Lost And Lonesome welcome exciting young Australian quartet Melbourne Cans to the fray, with their irrepressible vinyl-only debut album Moonlight Malaise, to be released on June 13, 2014.
Working with a broad-stroke love for all things pop, Melbourne Cans soup up the girl group swagger of the Shangri-Las and the Crystals with the guitar-centricities of bands like Pavement, Jesus and Mary Chain and even Chris Isaak.
Lead single ‘Final Flight’ is a rush of C-86 crash pop complete with fiery organs and hyperactive, tremmed-out guitars; led by Ian Wallace’s warbled baritone, the song sounds like the holy union of Edwyn Collins fronting Crystal Stilts.
Moonlight Malaise was recorded and mixed in March 2014 by Morgan McWaters and mastered by Mikey Young.
Melbourne Cans Moonlight Malaise Album Launch
Saturday June 14 — Northcote Social Club
With guests Parading + Totally Mild + Ships Piano
Six years since we last heaped praise on them in a press release, one of our all-time favourite bands The Zebras re-emerge and exhale something that closely resembles a killer album.
Siesta is rich with all the jangle, driving bass and sublime hooks that filled their first two albums and 2008’s New Ways of Risking Our Lives EP, but the new album also heralds a considerable leap ahead in The Zebras’ evolution.
On many tracks, lead-Zeb Jeremy Cole has stepped back from the mic and pushed bassist Edwina Ewins’ vocal to the fore among the album’s high-gloss production.
Officially set for release on June 27, pre-orders are now open for the Siesta CD and vinyl (limited edition black and white zebra stripes!). Please note: this is a co-release — USA customers, hit up our good friends Jigsaw Records in Seattle!
The Zebras Australian album launch dates coming soon...
We're so excited to be working on debut albums from some fantastic bands this year and this one is no exception!
Back in 2011, having graced the 7" shelves with their astonishing 'Underneath Tonight' single, all eyes were on Melbourne shoegaze quartet Lowtide, patiently awaiting their next move.
Now, after what seems an eternity in this age of attention deficiency, our heroes finally have their affairs in order for their triumphant return and the release of their eponymous debut album.
Lowtide, produced by Gareth Parton (The Go! Team, The Breeders, Foals) combines the slow-burning energy and blistering harmony narcosis the band has been subtly refining for the past few years.
The album's first single 'Blue Movie' continues the band's dreampop love affair, Double J's Karen Leng describing it thusly: "Heavily layered guitars, dreamy vocals buried deep, oodles of reverb; it’s a lovely sound."
The Lowtide vinyl LP will be available in Australian shops from July 18. Pre-order from us now and receive your copy nice and early!
LOWTIDE 'BLUE MOVIE' SINGLE LAUNCH
Friday May 23 — Workers Club, Firzroy VIC
w/ The Ocean Party + Hideous Towns