Stern Remix Angus

Stern Remix Angus & Julia Stone {0}

Wow. This is one of the most poignant and wistfully beautiful pieces of music I’ve heard in a very long time.

ANGUS & JULIA STONE – BIG JET PLANE (STERN* REMIX)

Reminds me of The Twelves’ 2009 remix of “Blue Skies” by Noah & The Whale. So timeless.

NOAH & THE WHALE – BLUE SKIES (THE TWELVES REMIX)

New: Mitzi

New: Mitzi – All I Heard (12″ Mix) {0}

Solid newcomers from Brisbane who sound a bit like NYC’s Holy Ghost! — translation: they totally rule! Enjoy the extended 12″ mix of their first single “All I Heard” below.

MITZI – ALL I HEARD (12″ MIX)

Oldies: Tame Impala

Oldies: Tame Impala – Half Full Glass of Wine {0}

This understated gem from Tame Impala’s 2008 self-titled EP exudes classic rock a la Cream and Led Zeppelin. The Perth four-piece hit it big last year with the release of their critically acclaimed debut LP Innerspeaker, but this previous record is equally deserving of your time.

Their label, Modular, assembled a great reflection of the track:

“['Half Full Glass Of Wine'] is the type of song you come across rarely with it’s half speed, double riffing magic. Kevin’s vocals float through the air like a magic carpet ride through an aural wonderland; the guitars dual each other in a call and response frenzy; which all leads up to a beast of a solo that holds you by the soul, galloping away in oblivion.”

TAME IMPALA – HALF FULL GLASS OF WINE

Video: Bag Raiders

Video: Bag Raiders – Sunlight {0}

Sydney dancefloor kings Bag Raiders are so hot right now, even their music videos are on fire. Check out the new vid for “Sunlight,” a sparkling electronic hit from their self-titled debut LP that features Dan Black on vocals.

New: Cut Copy

New: Cut Copy – Take Me Over {0}

Sydney’s Cut Copy is one of my favorite bands of the last decade. Needless to say, the release of their new album, Zonoscope, will be greeted with rapturous applause. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, I’ve been able to indulge in the demo of their upcoming single, “Where I’m Going,” and, as of today, was able to hear their first official single “Take Me Over.”

The track exhibits a heavy synthesis of 80′s pop songs from Fleetwood Mac (“Everywhere”) and Men At Work (“Land Down Under”). This is no surprise given the band’s affinity for new wave/synth-pop in the style of late 80′s New Order singles. Nonetheless, I detect maturation in their technique and wouldn’t be surprised if the new album deviated from their signature sound. Either way, color me enthusiastic.

Zonoscope drops in early February of next year. Let the countdown begin.

CUT COPY – TAKE ME OVER

Introducing: STRANGE TALK

Introducing: STRANGE TALK {0}

The other day, I found a great new track called “Climbing Walls” by Melbourne electro-pop newcomers Strange Talk. After the third listen, I started to notice how familiar the vocals sounded. Sure enough, it seems that Strange Talk and Thieves of Aon are one and the same. Be sure to check out their new bassed up version of “Eskimo Boy”, a track which surfaced under the Thieves of Aon moniker several months ago; just before the band’s web page mysteriously disappeared. From what I can surmise, Thieves of Aon will primarily serve as their remixing brand, while Strange Talk will cover everything else. Expect big things.

File next to: Cut Copy, Van She, Gypsy & The Cat, Phoenix.

Strange Talk – Climbing Walls

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Introducing: PARADES

Introducing: PARADES {0}

Super harmonic post-rock + shuffling dancehall-pop by the Aussie sensations led by Jonathan Boulet. In my humble opinion, Parades is one of the best bands to have ever come out of Sydney. Their debut album, Foreign Tapes, is a must have.

File next to: Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, Local Natives, The Holidays.

Parades – Past Lives

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Cut Copy Announces New Album

Cut Copy Announces New Album {0}

Cut Copy have revealed that their long-awaited third album will be titled Zonoscope and it’ll be out on February 8th. Front man Dan Whitford — who in a former life worked as a graphic designer — has been credited with producing the (gorgeous) artwork.