Kirin J Callinan, Australia’s most charismatic and confronting musician reveals the video for his latest single ‘EMBRACISM’. The title track of his long-awaited debut, it has already drawn critical praise and intrigue from international and local media for its dangerous lyrics and intense guitar work.
Directed by Cara Stricker, the video for ‘EMBRACISM’ is an evolution from Callinan’s triple j award winning clip for song ‘Way II War’. It provides a challenging and intoxicating visual piece that demands attention. Daring in its physicality, it follows Callinan in his morning routine.
Catch Kirin launch the album Embracism nationally on Wednesday 26 June at Yours & Owls in Wollongong, Thursday 27 June at Terrace Bar in Newcastle, Friday 28 June at The Standard in Sydney, Saturday 29 June at The Zoo in Brisbane, Wednesday 3 July at a unique location in Melbourne, Thursday 4 July at Northcote Social Club in Melbourne, Saturday 6 July at Jive in Adelaide, Friday 19 July at The Bakery in Perth, and Saturday 20 July at Mojos in Fremantle.
Queens Of The Stone Age has confirmed May 31st as the Australian release date for its sixth studio album … Like Clockwork on Matador Records / Remote Control.
The band has also unveiled the new album’s stunning artwork by UK artist Boneface.
… Like Clockwork’s release is preceded by first single “My God Is The Sun,” which received its recent live debut in Queens Of The Stone Age’s Lollapalooza Brazil set.
… Like Clockwork can be pre-ordered as of midnight Tuesday, April 9, from iTunes. All pre-orders will immediately receive “My God Is The Sun,” which can be heard at http://qotsa.com.
Described by Queens principal Joshua Homme as “an audio documentary of a manic year,” … Like Clockwork is the band’s first full length collection of all new material since 2007′s Era Vulgaris, as well as the band’s debut release on new label partner Matador. The full track listing for the album is:
1. Keep Your Eyes Peeled
2. I Sat By The Ocean
3. The Vampyre of Time and Memory
4. If I Had A Tail
5. My God Is The Sun
7. Fairweather Friends
8. Smooth Sailing
9. I Appear Missing
10. …Like Clockwork
…Like Clockwork was produced by Joshua Homme and QOTSA, recorded by Mark Rankin with additional engineering by Justin Smith, at Josh’s studio, Pink Duck, in Burbank, California.
Queens of the Stone Age are: Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita and Michael Shuman. Jon Theodore will play drums on to
Houndmouth will release their anticipated debut album From Hills Below The City on Friday 31 May via Rough Trade / Remote Control.
Listen to ‘On The Road’, the first single to be taken from the album:
Houndmouth is comprised of four musicians from New Albany, Indiana US, across the river from Louisville – hence From the Hills Below the City. Matt Myers (guitar/vocals), Katie Toupin (keyboard/vocals), Zak Appleby (bass/vocals) and Shane Cody (drums/vocals) spent the past yearbuilding a passionate following in their hometown and touring with the Alabama Shakes, the Lumineers, Grace Potter, and the Drive-By Truckers. “Houndmouth is a great young band,” testifies Patterson Hood of the Truckers. “They ‘brought it’ each and every night. They were extremely popular with our fanbase and our band. I look forward to hearing what they do next”.
The 12 original songs on From The Hills Below the City are packed with tales of down-on-their-luck drug runners, casinos,riverboats, recession-era scraping, and more. All members of Houndmouth sing, “leading with individual character and harmonizing in saloon-choir empathy,” writes Rolling Stone’s David Fricke, and their songs have a loose-limbed swing, anchored by a sturdy rhythm and a cagey melodic sensibility.
Houndmounth’s appearance at SXSW resulted in national coverage on NBC Rock Center, Fuse News, and Rolling Stone.
Watch Houndmouth perform new single ‘On The Road’ for Paste Magazine Riverview Sessions at SXSW 2013 HERE.
From The Hills Below The City Track-listing:
1. On the Road
2. Come On Illinois
4. Casino (Bad Things)
6. Hey Rose
8. Long As You’re Home
9. Houston Train
10. Halfway to Hardinsburg
11. Comin’ Around Again
Majical Cloudz will release their new album Impersonator on Friday 24 May via Matador / Remote Control.
For the past few years, Devon Welsh has been recording solo material composed between rural Ontario and Montreal, and collaborating in production & performance with Matthew Otto under the guise Majical Cloudz.
Impersonator’s expressive power and swagger belie its extremely minimal music. These are intensely lyrical songs about death, patience, family, friendship and desire, with Welsh’s rich vocals atop Matthew Otto Kolaitis’ quiet looped waves of white noise, filtered synths and sparse thuds.
Majical Cloudz’ Devon Welsh explains of Impersonator:
In the last few years there’s been a massive explosion of amazing music made with computers, samplers and other electronic equipment. The possibilities became nearly endless and musicians indulged those possibilities. I love that kind of music but it also started to overwhelm me. I wasn’t cut out for the maximalist expressions of that style. So I took a break from music, and when I started again it was to make music that barely existed and felt like stillness more than movement. Where the songs could be more about humanness. I love all forms of electronic music, techno, house, rave, hip-hop, but I never want to feel like the music I’m making is just about stylistic play. The easiest way for me to do that is try to make something without obvious movement; where the music isn’t overstuffed sonically or referentially, it’s emptied out as much as possible. So the vision for Impersonator was to communicate a lot with as little as possible. It’s not meant to energize and turn you out to the world, it’s meant to do the opposite; it’s more like a cocoon.
2. This Is Magic
3. Childhood’s End
4. I Do Sing For You
6. Turns Turns Turns
7. Silver Rings
9. Bugs Don’t Buzz
Download: Majical Cloudz – ‘Childhood’s End’ HERE
Watch Majical Cloudz perform previously released album track ‘Turns Turns Turns’ live via Yours Truly below.
Download ‘Turns Turns Turns’ HERE.