WATCH: Austin Psych Fest 2012 (in full)

Austin Psych Fest has quickly become the benchmark psych festival on the planet, growing in stature each year while still retaining its core values. Below you can watch the 2012 event in full. It’s only 240p resolution on You Tube but hey, its better than nothing right? The good news is that they’ve also made the concert film Beyond The Third Sound of last year’s festival … Continue reading WATCH: Austin Psych Fest 2012 (in full)

NEW MUSIC: Beaches | Send Them Away

Melbourne quartet Beaches return with their second album She Beats, out May 3rd on the ever excellent Chapter Music label. Their debut was a brilliant mix of bittersweet psychedelic rock woth shades of krautrock and jangly guitar pop. They’ve refined that mix even further on their new single Send Them Away which sounds very reminiscent of New Zealand’s The Bats. I’m really looking forward to … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Beaches | Send Them Away

WATCH: Mining Boom | Craigie

Perth’s Mining Boom have just released a new clip for their excellent track Craigie. The clip features crazy tripped out digital distortion over a collection of images. The song is built on a great droning backdrop with some melanbcholic guitar in contrast to the lyrics of bashing and gyms. Craigie comes on the back of the previously released PDA, a killer Interpol meets The Strokes … Continue reading WATCH: Mining Boom | Craigie

SONG OF THE WEEK: Dan Deacon | True Thrush

Dan Deacon is one of those mad musical scientists who can harness corrupted instruments, perverse melodies and an innate sense of unbridled fun and create truly unique and original music. He first burst onto the scene when his album Superman of the Rings got picked up internationally, allowing him to take his solo live show to the masses outside of Portland, Oregon. Since then he … Continue reading SONG OF THE WEEK: Dan Deacon | True Thrush

NEWS: PVT release new song and announce international tour dates

PVT have been working on their new fourth album and have just released the first song and opening track from it, the slow  build, kosmiche vibe of Shivers. Check out the video below and if you are in USA, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia you can also catch them live as they play a ton of dates with Menomena, Bloc Party and Gotye. PVT TOUR DATES … Continue reading NEWS: PVT release new song and announce international tour dates

WATCH: Ross Fish | A349M

Continuing on today’s electronic tip that started with Thom Yorke’s new Atoms For Peace single, here is a great new track/video from Ross Fish with a killer mechanical shuffle and glitchy whirs and bleeps. The vocals work perfectly too, whether in their natural form or slowed stretched or pitched up. Fish is a musician/producer out of Savannah, GA in the United States and you can … Continue reading WATCH: Ross Fish | A349M

WATCH: Piers Twomey | The Mountain Song

Taken from Piers Twomey’s 2012 album Strange Advice comes the gently shuffling The Mountain Song, a wonderfully breezy song that incorporates Sparklehorse/Grandaddy percussion and Twomey’s lilting folk voice that occupies similar territory to Grand Salvo’s Paddy Mann. It is a delightfully simple song with some clever shading and great textural variation. Live Dates Sept 9th – Annandale Hotel, Annandale, Sydney Oct 11th – Green Room Lounge, … Continue reading WATCH: Piers Twomey | The Mountain Song

WATCH: Dig It Up! sets from Sunnyboys, Died Pretty, Red Kross and more…

The Dig It Up! festival held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth earlier this year was a huge success both critically and in terms of the vibe and attendance. The festival was curated by Hoodoo Gurus to commemorate their 30th anniversary and featured the likes of The Sonics, The Fleshtones, Sunnyboys, Red Kross, Royal Headache and Died Pretty. Now you can relive or experience … Continue reading WATCH: Dig It Up! sets from Sunnyboys, Died Pretty, Red Kross and more…

WATCH: The Cure unveil new guitarist Reeves Gabrels

The Cure played PinkPop Festival on the weekend and as well as playing a stellar set of hits and and few surprises (Bananafishbones from The Top) they also debuted their new guitarist Reeves Gabrels who is best known for his work with David Bowie in Tin Machine and on his Outside, Earthling and Hours albums. At this stage it is unclear how long Gabrels will … Continue reading WATCH: The Cure unveil new guitarist Reeves Gabrels

ds recommends: Valar

Sydney duo Valar have been making a name for themselves with their dreamy, hypnotic indietronica. If you are in Sydney you can catch them at the Paddington Uniting Church this Thursday but in the meantime check out a live in studio video of them performing Anoesis and listen/buy last year’s The Belly of the Whale and other releases over at Bandcamp. Continue reading ds recommends: Valar