New Noise: Shady Lane, Galapagoose, Bombay Royale, Texas Tea
A wildly eclectic edition of New Noise, featuring a Pavement enthusiast, a Sinatra sample, a sad song about not writing sad songs and – for surely the first time in 'M+N' history – a track sung in Hindi.
– Sydney’s Shady Lane (aka singer/songwriter Jordy Lane) is named after a Pavement song with a stop in the middle. His new single ‘Dumb Hope’ has – you guessed it – a stop in the middle. There’s no sign of Lane stopping (in the middle) though. He’ll have a new album, Built Guilt, out through Rice Is Nice in (perhaps the middle of) 2012. In the meantime, you can download ‘Dumb Hope’ here for a limited time.
Shady Lane - Dumb Hope by Mess+Noise
– ‘One Who Can't Move’, the new single for Galapagoose (aka Melbourne-based artist Trent Gill), lopes along to the beat of its own chilled-out drum. Featuring a clipped sample of Sinatra singing ‘Send In The Clowns’, as well as kitchen-sink percussion (for that homemade feel), the track certainly bodes well for full-length LP Commitments, which is due out March 13 through Two Bright Lakes. (It’ll be out internationally through Daedelus' Magical Properties imprint.) More details here.
– How could we resist a track that promised the all-winning quartet of “Hindi vocals, Tarantino-esque surf guitars, wild disco rhythms and shimmering sitars”? Originally conceived to revive obscure songs from Bollywood's golden era, The Bombay Royale eventually started writing originals; eight of which will appear on debut album You Me Bullets Love. It’s out on HopeStreet Recordings via Fuse Music Group on April 6 (CD and digital) and May 4 (vinyl).
– It takes a certain kind of dry wit to write a song called ‘I Don't Write No Sad Songs’ and make it sound, well, rather sad. Benjamin P Dougherty, who helms Brisbane alt-country duo Texas Tea with Kate Jacobson, has a distinctly dark sense of humour, and it rises to the fore on the first single lifted from their forthcoming third album. Recorded recently with Magoo (Regurgitator, Tex Perkins), it’s expected out in September. Until then you can nab the single on limited edition 7” flexi-disc or download it for free here.