Its your favourite time of week, the Rabbit Radio New Releases. Today we have the newly released 'Small Town' by Fan Girl , following we have Jarrow with, 'Bleach' and amazing tracks by Lehmann B. Smith, Courtney Barnett, Flowertruck, The Blaze, Bad Pony and an incredible number from Portland punk group The Lithics.
Dream Wife’s Laneway set was a total power hitter! If you haven’t had a chance to spin this UK outfit's self-titled debut since it dropped in Feb, the new clip for album closer ‘F.U.U.’ is a near-perfect introduction. Following them up this week is a bevy of great new sounds from ILUKA, La Luz, Forth Wanderers, Beach House, Hey Baby, Cut Worms and Cautious Clay.
It’s raining singles! Not least amongst them is a new collaboration between Zhu and Tame Impala, but kicking into the new month there’s enough releases flying out of the speakers to send any sane and reasonable music aficionado ducking for cover. Being neither of these things we’ve been narrowing them down to eight must-hears. In addition to Tame, this week’s latest tracks come courtesy of GUM, Natalie Prass, Frankie Cosmos, Dinsoaur Jr., Jo Passed, SSION (featuring Ariel Pink), and Hinds.
We’ve been taking it easy on the psychedelics this year, but this week we’re diving straight back in. The Jim Mitchells ‘Love Hypnotic’ is featuring as Album of the Week and in further celebration of the lysergic sound, Brisbane’s Nice Biscuit are heading up our new releases. Also noteworthy we've pulled together a collection of the best and latest tracks from Father John Misty, Sorry, Post Animal, The Breeders, and Lindstrøm as well as a rare gem from Caroline No.
So many albums have been announced this past week it’s been raining singles. Beach House, Courtney Barnett, and La Luz have all unveiled the release dates of long suspected LPs. The Voidz continued the build to their own forthcoming record, LA’s Pinky Pinky dropped a new cassette and New Jersey’s Forth Wanderers made their Sub Pop debut. On the local front, we've collected two great standalones from Adelaide’s Horror My Friend and Brisbane’s Rebel Yell.
Rock’s not dead, it’s ruled by women. This week Goat Girl, Suss Cunts, Mod Con and Frankie Cosmos are here to attest. Backing them up are four new and noteworthy tracks from DMA’s, Ocean Alley, Flying Machine, and TOPS’ Jackson MacIntosh.
Happy Laneway Week! To those who’ve grown a little weary slamming their festival favourites to death, here’s nine fresh ones. Featuring this week are Straight Arrows, GUM, Crum, Pinky Pinky, DZ Deathrays, Tropical Fuck Storm, VOIID, The Ruminaters, and RACKETT. Jammers all.
New week, eight must-hear tracks. The Rolling Blackouts are back and following them up Camp Cope is continuing a hot streak with the title single from the forthcoming How To Socialise & Make Friends. In the company of The Voidz, Julian Casablancas has put across a willfully weird yet ambitious extension of rock called 'QYURRYUS'. Holding this all together are the latest tracks from Mint Field, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Anna Meredith, Spike Vincent and Gold Coast locals Blaire.
Is anyone else excited as us to be catching (Sandy) Alex G at Laneway? His latest ‘fay’ is potent work of lo-fi artifice. While LA's Pinky Pinky won't be sharing the festival bill, single 'Hot Tears' is one of the hardest rocking tracks to cross our ears this year. Backing up these two internationals is a veritable host of local talent. This week we’ve collected new sounds from Hockey Dad, Siamese, The Flamingo Jones and The Bennies as well as a new clip courtesy of Jess Locke. Oh, and Yo La Tengo too!
There’s a bit of DIY flavour to this week's roundup. Frankie Cosmos, Soccer Mommy and Car Seat Headrest are all breakthroughs from the Bandcamp generation now playing with the indie label heavies. Meanwhile, Brisbane’s Thigh Master are questioning whether it’s ever going to happen at all, but we hope it does. Rounding things out are four of the latest tracks from Pond, The Breeders, Turnstile and Superchunk.