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
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.”
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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.
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…
We know you can easily download music from the gamut of file sharing websites. To those who support Hobbledehoy in any which way, thank you so much. Our online store has just been rebuilt so that almost every record comes with an instant MP3 download, listen to your record right away while the LP or CD is posted to you. There’s a few other new features and more to come. Please let us know if you find any problems, and thanks again for your ongoing support.
A lovely new live video series called ‘Sounds Like’ recently featured Jamie Hay. Recorded in the beer garden of X&Y bar Brisbane whilst on tour with A Death In The Family in 2011. The song ‘Fireworks In The Distance’ is taken from Tyre Swans, a 3-piece split project between Jamie, Darren Gibson and Donnie Dureau (Blueline Medic).
Thieves, Jamie’s debut solo recording is still available from Hobbledehoy on 7″ and digital download.
To close out the Chicago live video series, Mike revisited the same location seen in the first video, his own home. Check out this performance of “Everyone’s Asleep in the House but Me,” the last track off November’s Ghost Town.
Be sure and visit the past videos below, there’s one for each song off the new record!