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Listen: New Temper Trap ‘Rabbit Hole’

News posted Thursday, March 8 2012 at 11:00 AM.
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Listen: New Temper Trap ‘Rabbit Hole’

Melbourne’s world conquering kings of buzz Temper Trap have released the first taste of their protracted self-titled second album, the follow-up to 2009’s Conditions.

While the album’s first single ‘Need Your Love’ isn't due until the end of the month, the band have released a teaser called ‘Rabbit Hole’, a moody slow-burner that builds to a towering Bono-approved™ crescendo.

The album is the band’s first as a five-piece, following the permanent addition of Joseph Greer on keyboard/guitar. Out through Liberation Music on May 18, it’ll feature 12 new songs recorded in Los Angeles (where else?) with producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83, Phoenix).



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temporarybenbutler  said about 2 years ago:

You can hear the money.


pfinger18  said about 2 years ago:

I love the video. Song's ok too.


blacklight  said about 2 years ago:

Sponsored by Ray-Bans and a company that sells moustaches.


bungle  said about 2 years ago:

a year and a half between albums is 'protracted'?


samiek  said about 2 years ago:

Sponsored by Ray-Bans and a company that sells moustaches. - Lolz!


Mess+Noise  said about 2 years ago:

a year and a half between albums is 'protracted'?

June 2009 to May 2012. Nearly 3!


Sunnyboyz  said about 2 years ago:

I don't mind it. But then I don't mind the Jezabels album so my opinion is (AMP) worthless.


____  said about 2 years ago:

Who's the bald cunt? Where's the edgy skater cunt? Actually, who are any of these arseholes?


____  said about 2 years ago:

It's funny that any band that starts turning successful gets that 'we're in a big band' look. Look at the Vines, Jet any of those sad cunts. It's this Designer Boho fucking mess. Corny.


Dan_Crad  said about 2 years ago:

a year and a half between albums is 'contracted'

Fixed.


Dan_Crad  said about 2 years ago:

And before I waste my time playing the video, am I right in assuming this is another forgettable post-Coldplay/Killers number?


lolsmith  said about 2 years ago:

The video clip is a bit mnml innit? The song is a bit borzo and a bit too Coldplay 4 me.


whatwhat  said about 2 years ago:

ouch: And that, rather than its terrible lyrics or derivative sound or rotten song about the riots, might be The Temper Trap's downfall: for all their grandstanding ambition, they're too easy to ignore.


happycow  said about 2 years ago:

Who's the bald cunt? Where's the edgy skater cunt? Actually, who are any of these arseholes?

The 'bald cunt' is Joe (really nice bloke), who has been in the band as a guitarist since before the first album, but didn't help write that album. It seems they've finally anointed him as an official member.


blacklight  said about 2 years ago:

That Guardian review would never happen in Australia, because of parochialism.

It's worthy of a story on Mess and Noise. I predict 200 posts an hour



mule  said about 2 years ago:

It's like shooting fish in a barrel analysing most lyrics from Australian pop bands, but nevertheless i enjoyed the read. I was actually thinking last night, if JJJ only played music based on it's lyrical merit then they wouldn't have a radio station. The lyrics seem to just be a decoration in most songs you hear in mainstream music*, which is unfortunate as that is the main thing journalist folk target when they review an album. And yeah i agree parochialism does tend to limit media's cultural coverage, though in london music has always had strong ties with political and social action, especially the punk fiasco, over there music can mean more than simply being entertainment. It reminds me of this clip where the british pollies are talking about the smiths in parliament, nothing of the sort would happen in australia, they're more likely to tear down the art off the parliament walls. Oh they did that with Bill Henson didn't they?...

*i'm probably being biased.


ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

It's cool to not care, and thus the cool kids music is plagued by things that don't say anything. Much like that sentence.


GrantleyBuffalo  said about 2 years ago:









GrantleyBuffalo  said about 2 years ago:

Hmmm... not that similar after all.

Oh well. At least it makes me feel nauseous...


GrantleyBuffalo  said about 2 years ago:

It's cool to not care, and thus the cool kids music is plagued by things that don't say anything. Much like that sentence.

Isn't that a Kaiser Chiefs song?


mule  said about 2 years ago:

na dawg it's cool to care, just these crackers don't know shit about writing good lyrics


bungle  said about 2 years ago:

I remember seeing these guys open for My Disco once. That was a weird combo.


pfinger18  said about 2 years ago:

Two star review for the album from the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/may/17/the-temper-trap-review


dazmurray  said about 2 years ago:

That Vine review is awesome.


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