COLLARBONES ANNOUNCE ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR & NEW SINGLE

Collarbones will launch their sophomore album Die Young in Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide over September and October.

Catch the electronic duo at Liberty Social in Melbourne on Friday 28 September, Brisbane Fest in Brisbane on Saturday 29 September, and at Rocket Bar in Adelaide on Friday 5 October. A Sydney album launch will also be announced shortly.

Premiered today by themusic.com.au, ‘Hypothermia’ is the latest single from Collarbones. Get a free download of the track below:

Set for release on Friday 28 September 2012 via Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control, Die Young was written over the course of a year, during the promotion of the duo’s 2011 debut album Iconography. Inspired by recollections of teen crushes – the naive, vulnerable yearning at the heart of adolescent experience – the songs emerged as a tribute to the modern mythology of youthful desire. Framed by a soundtrack of jilted R&B instrumentals, Die Young joins with whole generations mourning for their fallen idols.

COLLARBONES
Die Young album launch tour

Friday 28 September – Liberty Social, Melbourne
Saturday 29 September – Brisbane Fest, Brisbane
Friday 5 October – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Friday 12 October – TBA, Sydney

Watch the trailer for Collarbones’ Die Young companion film HERE:

Collarbones Die Young is out Friday 28 September 2012 via Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control

COLLARBONES ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

Collarbones return with their sophomore album Die Young, set for release on Friday 28 September 2012 via Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control.

Die Young was written over the course of a year, during the promotion of the duo’s 2011 debut album Iconography. Inspired by recollections of teen crushes – the naive, vulnerable yearning at the heart of adolescent experience – the songs emerged as a tribute to the modern mythology of youthful desire. Framed by a soundtrack of jilted R&B instrumentals, Die Young joins with whole generations mourning for their fallen idols.

Die Young was conceived with a significantly visual aspect in the form of a companion film. To be released with the album, the film follows a narrative of teen ghosts caught in a limbo, watching in on the preserved artefacts of their former lives. Paris-based artist Michael Salerno travelled to Sweden to photograph and video River Phoenix lookalikes in a freezing forest.

Adelaide’s Travis Cook and Sydney’s Marcus Whale met on the Internet in 2007. Over the course of several years, and divided by 1150km, they pieced together a sound informed by geographical distance but basking in the warmth of digital proximity: the electronic hum, the LCD glow, the metallic sheen of laptop culture formed the unlikely basis for a sound that embraced its digital origins. This is music made with the Internet as much as music made with drum machines, vocoders and carefully distorted instrumentation.

Since the release of Iconography the duo has spent more time (physically) together than usual, supporting and playing with a slew of international and local outfits. Collarbones explored their sound and the dynamics of physical closeness over the past year, supporting Neon Indian and Daedelus and touring with label mates Oscar + Martin as well as Ghoul, Donny Benet and The Paper Scissors. The duo were handpicked to play triple j Unearthed’s Parklife slot, the inaugural Sugar Mountain Festival in Melbourne, and FBi’s Sydney Sounds Like, all tightly curated affairs. Their live shows and the release of Iconography has seen them nominated for a Sydney Music, Art & Culture (SMAC) Award as well as an AIR Award (Australian Independent Record Labels Association).

Watch the trailer for Collarbones’ Die Young companion film below.


Download the first single ‘Missing’ here.

Collarbones Die Young is out 28 September 2012 via Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control

COLLARBONES NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE ‘MISSING’

‘Missing’ is the new single from Collarbones taken from their forthcoming second album, due for release in 2012 on Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control.

The video for ‘Missing’ was premiered by ROSE QUARTZ today. Check it out below.

You can grab a download of ‘Missing’ here.

Collarbones kick off their single launch tour this Saturday night at The Gasometer in Melbourne.

COLLARBONES ‘MISSING’ SINGLE LAUNCH TOUR

SATURDAY 16 JUNE
THE GASOMETER, MELBOURNE VIC w/ Bon Chat, Bon Rat and Namine
SATURDAY 23 JUNE
THE GATE AT PABLOS, EPPING NSW (ALL AGES) w/ Swimwear and special guests
SUNDAY 24 JUNE
BRASS MONKEY, CRONULLA NSW w/ Bon Chat, Bon Rat and Letters to Lions
THURSDAY 28 JUNE
TERRACE BAR, NEWCASTLE NSW w/ Bon Chat, Bon Rat and special guests
FRIDAY 29 JUNE
ALHAMBRA LOUNGE, BRISBANE QLD w/ Bon Chat, Bon Rat and special guests
THURSDAY 5 JULY
FBI SOCIAL, SYDNEY NSW w/ Bon Chat, Bon Rat and Mr Maps
SATURDAY 7 JULY
FORMAT, ADELAIDE w/ Bad\\Dreems (without Bon
Chat)

COLLARBONES RELEASE NEW SINGLE & ANNOUNCE TOUR

Collarbones return with their brand new single ‘Missing’. The track is taken from their forthcoming second album, due for release in 2012 on Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control.

‘Missing’ is a sinister track that aches with desperation. The ghostly drone of synthesisers on the track cushion Marcus Whales’ heartbreaking vocals, sung with refrain and yearning, throughout the track (“I’m missing you … I’ll be so close”). An almost hollow drum machine is scattered throughout the chorus, ticking like a clock, marking time. On a bed of electronic screws and groans, Marcus’ voice rises above to its crescendo (“I’ll be so close I could almost kill you”). Here Collarbones delve into something dark and sinister. Something unresolved. Closeness can be comforting, but it can also be dangerous.

STREAM & DOWNLOAD ‘MISSING’ BELOW:

COLLARBONES ‘MISSING’ SINGLE LAUNCH TOUR

SATURDAY 16 JUNE
THE GASOMETER, MELBOURNE VIC w/ Bon Chat, Bon Rat and Namine
SATURDAY 23 JUNE
THE GATE AT PABLOS, EPPING NSW (ALL AGES) w/ Swimwear and special guests
SUNDAY 24 JUNE
BRASS MONKEY, CRONULLA NSW w/ Bon Chat, Bon Rat and Letters to Lions
THURSDAY 28 JUNE
TERRACE BAR, NEWCASTLE NSW w/ Bon Chat, Bon Rat and special guests
FRIDAY 29 JUNE
ALHAMBRA LOUNGE, BRISBANE QLD w/ Bon Chat, Bon Rat and special guests
THURSDAY 5 JULY
FBI SOCIAL, SYDNEY NSW w/ Bon Chat, Bon Rat and Mr Maps