10 years on and SPOD has taken a turn.
Taking his 2003 classic Taste The Radness and turning it into a modern day depression - we give you Taste The Sadness.
This beautiful record reminiscent of Harry Nillson and all things adult and sad is sure to tug on them depression strings. And then you laugh in the face of it all because getting old is scary.
'Last Dance' was premiered on Rolling Stone and you can now check out this brilliant clip, by Alex Smith and the one and only SPOD. Amazing stuff.
SPOD’s back baby, and he’s delivering this summers new funky anthem ‘Boys Night‘. A classic tale of suburbia and the struggle of the modern Australian man torn between the family life and knocking back a few cold ones with his mates, SPOD returns with instant summer classic – Boys Night.
DEN's debut self titled EP is out Nov 11!
This limited edition cassette has the digital EP on side A and alternate versions and demos on side B.
Comes with a digital download card.
SIDE A -
1. Life In Chains
3. Inter View
5. Current Riser
6. In The Stare
1. Golden Sun
2. Current Riser- Piano
3. Current Riser- Electro
4. Draw Them In
5. No gen/Rule (Live)
DEN's debut self titled EP is out Nov 11.
DEN are a post-punk group formed in 2014 by Michael Grossman, Steven Hicks, Tomas Nunez and Michael Hassett.
Adopting a strict policy of DIY recording at Grossman’s Marrickville studio, they began to churn out new songs on a weekly basis.
The result? This awesome debut EP!
Comes with digital download!
Outstanding second album from The Laurels out now. Features single 'Hit and Miss', 'Sonicology' and 'Reentry'. Absolute must in your collection.
Comes with digital download.
Track list -
3. Clear Eyes
4. Some Other Time
5. Trip Sitter
8. Hit and Miss
9. Central Premonition Registry
11. Zodiac K
Grace Stevenson is the individual behind Rebel Yell, creating brooding, industrial, electronic music. With a Korg ESX-1 and Metal zone pedal amongst others in tow Rebel Yell creates a heavy, haunting experience.
Feeling lonely? Just think: What Would SPOD Do? The answer can be found on Party of One and it’s absolutely incredible.
SPOD dusts off some shitty old synthesisers. SPOD digs out a broken drum machine. SPOD closes the blinds. SPOD writes a song. SPOD sifts through unthinkable hours of Adobe stock footage. SPOD makes a music video.
Party of One is the result, and it’s an ode to some personal time out.
Second single taken from Sarah Mary Chadwick's album 'Roses Always Die'.
'Cool It' is a description of time moving anxiously and the ways we get through our days. It casts a character as someone who will help the time pass more painlessly - though 'You know, I'll cool it off, it's fine.' Nothings going to happen, nothing ever does, roses always die - but they look good for that minute.
""As an art form, song is largely decorative. Oh sure, there's substance – loads! – but it’s only when you spend an album with Sarah Mary Chadwick that you realise how much emphasis most artists place on bells and whistles."" STACK Magazine
Sarah Mary Chadwick's "Roses Always Die" is a MUST. Get it before it sells out.
It’s your new favourite psychopaths: LE VILLEJUIF UNDERGROUND taking up a space you thought you knew with the same red-faced dictator at the forefront, author and occasionally prolific Townsville songwriter Nathan Roche.
Summer Flake has returned in full force with Hello Friends, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2013 debut LP You Can Have It All. The album marks a new era for Melbourne-via-Adelaide musician Stephanie Crase (whose former credits include No Through Road, Birth Glow, Hit the Jackpot and Batrider), having enlisted the production finesse of Geoffrey O'Connor to propel her idiosyncratically sun-drunk guitar pop into new and lusher territories.
Drenched in a timelessness of reverb, Summer Flake's songs are transcendent - moving through the dreamy wings of pop, via the Crystals and the Paris Sisters, down the lonely byways of Karen Dalton and Laurel Canyon folkies, ambling up into the grubby 90s of Hole and Sonic Youth, before lingering out finally into the sunshine of other dream-pop contemporaries like Best Coast or Mac Demarco.
It's only the second full-length release for Summer Flake but Crase's output has been prolific over the last four years, with four EPs under her belt that garnered increasing attention in Australia and internationally. In August 2015, Henry Rollins premiered 'The Sun Won't Shine' (the debut single from the Time Rolls By EP) on legendary Californian public radio station KCRW, with Rollins proclaiming "we love this band".
Hello Friends continues Crase's tendency for the thoughtful arrangements, '90s-tinged frankness and dizzying harmonies that have led her from strength to strength, this time adding a deeper layer of emotional reflection to an already enduring sound.
These songs, as delicate as a snowflake on a summer beach, succeed in unmooring one from the drudgeries of place and time.
Hello Friends is Summer Flake's new incredible follow up album!
Hello Friends marks a new era for Melbourne-via-Adelaide musician Stephanie Crase having enlisted the production finesse of Geoffrey O’Connor to propel her idiosyncratically sun-drunk guitar pop into new and lusher territories.
Hello Friends continues Crase’s tendency for the thoughtful arrangements, ’90s-tinged frankness and dizzying harmonies that have led her from strength to strength, this time adding a deeper layer of emotional reflection to an already enduring sound.
These songs, as delicate as a snowflake on a summer beach, succeed in unmooring one from the drudgeries of place and time
“Crase’s dulcet harmonies and thoughtful arrangements suggest she’ll have no trouble holding her on own.” Noisey
“We love this band” Henry Rollins KCRW
“The melody — angelic at times, nearly deadpan at others — emanates Australia. Artists like Courtney Barnett have really started paving the way for this uniquely sunburnt brand of indie folk, and Summer Flake is taking it down a bright new road.” Indie Shuffle
“This particular riff builds up such hypnotic momentum that when “Shoot And Score” reaches its abrupt ending, it leaves you wanting more. “Shoot and score, take what’s yours,” Crase sings, perhaps forecasting her group’s inevitable rise to prominence.” Stereogum
Debut album from Summer Flake 'You Can Have It All' is a seemingly effortless distillation of cold winter light, cheap tobacco, apple crumble and languid afternoons on the couch with the cat and mugs of hot milky tea. The ten tracks ebb and flow through the wistful carelessness of Adelaide suburban life, skirting the usual melodramatic tropes, carefully balancing smart, simple guitar lines atop the dreamy harmonies; a perfectly balanced record from a songwriter of rare maturity and humour.
Summer Flake's latest EP 'Time Rolls By' is available on a limited edition cassette!
Digital download included.
1. Number One
2. Blur Me Out
3. Makes Me Wanna Cry
4. Sun Won't Shine
5. Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind (cover)
The latest edition of the Rice Is Nice Mixtape series is here and out Oct 17.
The tape features a previously unreleased Blank Realm track 'Sweet Love Assassin' and other artists - Love Of Diagrams, Lowtide, Weak Boys, Us The Band, Zeahorse, Black Zeros, Day Ravies, White Dog, Pearls, The Living Eyes & Tired Lion.
All profits go to YWCA.
After shocking us with last year’s story of the washed up Rugby League star and the incredible live show to match, You Beauty have brought us their second pub-rock opera, a likely story about an online romance scammer who falls in love with his prey.
If anyone, this band know how to take their audience on a journey through the suburban Australian heart. Skipping between dodgy eHarmony profiles, A Current Affair exposés and conjugal Jayco visits as easily as the tunes move from shimmery pop to 90′s fist pumpers and touching ballads, Illywhacka is part hairbrush sing along, part audio book and part extended dissertation on where humanity lives in the post-internet world.
To ensure the all-important singalong at their incredible live shows, the band have included 3000 words of lyrical content on the back of this beautiful vinyl packaging. This release sees the first in a new Sydney/Melbourne collaboration between Rice is Nice and BSR, aimed at encouraging kids off the sofa and onto the dancefloor.
Brand new You Beauty album out NOW! Follow up to the bands debut album 'Jersey Flegg'. 'Illywhacka' is a new concept album about an online romance scammer who falls in love with his prey. Can he win her heart after playing with her head? Or will the ultimate sentence for his crime be something far lonelier than a grey cell?
Sydney's You Beauty are back with a hot new single, Same Damn Thing.
Wildly adult contemporary while infused with the band's last remaining deposit of youthful exuberance, Same Damn Thing sounds like the first sunny day after a week-long spring time drenching; it's like getting 20 bucks out of that scratchy Nan sent on your b'day; it's a simple, affordable pleasure contained in three and a half minutes of walking-pace, shimmering pop music.
You Beauty’s debut album Jersey Flegg is a pub rock opera about life picking you up like a sack of wheat and grinding you into the dry turf and baked earth of a suburban footy pitch.
Jersey Flegg follows a 90’s rugby league legend who has to face himself and his past after he has his heart broken by a children’s TV starlet. As he watches his game fall apart and gets booted off the team, you’ve gotta wonder whether he’ll ever get out of the gutter and OFF THE BENCH.
This awesome record from You Beauty available on vinyl - the way it should be.
Jersey Flegg is a tale of of a 90's rugby star who has to face the hurdles of rugby life and love after he is left broken hearted and gets booted off the team. Will he ever make it OFF THE BENCH?
Get amongst it or go home.
The instrumentation of these recordings range from game boys and other video game machines, live drums, keys, piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and bass, this, creating at bare minimum, an eclectic record of all sorts. SPOD recorded and produced the entire record independently in the various studios. Then on to dealings with the genius mixing works of Mirko Vogel (sekiden), cameo appearance from Jonboyrock on track ‘Dead’ (hard ons) and finally Shellac’s own Bob Weston mastering the record (woo!). This album also includes a real deal bonus secret track sh…..