As part of this year's international Record Store Day, Tame Impala will be releasing a 9-track live recording from a 2013 show in Chicago, simply titled Live Versions. The limited edition vinyl will be available on Record Store Day, Saturday April 19th, at participating record stores across the world.
A sneak peek at the EP, in the form of live favourite Be Above It, is available to stream here. Bask in the warm glow of a Tame Impala live show, and then on April 19th head down to your local record store and grab a copy of this extremely limited release.
Lotfy Nathan's study of the band of outsiders that take over the streets of Baltimore everyday on dirt bikes is a fascinating, visceral insight into a very particular rogue subculture made human by a particularly charming protagonist, Pug. Seen through Pug's eyes, and a camera riding down the main streets of Baltimore very much amongst the riders as they attempt to throw their bikes completely vertical (ie. "12 o'clock"). 12 O'Clock Boys pulls you in the midst of this barely legal brotherhood as Pug goes from a spectator to participant in this flamboyant street exhibition. Produced by the film company established by the dearly departed MCA, Oscilloscope Films.
Tame Impala's Kevin Parker drops a home recorded cover of Michael Jackson's ballad 'Stranger In Moscow' for the world wide web. Hear the dream weaver below while reading the interesting backstory of the song's mid-90s origins.
British pop art pillar Richard Hamilton made it one of his guiding principles to never sit still, a restless proponent of pop art whose oeuvre moved across painting, sculpture, collage, installation, design and photography, a selection of which is now on display in an extensive retrospective at the Tate Modern in London.
Whether it was recreations of a photograph of Mick Jagger, the work of Marcel Duchamp, the Guggenheim Museum, or his own paintings, the exhibition displays Hamilton as a deeply critical thinker with a fascinatingly transparent process, and one adept at translating his critiques into colourful, dazzling works of pop art.
Open until May 26.
Ahead of their upcoming cross-country US tour, Cut Copy have shared a rework of their current single 'We Are Explorers' by friend and compatriot Turkish Prison (aka Midnight Juggernaut's Andy Szekeres). It's available as a free download.
Fresh off the Future Music Festival tour in Australia, Cut Copy are packing their bags and setting off on a string of worldwide dates, starting in the US next week. Catch them at one of the shows listed below.
Streams of Tame Impala and Compton MC Kendrick Lamar's anticipated rework of 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards' are finally circulating the internet. Simply titled 'Backwards', the unexpected collab was created for the soundtrack to Neil Burger's sci-fi blockbuster Divergent, which hits US shelves tomorrow.
Hear Kendrick assault the mic over the neck snapping beat and lush string arrangements before someone pulls the plug...
After sharing their new singles There Is No Other Time and the accompanying A-side track, Children Of The Sun, Klaxons have this week let the world know their third studio album, Love Frequency, will be released this 30 May (Aus).
The follow-up to 2010's Surfing the Void features production from Gordon City, the Chemical Brothers' Tow Rowlands, Erol Alkan, and James Murphy, and was recorded throughout 2013.
Who is William Onyeabor?
While Nigeria was popping with highlife and afrobeat, Onyeabor turned the other way, making the most out to lunch funky synth music. Aside from these futurist legacies, the man is a mystery. Alive and well, he refuses to discuss his past, while speculation ranges from him being a Russian-based film scholar to a law graduate from Oxford. Coinciding with the latest compilation of his fruits on Luaka Bop, Caribou, Damon Alburn, Martyn Ware, Femi Kuti and a cast of musicologists share their observations to try and piece together this lost story. Thankfully Bono, the token music doco talking head, gets zero screen time.
Our favourite Frenchmen Phoenix slipped us a patriotic playlist ahead of their Australia dates this month featuring 80s popstar Lio, contemporary greats Damien and Sébastien Tellier, and a hard to find collaboration between Serge Gainsbourg and Nico.
Having headlined the most important European and US festivals in 2013, the band's current show is HUGE. A timeless catalogue from cult favourite 'United' right through to the ambitious 'Bankrupt'! Don't miss them play Hordern Pavilion in Sydney tomorrow and Melbourne's Festival Hall on Thursday. Some tickets are still available but not for long.
Sydney trio Movement reveal their new track 'Like Lust', the lead track from their forthcoming self-titled EP. Made up of a slow-burning anti-song structure with a looping groove, it was recorded by the band at home, then optimized by Canadian producer and The Weeknd foil Illangelo, who was later recruited to provide additional production and mixing.
In the space of the past ten months, Jesse Ward, Lewis Wade and Sean Walker aka Movement released their first two singles, 'Feel Real' and 'Us', played a handful of shows, toured alongside Solange and will soon take to the stage with DARKSIDE. They clocked up over half a million plays each on YouTube and soundcloud, nabbed Best New Track (for 'Us') on Pitchfork, and all the while never shifted their focus from the new - the first fruits of which we share today.
Oakbank Racecourse , Oakbank, SA
Maitland Showground, Maitland, NSW
University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT
The Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
The Hi Fi, Melbourne, Australia
Prince of Wales Showground , Bendigo, VIC
Murray Sports Complex, Townsville, QLD
Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Capitol, Perth, Australia
Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Rod Laver Arena , Melbourne, Australia
Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD
170 Russell , Melbourne, Australia
Hay Park , Bunbury, WA
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLDView All Dates