The Morning Mail: 20-April-13


Our occasional review of the inbox and sources beyond has a bit of an Aussie flavor. I must be missing my mates and stomping grounds in Far North Queensland. What I’d do for a day of R&R in Port Douglas… Anyway, enjoy today’s offering and support your local music store!


Bored Nothing
“Dragville, TN” and “Build A Bridge”

from Bored Nothing
released on Spunk Records/Cooperative Music
As this band’s name suggest, there’s an air of melancholia to this jangle pop outfit from Melbourne, NSW (AU). The two tunes I selected are a taste of their latest EP, which is available on eMusic and iTunes. They are our featured set on The Dadada SoundCloud page this week. Check it out here.

“Dragville TN”

“Build A Bridge”

Dead Owls

Dead Owls

Dead Owls – “Only Child”
from Small Talk EP
released on out on iTunes via Gun Fever
This track will get your blood stirring. I need to get this on the Ipod for my occasional jogs. Dead Owls are a duo from Perth WA (AU). Peep the rest of this EP on Bandcamp.

Grey Joy

Grey Joy

Grey Joy – “Idle Thoughts” [free download]
first single from an upcoming EP
out 15 May
Grey Joy is out of Perth, WA (AU). “Idle Thoughts” is a danceable dream pop tune in the vein of Twin Sister. Listening with headphones will cause a euphoric spiraling effect–yow!


North Arm – “Quiet Lightly”
from Thought Lines EP
out 27 April on Spunk Records
Sparse opening blithely opens to Roderick Smith’s hushed whisper of a voice and rambles with jangly chords, ambient keys, and a rainstorm of tambourine. Smith is out of Newcastle, NSW (AU).


Strange Forces – “Love Rust” [mp3]
from Strange Forces
released on New Weird Australia
Based in Berlin, these Brisbane expats thump out experimental psych rock without apologies. Trippy doesn’t even begin to describe it. Name your price for their self-titled album on NWA.



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