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Any recommendations of Aussie music on vinyl that you dig and that you can still buy?

 

 

I bought 2 earlier this week @ Red Eye and they are both excellent and well worth anyone exploring.    Red Eye has over 2500 ANZ albums on vinyl!!  see link.

 

Just mention the band details and the genre/type of music it is.  I am sure I would have heard of some, but not heard of more.

 

 

Hopefully this thread will open up some Aussie bands to SNA music lovers that may not have heard of them before or did not even realise some old bands/artists were still making music.

 

 

 

first up on the list is

 

Lower Plenty - Hard Rubbish and 1st lp, Mean in a 2lp set.

on beautiful 100gm vinyl released on Fire records. Melbourne band Feat. members of UV Race/Total Control/Dick Diver & Deaf Wish. Dark, sparse, Alt folk with an edge and sound pretty good. Superb

The Maple Trail - Cable Mount Warning

Solo project of Blue Mountains Belles Will Ring guitarist Aiden Roberts.
Nice 60's early 70's folk sound, and sounds a little like Nick Drake mixed with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Sounds wonderful as well. I like it.

 

 

http://www.redeye.com.au/answer.asp?artist=&title=&advSearch=yes&reion=USA&submit=search&loc_sh1=1%2C+8&loc_sh2=2%2C+3%2C+4&fmt_lp=%27LP%27&fmt_12=%2710%27%2C+%2712%27&g_oz=%27Australian+%26+New+Zealand%27

 

 

cheers

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Played the new Jack Ladder album Playmates tonight for the first time. Picked it up at the Newtown Social gig last Thursday night. Awesome gig, and I really enjoyed it along with a few other SNAers.  

The Chats.  Close to Australian punk. Very Aussie lyrics.   

Hi Guys   Any recommendations of Aussie music on vinyl that you dig and that you can still buy?     I bought 2 earlier this week @ Red Eye and they are both excellent and well worth anyone explor

Anyone who likes Died Pretty will absolutely love Ron S Peno's last 2 solo albums which are still available on vinyl. Both are a little quieter than Died Pretty but has plenty of emotion!!

 

 

PENO, RON S. & THE SUPERSTITIONS  -  ANYWHERE AND EVERYTHING IS BRIGHT

 

 

PENO, RON S. & THE SUPERSTITIONS  -  FUTURE UNIVERSE  

 

 

http://www.redeye.com.au/answer.asp?artist=PENO%2C+RON+S%2E+%26+THE+SUPERSTITIONS&reion=USA&genSel=&letbrws=yes&atype=both

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Sun - I'll be the same. Not sure where to get it but absolutely worth the search.

James McCann - last night I met the devil. Bang! Records. They do a ton of aussie stuff

Wicked city - worsted yarn. New record, melodic, rocky

Saskwatch - leave it all behind. Northside records. Soul/funk. Bloody tops, new record out in a month or so

Cosmic psychos - early back catalogue has been reissued. Good beer drinking music!

Spencer P Jones - fugitive songs is my pick but you can't go wrong if you like rough bluesy electric rock type stuff

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Can we include recent releases?

If so, I'll put forward Spring and Fall by Paul Kelly. Great collection of connecting songs and sounds good on vinyl.

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There are a few Australian bands doing the new soul/funk thing. Pretty sure all these albums are still available on vinyl.

 

Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes - Baby Caught The Bus (Vanguard)

Saskwatch - Leave It All Behind (Northside Records)

Cactus Channel - Haptics and Wooden Boy (Hope Street Records)

Bamboos - Fever In The Road and Medicine Man (TruThoughts)

 

And some garagey-punky stuff:

 

Gooch Palms - Novos

Straight Arrows - It's Happening

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Halfway are a Brisbane band

Just released a new record Any Old Love

Produced by Robert Forster of The Go-betweens

My favourite Aussie band

Byrds Flying Burrito Brothers Wilco type music

You can read reviews written over last couple of weeks

Also have a Facebook page

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Halfway are a Brisbane band

Just released a new record Any Old Love

Produced by Robert Forster of The Go-betweens

My favourite Aussie band

Byrds Flying Burrito Brothers Wilco type music

You can read reviews written over last couple of weeks

Also have a Facebook page

But is it on vinyl?

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Records were for sale at the album launch concert I went to

They are doing a free all ages show at the power house in Brisbane on a Sunday afternoon in March I think it is

Lots of recent reviews

An 8 piece band electric and acoustic guitars banjo steel drums and keyboard

Great country rock but the singing is what gets to me personally

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Nice one Shane. A chance for me to push all the youngster that a producing great music and putting on great live performances.

Oliver Tank. - Slow Motion Music. Electronic/ dubstep, great vocals and he plays guitar as well as knob twiddling.

Courtney Barnett - The Double EP A Sea Of Split Peas. Awesome lyrics/ storyteller. Unique. Has cracked it overseas to some extent selling out most of her shows but not getting the recognition at home she deserves as yet. Doing some show with Billy Bragg in Aus.

Big Scary - Not Art. Male/female duo doing great indie pop. This is their second album released last year. I happened to play this at Victor's today. Sounded great on his rig.

Jen Cloher - In Blood Memory. I know there are a few SNA fans of Jen's. Another singer/songwriter whose music is very personal. Check out Hold My Hand about her parents. Now on Courtney Barnett's Milk Records. Great live performer.

Richard In Your Mind- Sun. A bit of Aussie psychedelica from Sydney that put on interesting live shows, not your usual band in pub style.

Jagwar Ma- Howlin. These guys seemed to have cracked it for a it of commercial success. A mix of dance/rock/electronic.

Those off the top of my head and you should be able to find something on bandcamp/soundcloud/spotify for most of them.

I will leave ferchersan to raise Shining Bird.

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Records were for sale at the album launch concert I went to

They are doing a free all ages show at the power house in Brisbane on a Sunday afternoon in March I think it is

Lots of recent reviews

An 8 piece band electric and acoustic guitars banjo steel drums and keyboard

Great country rock but the singing is what gets to me personally

Thanks. I did read a rave review a few weeks back and am listening to the album at the minute on Spotify.

They have 2 Brisbane gigs within the next month, so will get to one of those.

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Shining Bird - Leisure Coast - 2013

These guys did a great job supporting Kurt Vile recently. Nice dreamy pop, with sweet vocal harmonies. I bought the LP at the gig, from the band for $15 :thumb:

Check it out on Spotify

It was in stock at Beatdisc in Parramatta when I was last there. Whenever I'm on the lookout for new release LP's by local up and comers, i try Beatdisc or Repressed Records in Newtown first. They both have a big selection of local, independent music on LP and are usually cheaper than Redeye.

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Here's another Aussie record that I rave about definitely on vinyl

Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders Hurtsville

Great moody music ala Nick Cave and Lenny

I have a playlist that includes Mica P Hinson Nick Lenny Songs Ohio Electric Magnolia Co a trio of great Aussie records The Devastations Corrina Steele Wagons not sure if they are cd only or not, Michael Hall Willard Grant Conspiracy all sort of dark broody music add beer and after a couple of hours feeling good great and wonderful

Why do sad songs make you feel so good?

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I'm obviously living in a vacuum as I've not heard of any of the artists mentioned :(  TT's description of The Maple Trail does interest me though, guess I'm still Living in the 70's!

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Oh how I miss going to "real" record stores and buying vinyl and walkiing away with a nice stash.

 

I visited Beatdisc records @ lunch today and bought the Shining Bird, Big Scary, Jack Ladder and Spencer P Jones & the Nothings lp's.

 

Also picked up

Dick Diver - Calender Days

the Ancients - Night Bus

Royal Headache  lp's

 

 

Hey Leigh  - all cheaper than Red Eye, pity they do not have the same variety.

 

can't wait to get home :P

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blinded by Love

That is one of the best songs

It's on my playlist

I hope you like the record

If not don't tell me

I will feel guilty

I am impressed that you actually went out and bought records talked about here

Long before the internet I used to do the same after reading Rolling Stone which used to be a great magazine

Happy listening

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That is one of the best songs

It's on my playlist

I hope you like the record

If not don't tell me

I will feel guilty

I am impressed that you actually went out and bought records talked about here

Long before the internet I used to do the same after reading Rolling Stone which used to be a great magazine

Happy listening

 

 

I will tell you regardless :P

 

I brought this thread up so I and hopefully others will actually buy more Australian music and do our bit for the artists we like.   I love music and buy lots of it, but mainly overseas artists so it is time I tried to give a little back locally.  

 

cheers

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Shame the Jack Ladder vinyl has one less track than the CD. :-(

 

 

That is one of the best songs

It's on my playlist

I hope you like the record

If not don't tell me

I will feel guilty

I am impressed that you actually went out and bought records talked about here

Long before the internet I used to do the same after reading Rolling Stone which used to be a great magazine

Happy listening

 

 

I can see why they dropped " Blinded by Love " from the lp release.    side one goes for almost 19 minutes.  side two for 22 minutes.   The pressing is excellent and literally no more room on the album to fit "blinded" @ 7.21 seconds onto the vinyl cut.    would have been nice to have 3 sides of vinyl and an etching, howver for an Aussie Indy release on vinyl, no doubt too expensive.

 

 

Keyse

 

Don't worry, I am almost through side one as I write this.  Love it!!

 

Definately sounds like the Nick Cave cover band with perhaps a little later day Triffids, but the dables of synth and strings in the background of the mix gives it a nice grand sound.

 

he does sound like Nick Cave thou :D

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I bought this on Shane's recommendation 

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Scott & Charlene's Wedding - Any Port In A Storm - 2013 - LP

 

From the FBI Radio website:

"Scott & Charlene’s Wedding is such an undeniably Australian affair that it’s entertaining to see the international comparisons roll in".

 

They then go on to compare them to Twerps, Dick Diver and B!tch Prefect (great name, huh?). I'd add Courtney Barnett to that list too, as Craig Darmody's lyrics tell his stories in a similar wandering, laidback style. Good stuff. 

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A bit more mainstream than most of the artists mentioned here, I recently picked up the first three You Am I albums at JB's. Cracking band with a polarizing frontman in Tim Rogers.

 

JB's have had a fair range of newish and older oz bands in stock. Flumes LP sounds great if you're into the newer, electro produced stuff, Boy and Bear also etc.

 

They also have the new Go Betweens best of double LP, which I should go and aquire and get familiar with. A very good friend of mine was the driving force behind it being compiled :)

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Mark

 

have you heard the Jagwar Mar track Come Save Me played at 33 instead of 45?   

 

very cool and makes the track seem like a Beck track :D

 

going to pick up Jagwar Ma next week from red eye

 

 

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Anyone have this album or even heard of them?  Vessels:Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast

 

I heard a track from it on the Vinyl countdown on ABC las Thu, You can hear it too >>

 

Track Title: Tael of a Saeghors
Artist: MAKERS OF THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST
7" Title: Tael of a Saeghors
Composer: Makers of the Dead Travel Fast
Duration: 4:51
Record Co.: M Squared
CD Number: M 2004

 

I wanted to go and buy it if I could find it but look at the prices they're asking for it !!! Like Wow!

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have you heard the Jagwar Mar track Come Save Me played at 33 instead of 45?

very cool and makes the track seem like a Beck track :D

going to pick up Jagwar Ma next week from red eye

Hi Shane, sorry missed your post previously. No have not heard it but I enjoyed it. Reminds me of sitting around with my mates in the late 70s listening to a JJ Cale 45/12inch of Cocaine on 33 and having a few spiffs. As poor uni students couldn't afford the stuff the song was about.
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That is one of the best songs

It's on my playlist

I hope you like the record

If not don't tell me

I will feel guilty

I am impressed that you actually went out and bought records talked about here

Long before the internet I used to do the same after reading Rolling Stone which used to be a great magazine

Happy listening

I grabbed Halfway and Jack Ladder, thanks for recommending. I have been telling all my mates to get the Jack Ladder album, Hurtsville. What a top album and don't know how I'd missed this.

Halfway didn't quite grab me on the first couple of listens, but put it on this morning and really enjoyed it. Great stories/lyrics. Had my grabbing the lyric sheet. I remember all the racing stories they refer to. Anyone else have a noisy copy of vinyl though? I have not cleaned mine yet but both side crackly from start to finish. Hopefully a clean makes a difference.

Off to Redeye shortly to pick up Lower Plenty. Had to order it in last weekend. Wonder what impact SNA is having on record sales? Eg Ron S Peno's albums, plus a number of others in this thread. Good stuff, keep up the suggestions guys.

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I grabbed Halfway and Jack Ladder, thanks for recommending. I have been telling all my mates to get the Jack Ladder album, Hurtsville. What a top album and don't know how I'd missed this.

Halfway didn't quite grab me on the first couple of listens, but put it on this morning and really enjoyed it. Great stories/lyrics. Had my grabbing the lyric sheet. I remember all the racing stories they refer to. Anyone else have a noisy copy of vinyl though? I have not cleaned mine yet but both side crackly from start to finish. Hopefully a clean makes a difference.

Off to Redeye shortly to pick up Lower Plenty. Had to order it in last weekend. Wonder what impact SNA is having on record sales? Eg Ron S Peno's albums, plus a number of others in this thread. Good stuff, keep up the suggestions guys.

 

hey Mark,  you took my copy of Halfway!!  :D    Redeye have no vinyl left.    I had it on a list for my wife to get next week, as she did not work this week.  Hopefully RedEye can still get a copy .

 

I don't recall my Jack ladder being noisy.  I'll have another listen and let you know if it is.

 

I remember buying my first Ride lp Nowehere and I played on 33 instead of 45 before I bought their next 2 lp and said WTF.  DOH!   I actually like it on 33  :P 

 

Anyway, Sounds like the Aussie recommendations word of mouth is working, at least a little.

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hey Mark, you took my copy of Halfway!! :D Redeye have no vinyl left. I had it on a list for my wife to get next week, as she did not work this week. Hopefully RedEye can still get a copy .

I don't recall my Jack ladder being noisy. I'll have another listen and let you know if it is.

I remember buying my first Ride lp Nowehere and I played on 33 instead of 45 before I bought their next 2 lp and said WTF. DOH! I actually like it on 33 :P

Anyway, Sounds like the Aussie recommendations word of mouth is working, at least a little.

Hi Shane, it's my (or should I say yours) Halfway that's noisy. Jack Ladder is fine.

I am sure many of us have done the 33/45 swap by accident. My Nowhere is a 33 so can't experiment with that one.

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Hi Shane, it's my (or should I say yours) Halfway that's noisy. Jack Ladder is fine.

I am sure many of us have done the 33/45 swap by accident. My Nowhere is a 33 so can't experiment with that one.

 

DOH,  my mistake.  Going Blank Again, the album and my mind.  :eek:   I bought this before I bought Nowhere.   2lp set that should be played @ 45 :D

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A couple of Aussie albums picked up from Redeye today (actually yesterday now as just got home from an excellent Big Scary gig- mentioned earlier in this thread). I had been waiting for Lower Plenty to come in. And also picked up the reissue of Died Pretty - Lost, like the Ron S Peno albums that have had plenty of love on SNA this is also a limited 300 copies and was released this week. Redeye had a box of them on the floor so I suspect the got their fair share of the 300 copies. No chance to listen to as yet.

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I saw Shining Bird on Friday night playing at Art Bar at the MCA. A bit of a tough space as it is a bit boomy where they set up the stage, which was also small especially for these guys. Having said that a very impressive set. Definitely worth checking out live if you have a chance, as is the album.

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Mojo Juju

 

 

 

I really like her smoky 40's-burlesque-bar-on-the-edge-of-a-dusty-town style ( have bought both the cd and vinyl ) but had a good laugh regardless at the following review:

 

"Outrageous as it sounds, it is no stretch at all to say that Mojo Juju would sit comfortably in the company of vocalists as epic as Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith," states Mojo's press release. I don't know if "outrageous" is the word I would use…ridiculous, egotistical, deluded, embarrassing, all good substitutes. Her frumpy vocal stylings and plodding musical accompaniment well-suited to dinner theatre but ill-equipped to breach the walls of popular culture barely scrape the heels of Duffy and Amy Winehouse let alone Nina Simone. (I'm sorry, she's probably a lovely bird, but if you tickle the gorilla you're going to get punched in the face.)

 

http://www.beat.com.au/music/mojo-juju-horse-named-regret

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