The National share a new song and announce ‘A Lot Of Sorrow’ boxset

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ICYMI… In 2013, The National collaborated with an Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson on A Lot of Sorrow, a durational performance presented as part of MoMA PS1’s Sunday Sessions.

Kjartansson, who often uses repetitive performance to explore collective experience and emotion, invited The National to play their three-minute, twenty-five second song “Sorrow” live on stage, repeatedly and continuously, for six hours. This incredible feat of endurance has become legendary, and the audio recording of the performance will be released as a limited edition 1,500 run vinyl boxed set by 4AD / Remote Control.

The box set is $150 and all profits will be donated to Partners in Health, an organisation dedicated to improve the health of impoverished people worldwide. Purchasing vinyl and helping the world = win win!

The band have also shared a new single called ‘Sunshine On My Back’ which you can get for free if you purchase their documentary ‘Mistaken For Strangers’ here.

Listen to the gorgeous song here.

Listen to Alabama Shakes’ new album Sound & Color via iTunes Radio First Play

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Wooo! You can now listen to Alabama Shakes’ album ‘Sound & Color’ via iTunes Radio First Play HERE.

The album comes out Friday 17th of April and we cannot wait! The band recently just killed it touring Australia for Bluesfest and performing a special one off Sydney show.

Read a review of their Sydney show by our pals at the Sydney Morning Herald here.

The band also performed an exclusive live track of ‘This Feeling’ at Mojo Record Bar in Sydney for Double J. Watch the amazing performance below. The album is Feature Album on the station for the whole of next week!

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Courtney Barnett charts at #4 on ARIAs and #10 in the US

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We’ve been celebrating over at Remote Control HQ because Courtney Barnett has debuted at #4 on the ARIA charts and #10 in the US!!

She also peaked at #1 on the AIR Independent Music Charts for her debut album.

She has also sold out her second Melbourne show and has announced a third! Get your tickets here before they disappear!

If you haven’t already watched her Ellen performance below.

Ceremony release double video for The Separation + The Understanding

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Ceremony are back!

The band have announced the release of their fifth studio album out Friday 15th May. To celebrate the band have shared a mega video for two of their killer tracks The Separation and The Understanding. Watch the video below!

The album uses singer Ross Farrar’s recent breakup as a platform to explore loneliness and emotional weariness. “A lot of the content has to do with loss, and specifically the loss of someone who you care deeply about,” Farrar says. “There is no way for you to go through something like this artistically and not have really strong emotions of loss and pain. There’s not really any way to hide that.”

SOAK named Channel [V]’s Buzz Artist for April


The amazing Soak has been named Channel [V]’s Buzz Artist for this April. Keep an eye out on the Channel [V] site here for a Q&A with the lovely artist!

She is hitting our shores in less than two weeks playing shows in Sydney and Melbourne which are selling fast! Ticket details HERE.

Her debut album ‘Before We Forgot How To Dream’ is out May 29th. We can’t wait!

Soak recently performed an incredible performance with Ulster Orchestra watch it HERE

Watch her video for Sea Creatures.


Listen to The Mountain Goats’ album ‘Beat The Champ’

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YES! The Mountain Goats have shared their new album early via Rolling Stone.

Beat The Champ is the band’s 15th album! It is also a killer collection of 12 tracks that focus on professional wrestling!

“I wrote these songs to re-immerse myself in the blood and fire of the visions that spoke to me as a child, and to see what more there might be in them now that I’m grown,” Darnielle says of Beat The Champ.

Listen to the epic pre-stream of the album HERE.

The album is out officially out tomorrow Friday 3 April.

Earlier this year, frontman John Darnielle visited Australia to promote his novel Wolf In White Van. Listen to John read the first 10 minutes of the novel with Pitchfork here.