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This "Disco-thrash-pop" from Muscle Hawk who claim Salt Lake City as their hometown, sound like Chromeo and Daft Punk's love child and yes it's all the way live.
Forever So is this Australian four piece's debut album and arrives via the Sub Pop label and are gigging in a U.S. town near you over the next few months.
"The band's shared passion for classic sounds, rich harmonies, and artful songwriting points back to the artists they grew up on: Crosby Stills & Nash, Bob Dylan, the Doors, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, the Beach Boys. After playing separately in small local bands, the foursome began playing as Husky in late 2008. In a junk-filled bungalow behind Gawenda’s rented house, using borrowed equipment and siphoned electricity, they cobbled together a studio. They used every corner of the little cottage – bathroom, kitchen, corridors – to preserve the vibe of that unique time and place and give instruments and voices room to breathe, echo and resonate."
You have probably hadn't heard of Husky, but they've been making waves back home in the land of plenty and are primed for a states takeover.
This is one of those once-a-year remixes that qualifies for a Tnoise post. You don't even need to be an Elton John fan to appreciate this new album Good Morning To The Night from the Australian dance duo Pnau (half of which is Luke Steele from Empire of the Sun). Elton took them under his wing five years ago and it's with his blessing that they've "reimagined his early 70s output by splicing together snippets of songs to create something wholly new and oddly affecting."
"Phoenix" includes elements from John's "Grey Seal", "Are You Ready for Love", "Bennie and the Jets", "Someone Saved My Life Tonight", "Where to Now St Peter?", "Love Lies Bleeding", "Border Song", "Country Love Song", and "Three Way Love Affair".
It's like woah.
Brothers Michael and Jared Bell have announced the imminent release of Release Symbolyst (arriving September 18 via Austin-based label Western Vinyl, artwork above) and is the duo's third LP.
Peep their upcoming event schedule and check 'em out live.
The video takes a bunch of clips from the B-film classic Death Race 2000 and blends them together to spectacular effect. Why not.
And if you didn't guess already, Orlando is the son of Professor Edward Higginbottom, conductor of the choir of New College, University of Oxford. He was educated at the Cherwell School, Oxford and has previously worked as a music teacher in schools.
The one-man band Absofacto who has enjoyed an interview in addition to multiple TNoise features, sent an unexpected email out last week unveiling a new project. The moniker for the band is Hollow & Akimbo as Visger (Absofacto) joined forces with long-time collaborator Brian Konicek.
“The name (Hollow & Akimbo) itself describes a duality,” Visger says. “‘Hollow,’ a vulnerability, an emotional softness, the fear of the unknown inside and outside of ourselves, a ghostly haze obscuring our vision while being strangely beautiful in its own right. On the other hand, we have ‘Akimbo,’ strength, fortitude, defiance. It’s an unwillingness to surrender to the fate of simply being blown about by the wind.”
“Jon had a lot of the seeds started,” Konicek says about recording the album. “We would work with a drum beat and a vocal on a track and we would take it from there. So a lot of it we just sort of built the songs from scratch and some of the other stuff was halfway written. From my recollection, it was the closest to a pure collaboration that we’ve ever had.”
So far they've released two quite splendid tracks - "Singularity" and "Molecule" and word on the indie streets is that the album is now complete and due for a late '12 full release.
The "blissy little charmer" of a track called "Tucan" is Kids of 88's latest effort and a preview of what's upcoming from their long awaited sophomore album Modern Love. It's definitely a deviation from their debut, and you'll quickly appreciate the new direction the New Zealanders are headed. It's almost as if the video was made before the song; it actually enhances "Tucan" and gives it even more life. Featured vocals comes by the way of neighbor Alisa Xayalith, member of The Naked & Famous.
And how bout a note directly from the source -
We have been crafting new material like a bunch of dirty hermits for the past year and are so ridiculously excited to bring you new music. May you enjoy this next phase of our adventures as we we keep you looped for our albums release.
Much love to all you beautiful humans.
Taking place on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th in NYC, Gov. Ball 2012 has expanded to a two day event and is featuring some of the best acts in the indie, electronic, rock, hip hop and pop music scenes. Chromeo, Major Lazer, Penguin Prison, and Cage The Elephant are just a few of the stellar bands on the "no overlapping sets" lineup.
With tons of activites supplementing the live music, like The Silent Disco and all-day croquet, attending Governors Ball 2012 is a no-brainer. Click the tickets link below and lock in a killer two-day start to your summer.