New music for your ears including Wren Klauf, Aquila Young, The Drones, Slum Sociable, Lanu, Richard in Your Mind & more!
WREN KLAUF – NEW WESTERN (INDEPENDENT)
Wren Klauf is an alluring, collaborative musical and visual project brought together by Sam Faulkner in early 2014 in his hometown of the Gold Coast. Beginning as a solo adventure, the design slowly but surely, developed into something quite audacious and far more colourful.
'New Western' mirrors the musician's passion for crafty and eccentric genre boundaries. Collectively, the track is an avant-garde, math-pop trance which dips into esoteric Australiana. It interpolates themes of nature and togetherness, coupled with Sam's eccentric and sometimes down right strange idiosyncrasies, but never strays too far from a fresh strawberry jam.
AQUILA YOUNG – RESISTANCE (INDEPENDENT)
A brazen world of isolated mystique and curiosity surrounds the artist known as Aquila Young. Her influence exudes warmth and charisma that is both fearless and fearsome. An unwavering charm artfully provoking the senses. Igniting the flame, playing with fire.
By simply observing the world around her, Aquila Young instinctively translates both the tangible and intangible into sound. She delivers an electric flair that merges an array of sounds, creating the unique motions of soul and song, an ode to the dreamscape.
THE DRONES – TARMAN SHUD (TFS / MGM)
In 1948 a man was found dead on Somerton Beach in South Australia. The strange and baffling circumstances of his death have become one of the world's greatest unsolved crime mysteries and have fascinated crime historians everywhere except Australia ever since.
67 years later Right wingers rule the world uncontested because Left wingers earlier outlawed everybody's right to call out people being assholes on the grounds that assholes also have the right to believe in the possibility of a Leftist Utopia in which nothing straight forward can ever be said.
‘Taman Shud’ is the result of that delusion and proof to the contrary.
RICHARD IN YOUR MIND – ECSTATIC ELECTRICITY (RICE IS NICE)
Sydney’s beloved Psych-Pop mainstays, Richard In Your Mind are at it again, announcing a run of tour dates in celebration of new music and a refreshed line up – the ‘Ecstatic Electricity Tour’ which accompanies their new single of the same name.
For nearing a decade and through a staggering 6 releases, Richard In Your Mind have created a kaleidoscope of psychedelic-pop, made manifest in their 4th Album – the critically acclaimed, meticulously crafted, joyous and bizarre ‘Ponderosa’ (released on Rice is Nice in 2014). From sitars to synthesizers,‘Ponderosa’ sees Richard In Your Mind traverse a sonic landscape as comfortable in the world of modern hip hop and electronica as it is neo-psychedelia.
GL – NUMBER ONE (PLASTIC WORLD)
Melbourne duo GL, aka Ella Thompson and Graeme Pogson, won hearts last year with their synthy and sweet EP, “Love Hexagon”. The duo return for the first time since that project's release with a new track to serve as both a treat for patient fans and a teaser for their debut album, which is expected to arrive sometime next year.
Just as we've come to expect from these guys, ‘Number One’ is a tad funky and a ton starry eyed. In short, this is a song for any one who is vying for that top spot. "We made a rhythm track that was inspired by early drum machine funk," the group told The FADER via email, adding that they "wanted to express the feeling of frustration at being someone's second best, yearning to become the number one to that person in your fantasies”
CAR SEAT HEADREST – TIMES TO DIE (MATADOR / REMOTE CONTROL)
Car Seat Headrest has shared a new single off the forthcoming album Teens Of Style out Friday October 30 via Matador / Remote Control Records titled 'Times To Die.' The almost 7-minute track applies breakbeat cut-ups and lowrider-style horns to a neo-psych jam filled with lyrical meditations about the Book of Job, Judaism, Hinduism, and the record business (he rhymes “devil” with “demo!”). The artwork seen in the 'Times To Die' lyric video (as well as the Teens of Style album art) was inspired by William Blake’s “The Grave.”
SLUM SOCIABLE – APARTMENT (LIBERATION)
Behind the buzz and mystique of Slum Sociable are long-term friends Edward Quinn and Miller Upchurch. Following the release of mini classics ‘Anyway ’ and ‘All Night’, the pair today unveiled their debut EP TQ. Lead single, ‘All Night’ quickly spread online upon release, reaching the Top 5 of Hype Machine’s Popular Chart and also finding its way onto a bunch of radio playlists across the country.
LANU – DRAGON SUN (FEAT. MEGAN WASHINGTON) (INERTIA)
Founding member of The Bamboos, Lance Ferguson has announced his return to his guise of Lanu and revealed his newest single, ‘Dragon Sun’, featuring Megan Washington on vocals.