Regular visitors to Australia, Future of the Left are contractually obliged to tell you that their fourth studio album “how to stop your brain in an accident” will be released on 25th October 2013 through Prescriptions/Remote Control.
Recorded by Charlie Francis (R.E.M, The Noisettes, Sweet Baboo) at the prestigious Monnow Valley Studios in Monmouth, and mastered by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios, it contains fourteen songs and runs to/at/on 46 minutes, all of which are completely necessary. if you are alive and even vaguely in love with the idea of rock music being more than an ersatz lifestyle choice then it is clearly their best album yet. Yes, they would say that. No, it’s not open to debate.
The album is also accompanied by mini album, Human Death, which was recorded during the same album session. It is available on the same release date and sold separately. The 6 songs on this are by no means lesser in quality. They are album worthy but simply did not fit on the record. After an extremely prolific period of writing the band wanted to record as much as possible, hence these additional songs in the form of this extra mini album.
Listen to first song off the album ‘bread, cheese, bow and arrow’ below:
T54 have released the new single ‘Return Of The Worm’ from their upcoming album In Brush Park, out in Australia on Friday 8th August via Flying Nun / Remote Control.
The new video premiered on Mess and Noise, and like the song, is loud and catchy but with a menacing undertone. Directed by Melbourne-based Samuel Galloway, he decided to keep the clip simple but difficult at the same time;
“I’ve always hated those creepy low budget puppet TV shows, so we used that idea to give the clip a bit of an edge,” Galloway says.“We had heard working with children was really easy, so we thought we’d make a challenge by feeding him lollies and then giving him a sword in a highly destructible environment. The whole thing was a nightmare.”
In Brush Park was recorded at the Dunedin venue Sammys by Tom Bell (David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights), it features ten tracks of glorious guitar drone, fuzz and feedback from the Christchurch three-piece (Joe Sampson, Matt Scobie and Sam Hood).
In Brush Park Tracklist:
1. Nails Painted
2. Life is Swell
3. Kill Red
4. O Nina
5. Return of the Worm
6. SW Chops
7. AC Parade
8. Return To Action Movies
9. Jennifer Hands
10. Biscuit City Sisters
T54 - In Brush Park is out in Australia on Friday 8 November via Flying Nun / Remote Control.
Remote Control Records & The Frontier Touring Company are thrilled to announce that two of the world’s most influential bands of the last decade, NINE INCH NAILS and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, will join forces for a massive double headline tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2014.
In what could arguably be described as one of the biggest double bills to ever reach our shores, QOTSA and NIN, joined by special guest BRODY DALLE, will kick off this explosive tour at Sydney Entertainment Centre on Thursday March 6th 2014 and continue on around the country visiting Newcastle, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and Christchurch.
Last week, American experimental singer-songwriter Glasser shared a note and a new track, hinting at the forthcoming release of a new album. Today we’re proud to announce that album now has an Australian release date – October 4th 2013 – and a title INTERIORS.
The follow up to 2010’s critically acclaimed debut Ring, Interiors was produced by Glasser and Van Rivers (Fever Ray, Blonde Redhead), and is a much more considered, confident, and sharply personal album than its predecessor.
In the three years since Glasser released her breakout debut album Ring, she has toured around the world (with Jónsi of Sigur Rós, The XX, Delorean, and others) and left her California home for New York City. 2012 brought Glasser’s one-women live show to Australian shores where she played intimate headline dates and joined the niche lineup touring nationally as a part of the St Jeromes Laneway Festival.
The collapsing of California’s dreamy, empty expanse for that of New York City’s frenetic, tightly-knit landscapes set off a new trajectory of exploration for Glasser, one that focused on the definition of space, both outside and in. This tension between the interior and the exterior sets the tone forInteriors. In architect Rem Koolhaas’ book Delirious New York, which Glasser credits as an inspiration, the author suggests that New York’s massive, stoic-faced buildings are monuments rife with secrets. Interiors is Glasser’s attempt to exorcise and address some of those metropolitan secrets. On album track “Landscape” Glasser explores the limitations of symbiosis in a romantic relationship, while “Exposure” characterizes the alienation of life in an ever-changing metropolis.
Glasser has always valued a visual component to compliment the music. For Interiors, Glasser worked with artist Jonathan Turner, a member of performance art group Yemenwed. Jonathan’s futuristic work establishes the visual palate for all the album’s visuals – all of the artwork, videos, and photos are the result of Glasser and Jonathan’s collaboration.
All twelve of Interiors’ tracks are being previewed via a number of awesome Instagram accounts; a search for #Glasserinteriors will let you see all of them in a nice grid.
LISTEN/WATCH GLASSER – SHAPES BELOW
GLASSER - INTERIORS TRACK LISTING
5. Window I
6. Keam Theme
9. Window III
10. Window II
11. New Year
GLASSER - INTERIORS IS OUT FRIDAY 4TH OF OCTOBER VIA TRUE PANTHER / REMOTE CONTROL
South-east London artist King Krule will release his debut LP 6 Feet Beneath The Moon via XL Recordings / Remote Control on Friday 23rd August.
From the opening clarion call of ‘Easy, Easy’ it is abundantly clear that this is a breathtakingly bold and arresting sonic worldview, as his songs, under the watchful eye of producer Rodaidh McDonald (The XX, Savages, How To Dress Well) open up to become a loose knit meditation on regret and discontent, loss of faith and renewal of hope, and optimism in the face of desperation.
Over the last year, London-based artist Twigs has produced a series of strikingly original pieces of music, each of which featured an equally striking visual accompaniment. The four tracks -’Weak Spot’, ‘Ache’, ‘Breathe’ and ‘Hide’ were compiled on 2012′s self-released debut, EP1.
Now, following a name alteration to FKA twigs, she unveils brand new song ‘Water Me’. Produced by Twigs and Arca, the track features a video directed by Jesse Kanda.
‘Water Me’ will feature on FKA twigs’ forthcoming EP2, which will be available on 12″ vinyl and download.
EP2 track list is:
1. How’s That
2. Water Me
3. Papi Pacify