5 Tracks You Gotta Hear
If you are at work, it may be best to save the video below for until you get home. That is of course unless you boss is pro-walking genitalia, binge drinking, drug use and murder, in which case call your boss over and watch to your hearts content, dear reader. This three solid minutes of inappropriateness is courtesy of Melbourne four-piece Drunk Mums and if you know anything about the band, then this film clip will be of no surprise to you. Luckily it doesn’t take anything away from the boys’ awesome brand of slacker garage. Sure that sounds like a ridiculous and made up genre, but see if it don’t fit. The lads are playing alongside Vulture favourites The Pretty Littles at a Vulture favoured haunt, Red Bennies in Melbourne tonight. You should definitely get along and check that shit out.
Brother Ali is one of those that artists who always has his story told every time one of his songs is played. It’s almost become like a law has been imposed that every Ali track must be precursored with Ali’s intriguing biography. It’s irritating as fuck, because it seems like that is the reason why Ali is getting airplay and that couldn’t be further from the truth. The simple truth is Ali is one of the most talented lyricists currently recording, a fact which should be mentioned more frequently than anything else. His follow up from 2009’s Us is set to drop in a matter of weeks the semi-title track ‘Mourning In America’ has been released to remind us all just how talented this guy is. Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color is out September 18.
In an obvious and welcomed move for more publicity for their own album, Yeasayer have just dropped a remix of Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’. The track is… What? It’s not ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’? Well blow us down with a feather! Yeasayer have taken a hand to Making Mirror’s first single, ‘Eyes Wide Open’. The thudding tom’s of the original have made way for a deep bass line, as the New Yorkers have over hauled the song into a new, chill wave dimension.
City Riots are set to drop their debut LP in late October and if this first single is anything to go by, we’ll be waiting outside our nearest record store at 9am to grab it hot off the press. There’s this wonderfully shimmering indie pop that just bleeds out of the album’s first single ‘Wait For You’ that makes you feel that this album could be something of a bolter for the summer. The lads are also taking the song on the road over the next month, so if you’re in Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide, go check them out.
This week is special as it features three awesome young bands who are all gearing up to release their debut albums. All are very different in their styles, but all are equally talented in their own right. It is at this point we would like to remind and encourage you to get out and support young Australian bands. No one else is, (ARE THEY STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS?) so no pressure, but it’s all on our shoulders guys because bands like Founds deserve to be surrounded by all and sundry. The Brisbane crew will release album number one in about a fortnight and they make glorious music. Have a listen to ‘Caves’ below and see if you don’t agree. This is a beautiful song.