News In Brief: Tantrums, Feral Media, Sound/Light/Stone
News posted Wednesday, October 24 2012 at 10:00 AM.
Related: Feral Media, Tantrums, Sound/Light/Stone.
– For an electronics-informed band, here is a dream list of acts to have supported: UNKLE, Caribou, Four Tet, Mount Kimbie, Seekae, PVT. Yet Tantrums have pulled it off before even releasing their first EP. Following 2010’s remix-friendly single ‘Anomie’, the Melbourne five-piece will finally launch said self-titled EP on Saturday, November 10 at the Toff with QUA, Mildlife and Caught Ship DJs. The five-track EP was recorded nearly a year ago in Brighton, England, at the studio of Pablo Clements (UNKLE) and James Griffith (Lake Trout). The first taste is ‘Maylands’, a sign of what the presser calls an “obsession with exploring barriers between the organic and the manipulated, the intimate and the isolated.”
– Artist-run Sydney label Feral Media has put out more than 60 releases in its decade-long history, from Underlapper and Seaworthy to Touch Typist and Gentleforce. To make the most of its 10-year milestone, the label has turned to crowdfunding to realise an “innovative compilation” uniting many of its artists over the years. FM is partnering with longtime designers Sopp Collective for the comp, which will come out digitally and on the Regurgitator-endorsed Playbutton format. The latter will “come pre-loaded with hours of exclusive, unreleased music” in high-resolution .wav files. Artists included: AFXJIM, Alpen, Anonymeye, Mark Barrage, Because of Ghosts, Broken Chip, Comatone, Faux Pas, Gentleforce, Haunts, ii, Pimmon, Plankton, Raven, School of Two, Scissor Lock, Seaworthy, Brad Stafford (The Longest Day), Underlapper, Thomas William and 0point1. The deadline for pledges is Friday, November 16.
– Following its debut at an 1850s church last July, The Gate’s Sound/Light/Stone will return to the same magical spot for a second instalment next month. Appearing at the York Street Anglican in Sydney’s CBD on Thursday, November 29 will be good friends and overseas touring mates Wintercoats and The Townhouses – the former showcasing a new single and in-the-works EP and the latter the Forthcoming album Diaspora. Rounding out the bill is Light Giant, an “expansive, atmospheric, song-driven” project from Parades’ Daniel Cunningham and Michael Scarpin with collaborator Janakin Jugueta. Representing the third facet of Sound/Light/Stone, meanwhile, will be “more amazing stage lighting.” Tickets go on sale Friday morning, with the first purchasers earning an early-bird price.