Popboomerang Sails Past 10-Year Mark
News posted Wednesday, September 26 2012 at 02:00 PM.
Thriving for a decade in the perilous music industry, independent Melbourne label Popboomerang has every reason to celebrate. And celebrating it is, with the limited-edition 2CD compilation Aches and Shakes 2002-2012: A Decade of Popboomerang. The acts assembled include Skipping Girl Vinegar, The Aerial Maps, D. Rogers, Young Werther, Sneeze, The Steinbecks, Georgia Fields, Underminers, Frente, Summer Cats and many others. What’s more, label founder/owner Scott Thurling (pictured) has put together an alternate 23-track anniversary collection exclusively for Mess + Noise. It even includes a couple bands not heard on the comp, in the form of The Zebras and The Hovercrafts. Stream it below.
Aches and Shakes will get launched with a day-and-night gig on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Tote, featuring live sets by Tim Reid, The Killjoys, Skipping Girl Vinegar, The Bon Scotts, Celadore, Deserters, The Solomons and Go-Go Sapien, plus BBQ in the Tote beer garden, exclusive Popboomerang merch for sale, guest DJs and MC Andrew McClelland, who won Crikey’s ‘Best of the Fest’ award at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Doors are at 2:15pm, with a free comp for the first 150 through the door.
As touched on in the compilation’s heartfelt liner notes by music journalist Jeff Jenkins, Popboomerang debuted in 2002 with the Sing Til It Hurts EP by short-lived Melbourne band Sarah Sarah (a release that’s still available). In the decade since, the prolific one-man operation has issued more than 80 releases, including 2010’s Mixtapes & Soundtracks by Thurling’s own collaboration-centred one-off project The Sunshine Ponies and the forthcoming Sugargliders retrospective A Nest With A View.