Huge news came today for independent acts all over the world: music streaming service Rdio has signed off on a deal to team up with online aggregators TuneCore and CD Baby, two of the biggest digital distributors of indie acts.
First Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti broke up via the band’s Facebook page, posting a status update in early June that read; “BROKE UP THE BAND TODAY HAUNTED GRAFFITI R.I.P.”. Then almost as fast as fans thought it was over, Pink’s publicist assured those concerned that there was “no truth” to the posted statement that has
Pitchfork has reported that John Paul Pitts, frontman of indie rock outfit Surfer Blood, was taken into custody on March 31 in Lake Worth, Florida for Domestic Battery against his girlfriend of one year. According to Pitchfork and Diffuser, public court records show that Pitts obtained a ‘plea and pass’ agreement on July 13 after
With an AIR, a J Award, and having been a previous candidate of the prestigious Australian Music Prize (Best Album 2007) Tim Levinson, aka Urthboy is keeping himself busy as a label manager at Elefant Traks. His transition from musical artist to management came out of necessity and was never a considered career move. “We
Triple j’s house party connoisseur, Nina Las Vegas, has put her spin expertise to work with triple j’s debut House Party compilation album. Spanning two discs, Miss Vegas transports Saturday night’s House Party to your car, bedroom, kitchen or bathroom (if that’s your thing) for your listening pleasure, anytime anywhere. The first disc puts the
Chicks Who Love Guns have just released their first single Shin-Okobu from their third EP Moon Eater. This tripped out colourful clip features the band skating the streets while drinking longnecks and wearing kimonos. Of course.
Back in 2001, David Bowie recorded an album that never saw a release due to a dispute with Virgin Records. Now, thanks to the album surfacing online, it is finally available for the Thin White Duke’s rabid fans to hear. Antiquiet reports on the leak of the album, titled Toy, that emerged on file-sharing websites
This Saturday Trash is hosting a Four Year Strong tribute, as well as the Unwritten Law and Heroes For Hire afterparty with Brad (from Heroes) doing a guest DJ set. Live Bands: The Licks, Sound Of Seasons, Dead Actors Club, The Understatement, plus Soapbox Summer are coming to party after their show at Spectrum. Cheap
Swedish pop trio Peter, Bjorn and John have said an Australian tour is in the pipeline as they gear up to release new album Gimme Some on March 29 – the Stockholm group have also been working on a DIY-style documentary.
Known to most of you as the drummer from the Midnight Juggernauts, Daniel Stricker is a man of many distractions. Aside from his skin wizardry with the Juggernauts, as well as serving as one of the founding members of local open plan super-group FLRL Daniel also helms Siberia Records, and independent record label that releases
Eight years after Eddie Vedder guested on Cat Power‘s album You Are Free, the kooky chanteuse will be adding her vocals to the Pearl Jam frontman’s forthcoming solo album, Ukulele Songs. Pitchfork reports that Cat Power, aka Chan Marshall, will guest on the song Tonight You Belong To Me. The album is due for a