The Vulture Nest: Latest Music News
Remember a few months ago when mysterious Melbourne crew the Avalanches hinted a cryptic mixtape and said it “may or may not be” them? Early last week, the same site posted another mixtape, ‘Cool Gays’ by Cool Gaze, which closes with a track called ‘A track that may or may not be The Avalanches’. Check it out here.
March 19, 2012 marked 50 years since the legendary Bob Dylan released his iconic self-titled debut. How time does fly. On September 11, his 35th studio album is due for release, joining a catalogue of 58 singles, 13 live albums, nine bootleg releases and 14 compilation albums. With the Shakespearean title of Tempest, this latest record was produced by Dylan himself under his alias Jack Frost. We take it his plans to voice car navigation systems fell by the wayside. Our loss, really.
Ex-Silverchair front man Daniel Johns has composed a new soundtrack for Qantas. The chorale version of ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ set the tone for the brand for over ten years, and it’s probably well overdue for an update. Johns has was recruited to write, arrange and perform ‘Atlas’ which he performs in the company of the internationally famed Australian Chamber Orchestra.
As if we haven’t had our fill of 90′s nostalgia acts, Smash Mouth have confirmed a new album AND a 2012 tour of Australia. Magic will be the group’s sixth (cha, when did that happen?) record, and the band is due to play a range of dates in October, commencing in Woolongong. Hey, there is no shame in admitting you still know all the words to ‘All-Star’.
Passion Pit fans will be disappointed to know the group have had to cancel their arrival to Australia as headliners for Parklife 2012, due to front man Michael Angelakos suffering from mental health issues. Angelakos made a candid announcement on the band’s website a few days ago:
“On behalf of the band and myself, I would like to greatly apologise for the show cancelations. In order for me to ensure that there will be no further disruptions, I am going to take the time to work on improving my mental health. For now, I’d like to thank all of our fans for their understanding. I hope to see all of you very soon in a much different light”
Melbourne four-piece Dick Diver have released a long overdue video clip for the bands 2011 track ‘Head Back’, courtesy of Mel Baldwin. The band will play a rare headline show at The Toff In Town on August 23 and are also working on the second instalment of the Key of Sea project, which is a collaboration between local artists and refugee musicians.