The irrepressible King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have today released their fourth album in 18 months, Nonagon Infinity via Flightless / Remote Control.
After the acid-flecked cosmic jazz of Quarters! and the hazy, pastoral, acoustic bliss of Paper Mache Dream Balloon, Nonagon Infinity sees the Gizzard once again dive head-long into the gonzo freak-beat frenzy that mark both their Heavenly debut I’m In Your Mind Fuzz, and their perpetually in motion, double-drummer propelled live show.
This high-octane, face-melting 9-song collection has been ingeniously crafted as the world’s first infinitely looping LP – each track seamlessly flows into the next, with the final song linking straight back into the top of the opener.
4AD is set to release Day Of The Dead – a celebration of the Grateful Dead’s music on May 20th, 2016. Today, five additional tracks have been made available from Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends; Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band; Jim James & Friends; Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The five Grateful Dead reworkings can be downloaded instantly with Day Of The Dead album pre-orders, are available on all streaming services, and also accompanied by a series of videos directed by Collected Works.
You can stream all the tracks out now below:
Day of the Dead is a wide-ranging tribute to the songwriting and experimentalism of the Dead which took four years to record, features over 60 artists from varied musical backgrounds, 59 tracks and is almost 6 hours long. All profits from the compilation will help fight for AIDS/HIV and related health issues around the world through the US charity, Red Hot Organisation. Six additional tracks have been made previously available via instant grat with album pre-order, on streaming services and accompanied by aseries of videos directed by Michael Brown, Nick Ciontea, and Christopher Bartlett.
We are very excited that Låpsley has announced her very first headline shows in Aus – playing Oxford Art Factory in Sydney and Howler in Melbourne. Get full ticket details here.
UK-based producer Dark0 has stepped up to remix ‘Falling Short’, the latest single from Holly ‘Låpsley’ Fletcher. Simultaneously euphoric and melancholic, this is the latest in a line of Dark0 remixes for the likes of Anushka, OT Genasis and Justin Bieber that are high on drama, emotion and melody.
Remote Control Records, in partnership with Dot Dash, are pleased to share the new single from Melbourne’s Client Liaison. ‘World Of Our Love’ is the first taste from the duo’s forthcoming debut album and was World Premiered on triple j’s 2016 with Richard Kingsmill on Sunday night.
With shareholder confidence at an all time high and strong yield from the 2015/2016 festival season, Client Liaison are also about to embark on their most comprehensive Australian tour to date. The band are set to deliver above and beyond the high returns investors have come to expect.
This extensive national tour will provide the first opportunity for shareholders to experience the new products on offer ahead of the Q3/Q4 2016 debut Client Liaison album release.
May 20th sees the release of Day of the Dead – a Grateful Dead tribute album benefitting the Red Hot Organisation. The album was curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National and they have share a new song, ‘Terrapin Station (Suite)’, off the compilation. The track is the most musically elaborate recording on the album, featuring nearly 50 musicians.
The Grateful Dead’s ‘Terrapin Station’, found on the album bearing the same name, was the first time the Dead unveiled a more symphonic and progressive sound. For this new version the Dessners enlisted Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear along with members of their band The National to record their take of this iconic track for Day of the Dead. Also on hand to recreate 1977’s entire Terrapin Station were Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, Sō Percussion, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Car Seat Headrest is excited to share the latest single ‘Fill In The Blank’ from his forthcoming record Teens of Denial out Friday 20 May via Matador Records / Remote Control Records.
The track was named Best New Track by Pitchfork – read the review here.
Teens of Denial is the thirteenth album in Car Seat Headrest’s (aka 23-year-old Will Toledo) oeuvre, second on Matador, and first to be recorded in a proper studio with a full band and producer (Steve Fisk).
On Denial, Toledo moves from bedroom pop to something approaching classic-rock grandeur and huge (if detailed and personal) narrative ambitions, with nods to the Cars, Pavement and William Onyeabor. By turns tender and caustic, self-loathing and self-aggrandizing, he conjures a specifically 21st century mindset, a product of information overload, the loneliness it can foster, and the escape music can provide.
Yes! We are super excited that a heap of our friends are playing Splendour In The Grass including Sigur Ros (only Aus show), Courtney Barnett, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Lapsley,
Methyl Ethel, Sui Zhen & Banoffee!
The full line up and ticket details can be found here.