After five days of music on the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm in a year, festival director Peter Noble called "their best ever year" at a press conference this morning; both in terms of lineup, and the way the festival was run - including new noise restraints that kept disruption to both people and wildlife to an absolute minimum - Bluesfest was brought to a close tonight for the 24th time, by the one and only Paul Simon.
Welcome to our new weekly news feature where we round up the latest news in the world of album release dates. We'll be pounding through dozens of news pieces from the last few weeks, so let's get moving! Unless otherwise mentioned, all release dates apply to Australia only.
In This Issue: Of Montreal, Sleigh Bells, Ladyhawke, Dirty Three, The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, Paul McCartney, Silverstein, Black Dice, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Emelie Sandé, Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (Honouring 50 Years of Amnesty International), Peter Broderick, The Blank Fight, Lana Del Ray and more...
And here we go for another week! First up as always is our video of the week, this week belonging to The Jezabels' "Endless Summer" - the first single off their highly anticipated debut album Prisoner (due in store 16 September). It's a stunning track - we already knew that - which now has an equally impressive music video to boot. You can never have enough pretty girls and horses in any music video, we do say!
The Decemberists are back with their sixth-studio album - that’s the good news. The best revelation of all, however, comes in their continued evolution as an indie-rock outfit; the album working to showcase an intriguing new focus.
The summer heat was at full force as thousands of people arrived to the 100th Big Day Out.
Kisschasy played their sweet pop songs to an energetic crowd with hits such as ‘Face Without a Name’ and ‘Generation Why’.