"Video killed the radio star..."
"Video killed the radio star..."
Having got lost in a dark world of video editing, writing this newsletter seems like a relief. That said, who doesn't like music videos! Keep your eyes peeled for more of them from Flying Nun and Arch Hill artists over the next couple of weeks.
As promised one lucky facebooker won a $25 Flying Out voucher for liking our page - congrats Rupert Cole. To up the ante (and receive mail instead of just sending it), anyone who sends us a postcard or letter over the next fortnight, will go into the draw to win a $50 Flying Out Voucher! Bills, flyers and death threats are not valid and our address is at the bottom of this newsletter.
Scroll down to read about releases and tour dates from Mountaineater, Trick Mammoth, The Bats, She's So Rad, T54 and more...
Important moments in history have occurred on the 11th of October. In 2000 NASA launched their 100th Space Shuttle Mission, in 1963 Edith Piaf passed away and now the date will mark the release of the self titled debut from Mountaineater. Click here for further info on Mountaineater or purchase yourself a copy on CD at Flying Out.
Earlier in the week one of Fishrider Records' latest signings, Trick Mammoth announced their debut LP Floristry. Recorded in mid July with the assistance of Tex Houston (The Clean, 3Ds) the album promises a whole bunch of great songs. Need proof? Check out their new digital double A side Delphine (With A Purpose) and Pinker Sea here. Floristry will be co-released by Fishrider Records (NZ) and Occultation Recordings (UK) later in the year.
OFF THE TUBE
T54 - MUSIC VIDEO - RETURN OF THE WORM
Don't like children being around when you are trying to have a cafe breakfast on a Sunday morning ? Then T54 have the video for you, with their newly released single 'Return of The Worm'. Directed by Samuel Galloway, Return of The Worm is part Sesame Street, part Power Rangers and all D.I.Y. action. Taken from the Christchurch trio's upcoming debut album In Brush Park which is set for release on November 1 on Flying Nun Records. Click here to watch the video and for full album details.
She's So Rad
The only thing I knew about disco was that John Travolta said the c word in Saturday Night Fever. That was until I got schooled upon hearing She's So Rad's latest release, Last Dance 12" EP. Swapping guitars for keytars, She's So Rad's Jeremy Toy unleashes a groove to rival any Travolta move. Last Dance 12" EP is certain to get all seat warmers and wall flowers moving. Get yourself a copy at over at Flying Out.
As a part of this year's Melbourne Music Week, Mistletone and Bedroom Sucks Records have collaborated on a split 7" featuring Boomgates and The Bats. To celebrate the release both bands will perform on November 15th at The Residence with support from Montero and Sunny & The Sunsets. Click here for ticketing details.
*Muzai's Astro Children will give audiences a taster of their forthcoming debut Proteus at The Wine Cellar on Saturday.
*Salad Boys (featuring Joe Sampson from T54) perform tonight at Auckland's Cassette 9 + at Wellington's Puppies on Saturday.
*Also in our nations' capital, Hollywood Fun Downstairs play Bar Medusa this Saturday.
*Ghost Wave have begun their American expedition.
Ben - Seeing as Ben is on a plane, we will let UMO choose the playlist!
Matthew - I'm off to Prince Rama tonight! Check out the vid for So Destroyed.
Zac - Bitch Perfect is perfect.
Kenneth - Enooooooooooooooo
The All Seeing Hand
Lee Ranaldo + The Dust
Last Night on Earth (LP)
Armed Courage (LP/CD)
Scorched Earth Policy
Goin' Thru A Hole In The Back (LP)