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premiere: Sweet Whirl – Ray C
Melbourne's Esther Edquist aka Sweet Whirl shares an exquisitely bleary-eyed gem from her new EP Love Songs & Poetry, which features members of beloved Australian punk band Total Control, and is out next month on Chapter Music. The dreamy, unhurried "Ray C" has a gloriously languid twa…
premiere: Beaches – “Send Them Away”
Here's another glorious track from Melbourne's Beaches, taken from the group's excellent forthcoming LP She Beats. The sunny, infectious, practically jangly "Send Them Away" isn't quite the swirling, all-encompassing psychedelic squall that is lead single &q…
premiere: Beaches – “Distance”
Here's a sprawling, dreamy racket from Melbourne's Beaches, taken from the band's forthcoming LP, due in May via our favorite Australian label, Chapter Music. The gorgeous/swirling heavy psych-out "Distance" is one of two tracks on the new record that features guitar…
mp3 premiere: Dick Diver – “Water Damage”

Here's the lilting, endearingly wry new single from Australia's Dick Diver, taken from the group's forthcoming LP Calendar Days. Fans of their like-minded Melbourne homies + labelmates Twerps will find plenty to love in "Water Damage," a lovely, understated little jangle-pop gem that evoke…
premiere: new Fabulous Diamonds – “Lothario”

Here's a brand new one from Melbourne, Australia psych-pop duo Fabulous Diamonds, taken from their forthcoming LP Commercial Music, due later this summer. Jarrod + Nisa (who was also involved in the excellent new Bushwalking record) call the new album "high-brow, young adult contemporary pop m…
listen: Twerps – Twerps LP

We've already been up on the jangly, melancholic, perfectly autumnal lead single "Dreamin" and the equally laid-back/seasonally appropriate, female-fronted "This Guy," but now you can listen to the self-titled debut full-length from Australia's Twerps -- available now on Chapter …
fabulous diamonds

Here's the latest jam from Australian duo Fabulous Diamonds, taken from the group's forthcoming LP, Fabulous Diamonds II, out June 19 in Australia on Chapter Music. The Young Marble Giants/Suicide/Augustus Pablo comparisons the band garnered on their first effort still ring true on the thoroughly hy…