Pitchfork have premiered the video for Dirty Three’s ‘Rising Below’ a highlight from their recent album Toward the Low Sun.
The video, directed by Emma Watts, complements the imagery on the album’s cover, featuring people dancing and dueling dressed as dragons, donkeys, and kings.

Check out the video below.

info via [Pitchfork]

Dirty Three – Toward The Low Sun is out now via Anchor & Hope/Remote Control
Toward the Low Sun - Dirty Three


Melbourne electronica artist Chet Faker has sold out his upcoming Melbourne show in less than two days. Due to popular demand a second Melbourne show has been announced for Saturday 8 September at the Revolt.

Tickets are on sale now via

Chet Faker will embark on a national headline tour in support of his new single ‘Love and Feeling’ next month.

Australian Tour

Friday 27 to Sunday 29 July – Splendour in the Grass Festival, Byron Bay

Fri 3 August – The Bakery, Perth
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from

Sat 4 August – Mojos, Fremantle
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from

Thu 16 August – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Presented by FBi Radio
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from

Fri 17 August – Trinity Bar, Canberra
Tickets available on the door

Fri 24 August – Cats @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from from

Fri 7 September – Revolt, Melbourne
Presented by Triple R
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from

Sat 8 September – Revolt, Melbourne
Presented by Triple R
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from

Fri 14 September – Up Late @ GOMA, Brisbane
Tickets on sale 9am Friday 20 July from


Triple R has announced that beatmaker and producer Jamie xx will be performing an exclusive live DJ set at the Triple R Performance Space on Tuesday 17 July.

The performance is exclusive to Triple R subscribers, however listeners can tune-in to Set It Out on Triple R from 4pm on Tuesday 17 July to hear part of the exclusive set broadcast live-to-air. The live broadcast can be streamed via Triple R On Demand HERE.

Jamie xx will be joined by special guest DJs Simon Winkler and Lauren Taylor (Breaking and Entering).

The English producer and member of The xx has earned international acclaim for his production work, not just with his namesake band, but also with luminaries such as Gil Scott-Heron on the album We’re New Here.

Touring in support of their forthcoming album, Coexist, The xx will kick off their sold out Australian tour next week, playing at The Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Wednesday 18 July 2012 and The Metro in Sydney on Friday 20 July 2012. Jamie xx will play solo club shows at New Guernica in Melbourne on Tuesday 17 July 2012 and at Goodgod Small Club in Sydney on Thursday 19 July 2012.

Coexist is the follow-up release to The xx’s debut album xx, will be released on Friday 7 September 2012 via Young Turks/Remote Control.


Tuesday 17 July

Triple R Performance Space, Brunswick East, Melbourne

*Tune into Set It Out from 4pm to hear part of the exclusive set broadcast live-to-air.*



Our friends at Secret Sounds are pleased to present a special treat in the form of a triple-bill, with Splendour acts FRIENDS, HOWLER and ZULU WINTER.

To win one of 5 double passes, email with your name, contact details and preferred show by 5pm Friday the 13th of July . Winners will be contacted via email early next week. Good luck!

Howler, Friends, Zulu Winter Splendour in the Grass sideshows
Presented by Vice Magazine, Channel [V], Street Press Australia The Vine and Groupie



John Darnielle from The Mountain Goats has written the below message regarding the forthcoming album ‘Transcendental Youth’ to be released 28 September via Remote Control.

So a simplified timeline of how it went down looks like this: All Eternals Deck came out in March of last year and we toured a whole lot, and midway through all that I came home to celebrate the results of the second ultrasound with Lalitree. June came around so we hied us to the west coast, but first we stopped in Minneapolis, because who doesn’t love Minneapolis, and we played a show and Brandon and me shared a room like we always do, and at one point Brandon went out into the hall to talk on the phone to his family and I had an idea for a song so I started working on it, and the narrator turned out to be a person who felt lost and alone and only partially able to keep it together. He was living alone in the Pacific Northwest, and he was fighting the urge to just stop fighting at all, and I recognized his voice because, one, I used to work with a lot of people who spent long seasons in that guy’s shoes, and two, I have also been that guy. Who hasn’t, if not north of Portland during the rainy season then elsewhere, lost and desperate and trying to swim to the surface?

That song was called “Until I Am Whole,” and I played it for Brandon and we both felt like it was touching on some themes I’d circled but never set my claws fully into. So I kept writing through the summer, and in August the baby was born and I’d cradle him in my left arm while writing melodies at the piano with my right, and I said, let Osiris the keeper of the gates be my witness, other songwriters may go soft when they get to be parents but I am going to keep going all the way down into the inner darkness, it will set a good example for the baby, and besides, what am I going to do, suddenly start writing songs about cute things instead of songs about how to wrest cries of triumph from the screaming places? Please. May the baby grow up to spit in my face if I should pose that hard.

Some of the songs I sent to Owen Pallett to arrange for the Transcendental Youth program I did with Anonymous 4 in the spring; meanwhile Peter & Jon & I worked some of the band arrangements out onstage through spring, which is something I’d stopped doing, playing new songs live before tracking them. Shouldn’t have ever stopped doing that by the way. Playing new songs rules. These arrangements & performances opened up the songs for me and showed me things about them, and when we hit the studio, I had a plan that was broad enough to let everybody contribute his own voice (a big thing with me; I kind of don’t believe in the One Dude Telling Everybody What To Do model of album-making) but focused enough to keep dragging the songs by their hair back to the central point of the record, which has to do with whether anybody has the right to tell people whether their visions are sick or not. Spoiler alert, absolutely nobody has that right, what makes me broken also makes me whole, that is how it works and it’s like striking gold when you find that out so keep digging, don’t even get me started.

We spent a week recording at Overdub Lane. Brandon Eggleston produced and Matthew E. White did horn arrangements, and afterwards Scott Solter mixed it at Baucom Road, and then I called up Aeron Alfrey from the Satanic Messiah sleeve and he did a new original painting that completely knocks me out and that brings us to the present. The album’s called Transcendental Youth, and it’s coming out October 2nd on Merge and right around the same time on Tomlab in the UK & Europe and on Moorworks in Japan and on Remote Control in Australia & New Zealand, and I’ve been getting letters from South America so I’m doing what I can to get it released there. On this last tour that I just got home from, I went into Cloud City with Brandon and recorded four more songs by myself directly to 1/2″ tape without overdubs, and from those four, two will be cut directly from the tape to a 7″. The first pre-orders of the album will come with a copy of this 7″, whose songs will probably be available digitally before long; the actual vinyl single, though, will be the end-point of a truly live all-analog chain that was never converted at any point to ones and zeroes, which as one of Those Guys makes me ridiculously happy. I will tell you more about these two songs later on: one was written for the album but never tracked, the other’s been around in half-finished form for a while and finally got the bridge & last verse it deserves.

So that’s what I’ve got. I cannot wait for everybody to hear what we’ve done this time. It is kind of a family effort for us: the four of us who spend half the year in a tour van together are the four who went into the studio to play & record songs whose choruses grew from things scrawled in notebooks in the back of the van and occasional demos recorded in hotel rooms between tour stops. We will be touring this fall until we run out of places to go or the winged serpent returns, whichever comes first. Here is the tracklisting for the album. I will see you in October!

‘Transcendental Youth’ tracklisting:

1. Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1
2. Lakeside View Apartments Suite
3. Cry for Judas
4. Harlem Roulette
5. White Cedar
6. Until I Am Whole
7. Night Light
8. The Diaz Brothers
9. Counterfeit Florida Plates
10. In Memory of Satan
11. Spent Gladiator 2
12. Transcendental Youth

For those familiar with John Hodgman, click here to read a piece he submitted titled Biographical details that I have personally observed regarding John Darnielle and the Mountain Goats.


Melbourne’s Northeast Party House have unveiled the brand new video clip for single ‘Pascal Cavalier’. Directed by Ribal and Gil at Superteam and premiered by Channel [V], the video for the catchy, synth-heavy tune features a somewhat untraditional and cheeky game of Twister.

Northeast Party House will launch ‘Pascal Cavalier’ across the east coast this month, kicking off at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne this Friday 13 July. You can also catch the band at Goodgod Small Club in Sydney next Friday 20 July and Alhambra Lounge in Brisbane next Saturday 21 July, before returning to Brisbane to perform at Big Sound in September.

Watch the video for ‘Pascal Cavalier’ below.

Northeast Party House
‘Pascal Cavalier’ single launch tour

Friday 13 July
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Supported by City Calm Down, I Oh You DJs and Diamond
Tickets on sale now via Corner Box Office (57 Swan St, Richmond) | 03 9486 1677 |

Friday 20 July
Goodgod Small Club, Sydney
Supported by Panama and Colour Coding
Tickets on sale now via Moshtix | 1300 GET TIX

Saturday 21 July
Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane
Supported by The Belligerents and Fairchild Republic
Tickets on sale now via Oztix – | 1300 762 545