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MOVING SALE! CDs / 7″ from $5 + LPs from $10 all with Instant Album MP3

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Last week I shifted all Hobbledehoy stock into a new, larger space… it was brutal. Rather than shelving everything, we’re having a moving sale!

CDs / 7″ from $5, with LPs from $10 and all with Instant Album MP3 for immediate enjoyment! Some titles are quite limited, be quick.

Go to sales page:
http://hobbledehoyrecords.com/store/product-category/sale/?show_products=all

ARROWS / EMPIRE EMPIRE – Split (7”) $5
ARROWS / These Hands – Split (CD) $5
ARROWS – Modern Art & Politics (2LP) $20
ARROWS – Try and Stay Upright (CD) $5
BRAID – Closer To Closed (LP) $10
CERES – I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here (CD) $10
CERES – Luck (CD) $5
CERES – Luck (LP) $15
CHARGE GROUP – Escaping Mankind (LP) $10
THE CITY ON FILM – In Formal Introduction (CD) $5
ELEVENTH HE REACHES LONDON – Bānhūs (CD) $5
ELEVENTH HE REACHES LONDON – The Good Fight For Harmony (LP) $15
FOURTEEN NIGHTS AT SEA – Great North (CD) $5
FOURTEEN NIGHTS AT SEA – Untitled (CD) $5
FOURTEEN NIGHTS AT SEA – Untitled (2LP) $20
JAMIE HAY – King Of The Sun (CD) $5
JAMIE HAY – King Of The Sun (LP) $15
JAMIE HAY – Thieves (7”) $5
KEVIN DEVINE – Bubblegum (CD) $10
KEVIN DEVINE – Bulldozer (CD) $10
THE LEAP YEAR – The Narrowing (LP) $15
THE LEAP YEAR – With a Little Push, a Pattern Appears (LP) $10
LYMBYC SYSTYM – Shutter Release (LP) $10 *no mp3
OH MESSY LIFE – 1+1-1=1 (CD) $5
OH MESSY LIFE – The Literature EP (CD) $5
OWEN – At Home With (CD) $5
OWEN – L’Ami du Peuple (LP) $15
OWEN – New Leaves (CD) $5
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU – Tunnel Blanket (CD) $5

http://hobbledehoyrecords.com/store/product-category/sale/?show_products=all

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Kevin Devine joins Hobbledehoy + releases Bubblegum / Bulldozer albums

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In all respects, this has been a long time coming.

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Kevin Devine and I have crossed paths before many years ago, but here we are again, and I couldn’t be happier. His innovative music sits somewhere between conventional genres, still retaining an incredible level of accessibility, intelligence and oftentimes a bold simplicity. His musical career is a story of hard work, building on small victories and embracing supporters. It’s a great fit for Hobbledehoy, and truly an honour to be working with Kevin and his own self-release label Devinyl for AUS/NZ. He had this to say…

“Devinyl is proud to team up with Hobbledehoy – a smart, motivated, truly independent label with a cool & diverse roster. I’m relieved & excited to have found such a philosophically-aligned home for these albums.”

Kevin has released not one but two new albums, and simultaneously to boot. One, Bulldozer, is a solo effort produced by Elliott Smith collaborator Rob Schnapf, and the other, Bubblegum, a full band effort with his Goddamn Band, produced by Jesse Lacey of Brand NewRaising over $100k via a Kickstarter campaign to fund album production and touring, Devine was subsequently highly motivated, buzzing with the amount raised which was over double the $50k target. The result, two brilliant, and different, full length albums.

The Bubblegum/Bulldozer albums are available to download from iTunes and other digital retailers immediately. The vinyl LP and CD editions can be pre-ordered now and will ship  from April 2, before the official street date of April 11 2014 when the albums will be in stores nationally.

BulldozeriTunes / LP/CD + Instant MP3
BubblegumiTunes / LP/CD + Instant MP3

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Ceres debut album pre-order + national tour

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Ceres-4-lowresCeres have sprung from the proverbial woodwork of the crowded Melbourne music community over the past twelve months, with the accessible melodies and purposeful direction of their stunning 2013 debut EP ‘Luck‘. Now, the awkwardly charming quartet present their debut album and first ever national tour.

Pre-order I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here (LP/CD/Digital)

Ceres play anthemic, beautifully constructed pop rock, with a dark edge and a wholly unpretentious approach. Warm and honest, it’ll hit you right in the gut, effortlessly combining the most endearing and elements of 90’s emo, with the sincerity of modern punk rock and the self deprecating lyrical context of 90′ and 00’s indie rock. At times subtle and surprisingly complex, Ceres are for people who enjoy both singing along and sulking. Debut album ‘I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here‘ was recoded to tape at Sing Sing Studios at home in Melbourne. Destined for release on April 4th, it is a band at their most inspired and blissfully unguarded. Single ‘Syllables‘ is a perfect introduction.

FRIDAY 7 MARCH – BRISBANE HOTEL, HOBART TAS
with Wil Wagner + Max Stern + Pinch Hitter + Initials + more

SATURDAY 8 MARCH – THE PAV, LAUNCESTON TAS
with guests

FRIDAY 21 MARCH – JOHN CURTAIN HOTEL, MELBOURNE VIC
with Luca Brasi + Postblue + Kissing Booth

SATURDAY 22 MARCH – CROWN AND ANCHOR HOTEL, ADELAIDE SA
with Sincerely, Grizzly + more

SUNDAY 23 MARCH – KAROVA LOUNGE, BALLARAT VIC
with The Smith Street Band + The Menzingers + Grim Fandango

FRIDAY 28 MARCH – REVERENCE HOTEL, MELBOURNE VIC
with Sincerely Grizzly + Have/Hold + The Wrecks

THURSDAY 3 APRIL – CROWN AND ANCHOR HOTEL, ADELAIDE SA
with Luca Brasi + Grenadiers + more

FRIDAY 4 APRIL – BLACKWIRE RECORDS (AA), SYDNEY NSW
with Ted Danson With Wolves + Sincerely, Grizzy + more

SATURDAY 5 APRIL – HOBBLEDAY, CROWBAR, BRISBANE QLD
with Arrows + Jamie Hay + We Set Sail

THURSDAY 24 APRIL – FLYRITE, PERTH WA
with Grim Fandango + Ted Danson With Wolves + The Leap Year + more

FRIDAY 25 APRIL – PRINCE OF WALES, BUNBURY WA
with Grim Fandango + Ted Danson With Wolves

SATURDAY 26 APRIL – RAILWAY HOTEL, FREMANTLE WA
with Ted Danson With Wolves + more

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Hobble Day 2014: Brisbane

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April 5, 2014
Arrows (FINAL SHOW), Jamie Hay, Ceres, We Set Sail
Purchase Tickets

HOBBLE DAY is a small, annual event for friends of the label to celebrate the wonderful camaraderie and important networks we’ve all helped build together through music. Each year, a different city from the last, meeting as many people as we all can! The first city chosen is Brisbane.

Much of the labels life to date has been in my home state of Victoria. But even after moving to South Australia three years ago, Queensland has always been the second strongest state for direct orders. Some of our most loyal fans and greatest friendships have forged from there, and I am continuously reminded of the passion, quality and unique perspectives of many artists in the region. It was always an ideal starting point.

Unexpectedly, Hobble Day has become the fitting final show for longtime Brisbane friends Arrows, who after 8 years are now finishing up. From Victoria (formally New South Wales) will be Jamie Hay and recent label signings Ceres, also from Victoria. Our local mates We Set Sail will be there to kick things off.

Tickets via Oztix

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Caspian ‘Waking Season’ 2LP/Digital release + Australian Tour

CaspianCASPIAN are releasing their third full-length Waking Season on Hobbledehoy for AUS/NZ digitally (available now: iTunes Hobbledehoy Store) and as a deluxe 2LP vinyl gatefold, first press limited to 250 copies (pre-order now, in stores March). In support they have also announced their first ever Australian tour dates for March 2014.

Tickets $35+bf
On sale now – http://www.oztix.com.au/OzTix/GigGuide/tabid/744/Default.aspx?en=caspian&vn&st&dt=0

Wed March 19 – Sydney @ The Bald Faced Stag
Thu March 20 – Brisbane @ Tempo Hotel
Fri March 21 – Melbourne @ Evelyn Hotel
Sat March 22 – Perth @ Mojo’s
Sun March 23 – Adelaide @ Crown and Anchor

Formed in 2003 in Beverly, Massachusetts, the band has enjoyed an inexorably rise since the propulsive rhythms and ecstatic washes of their debut 2005 EP ‘You Are The Conductor.’ Channelling Pink Floyd, Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Penderecki, they tapped into a seam all their own. Expanding their ranks to a three guitar attack in 2007’s ‘The Four Trees’ they continued experimenting with their sound through classical motifs to what would become ‘Waking Season’, produced by Matt Bayles (Russian Circles, Minus the Bear, Mastodon, Minus the Bear and Mono).

Throughout, the band have build a formidable live reputation off the back of consistent touring through the Northern Hemisphere. In addition to extensive solo headline tours, a diverse range of European & US tours with God Is An Astronaut, H.I.M., Minus The Bear and Defeater, as well as a sold-out North American co-headlining run with 65daysofstatic late last year established the band’s demand as a live draw on an upward trend. Recent jaunts through Asia have missed the Australian continent until now. This March they will trek through Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide on a headline club tour.

Touring as support will be Sydney cinematic instrumental group Meniscus, who themselves are coming off the back of successful European & Australian touring in support of 2011’s War of Currents album.

Presented by The Bird’s Robe Collective, Hobbledehoy, TheMusic and RTR FM.

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AUDIO: Ceres premier new track ‘Middle Names’

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Our new buds from Melbourne band CERES have unveiled the first track ‘Middle Names’, from their highly anticipated debut ‘I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here’ coming Autumn 2014. Check it out at the link.

Anthemic, beautifully constructed pop with a dark edge, often hitting so perfectly right to the gut. This is a new band, a new sound, whilst simultaneously feeling like an old friend: CERES.

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Welcoming Ceres to Hobbledehoy + EP Reissue

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Earnest alternative-rock music seems to be a contradiction from the direction popular music has strayed as of late. The need for genuine lyrics, purposeful direction and accessible melodies has been long overdue. CERES have crafted an ideological throwback to the days when music was charged with hope and contained a much-needed brand of sincerity. There could be comparisons made, but those still wouldn’t encapsulate the often subtle details that comprise this Melbourne quartet’s true sound.

Uncool, unknown, and unabashed – CERES have been slowly building momentum off-the-grid since their debut EP ‘Luck‘ was quietly self-released early 2013. After partnering with Hobbledehoy Records for their upcoming full-length, due Autumn 2014, we are proud to announce the anticipated vinyl release of the Luck EP, available to pre-order now.

Anthemic, beautifully constructed pop with a dark edge, often hitting so perfectly right to the gut. This is a new band, a new sound, whilst simultaneously feeling like an old friend: CERES.

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Introducing: Hobbledehoy Vélo

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I like to buy quality products when I can, investing now rather than cheaping out on stuff that doesn’t last. Hey, we can’t all afford to always buy the best, but when it comes to cycling wearables I’ve found all to often price doesn’t correlate with quality. Together with some bespoke manufacturers, I’ve begun a tiny side-project making the gear I want to wear and share with all our riding supporters on team hobble.

Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting Hobbledehoy vélo. A very small-run, high-quality division of exceptional riding products.

hobble-jersey-mod-460xHobbledehoy vélo – Merino Cycling Jersey

This is the beginning of the Hobble vélo range, a custom jersey made of soft, comfortable Merino wool. Designed not for racing, rather for EVERYTHING ELSE. Whether you ride city, highway or trails… this is one hard working, versatile, quality jersey. We’ve tried hard to create something we hope will become your favourite piece of cycling clothing.

Hand crafted in Sydney by ELEVEN from Woolmark Merino wool, minimalist Black/Grey design featuring a small Hobbledehoy logo on chest and sleeve. Sporting clean generous cuts for comfort and range of motion, with three rear pockets, reinforced to prevent ‘load sag’, an easy-on/easy-off full-length Swiss-made zip and elasticised sleeves and waist. Merino regulates temperature so well we use it as a base layer in Winter and on its own in Summer.

Read more / Pre-order the Merino Cycling Jersey

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VIDEO: OWEN – Bad Blood

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Mike Kinsella stumbles and weaves through a new OWEN music video for “Bad Blood” directed by Guise (Samuel Gursky and Mitchell Wojcik) where the mourners for a funeral gather in a record store. Off of his recently released album L’ami du Peuple, the song digs deep into a family’s unexposed roots with SPIN describing it as “a majestic, country-informed single”. Check out the Youtube video!