Australia friends, I will be performing alongside Beach House, Sharon Van Etten, Wintercoats & Bored Nothing at a mini-festival called Spunk Tones, presented by Spunk Records and Mistletone Records — A&I Hall, Bangalow.
We’re really excited about this. Next week, we’re coming to America for shows in New York City (CMJ) and Los Angeles. A week of special performances in each city, including an LA show with the wonderful Cult of Youth.
We really, really hope you can come out and see this.
Googies / The Living Room
Official CMJ showcase
AU Review Showcase
w/ TOPS (Arbutus / Montreal)
Blue Hawaii (Arbutus / Montreal)
Sounds Australia Aussie BBQ
w/ Dune Rats & others
w/ Plastic Flowers (Greece)
Kirin J. Callinan (Aus)
Space 1520, Cheap Monday & Holloweyed Present:
O S A K A (DJ)
Origami Vinyl – Echo Park
Cult of Youth
Our friends over at Vice had some nice things to say about us and premiered a video for the Hurtsville b-side, “3 Stomachs/No Weekend.”
Interview and video premiere HERE.
The b+w video was directed by Wilk, and premiered today over at Impose.
We’ve also got some very exciting Jack Ladder news to announce in the coming days as well, so stay tuned.
Jack Ladder and some friends are responsible for the music in the upcoming horror-themed, web sketch show, Watch With Mother, which will see it’s premiere via iTunes, the Google Play store and via its own mobile application here very soon. Watch the trailer below. More info can be found here.
Former KCRW music director and “Morning Becomes Eclectic” host for 10 years, Nic Harcourt has a new radio show, “Connections” for 88.5 KCSN Los Angeles, WEXT New York, WERS Boston and WPFK Louisville. He was kind enough to include “Cold Feet” in his latest broadcast from a few nights ago. Listen to the entire show here.
To celebrate the release, the folks over at Spinner will host an exclusive stream of the album in its entirety. Listen here.
ABOUT - Recorded in the expansive NSW countryside at the 115-year-old Blackburn Estate, this collection is cinematic, brooding and impacting in its delivery; it’s easy to say Hurtsville finds the two-time Australian Music Prize nominee at his absolute best. From its vintage production techniques (digital metalizer anyone?) and evocative symbolism of regret, subversion, death, misguided love and panic, Ladder and his cohorts deliver a set that’s deeply from the heart, its grip unyielding.
“Unable to shake from my daily listens” – My Old Kentucky Blog
“Electrifying”- Beats Per Minute
“Immersive rock soaked through with atmosphere…the band will draw you in all by itself” – Rawkblog
“Seriously, the dude knows how to deliver with the vocals” – Austin Town Hall
“Taking subversion to another level” - Vice (Aus)