So yeah, we had a cool little all-ages matinee instore show featuring California’s neo-punk duo The Garden. Sooo much fun. Thanks to everyone who came along, and big thanks to Wyatt and Fletcher for coming along and hanging out with us for the afternoon.
We had such an ace time yesterday with The Garden’s ticketed all-ages show here that we’ve decided to do a show or 2 every week! We are delighted to be kicking off the first of our weekend matinee all-ages shows next Sunday with Nathan John Kearney’s EP launch. He’s donating the proceeds of the gig to 4zZz’s Foundry Studio Setup costs. Yay! We’re always up for supporting community radio whenever we can.
DATE: SUNDAY OCT 4
TIME: 3 – 5 pm
PRICE: $5 (all proceeds go to 4zZz)
EVENT: Nathan John Kearney EP Launch + Virginia Sook
Nathan John Kearney – Minimal Animal
Minimal Animal was conceived of on Saturday Night and recorded on Sunday.
Artwork was finished by Monday and the masters by Thursday.
All for a Friday release.
It’s an exercise in limitations with Kearney’s vocal and finger-style guitar the sole sources of sound (except for two songs which feature Lindsay Roser of Virginia Sook singing in duet-mode) and will appeal to fans of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska or Elliott Smith’s early releases.
Minimal Animal is a co-release between Nathan’s newly established GAOmusic and the cult anti-pop label Lesstalk Records who’ve recently released albums by Jess Locke and Carb on Carb.
It also features an 8-page booklet with artworks for each individual song created by ilikemydirtyface.
Lists are a big part of music discovery, so we thought we’d share with you the Top Twenty Essential Albums as compiled by the team. Go dive in and explore some new sounds!
Led Zeppelin – II
Jeff Buckley – Grace
Nirvana – In Utero
The Beatles – Abbey Road
Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were
Pearl Jam – Vs.
Regina Spektor – Far
Mother’s Cake – Off The Beaten Track (Live at Propolis 2014)
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Karnivool – Sound Awake
Tool – 10,000 Days
Jeff Buckley – Live at Siné
Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy
Silverchair – Frogstomp
RIVAL SONS – Great Western Valkyrie
Hiatus Kaiyote – Tawk Tomohawk
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
Circa Survive – Blue Sky Noise
HOLY HOLY – When The Storms Would Come
Queen – A Night At The Opera
The Beach Boys – Surfs Up
Blake Mills – Break Mirrors
Bob Dylan – Modern Times
Brant Bjork – Jalamanta
Caribou – Swim
Cass McCombs – Humor Risk
David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights – Left By Soft
Giant Sand – Blurry Blue Mountain
Ha the Unclear – Bacterium, Look At Your Motor Go
Lou Reed – New Sensations
The Mint Chicks – Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!
Neil Young – On The Beach
Pavement The Rock Band – Brighten The Corners
The Phoenix Foundation – Fandango
Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris
Real Estate – Atlas
The Replacements – Let It Be
Richard & Linda Thompson – Shoot Out The Lights
Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
Townes Van Zandt – Our Mother The Mountain
The Dandy Warhols – Thirteen tales from Urban Bohemia
Deerhunter – Halycon Digest
The Cruel Sea – Honeymoon is Over
The Horrors – Skying
Hoodoo Gurus – Stone Age Romeos
David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Lou Reed – Transformer
Iggy Pop – The Idiot
The Verve – Urban Hyms
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In
The Johnny’s – Highlights of a Dangerous Life
Spencer P. Jones. ft. Cow Penalty- Lost Anxiety Tapes
Nick Lowe – Impossible Bird
MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
Sunnyboys – self titled(1981)
Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls – Gossip
The Stone Roses– The Stone Roses
Primal Scream – Screamedelica
The Sleepy Jackson – Lovers
So much goodness just landed instore!
I ask you, what better Saturday morning activity is there than drinking excellent coffee and record shopping?
APHEX TWIN – SYRO
ASGEIR – IN THE SILENCE
#1 DADS – ABOUT FACE
ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS – CUT THE WORLD
ASGEIR – DYRD I DAUDATHOGN
ASGEIR – IN THE SILENCE
BAND OF HORSES – ACOUSTIC AT THE RYMAN
BAND OF HORSES – CEASE TO BEGIN
BAND OF HORSES – EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME
BEACH HOUSE – DEPRESSION CHERRY (INCLUDES DOWNLOAD CARD)
BEACH HOUSE -TEEN DREAM
BEIRUT -THE FLYING CLUB CUP
BELLE & SEBASTIAN – THE BOY WITH THE ARAB STRAP
BELLE & SEBASTIAN – TIGERMILK
BENJAMIN BOOKER – BENJAMIN BOOKER
BIG SCARY – VACATION
BLACK MOUNTAIN – WILDERNESS HEART
BOARDS OF CANADA – IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE OUT IN THE COUNTRY
BOARDS OF CANADA – TWOISM
BON IVER – BON IVER
BON IVER – FOR EMMA, FOREVER AGO
CAT POWER – THE COVERS RECORD
COCTEAU TWINS – BLUE BELL KNOLL
COURTNEY BARNETT – SOMETIMES I SIT AND THINK, AND SOMETIMES I JUST SIT.
DINOSAUR JR. – BUG
DINOSAUR JR. – DINOSAUR
FATHER JOHN MISTY – FEAR FUN
FKA TWIGS – LP1
FOXYGEN – TAKE THE KIDS OFF BROADWAY
FOXYGEN – WE ARE THE 21ST CENTURY AMBASSADORS OF PEACE & MAGIC
GAZ COOMBES PRESENTS – HERE COME THE BOMBS
FRIDAY 25th SEPT
$10 Tickets available at the door | 4PM
*This is an all-ages show but all under 18’s MUST be accompanied by a guardian over 18.West Coast neo-punk twins, moonlighting models and provocateurs, The Garden are heading to Australia for an East Coast tour and Sounds of The Suburbs appearance!The Garden represent a new, youthful punk scene of the West Coast, with their DIY principles, thrift store-come glam-come 50s housewife fashion style and a list of pick‘n’ mix influences that stretch far beyond The Minutemen. Their minimalistic twopiece bass and drums essence is dirty, raw and immediate. They strip away everything unnecessary about modern punk and get straight to the heart of it.Fact is, The Garden don’t give a damn what you think, they’ve been conceptualising their own style since well before the formation of the band in 2011. The constantly evolving duo from Orange County, Calif consistently defying genre and categorization, so much so, that they created their own term Vada-Vada* to define their sound and escape being pigeonholed.With four releases up their sleeve; three EPs and their debut album ‘The Life And Times Of A Paperclip’ via Burger Records in 2012, the duo have become known for their fast, simplistic, and heavy style. On their debut, they tear through 16 tracks in about the same about of time, with zero time to take a breath.
The duo, not only have captured the attention of the punk scene, but by way of Saint Laurent and creative director, Hedi Slimane. The fashion powerhouse recently paid big bucks to fly these two punks to Paris for Fashion Week, so touring scoundrels Bone Soup thought, “to hell with it, we’ll bring them to Australia”.
The Garden’s shows are experiential and powerful. Arresting a sense of urgency, they throw you heavily into into their parallel world of vada-vada. The duo seduces their audience onto a carnival ride of sound and movement that stops as abruptly as it starts; a close approximation of The Garden experience.
* Vada-Vada: “an idea that represents pure creative expression, that disregards all previously made genres and ideals” – Wyatt Shears (The Garden), 2015
BIGSOUND is upon on us again! Foundry records is hosting a heap of great unofficial FREE instore performances for your listening pleasure.
And as a special treat to celebrate our first BIGSOUND as a baby record store, we are delighted to be able to offer delegates FREE coffees on Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th.
LIVE IN-STORE SHOWCASES:
Tuesday 2.30pm – 3pm
CC The Cat
Wednesday 1pm – 1:30pm
Wed 2.30pm – 3pm
Gabriella Cohen (Furrs)
Thurs 2.30pm – 3pm
Thurs 5pm – 5:30pm
I Know Leopard