Tame Impala Announce Record Store Day Release

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.

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March 20, 2014 at 9:58am in news, Tame Impala


Recommends: 12 O'Clock Boys

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.

March 18, 2014 at 12:30pm in recommends


Listen: Tame Impala - Stranger In Moscow (Michael Jackson Cover)

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.

March 14, 2014 at 11:29am in news, Tame Impala


Recommends: Richard Hamilton @ Tate Modern

Recommends: Richard Hamilton @ Tate Modern

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.

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March 11, 2014 at 11:51am in recommends


Cut Copy Share Turkish Prison Remix

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.

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March 11, 2014 at 11:19am in news, Cut Copy


Listen: Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar - Backwards

Listen: Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar - Backwards

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...

March 10, 2014 at 5:59pm in news, Tame Impala


Live: Klaxons - Love Frequency

Live: Klaxons - Love Frequency

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.

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March 7, 2014 at 8:10am in news, Klaxons


Recommends: Fantastic Man - A Film About William Onyeabor

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.

March 6, 2014 at 5:40pm in recommends


Modcast #176: Phoenix

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.

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March 4, 2014 at 12:35pm in modcast


Listen: Movement - Like Lust

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.

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March 3, 2014 at 2:26pm in news, Movement


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