Deerhunter share video for ‘Living My Life’

A few days before releasing their seventh record Fading Frontier, Deerhunter have brought us a new vid!

‘Living My Life’ was directed by Bradford Cox.

The Atlantan describes it as, “macro meditations on geology and botany to the observations of afternoon light filtered onto wooden floors. The idea was to have a formless visual that does not conform to the overwhelming cleverness and narrative ambition of most modern videos. Instead we have a sometimes ridiculous, and sometimes hypnotically beautiful, mess of images and rhythm. The final section of the video, in particular, could be a teenage garage band take on Tarkovsky’s Solaris. Various chemicals and dyes were used to create a liquid fantasia for the song’s transcendent climax.” Watch it below.

Fading Frontier, Deerhunter’s seventh studio album, was written and recorded in the band’s hometown of Atlanta, GA, with production duties shared by the band and Ben H. Allen, continuing a collaboration that began with 2010’s acclaimed Halcyon Digest. Fading Frontier also features contributions from Broadcast’s James Cargill and Tim Gane from Stereolab.

The record was made by founding members Bradford Cox, Lockett Pundt and Moses Archuleta, and bassist Josh McKay. Written in their hometown of Atlanta, GA, production duties were shared by the band and Ben H. Allen III, continuing a collaboration that began with 2010’s Halcyon Digest.

Majical Cloudz share single for ‘Downtown’

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Majical Cloudz have shared a beautiful new video for single ‘Downtown’. Dropping overnight ‘Downtown’ has already received high praise from Pitchfork via a Best New Track nod, Consequence Of Sound & Noisey amongst others.

Majical Cloudz will come to Australia for the first time in early 2016 as part of Laneway Festival and we cannot wait!

Majical Cloudz eagerly anticipated second studio album Are You Alone? will be released next Friday October 16th via Matador Records / Remote Control Records.

EL VY share new single ‘Paul Is Alive’

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EL VY, a new collaboration between Matt Berninger (lyricist and vocalist of The National) and Brent Knopf (frontman/producer of Ramona Falls), release their debut album Return To The Moon on October 30th via 4AD / Remote Control Records. The duo have just launched a video for their killer new track ‘Paul Is Alive’, watch it now.

“I think ‘Paul Is Alive’ is about finally finding the water that you can breathe in, finding a place or a person that makes you feel like you,” Matt explains. “It’s very much my story of what Cincinnati was like, growing up and falling in love with music, discovering these little places where like-minded people could find each other.”

Courtney Barnett nominated for 8 ARIAS

 

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We could not be more excited & proud of Courtney Barnett right now! 8 ARIA nominations and already a win for BEST COVER ART!

She’s been nominated for:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR, VIDEO OF THE YEAR, BEST AUSTRALIAN LIVE ACT, BEST FEMALE ARTIST, BEST BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST & BEST INDEPENDENT RELEASE

A huge congrats to Milk Records & team Lookout Kid.

If you missed it, Courtney worked with Jack White on a recent cover of Shivers by Rowland S. Howard. Have a listen to it below.

Jamie xx sells out Melbourne show in five minutes

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This morning at 9am, tickets to Jamie xx’s headline Melbourne show at the Forum on January 10 went on sale. By 9.05am, they were completely gone. If you missed out, not all hope is lost yet – he is also playing Beyond The Valley (Victoria), Lost Paradise (New South Wales) and FOMO (Queensland) festivals.

Jamie xx announced the show last week live on triple j, you can listen to the interview HERE.

Jamie xx finds himself at the forefront of a progressive, boundary-pushing group of producers (drawing comparisons to Four Tet, Nosaj Thing and Nicolas Jaar) that are paving the way for dance music in the 21st century.

Watch his most recent video of ‘I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)’

Jim Lawrie shares video for ‘Antisocialite’

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Our buddy Jim Lawrie is back with a new single AND video!

His killer new single ‘Antisocialite’ is a fist-pumper of an anthem, pointing the finger back at a society that condemns antisocial behaviours with one hand, while pushing people towards them with the other.

He has had a killer year so far – releasing his album Eons earlier this year and has now been nominated for an AIR award!

Car Seat Headrest shares track ‘Times To Die’

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YES! Car Seat Headrest has shared the track ‘Times To Die.’ The track comes from their record ‘Teens of Style’ out on Friday 30 October via Matador / Remote Control Records.

Car Seat Headrest (né Will Toledo) comes to Matador / Remote Control 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 began in 2010 in 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.

After relocating to the Seattle suburbs in 2014, Toledo assembled a lineup with bassist Ethan Ives and drummer Andrew Katz. Teens of Style is the first Car Seat Headrest album recorded with a full band, and the sound is vibrant and powerful, with a wide stylistic range.

On Teens of Style, Toledo has taken material from the first three years of the band’s existence. 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.

Car Seat Headrest’s conceptual ambition and stunning songwriting has been apparent since its early days of laptop recording, the scale of Toledo’s vision going far beyond the constricting “lo-fi” term. Now on his Matador Records debut, Teens of Style, we witness Toledo presenting his intricate ideas with more clarity and refinement than ever, delivering an enthralling collection of songs destined for wide acclaim.