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Top 10 Albums of 2013

“It was a very hard task to narrow down and order my top albums of the year, but in the end some hard decisions had to be made. Here are my Top 10 Albums of 2013.”

by Justine McNamara

BIGSOUND 2013

Over its 12 years in existence, BIGSOUND has become recognised as Australia’s most important music industry conference. We sat down with BIGSOUND Associate Programmer Nick O’Byrne to talk about the past, present and future of this incredible event.

The Flaming Lips + Bon Iver- Ashes In The Air

In 2012, The Flaming Lips released a collaborative album featuring Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. The music video for their track, ‘Ashes In The Air,’ is NSFW on the basis that there is nudity and a man-child is put through a blender.

KidsOf88

Jordan Arts and Sam McCarthy are New Zealand’s KidsOf88. We spoke with Sam about the impending release of their new Modern Love LP, his rapist-inspired outfit, and collaborating with The Naked & Famous.

Massive Attack + Tim Goldsworthy + Scarlett Johansson: Summertime

Massive Attack and Tim Goldsworthy (LCD Soundsystem) have teamed up with actress-turned-singer Scarlett Johansson to record a cover of Billie Holiday’s 1936 hit, ‘Summertime’. It appears on the upcoming soundtrack to Everardo Valerio Gout’s latest film, Days of Grace – to which, Nick Cave is also contributing to. To our surprise, Johansson’s vocals work quite well against the haunting guitars […]

Flaming Lips & Bon Iver: Ashes In The Air

Record Store Day 2011 saw the release of fresh albeit elaborate tracks from the Flaming Lips. This year is shaping up to be as equally extravagant. The Lips are releasing The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends which will feature contributions from musical heavyweights such as Erykah Badu, Neon Indian, Nick Cave, Bon Iver and Ke$ha. We haven’t got […]

True-Blood

Last night, the long awaited fourth season of the successful TV series, True Blood premiered on HBO. To coincide with the launch of the new season, the station also released a track from the forthcoming True Blood – Volume Three Soundtrack. The track is a reinterpretation of The Zombies’ classic 1964 hit, ‘She’s Not There’ by American singer-songwriter Neko Case, in collaboration with […]

Music + Video =

Memory Tapes, Azari & III, Peaches, Tensnake, Ford & Lopatin, UNKLE, Robyn

UNKLE EP

Veteran electro producers UNKLE have been busy fine-tuning material for a new EP entitled Only The Lonely. The EP features five tracks and includes collaborations with some amazing artisits such as Nick Cave, Liela Moss (The Duke Spirit), Rachel Fannan (Sleepy Sun) as well as long-time UNKLE vocalist/collaborator, Gavin Clark. Take a listen to the track ‘Money And Run’ featuring […]

Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls) will release her new solo album this month, titled Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under. The album is a tribute to Australia and New Zealand having been written and recorded in both countries. The LP includes a few Nick Cave and Peter Jeffries covers. Check out the music video for ‘Map of Tasmania’ featuring British DJ Young Punx: [yframe […]

Indie alternative-rock Queen PJ Harvey is back with her eigth studio album titled Let England Shake. The LP was recorded in an old English church in her home town, along with longstanding recording collaborators John Parish and Australian-born Mick Harvey, who is best known for his long-time collaboration with the legendary Nick Cave. Take a listen to the […]