In Brief: Ron Peno, Lost Animal, Faker, All India Radio, Tenzenmen
News posted Friday, July 1 2011 at 09:00 AM.
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– The legendary Ron Peno (pictured at the recent Died Pretty reformation) reckons his debut solo album is his best work since Died Pretty’s 1991 masterwork Doughboy Hollow, which came in at #72 on the recent 100 Best Australian Albums and may yet feature in triple j’s Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time poll (if it’s not bumped off by Hungry Kids of Hungary). Future Universe – Peno’s solo debut after more than 30 years in the biz – is the result of a songwriting partnership formed with guitarist and composer Cam Butler (Silver Ray). It’ll be out through Fuse Music on July 8, with an album launch at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on August 12. Special guests Harry Howard & The NDE. Tickets here.
– More than a year since disbanding St Helens, Jarrod Quarrell has released details of his first album as Lost Animal. Ex Tropical is set for release through Sensory Projects in September. It was produced by Quarrell, along with Shags Chamberlain (Pets With Pets, Brous, Pikelet) and John Lee (Mountains in the sky, Mystery Twin), and features programmed beats, horns and percussion, and reportedly very little guitar. “There isn't much guitar on the LA album and when there is, it's used as a dab of colour rather than as the undercoat,” Quarrell told M+N in an interview last year. “I still love dirty guitar music and always will, but I've always done that and am just trying a different approach to constructing the songs.” Watch Quarrell perform at the M+N Lunchbox here.
– After a tumultuous week, Faker will go back to being a rock band when they headline FBi Radio fundraiser at Factory Theatre in Sydney tomorrow (July 2). “Choose Your Own Adventure”, which is running as part of the annual Sydney Sounds Like festival, will also feature Parades, Deep Sea Arcade, WIM, Andy Bull, Matt Corby, Collarbones, Kirin J Callinan, Step-panther, Domeyko/Gonzales, Holy Balm, The Gooch Palms, Royal Chant and Big Dumb Kid. The all-ages event will mark Faker’s first public Sydney performance since 2009.
– To thank fans for making their latest album The Silent Surf their “most successful” yet, instrumental three-piece All India Radio are offering up a release for free. You can nab the appropriately titled Free Me, which features remixes and unreleased versions of songs from the past eight years, here.
– Also in the giving mood is Sydney label tenzenmen, who are giving away every item on their website for the first two weeks of July. The promotion is in conjunction with the launch of a new website, which features audio links to their entire back catalogue, photography and a distribution and DIY tour circuit database. Click here for more info.