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Ahead of their debut album release, winsome Melbourne superstars Hideous Towns are releasing two gorgeously reverb-laden tracks to whet the dreampop appetite.
With a pile-up of early-Cure guitars and Alana West's customarily heartfelt vocals, 'Don't Forget' is an empowering d-floor filler with a 'look-within-oneself-for-true-happiness' ethos — a shoegazer's 'Dancing With Myself' maybe.
'Wake Us' slows the tempo and draws inspiration from Irving Stone's Vincent Van Gogh biography Lust For Life. In the song, Alana imagines the life of Van Gogh's prostitute girlfriend Christine following the couple's break-up; the addition of Jarred Dexter's sublime viola, delivers the song into a hazy, uneasy narcosis.
As with Hideous Towns' previous 'Heart Attack / Skin' 7" single, Matthew Hosking produced the new tracks at Los Bomberos studios in Melbourne's inner-north.
Stay tuned for the debut Hideous Towns album in late-2016.
Noisy Melbourne dreamscapers Parading make their Lost And Lonesome debut with the 7" single 'Butterfly' b/w 'All in Good Time'.
Overflowing with gorgeous guitar racket and soporific vocals, 'Butterfly' is the first taste of Parading's second album, slated for a late-2016 release.
Recorded in Melbourne with producer Richard Andrew (Underground Lovers), 'Butterfly' (backed with non-album track 'All in Good Time') displays all the noise-encrusted melody and slacker virtue that have seen Parading elevated to heroes among Australias bountiful dream pop scene.
With backing harmonies dripping with honey from Alana West (Hideous Towns) and lead guitarist Keith Mason conducting his own version of a feedback orchestra, the song finds its space within the dark and the beautiful.
PARADING LAUNCH THE BUTTERFLY 7 SINGLE AT THESE SHOWS:
Canberra March 24 The Phoenix w/ Shrapnel and Waterford
Sydney March 25 The Union w/ Mope City, Hideous Towns and Miners
Sydney March 26 The Record Crate Festival
Adelaide April 15 The Metro w/ Wireheads and Blush Response
Melbourne April 21 The Tote w/Architect Of Reality + Contrast + The Alex Jarvis Band
Geelong April 23 The Barwon Club w/ Mosaicz and TBC
We're excited to announce Perfect Future, the fourth album from San Francisco party crusaders Still Flyin'!
Loaded to the gills with immediate, catchy pop songs, Perfect Future is the culmination of short, inspired bursts of Still Flyin' activity since the release of their previous album, 2012's On a Bedroom Wall.
Having changed form several times since entering the world in 2004 as a 15-piece reggae-inspired party band with members spread across the US, Sweden and Australia, Still Flyin' are certainly no strangers to adversity. So it's unsurprising the material on Perfect Future should embrace this world of flux.
First single 'Love Both Sides' tackles the transition between fanciful youth and less-fanciful adulthood and was written soon after band leader Sean Rawls became a first-time father.
Perfect Future is out on vinyl LP on Januray 15, 2016. Check out the Still Flyin' bargain vinyl bundle!