Monday, 24 February 2014

Hubert Clarke Jr. - Heart/Mind

We met Hubert a while ago through a really interesting, involving and intriguingly unpolished EP that just came with some really good feels. Vibes, if you will. Anyways Hubie's back with a brand new tune and it is of both polish and vibe.

I'm sure it's all in the bongos, but why not decide for yourself? Tune in, tune out and so forth.

Free Download: Heart/Mind (Hand Games, Bandcamp)

Feral Media - Summer EP

Feral Media continue their excellent run of project-based work with the Summer EP (third in a seasonal series). Bon Chat, Bon Rat do an INXS cover (so hot right now) and Melbourne guru The Townhouses plays a typically deft hand only for Friendships to come and drop an incendiary bass bomb on our unsuspecting ears. Nice.

Finally, old mate Tim Fitz brings things home with an introspective, observant ode to being caught out late at night (in Byron, from the sounds of things).

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Free The Beats Vol. 11

Sadly, Free The Beats have retired their hand-printed, limited-edition CDRs but we can at least celebrate that the series has made it to Volume 11. Huzzah! And how glad I am about that because this edition is straight FIRE and the closest we've had to a 'themed' edition yet - taking on a "floaty dub infused tangent of electronica."

Get into it.

Download: Free The Beats Vol. 11 (Bandcamp)

Monday, 3 February 2014

You Beauty - Jersey Flegg

Move on, folks, nothin' to see here. Nothin' but Jersey Flegg - the debut full-length from You Beauty.

I mean we knew it was coming, and we knew it'd be a jangly, NRL-themed rock-opera - so no biggie, right? But if you must know it's a darn good listen.

Added fun fact: mixed by Ivan Vizintin (Ghoul).

Free Download: Jersey Flegg (Bandcamp)

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Rainbow Chan - Haircut (Nick Zinner Remix)

A+ effort from Rainbow Chan and Brisbane/NYC-based Silo Arts in securing the services of Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) for an upbeat reworking of recent single Haircut.

While I'd love to know more about how the project came about, I suspect its origins may lie at least a little bit with Rainbow's involvement in Karen O's Stop The Virgens earlier this year.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Tropical Strength - Not There

We've heard a couple things from Tropical Strength and we certainly know their member/s from Shining Bird so it's nice to be reacquainted with the project via new song Not There.

This one's kinda weird, kinda awesome and pretty darn catchy. Just like that whole business of fighting mozzies... or something. Apply liberally.

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