Future Islands to tour with Mumford & Sons

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Yes!! The legends Future Islands will be back later this year to support Mumford & Sons!

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Catch them supporting Mumford & Sons in Melbourne and Sydney in November. Presale tickets will be available by Secret Sounds at 11am on Tuesday 7 July.

Recently, the band released a new video for ‘A Song For Our Grandfathers’ where they performed to their friends & family at a reunion in North Carolina. They also released a clip earlier in the year for their killer single ‘The Chase’ watch it here.

Remote Control Records – Label of Love Party!

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Celebrate Remote Control turning nearly 15 years old as a label!

We are stoked to be part of the Shadow Electric Label of Love Series during this year’s Leaps and Bounds Music Festival.
Come join us for a night of fun and festivities at the Shadow Electric in the Abbotsford Convent on Sunday 12th July from 6pm featuring a killer line up of our amazing local acts including:

Pearls
Teeth & Tongue
METHYL ETHEL
Dorsal Fins
Sunbeam Sound Machine
+ Remote Control Records DJs

With more acts and set times to be announced!

TICKETS
Pre-sale $15 + BF

Introducing Leah Senior

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We are very excited to introduce Leah Senior to the Flightless / Remote Control family! Leah has shared her amazing single today via Happy who have given her a pretty great review below.

“This song is subtly astounding yet delicate and vocally intimate. It’s almost like Leah is whispering secrets to you over a hot chocolate in a city coffee shop. The City is a Stream is beautifully haunting and it’s times like this that Australia can have a pat on the back for producing such elegant music.”

Listen to ‘The City Is A Stream’ here.

You might recognise her from her cover with Fraser A Gorman.

Pavement announce The Secret History Vol. 1 – A new series of Pavement rarities

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YES! On Friday 7th August, Pavement will release The Secret History Vol. 1, the first of five compilations in a new series of Pavement rarities. The 30 tracks, 25 of which will be available on vinyl for the first time ever, include b-sides, unreleased session tracks, John Peel sessions, and a 1992 live concert from the Slanted and Enchanted era (1990-1992). The deluxe double LP contains essays by Stephen Malkmus and Spiral Stairs, plus essays from Matador Records, Billions Corporation, and Drag City bosses, and a gorgeous gatefold designed by Rob Carmichael (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors).

Every proper Pavement album, from the out-of-nowhere debut Slanted and Enchanted to the summer-upper Terror Twilight, was accompanied by a flurry of slay tracks and stray slack—songs that got scattered on B-sides, EPs, compilations, radio sessions. But Pavement were too busy writing and recording great songs to worry about where to stash them, and they moved too fast to leave a tidy trail. So they left these songs off their albums. Some never got released at all. Until now.

Matador is finally releasing a series of these shadow albums. The first, naturally, is The Secret History, Vol. 1, collecting the songs that got away during the era of Slanted and Enchanted, which Stephen Malkmus, Scott Kannberg and Gary Young recorded on the cheaper-than-cheap in January 1991.