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ALBUM NEWS

Album News Weekly: 18th February 2015

In This Issue: It seems self-titled releases are all the rage this week with a number of artists flying the banner, both debut and established. There's a great stack of EPs coming up for you with March 6th looking to be a golden release day. As usual it's a strong mix of indie, pop, electronic and country records.

Album News Weekly: 11th February 2015

In This Issue: Soundwave is approaching so get ready for some heavier releases heading your way with the likes of Of Mice & Men. And before the rest of you bury your heads, there's still plenty of indie, acoustic and electric sounds to discover, with even a little something for the old school and surfers check it out!

Album News Weekly: 4th February 2015

In This Issue: This week sees folk darlings Angus & Julia Stone releasing something special, a few artists hitting number 9 in the album count, and the soundtrack for a movie with an interesting cover.

Melbourne's Pearls Announce Tour Dates, Album Release Date & Premiere New Video

It’s shaping up to be a big week for Melbourne’s glam-rock band, Pearls who have just confirmed a trio of exciting announcements.

Album News Weekly: 28th January 2015

In This Issue: Artists back from hiatus and one collab that promises to be a killah! (pun bell). The press releases are well and truly rolling in so take a look at the list of goods coming your way.

Album News Weekly: 21st January 2015

In This Issue: It seems like 2015 will be the year of the debut with plenty of new LPs to try out! There's a Run The Jewels collaborator and Supergrass member handing out releases, but a bunch of local artists evolving from singles and EPs to bring you some great albums.

Album News Weekly: 14th January 2015

In This Issue: This year is building momentum with a pile of releases coming in this week! Check out the list of debuts from an Ariel Pink collaborator and an act that caused a stir supporting Thelma Plum recently.

Mother's Cake Return to the Studio to Track Sophomore LP!

Austrian masters of mind bending funk rock and psychedelia, Mother's Cake, have returned to the studio to track the follow up to their impertinent 2012 début, Creation's Finest. Mother's Cake made their first jaunt of Australia in support of this record, and were so well received that they added extra shows.

Sufjan Stevens announces new album "Carrie & Lowell" for March 30th release!

Watch your hearts, Sufjan Stevens fans, the man has announced details of his new album, set to be released on March 30th. Carrie & Lowell, named after his parents, will be Stevens' newby, seeing the artist return to his folk roots over eleven tracks dealing with life and death, love and loss and all the facets included.

Album News Weekly: 7th January 2015

In This Issue: Keeping it short and sweet this week as we all start stumbling back from holiday, there's some blues, hip hop and general songwriter delightfulness coming up for you all next month. It's time to break out the new music for 2015!

Death Grips unveil 14-track instrumental album for free download and streaming

Abrasive hip hop/noise wizards Death Grips are big fans of secret power moves, perfecting the art of random music releases long before it became a trend. As we wait for the physical release of their double album The Powers that B on February 10th Death Grips have eased our minds with an unexpected instrumental album titled Fashion Week, which has been released on Soundcloud as well as Youtube, and is available for free download from their official website.

Album News Weekly: 31st December 2014

In This Issue: We're hitting up the rock and funk on this last day of 2014, was it as big a year in music as you hoped? Whatever the case you have a crazy lot to look forward to in the new year with a bunch of sound bytes packed in for your listening pleasure. Starting out with production king Mark Ronson, there are some live recordings, solo debuts and a 15 year anniversary.

Album News Weekly: 24th December 2014

In This Issue: We're continuing to tone things down as the end of the year is just around the corner, featuring some golden soul, jazz and bluegrass releases set to come out early next year. From Gaga with an orchestra, to Jimmy Barnes' daughter taking on Betty Davis it's time to get soulful this holiday.

Album News Weekly: 17th December 2014

In This Issue: Even during the last few weeks of the year there is never a dull batch of albums being released. This week features the likes of Kilter setting you up for the summer, the king of darkness himself Marilyn Manson, favourites Funeral for a Friend and couple of classically influenced artists just to keep your Christmas season light.

Modest Mouse premiere first new single in years, "Lampshade on Fire".

Wow, has it really been eight years since Modest Mouse last released a record? Apparently it has. But the band will return in March with the much anticipated Strangers to Ourselves. And now today we get our first taste of the record with the single "Lampshades on Fire" being premiered today on The Current's website ahead of its official release tomorrow.