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

DOWNLOAD FOX+SUI’S NEW SINGLE ‘SUMMER STORM’

‘Summer Storm’ is the first single from Fox + Sui’s forthcoming EP Taboo, set for release in July 2012 via Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control.

Fox + Sui are Andras Fox and Sui Zhen, two musicians who share a love of early electronic music and the deep sea. Their new single ‘Summer Storm’ is an underwater journey, beggining with the sound of water lapping against the mixing desk. ‘Summer Storm’ is available for free download HERE.

Fox + Sui met in 2010 as participants at the Red Bull Music Academy in London. Respective solo releases in 2012 quietly announced Sui Zhen as a songwriter with a knack for improvisation and experimentation within traditional structures, and Andras Fox as an electronic musician who negotiates a range of moods, tones, instruments and rhythms with finesse.

As a duo Fox + Sui fold together a sophisticated selection of shared influences including James Pants, Antena and Arthur Lyman. They create their own brand of dream pop that toys with traditional pop sensibilities and finds understated revelry in the details. There’s is sound that incorporates the knowing naiveté of folk art and the considered traipse of down-tempo electronica.

DOWNLOAD ‘SUMMER STORM’

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

GALAPAGOOSE MELBOURNE ALBUM LAUNCH

Galapagoose will be launching his debut album, Commitments this Saturday night in Melbourne at Phoenix Public House.

GALAPAGOOSE COMMITMENTS ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR
Saturday May 5th
with Crumbs, Andras Fox & Wooshie
8pm
Phoenix Public House
133 Sydney Road, Brunswick
$10

Galapagoose Commitments is out now via Two Bright Lakes/Remote Control
Commitments - Galapagoose

GALAPAGOOSE 
COMMITMENTS ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR!

Melbourne beatmaker Galapagoose will launch his debut album Commitments in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide this month.

Galapagoose is Melbourne-based interdisciplinary artist Trent Gill. From a jazz theory background but with a distinctly DIY ethos, Trent’s musical creations take on many forms, from recording and composition, to designing studio hardware and computer software. He is well regarded in underground electronic circles for his developments in live performance-based software, focused primarily around the Monome. Though deeply multifaceted, Trent’s productions remain the central tenet of his output, harnessing a delicate soulfulness alongside brash experimentalism, with performances rooted in improvisation and spontaneous vocal sampling.

After traveling abroad throughout 2011 to tour with Young Magic (Carpark Records), of whom he produced the group’s debut album Melt, Trent found himself living in NYC. Through a serendipitous alignment, a joint performance with Daedelus occurred, laying the foundation for the release of Trent’s solo debut album Commitments on Daedelus’ own Magical Properties imprint and released in Australia through Two Bright Lakes in March 2012.

The debut full length album Commitments is available now on limited edition 12″ vinyl with handmade, hand screen-printed covers and digitally through iTunes and other online music outlets. Recorded in a flurry over a brief six-week period, the hypnotic melodies and psychedelic feel document the intensity of the moment, striking hard at the heartstrings. Already drawing plaudits from blogs and publications worldwide, and album of the week on hometown station Triple R, the album is sure to find its way into your consciousness in the coming months.

GALAPAGOOSE COMMITMENTS ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR

BRISBANE
Thursday 19 April – Bar Soma

SYDNEY
Saturday 21 April – The Gate
Sunday 22 April – Serial Space

PERTH
Thursday 26 April – The Bird

ADELAIDE
Friday 27 April – Cuckoo Bar

MELBOURNE
details to be announced!