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New Music Video: Bear's Den "Elysium" (2014)

UK trio Bear's Den have had a fast rise since their 2012 formation. This new single is a bridging point between their first two well-received EPs and a debut album. During four days of filming in Seattle, a lone gunman attacked a nearby University campus; the real-life aftermath of which is reflected in this video.

Single Stream: Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun - King Of The Moon (2014)

We're always been big fans of Sydney "horror-surf rockers" Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun, and it seems that their new single "King of the Moon" will be keeping that tradition alive. It's the second track taken from their forthcoming album Odd/Even. Take a listen to the brand new track now:

Single Stream: Interpol "Ancient Ways" (2014)

Interpol are back, serving us the second scoop from the forthcoming LP El Pintor with broody, thrashing rock and roll on "Ancient Ways". "Fuck the Ancient Ways" is quite a lyric to jump straight into, signalling the intense guitar work that follows. Rebelling against tradition, vocalist Paul Banks manages to wade through the rather intense instrumental with a consistently excellent performance, keeping things looking up for when El Pintor is released next month.

New Music Discovery: July Talk "Summer Dress" (2014)

Released back in May, this brilliant black and white video for Canadian band July Talk's single "Summer Dress" has introduced us to one of the country's best hidden treasures. The band will be making their Australian debut in September at BIGSOUND. Get a taste of them here:

New Music Video: Arcade Fire "You Already Know" (2014)

Taken from their critically acclaimed new record Reflektor, Canadians Arcade Fire have released their fourth video taken from the release, "You Already Know" - which features, among other great moments, an audio introduction from UK talk show host Jonathan Ross. The typically trippy clip can be viewed here. Watch out for those pink eyes...

New Music Video: Twin Peaks "I Found A New Way" (2014)

Chicago indie-rock upstarts Twin Peaks have just released their second album, Wild Onion, and this single is a pretty good indication of what's to be found on there. Think the Rolling Stones crossed with the New York Dolls and a healthy dollop of fuzz.

Single Stream: Dirt Farmer "Alibi For The Silent Guy" (2014)

Dirt Farmer's music is guaranteed to make you happier than you were before you started listening to it; it's that good. This is the second (excellent) single from upcoming album Free BBQ, following on from the (equally excellent) "She Shot It". TIP: both songs are available as free downloads on SoundCloud right now.

the AU sessions: Mammals (Sydney) perform "Wolf" and "Circles" off their EP Animalia - Live and Acoustic...

the AU review presents Guy Brown and Nat Joyce of Northern Beaches outfit Mammals performing the tracks "Wolf" and "Circles" off their debut EP Animalia - which was released today - exclusively LIVE and Acoustic for the AU sessions.

New Music Video: Tkay Maidza "U-Huh" (2014)

She just made her debut appearance at Splendour in the Grass and is set to play the BIGSOUND music festival next month, and now 18 year-old Adelaide rapper Tkay Maidza has released her first video. Jump on board with this new young force in hip-hop now, before she goes stratospheric.

Single Stream: Split Seconds "Delivery" (2014)

Melbourne-via-Perth quintet Split Seconds have been pretty quiet since their 2012 debut album, so it's great to have them back. "Delivery" sees the addition of vocal sampling to go with the band's intelligent indie-rock.

the AU sessions: Owen Rabbit "Violence and Degradation"

the AU review presents Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Owen Rabbit performing the spellbinding track "Violence and Degradation" exclusively for the AU sessions.

Single Stream: Stars "From the Night" (2014)

The forever lovable Canadian act Stars have started to drip feed us new music ahead of their new album No One Is Lost which will be released October 10. "From the Night" has the yin and yang vocal duo of Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan spin their magic over a down-beat electronica production, crafting a celebratory track to kick off the anticipation for the new album.

Exclusive: Streets Of Laredo release album details for "Vol I & II" and new single "Slow Train"

Based out of Brooklyn, New York, New Zealanders Streets of Laredo - who we first met in New York last year - have finally announced their debut album, Volume I & II set for release on October 3rd via Dine Alone Records. Today on the AU we're excited to announce the album, delivering you this special album teaser video, and the stream of an exciting taste off the record in "Slow Train".

Single Stream: The Griswolds "Right On Track" (2014)

Sydney indie-pop outfit The Griswolds are thinking big with this track, taken from their soon-to-be-released debut Be Impressive. Expect ambitious pop hooks and big choruses.

The Antlers (USA) Playlist: 11 songs we listened to while making "Familiars"

Back in June, US group The Antlers delivered the stunning album Familiars - their first in three years. We touched base with the band who, with the help of Rdio, have delivered a playlist of 11 songs they were listening to while making the record. Peter Silberman (Singer and Songwriter) brings us the first five tracks and Darby Cicci (Trumpet/Bass/Keys/Synths/Vocals) chose the rest.