A band who are no strangers to having songs placed across both independent and major film, television and cable programming networks, even within the top secret walls of the Pentagon and the Beijing Olympics. So it brings me great pride to announce This Will Destroy You‘s inauguration into Australian-made content, the Holden Motor Company have selected the band’s ‘The Mighty Rio Grande’ track to feature during the video promo for their first electric model, Holden Volt (watch below).
The first preview has already begun airing on Australian network and cable television, radio and online. In recent times the song has also been brought to worldwide attention by it’s prominent use through the 2011 film ‘Moneyball’ (Brad Pitt) and as the soundtrack to “Best Picture” nominee montage at the 84th Annual Academy Awards (aka The Oscars). TWDY are taking no prisoners.
Many months ago, Australian hardcore juggernauts Parkway Drive asked if Arrows could play a small part in their forthcoming second documentary with music for the opening sequence. It was certainly one of the more surreal emails I ever received, a tremendous honor for both Arrows and Hobbledehoy. Parkway’s first ‘The DVD’ was the highest selling Australian music DVD of 2009, achieving Platinum sales, winning the Rolling Stone Award for ‘Best Music DVD’ and outstanding international acclaim.
Arrows song ‘Whore Will Have Their Trinkets’ (from the album Modern Art & Politics) features for two and half minutes during the opening sequence of the new ‘Home Is For The Heartless’ as the band packs their gear before the tour.
The 75-minute feature film takes viewers on an epic global trek, from the band’s beloved hometown of Byron Bay, Australia to some of the most obscure destinations on the musical map. More than just a film about five musicians connecting with the planet and its inhabitants, ‘Home is for the Heartless’ is about the untold power of music and its ability to communicate beyond any language, geographical or cultural boundaries. Grab it in Australian stores today through Resist and an international release by Epitaph later in 2012.
Thank you so much to the kind folks in Parkway and at Resist Records.
– Purchase: Parkway Drive ‘Home Is For The Heartless’ – DVD
– Purchase: Arrows ‘Modern Art & Politics’ – CD + Instant MP3 or iTunes
I love watches, so this was a very exciting addition to our catalog for me. What started as a small gift for a few of our retail supporters and a quirky item for the online store has quickly become a unexpected fan favorite.
Now I’m thrilled to announce the Hobbledehoy logo watch, featuring our all star viking mascot Vincent, has just made its centenary sales milestone! There are more on the way, back-order now loyal Hobbler, and your watch will ship out as soon as more arrive.
Eleventh He Reaches London created and self-released The Good Fight For Harmony originally in 2005, the record would soon catapult the young band from the isolated far West into national attention. Their self-funded pressings would quickly sell out, acclaim poured in from the oddest of places… all this for an unconventional Perth “rock” band, challenging listening for even most alternative press. There was something special here.
Recording Hollow Be My Name in the years to follow, both records would have proper retail CD releases on a now defunct label. Currently bunkered down in a studio an hour outside Perth for their third album, it’s time to unleash Eleventh’s debut in a format truly deserving. Remastered for both vinyl and digital, a record that has continued to stand proud, even after almost 7 years – The Good Fight For Harmony is in stores now.
Our pals at Midnight Funeral Records are releasing one of my favorite records on vinyl for the first time, Blueline Medic‘s debut EP A Working Title In Green (2000). Pre-orders for the green coloured 7″ have begun, you can order a copy direct from the label at the link below, shipping late July.
Originally self-released in 2005, Perth’s EHRL debut album sat atop the local charts for months with pressings continually selling out across the country. A truly unique band that draws on inspiration from all corners – it’s an orchestra of unease, an anti-manifesto of poetry and personal history that is unquestionably Australian. Every song oozes of despair, each minute – unpredictable.
One of the most popular Hobbledehoy titles and widely regarded as one of the labels flagship releases – Arrows critically acclaimed debut full length Modern Art & Politics surprised many and found its way onto numerous “Best of 2008” top ten lists the world over. Almost one hour of gently wandering guitars, gorgeous twinkles, explosive collapse and desperate vocals – reflecting a hope for better days.
After years out of print, the CD is finally back in circulation and printed on a new heavyweight 4-panel digipak with an artwork-only / no text cover and limited Japanese style OBI strip. A landmark album for an Australian band that continues to win hearts and minds across the planet.
Available from the web store now.
In stores nationally Friday May 4, 2012.
Our buds at Poison City released something very special and dear to our hearts today, ‘Shuffle & Scrape: A Tribute to Blueline Medic’.
This is a band who made a true lasting impression on me as I grew up, they were so different yet always accessible. Still my favorite Australian band, to have the honor of working alongside them on two records 42:19 and The Middle Of The End was incredible.
Featuring BLUELINE MEDIC covers by some close friends as well as Hobbledehoy artists ARROWS and JAMIE HAY, the Shuffle & Scrape tribute one very exciting release! Other contributing artists include The Nation Blue, Jen Buxton, The Smith Street Band, Paper Arms, Darren Gibson, Harmony, A Death In The Family, Grim Fandango, and The Gifthorse.
As far as Eleventh He Reaches London is concerned, distance makes the heart grow thwarted and dark rather than fonder. Hailing from Perth, Western Australia; a vast area of land separated from the rest of the country by an expanse of desert. This isolation has afforded Eleventh the luxury of growing organically, independent of the clichés and trends often present in larger communities. The result is a band that draws on inspiration from all corners – it’s an orchestra of unease, an anti-manifesto of poetry and personal history.
Reissues of earlier material are in the works and in early 2013, the band will be presenting their third album to the world. Expect another record that will stand alone, while unmistakeably Eleventh He Reaches London, deep-seated in Australian identity and antiquity.
Watch the video for “Oh, Brother” below, taken from the 2009 album Hollow Be My Name.
Brothers Mike and Jared Bell sit down for a nice chat at the Snakeweed Sessions, but it gets even better. They then privy us with performing two new tracks from the upcoming album, shot in magnificent high definition.
It sounds and looks outstanding. Eclectic, beautifully warm post-rock with a nice electronic twist, recommended for fans of Explosions in the Sky, or even Australian contemporaries Seekae and PVT.
This Will Destroy You have quite an impressive resume licensing to film/video. Their music has been used in the film Moneyball (Brad Pitt), countless television shows, skate/snow/surf videos, the Beijing Olympics, disaster briefing for Hurricane Katrina in the Pentagon… I could go on!
But in a truly surprising moment, the producers of the 84th Annual Academy Awards (aka the Oscars) edited and cued the entire “Best Picture” nominee montage to “The Mighty Rio Grande”, from the bands S/T album (Magic Bullet Records). Thank you so much to all involved and for everyone with kind words to say – this was a really special moment
If you missed it, there’s an archive clip on the web. Skip ahead to ~15:50. Tom Cruise introduces the piece, the music hits, and then last the duration of the nominee feature. Enjoy:
Check out the recent action from Vans Bowl-A-Rama, filmed by Callum Preston. Featuring tracks from our buds Jamie Hay and Arrows, along with some other folk you may recognise! For more Bowl-A-Rama, go to bowlarama.com.au