Hello Satellites the musical child of Eva Popov returns in 2013 with the first single ‘Television Screens’ from their forthcoming sophomore LP 84000. The track was premiered via triple j’s Home & Hosed Blog this morning.
‘Television Screens’ is a fine return for a band that has been making accomplished pop music for the past three years. A summery song about the addiction to dreaming, the track is laced with beautiful call and response vocal layers from Popov.
Hello Satellites will play a single launch in support of ‘Television Screens’ in Melbourne on Sunday 24th of November at The Workers Club. Full details and ticket information for the show can be foundhere.
84000 was recorded and mixed by Popov in collaboration with three of Melbourne’s finest producers,Nick Huggins, J Walker (Machine Translations) and Joe Hammond and is due for release in early 2014.
84000 is an album about our addiction to dreaming and the stories we tell ourselves – about delusions and what we use them to get away from. It’s about our physical bodies and how they house our perfection, our hollowness, our sexuality, our desire, our addictions and the search for freedom and connection.
The title – 84000 refers to the number of holes, or pores in the body according to Chinese Medicine. It also is an important number in Buddhism – the Buddha had 84000 teachings to remedy the 84000 afflictions, or delusions one could suffer from.
Hello Satellites – 84000 will be released in March 2014 via
Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control
Collarbones will launch their sophomore album Die Youngin 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.
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 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.
‘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.
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