SONNY & THE SUNSETS NEW ALBUM TALENT NIGHT AT THE ASHRAM
Australia / New Zealand release date: February 20, 2015. CD and 180-gram red vinyl.
Our favourite purveyors of the Californian busted-beach-pop sound Sonny & the Sunsets are back with their latest oddball collection of sounds and stories entitled Talent Night at the Ashram.
A big soup of sonic ideas that wouldn’t normally be glued together, the songs on Talent Night at the Ashram make a large collage that mixes cinematic stories of fringe characters.
Initially envisioned as a film project, each song was originally a short film that, when strung together, formed a feature-length movie. As Sonny Smith was writing the scripts and hiring the actors (even shooting a few of the clips), the scripts began to morph into songs.
Equal parts Fellini and Os Mutantes, Talent Night at the Ashram is cinematic in its storytelling and kaleidoscopic in its mixing and merging of musical genres. Pairing uniquely off-the-wall stories with an ambitious musical scope, we once again find Smith securing his status as one of today’s most arrestingly inventive songwriters.
We are proud to announce Record, the new album by Melbourne electric piano duo Paddy Gordon and Lewis Mulvey AKA Footy.
The follow up to their critically acclaimed 2013 debut Mobile Cemetery is a sparser and arguably more challenging beast, foregrounding raw, almost "lo-fi" keyboards recorded without any overdubs or production trickery.
Modal jazz, contemporary classical, experimental pop and various "psych" genres can at times serve as touchstones, but ultimately the sound is all Footy – a literal record of captured fragments of dissolving and emerging sonic moments.
Record will be finding its way into the world on October 31. Pre-order now on CD and vinyl LP!
Footy Record Album Launch
Saturday December 6 — The Tote, Collingwood VIC
With guests The Icypoles + School Girl Report + Guy & Marcus Blackman Experimentation Project
It's with joy that we welcome a beloved member of the Lost and Lonesome extended family to the frontline — Anthony Atkinson has been a close friend and musical collaborator since the mid-90s, playing solo and with his band The Mabels, often alongside fellow Candle Records bands The Simpletons and The Lucksmiths.
Broken Folks is Anthony's new album and, as with his earlier work, displays his uncanny ability to cast new light on everyday lives. The songs, with their roots in the narrative folk/pop tradition (and proudly displaying Anthony’s sociopolitical kinship with Woody Guthrie) would sit comfortably on a mix tape beside The Go-Betweens, The Bats and Paul Kelly.
Broken Folks was produced by Gareth Parton (Lowtide, Foals, Paul Weller) and features polished performances from Anthony's band The Running Mates who were introduced on his previous outing, 2006's Loyalty Songs. Comprising members of The Zebras, Mid-State Orange and The Lucksmiths, the band cook up a formidable sound that ranges from delicate, shimmering, arpeggios and drifting pedal steel to all-out guitar racket.
Broken Folks will be available on CD in all good Australian record stores from October 17, or you can pre-order from us now!
Anthony Atkinson & the Running Mates Broken Folks Album Launch
Saturday October 18 — Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood
With guests Machine Translations + Duke Batavia + Amarillo