Monthly Archives: January 2012

Phenomenal Handclap Band: Form and Control [New Music]

Remember that song from the Bonds undies commercial featuring underwear-clad babes in roller-blades, strutting their stuff around a pool to a song with the lyrics “5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40”?

Yes? Well, those guys are the Phenomenal Handclap Band and they’re returning to dancefloors around the globe in 2012 with a new album in-tow, titled Form and Control. From what we’ve heard of it so far, it’s going to be pretty damn awesome.

You may have already heard ‘Following’ – the first addictive disco track to fall from the record which was featured in Friday MixTape #76:

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Here’s the music vid for their next groovy single, ‘The Right One’:

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Also from the LP is ‘The Unknown Faces At Father James Park’:

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Form and Control is out on February 13. Get your pre-orders in now.

PhenomenalHandclapBand.com

The Polyphonic Spree: What Would You Do [New Music]

Symphonic super crew/pseudo-cult The Polyphonic Spree return after a brief hiatus with a brand-new track called ‘What Would You Do’:

They’ve announced that they’ll be embarking on a massive tour this February across their homeland, USA. The shows will boast the entire 21 member ensemble and include a string section, horn section and of course, a choir. Check all the dates over at their website.

ThePolyphonicSpree.com

Andrew Bird: Eyeoneye [New Music]

Pop song-smith and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird has announced a new record on the way – the follow-up to 2009’s Noble Beast.

Break It Yourself was recorded in Bird’s Western Illinois barn and is packed to the hilt with musical goodness. He creates unique catchy chamber-pop sounds using his usual selection of instruments such as violin, glockenspiel, guitar and mouth (whistling to be exact). You name it, he uses it.

‘Eyeoneye’ is the first single to fall from the LP:


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Break It Yourself will drop March 6 via Mom + Pop / Bella Union.

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Friday MixTape #77

Anyone else a little bit broken today? Some sweet beats will help you through the hangover.

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Track-listing:

1. Mari Posa – Royaume A Stockholm  [Mike Simonetti Remix]
2. SBTRKT – Atomic Peace  [Hannes Fischer Edit]
3. Mock & Toof – Live At Alipali
4.
Matt Corby – Brother  [Lancelot Remix]
5. 
Elizabeth Rose – Ready
6.
Justice – On’N’On   [Ruined By Rick Rubin]
7.
Pearl Fiction – Painted Wolf
8. 
Architecture In Helsinki – Desert Island  [YACHT Remix]
9.
The Joy Formidable – I Don’t Want To See You Like This  [Grouplove Remix]
10.
 The Dø – Gonna Be Sick  [Mylo Remix]
11.  
Saint Etienne – Tonight  
12.
Yukesk – Always On The Run  [Tom Furse Remix]
13.
Storm Queen – Look Right Through   [Dimitri From Paris Erodiscomix]
14.
Penguin Prison – Don’t Fuck With My Money  [Krush Remix]
15. WhoMadeWho – Inside World  [Digitalism Remix]
16. One Dark Martian – Falling   [Todd Edwards]
17. Die Antwoord – I Fink U Freeky
18. Ghetto Tronic vs Soulja Boy
19. Cubic Zirconia – Take Me High  [Bart B More Remix]
20. Afrojack & Steve Aoki – No Beef  [Ankit’s Edit]

Die Antwoord: TEN$ION [NSFW Album Teaser]

If you’ve never heard of a very strange South African hip-hop crew called Die Antwoord (translation: The Answer), then you’re going to be a bit shocked by the below promo vid for latest LP TEN$ION.

Even if you are familliar with them and what front-woman Ninja is all about, we think you will still be a little freaked out by this:

Here’s the full-length version of track ‘I Fink U Freeky’:

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TEN$ION lands on February 7.

DieAntwoord.com

Miike Snow: Black Tin Box (ft. Lykke Li) [New Music]

More new sounds from our favourite Swedish trio Miike Snow. This one is dark, atmospheric and frankly, a little bit creepy – vibing quite heavily on Berlin-based muso Planningtorock.

Featuring fellow Swede Lykke Li, here’s Miike Snow’s ‘Black Tin Box’:

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Sophomore LP Happy To You is available on March 26.

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Ladyhawke: Black, White & Blue [New Music]

Kiwi singer/songwriter Phillipa Brown AKA Ladyhawke has been hinting at some new material of late. Today, she walked the talk and delivered a new track.

Titled ‘Black, White & Blue,’ it’s the first single from her much anticipated sophomore album Anxiety, recorded during the Summer in the south of France.

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Anxiety drops on March 16 via Modular.

Here’s a tidy promo vid:

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Music + Video =

And The Giraffe – ‘Underground Love’:  [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_C0pTDwM_0′]

Perfume Genius – ‘Hood’: [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOpkr8uNWpk’]

Austra – ‘Spellwork’: [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuoQgkPKplQ’]

MNDR – ‘#1 In Heaven’:  [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSm-HANfCHE’]

Santigold – ‘Big Mouth’:  [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxdQ_uD5IWk’]

Labyrinth Ear – ‘Humble Bones’: 

Jus†ice  – ‘On’n’On’:  [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIW1m3jbEsg’]

PNAU – ‘Unite Us’:  [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjiyM5NIHuU’]

Back Back Forward Punch: Red Boots [Single + Video]

Introducing, Back Back Forward Punch – a sexy dance trio hailing from Melbourne, Australia.

BBFP have been kicking around for a few years now, producing electric beats and gigging to booty shaking audiences everywhere between Melbourne and Sydney. They’ve been working hard on mastering their sound, which they say has been inspired by the musical stylings of The Presets, the sass of Goldfrapp, the versatility of Groove Armada and the emotive swell of Booka Shade. BBFP are stitching together a genre of their own.

Check out the music video for fresh/debut single ‘Red Boots’:

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Each month, BBFP drop a monthly mixtape. Below we have their January mix. Cop the rest of them HERE:

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Gigpiglet Presents: Live!@GPHQ w/ Old Man River [Comp]

It’s almost time for the third installment of Gigpiglet Recordings‘ exclusive series, Live!@GPHQ.

Sydney-based muso Andy Bull launched the series with a bang late last year. The following episode saw UK singer/songwriter Passenger take the stage and flaunt his talents. Both events were filmed and turned into 10 minute webisodes and premiered on Pedestrian.tv.

Episode three of Live!@GPHQ is locked in for Wednesday February 8 featuring local folk pro Old Man River.

We have TWO double passes to giveaway to this invite-only gig. To be in the running, comment below and tell us who your favourite old man is. Winners will be alerted on Friday, February 3.

We leave you with the music vid for Old Man River’s ‘La’ as well as the first two Live!@GPHQ webisodes:

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Gigpiglet Presents: Live!@GPHQ w/ Old Man River [Competition]

It’s almost time for the third installment of Gigpiglet Recordings‘ exclusive series, Live!@GPHQ.

Sydney-based muso Andy Bull launched the series with a bang late last year. The following episode saw UK singer/songwriter Passenger take the stage and flaunt his talents. Both events were filmed and turned into 10 minute webisodes and premiered on Pedestrian.tv.

Episode three of Live!@GPHQ is locked in for Wednesday February 8 featuring local folk pro Old Man River.

We have TWO double passes to giveaway to this invite-only gig. To be in the running, comment below and tell us who your favourite old man is. Winners will be alerted on Friday, February 3.

We leave you with the music vid for Old Man River’s ‘La’ as well as the first two Live!@GPHQ webisodes:

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Soundbooka: Australia’s First Musician Marketplace

It’s bloody difficult to sort yourself out with gigs. In an age where one can sell a spoof-stained rag that resembles a deity’s face, with ease, you think it’d be quick and simple for employable musicians to be booked for their talents.

Sharing in this sentiment, a couple of Sydney bro Chris Blann has launched Australia’s first online booking platform for musicians and DJs, called Soundbooka. The basis of Soundbooka is to make life easier for event/gig organisers, and more profitable for musos.

The platform allows artists to:
– act as their own booking agent.
– have control over their gigs.
– score greater exposure.
– be paid the agreed amount, on time.

Artists are invited to create a profile and upload any video and/or audio content, as well as a full calendar of availability and bio. There’s also a feedback feature that will host a rating for those who have been booked.

Founder and director, Chris Blann, had this to say:

“Our research has shown that there is nothing connecting employable musicians, DJs and audio professionals with the wide network of people and organisations who need them, such as record labels, wedding planners, live venues, private functions, corporate bookers … Soundbooka exists to meet this demand”.

Budding bands/musicians/DJs,  if you’re keen to get noticed for your talents and make a profit on them, Soundbooka is the way to go.

Soundbooka.com

Friday MixTape #76

We always rock a slight chub when we hear the words “Friday MixTape.” How about you?

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Track-listing:

1. Amadou & Mariam – Sabali  [Paul Epworth Remix]
2. The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Following
3. Carousel – Here Now
4.
Rodion – Discoteca  [The C90s Remix]
5.
Buddy Holly – Slippin’ and Slidin’  [Jacques Renault Remix]
6.
Goldroom – Nights In Nantes  [Keljet Remix]
7.
Avan Lava – It’s Never Over
8.
Kimbra – Two Way Street  [Beni Remix]
9.
Justice – On ‘n’ On  [Video Village Remix]
10.
MNDR – #1 In Heaven
11. 
Miike Snow – Paddling Out
12.
Foster The People – Don’t Stop  [TheFatRat Remix]
13.
Storm Queen – Look Right Through  [Aeroplane Remix]
14.
The Rapture – Sail Away  [Cut Copy Remix]
15. Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver – Diamonda  [Justin Faust Remix]
16. Foster The People – I Would Do Anything For You  [Strange Talk Remix]
17. Oliver – Dirty Talk  [Wax Motif Remix]
18. Azari & III – Reckless (With Your Love) [Enchante Remix]
19. Timmy & The Monsters – Awake  [Bufi’s Acapulco Fever Remix]
20. Jonquil – It’s My Part  [T.E.E.D Remix]