Yes! We are SO STOKED that Fat Freddy’s Drop have announced the release of their new album Bays on Friday 23 October 2015, out in Australia via The Drop / Remote Control Records.
After sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House earlier this year, the band are also happy to announce a full national tour hitting our shores in February 2016. Their biggest headline tour in Australia to date will see the band play in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney and Brisbane. All the tour details below.
Following the success of Blackbirdin 2013, the New Zealand based seven-piece are back with Bays, a 9-track LP recorded at the band’s BAYS Studio in Kilbirnie, Wellington a former 1950s HMV vinyl pressing plant.
FAT FREDDY’S DROP
NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR FEBRUARY 2016
Presented by Niche Productions & Music Feeds
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 10AM
Saturday 13 February @ Red Hill Auditorium, Perth WA
w/ Hiatus Kaiyote + Thomas Oliver | Tickets via OzTix
Sunday 14 February @ Dunsborough – Clancy’s Fish Pub WA
Yes!! Jeffrey Lewis has announced Manhattan his seventh studio album for Rough Tradewill be released on Friday 30 October 2015. The first album since 2011’s A Turn In The Dream-Songs, Manhattan was recorded with his band called ‘Los Bolts’ and includes his regular players Heather Wagner (drums) and bassist Caitlin Gray (Hooray For The Riff-Raff).
Lewis has also shared the first single from the record, ‘Outta Town.’ It’s a song that he describes as “how empty life feels when you are in a relationship and that person’s not there, because you don’t remember how to have a relationship with yourself, you broke up with yourself when you started dating the other person. You have to learn how to start dating yourself all over again.”
Sunbeam Sound Machine is excited to share some new music with the world. Premiered overnight by Indie Shuffle ‘Getting Young’ is the first single to by lifted from a fourthcoming limited edition 7″ vinyl release.
The Cloudbreaks/Getting Young limited edition 7″ vinyl (50 copies only) is available for pre-order via bandcamp. The digital two track release is also available today for purchase on iTunes and all streaming service.
We are thrilled to announce that Matador has signed Car Seat Headrest and will release ‘Teens of Style’ on October 30, with ‘Teens of Denial’ to follow soon after in 2016. This prolific artist (née Will Toledo) comes to Matador 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 has also dropped its first-ever official video for single ‘Something Soon,’ directed by Jason Reid. The video features Toledo and his bandmates in an abandoned house on Bainbridge Island, WA, acting out variety of skewed domestic scenes: lightbulb microphones, destruction of household appliances, bathtub nudity, and the burning of a cargo box coffin.
Car Seat Headrest began in 2010 in Will 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. Toledo’s catalogue is sharp, literary, and culturally omnivorous as it touches upon youth and death, love and depression, drunken parties and 2nd century theologians. Ever surprising, his lyrical imagery ranges from playful to sexually frank to sorrowful, often within the same song.
On Teens of Style, Toledo has taken material from the first three years of the band’s existence and reworked it to generate some of the most realised arrangements to date. 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.
EL VY, the musical collaboration between Matt Berninger (lyricist and vocalist of The National) and Portland musician and producer Brent Knopf (Ramona Falls/Menomena), have presented a second new song ‘I’m The Man To Be’ from their forthcoming debut album, Return To The Moon released October 30th via 4AD / Remote Control.
The accompanying video starring the duo, directed by Tom Berninger and filmed in various locations around Venice Beach and Santa Monica, sets an equally playful and intriguing tone. Catch Matt Berninger dance like you’ve never seen before!
Their debut LP ‘Return To The Moon’ is out October 30.