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.
Wow. The LYMBYC SYSTYM “Fall Bicycle” and “Rest Easy/Age Kindly (Back Ted-N-Ted Remix)” tracks prominently feature in the new KONY 2012: Part II video that was released recently by Invisible Children.
It’s just insane to think how many different people will now hear the band for the first time, all because of this video. Thank you.
You can get the band’s latest album Shutter Release on vinyl now.
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.
The latest record Shutter Release is available now on vinyl LP.
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
Jamie Hay is hitting the road with pals Jen Buxton (Like Alaska) and Run Squirrel. They’ll be visiting QLD + NSW which include some All Ages shows too!
OK football fans here it is: A brand new Arrows t-shirt that looks totally bad-ass!
It has the distinguished Hobbledehoy logo and it goes on top of your record player! Everyone will know immediately what a discerning connoisseur of music you are – and a stylish one at that.
Spin Magazine have premiered the brilliant new video for THIS WILL DESTROY YOU‘s ‘Black Dunes’ from 2011’s Tunnel Blanket. We’ve got the high-quality version right here! “This video was conceived while driving through mist in rural Sweden,” explains Malcolm Elijah, who directed the disturbing eight-and-a-half-minute spot. “It centers around the fracturing of a young woman’s mind and her descent into self-induced, self-absorbed delirium.”
As Spin warns… “Don’t watch this one alone”.
1st press limited to 380 hand-numbered copies
First 25 Hobbledehoy orders receive special edition lithograph poster print (Photo)
Perhaps you heard them on their split with This Will Destroy You, perhaps never have at all. Brothers Michael and Jared Bell are an amazingly adept and musical force, far beyond the inaccuracies of the “post rock” tag they often get slagged down by. Relentless in touring, unmatched in motivation, and highly organized, this is the type of band that you always hope will catch on big-time beyond traditional circles. With nearly 10 years under their belt as a band to this point, it’s scary to think what these brilliant brothers from the desert still might have up their sleeves for eager ears.
Finally, after more than 2 years of waiting, Lymbyc Systym‘s 2nd album Shutter Release is available on vinyl for the first time worldwide.
– Hobbledehoy (Ships from Australia)
– Amazon (Ships from USA)
– Stickfigure (Ships from USA)
– Interpunk (Ships from USA)
Our good friends at Poison City Records are releasing a BLUELINE MEDIC tribute album April this year. Featuring tracks by Hobbledehoy artists ARROWS and JAMIE HAY, as well as friends THE NATION BLUE, A DEATH IN THE FAMILY, THE GIFTHORSE, HARMONY, JEN BUXTON, PAPER ARMS, DARREN GIBSON and more. Expect some limited colored vinyl too! Stay tuned folks…