS FOR FUTURE MUSIC

Having played sold out shows earlier this year, FRIENDLY FIRES head back to Aus shores this summer as part of Future Music Festival!

FRIENDLY FIRES @ FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Saturday 3rd March – Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane
Sunday 4th March – Arena Joondalup, Perth
Saturday 10th March – Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
Sunday 11th March – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Monday 12th March – Ellis Park, Adelaide

View entire Future Music line-up here.

SUGAR MOUNTAIN SATELLITE EVENTS ANNOUNCED 12 – 21 JANUARY 2012

Sugar Mountain is excited to launch its 2012 SATELLITE EVENT program.

Complementing the Sugar Mountain Festival, held at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday 14 January 2012, will be eight inspiring satellite events – spanning film screenings, exhibitions and art installations, presented by a group of forward thinking contemporary artists.

The Sugar Mountain satellite events will take over Melbourne CBD from Thursday 12 January to Saturday 21 January 2012, utilising the cities most prominent locations including No Vacancy Gallery, Federation Square, ACMI, Polyester Records, Rooftop Cinema and Chapter House Lane.

“Sugar Mountain 2012 will feature a week of extended and involved side events, exploring forward thinking contemporary art from alternative backgrounds”, says Festival Creative Director Pete Keen.

“The viewer will be offered an exciting open doorway into the artists practice, also allowing a one-on-one experience through artist workshops and discussions. Come get involved”.

The satellite event program features contemporary artists from near and abroad, including Maya Hayuk (USA), Vincent Moon (FRA), Keith Deverell (AUS), Chaco Kato (JAP), Dylan Martorell (AUS) and Kyle Ranson (USA).

Without further ado, we are pleased to announce the following Sugar Mountain satellite events:


FESTIVAL PROGRAM 2012

THURSDAY 12 JANUARY 2012 ::  KEITH DEVERELL @ Polyester Records
Speakeasy Cinema presents Grace Note by Melbourne based Filmmaker Keith Deverell
Opening night screening and artist talk and two in-store live sets from special guest Grace Note feature bands
Polyester Records
City Store // 288 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Screenings will run until Sunday 29 Jan 2012
FREE ENTRY
www.polyesterrecords.com
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SATURDAY 14 JANUARY 2012  ::  SUGAR MOUNTAIN BASEMENT PARTY
Taking place at a secret destination to be disclosed at a later date
11pm till 6am
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SUNDAY 15 JANUARY 2012 ::  VINCENT MOON @ ACMI
ACMI presents Notes On Pictures, a screening and Q&A with music director Vincent Moon.
There will also be a discussion of his work in music and the moving image
4:00pm
Tickets $15 – on sale from acmi.com.au
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WEDNESDAY 18 JANUARY 2012 ::  VINCENT MOON @ ROOFTOP CINEMA
An Evening With Vincent Moon

Screening of An Island
Introduced by Vincent Moon with a post-screening Q&A
Tickets from rooftopcinema.com.au
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THURSDAY 19 JANUARY 2012 :: CHACO KATO @ Chapter House Lane
New installation work by Melbourne based, Japanese artist Chaco Kato
Chapter House Lane Gallery
Entry via Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Opening night: Thursday 19 January, 6pm till 8pm
Exhibition will run until Friday 27 January 2012
FREE ENTRY however RSVP is essential – info@chapterhouselane.org.au
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THURSDAY 19 JANUARY 2012 :: DYLAN MARTORELL @ The Atrium, Fed Square

New installation by Melbourne Artist Dylan Martorell
Plus live performance by Martorell & guest musicians
Opening night : Thursday 19 January, 6pm till 8pm
Exhibition will run until 22 January 2012
Check sugarmountainfestival.com for select dates with feature musicians
FREE ENTRY
www.fedsquare.com/culture/the-atrium/
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FRIDAY 20 JANUARY 2012 ::  MAYA HAYUK + KYLE RANSON @ No Vacancy Gallery, QV
‘YES!’ – An exhibition of new works and installations by artists Maya Hayuk (Brooklyn, NY)  & Kyle Ranson (San Fran, CA).
Plus very special guest performances and DJs.
No Vacancy Gallery
QV, Swanston Street, Melbourne – (Entry via Jane Bell Lane)
Opening Night : Friday 20 January, 6pm till 9pm
Exhibition will run until Friday 27 January 2012
FREE ENTRY
www.no-vacancy.com.au
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SATURDAY 21 JANUARY 2012 :: ARTIST WORKSHOPS @ No Vacancy Gallery, QV
Drawing Games Will Set You Free’

Visual artists Maya Hayuk and Kyle Ranson will host an artist workshop
No Vacancy Gallery
QV, Swanston Street, Melbourne – (Entry via Jane Bell Lane)
1pm till 4pm
Strictly limited to 30 places
Tickets $25 from No Vacancy, QV  and Polyester Records City Store.
www.no-vacancy.com.au

These eight satellite events will showcase incredible local and international talent, with the main event taking place on Saturday 14 January 2012:

Sugar Mountain Festival
Presented by Triple R and The Thousands Melbourne
Saturday 14 January 2012
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne

MUSIC: DEERHOOF | TUNE-YARDS | THEE OH SEES | SHABAZZ PALACES
JULIANNA BARWICK | JOHN MAUS  | SUN ARAW | PRINCE RAMA
WORLD’S END PRESS | ABSOLUTE BOYS | DJ YAMANTAKA EYE | FOX & SUI
LOST ANIMAL | PETS WITH PETS | THE HARPOONS | THIS THING PRESENTS
and the NO LIGHTS, NO LYCRA dancers

VISUAL ARTS: KIT WEBSTER | MAYA HAYUK | KYLE RANSON
DYLAN MARTORELL | BEN BARRETTO | VINCENT MOON

www.sugarmountainfestival.com

NEWSLETTER GIVEAWAY

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  • THE XX
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To enter subscribe to our newsletter (top right of this page) and email info@remotecontrolrecords.com.au with subject ‘WIN VINYL’.
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Open to subscribers only. Winner drawn at random and notified by email.

ADELE NOMINATED FOR SIX GRAMMYS | 21 HITS 10 TIMES PLATINUM IN AUSTRALIA

ADELE is up for six Grammys including song and record of the year, for ‘Rolling In The Deep’, and best album, for 21.  21 also hit the 10 times platinum mark in Australia this week.

Adele’s Live At The Royal Albert Hall concert film is out now on DVD and Blu-Ray. The DVD features the full 90 minute performance, behind the scenes footage and an exclusive live CD of the entire show.

 

Adele –  21 is out now via XL/Remote Control
21 - Adele

DIRTY THREE ANNOUNCE AUS & NZ TOUR AND NEW ALBUM

In early 2012 Dirty Three will boldly break cover with an extensive Australian tour, including their own headlining shows, festival appearances and their first ever performance at the Sydney Opera House. The band will also release a remarkable new album.

“I think we may have cracked it. This may well be the definitive album from Dirty Three.” – Warren Ellis, November 2011

Dirty Three’s last tour of Australia was in 2009 when they performed their album Ocean Songs in its entirety as part of the Don’t Look Back classic albums series, a run of shows that sold-out across the country. This was a tour that confirmed Dirty Three’s status of one of the greatest live acts in the world.

“Dirty Three assailed and attacked the hot and humid Enmore Theatre on Australia Day with full and absolute effect. Playing in total their classic album ‘Ocean Songs’ we witnessed a band that is ageless and timeless. One of, if not the, greatest band that this country has ever produced.” – Oceans Never Listen

“There was not a single person in The Forum that would deny the sheer power of the Dirty Three’s songs live.” – The Dwarf

“It’s safe to say that everyone should see the Dirty Three.” – The Vine

The planets will once again align in 2012 as Dirty Three tour Australia and release their first new album since 2005′s Cinder.

DIRTY THREE
AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2012
PRESENTED BY FEEL, INPRESS,TIME OFF & X-PRESS

Tickets for all shows on-sale Monday 12 December 2012 except where noted.

FRIDAY 9 MARCH
Perth, Astor Theatre
presented by X-Press Magazine
Tickets from www.bocsticketing.com.au, feelpresents.oztix.com.au, phone 9484 1133 or in person at all Bocs outlets.

WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH
Auckland, Powerstation
Tickets from www.ticketmaster.co.nz, www.powerstation.net.nz, phone 09 970 9700 or in person at all Ticketmaster outlets
*ON SALE NOW

FRIDAY 16 MARCH
Melbourne, The Palace
presented by Inpress Magazine
Tickets from www.ticketmaster.com.au, feelpresents.oztix.com.au, phone 136 100 or in person at all Ticketmaster outlets.

SATURDAY 17 MARCH
Gippsland, Mossvale Park, One Perfect Day Festival
Tickets from lyrebirdartscouncil.oztix.com.au, phone 1300 762 545 or in person at all Oztix outlets.

SUNDAY 18 MARCH
Castlemaine, Theatre Royal
Tickets from www.theatreroyal.info, phone (03) 5472 1196 or in person at the venue
30 Hargrave Street, Castlemaine.

WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Tickets from 
www.sydneyoperahouse.com or phone 9250 7777
(transaction fees apply).
*ON SALE NOW

THURSDAY 22 MARCH
Brisbane, The Tivoli
presented by Time Off Magazine
Tickets from www.ticketek.com.au, feelpresents.oztix.com.au, phone 132 849 or in person at all Ticketek outlets.