FROTH OF THE DAY: DREEMS – ‘IN’ PT. 2

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Today we’re featuring part 2 of the Hans Lo directed visual stream for Dreems’ debut album In. I’m unsure if I first heard of Dreems when he released his breathtaking ‘Symphony For An Apocalypse’ remix of Client Liaison, or whether it was his remix of Jagwar Ma’s ‘The Throw’, a reinterpretation that clocks in at just over 20 minutes of twisting acid and turning psychedelic sounds. Either way, his creative output over the last while has seen an inspiring graduation into a delectable plethora of otherworldly sounds. The below video (hosted over at THUMP) is just 1/4 of the already released, fully realised Dreems debut album and features tracks ‘In the Jungle’, ‘Atlantis Moon’ and the album version of ‘In the Desert’. An album that proves itself as peculiar as it is enticing, Dreems manages to use common threads from jazz, trip hop, acid and pulsing, cosmic techno to weave a mesmerising tapestry, a body of work which can both educate and inspire.

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Dreems’ debut album In was released on January 19th via Multi Culti. Grab it on iTunes HERE.

FROTH OF THE DAY: GRACE – PLUTO (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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We’ve become big fans of this one over the summer. ‘Pluto’ by Grace was released in the latter stages of 2014 and if you haven’t heard it yet, you’re in for something special. The newly released official video, directed by Toby and Pete, brings a consistently arresting visual that fittingly matches the push-pull of darkness and light within the track itself. Purposeful and dreamlike in it’s swirling ambience, Pluto is the debut single and the sound of an artist reborn.

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Pluto is out now through Liberation. Grace will also be performing at the sold out Secret Garden Festival

FROTH OF THE DAY: TOBIAS JESSO JR – HOW COULD YOU BABE (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Photo credit: Jasmine Safaeian

Photo credit: Jasmine Safaeian

He turned heads and set hearts aflutter with the previously featured ‘True Love’, and now Tobias Jesso Jr is back with his latest single ‘How Could You Babe’. Produced by former Girls member Chet JR White, the ballad continues to navigate through the project’s recurring themes of love, loss and heartbreak in spectacular fashion, using simplistic arrangements and warm tones to develop a deep sense of remorseful lust throughout. A brilliant take on baroque pop, it’s hard not to feel invested with the complete and utter conviction that emanates from How Could You Babe. We’ll be spinning this one and crying in our office if you need anything.

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The highly awaited debut LP Goon comes out 13th March via True Panther Sounds/Remote Control Records.

Pre-order HERE.

FROTH OF THE DAY: CARIBOU – CVE LIVE 2011

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Featuring excellent cuts from Ghent, London and Belgium shows, Caribou has released a three-track album from the 2011 touring days of what is now called the ‘Caribou Vibration Ensemble’, and features live members Keiran Hebden (Four Tet), James Holden, Ahmed Gallad (Sinkane) and John Schmersal (Enon). Running through the more familiar ‘Bowls’ and ‘Sun’ from 2010 LP Swim, the eleven piece create an awe inspiring, euphoria inducing aura around each pivotal moment throughout the short lived release, with the very special ‘Ahmed, Colin, James, Kieran, Kyle, Rob & Steve’ being the central focus of the collaborative album. A very special glimpse into Dan Snaith’s world – CVE Live 2011 is not to be missed, and nor are the upcoming live dates across Australia/NZ.

Caribou will be performing at the following dates of the 2015 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival:

Saturday 31 January – Brisbane – Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills (16+)
Sunday 1 February – Sydney – Sydney College Of The Arts (Sca), Rozelle
Friday 6 February – Adelaide – Harts Mill, Port Adelaide (16+)
Saturday 7 February – Melbourne – Footscray Community Arts Centre (Fcac) And The River’s Edge
Sunday 8 February – Fremantle – Esplanade Reserve And West End

Tickets and information HERE.

Additionally, two sideshows have been announced:

Wednesday 4 February – Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Thursday 5 February – The Forum, Melbourne

FROTH OF THE DAY: SLUM SOCIABLE – ANYWAY

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Mysterious Melbourne outfit Slum Sociable have shared a cut from their debut EP, headed our way in March. ‘Anyway’ is a brilliant first outing; traditional song structure forms a rough plot line, but it’s the clever mix of interchanging dub, psych, jazz and glitch elements that transform the piece into something more effortless and dreamlike. The duo were announced on the Sugar Mountain Festival lineup without a single show to their name and have continued to spark curious admiration at every turn since. One to keep an eye on, undoubtedly!

Slum Sociable will be debuting their live show at Sugar Mountain in Melbourne this Saturday, 24th of January. Tickets/Information – HERE.

FROTH OF THE DAY: INDIAN SUMMER – LOVEWEIGHTS (FEAT. SHAQDI)

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We first heard ‘Loveweights’ as we were walking out the door for the holiday break and realised pretty quick that we’d need to follow up once we returned to spouting inane rhetoric about songs we like everyday. Melbourne duo Indian Summer turned heads last year with their brilliant single ‘Shiner’ (check it HERE) in tow with a slew of festival appearances, most notably Splendour In The Grass, and 2015 looks like they’re on track to continue along a similar trajectory. Having enlisted the vocal duties of lesser known Swedish vocalist Shaqdi, Indian Summer have crafted a single which certainly manages to push the boundaries with this one. The single is regimented with a shrill, recurring vocal that holds the piece as colourful, synthesised melodies interplay with organic percussion alongside immaculate vocals that really spring out of the mix quite effortlessly. Out now on Sweat It Out!

FROTH OF THE DAY: RATKING – SNOW BEACH (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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Today we’re featuring the latest video from our Australia-bound buddies Ratking with their single ‘Snow Beach’. Continuing to shine a light back onto their immersive debut LP So It Goes, the trio succeed in providing context for the tune that gives slick nods to post-punk, dub and jazz with the Ari Marcopoulos directed clip, shot around Coney Island during the depths of winter. We’ll be eagerly awaiting this one along with the rest of their acclaimed live show in the coming weeks! Check their Boiler Room HERE if you haven’t caught it yet.

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Ratking are due in Australia for the first time to play the 2015 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival along with two sideshows:

Thursday, 29th January 2015
The Basement, Sydney – TICKETS/INFO

Saturday, 31st January 2015
Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, Brisbane (16+)

Sunday, 1st February 2015
Sydney College Of The Arts (SCA), Rozelle, Sydney*

Thursday 5th February 2015
Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne – TICKETS/INFO

Friday, 6th February 2015
Harts Mill, Port Adelaide, Adelaide (16+)

Saturday, 7th February 2015
Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) And The River’s Edge, Melbourne

Sunday, 8th February 2015
Esplanade Reserve And West End, Fremantle

Further information and tickets can be found HERE.

FROTH OF THE DAY: POND – ZOND (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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In the lead-up to the fast approaching release of Pond’s sixth LP Man It Feels Like Space Again, the band have released yet another single and a decidedly awe inspiring film clip to go along with it. ‘Zond’ sits nicely as a follow on from the previously released ‘Elvis Flaming Star’ and ‘Sitting Up On Our Crane’ and further propels the band into the more live sounding, scuzzed out territory which they’ve been threatening to enter into for some time. I’m trying to find the words to describe the Lord Fascinator directed film clip, but the only ones which are popping up are ‘completely fried’ and ‘enthralling’. You can’t help but get the feeling that 2015 is going to echo those sentiments on more than a few occasions for Pond. Album + show details after the vid.

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Following the January 26th release of Man It Feels Like Space Again, Pond will be appearing at the 2015 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival along with two sideshows along the way:

Saturday, 31st January 2015
Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, Brisbane (16+)

Sunday, 1st February 2015
Sydney College Of The Arts (SCA), Rozelle, Sydney*

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
Corner Hotel, Melbourne – TICKETS

Thursday, 5th February 2015
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney – TICKETS

Friday, 6th February 2015
Harts Mill, Port Adelaide, Adelaide (16+)

Saturday, 7th February 2015
Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) And The River’s Edge, Melbourne

Sunday, 8th February 2015
Esplanade Reserve And West End, Fremantle

Further information and tickets can be found HERE.

FROTH OF THE DAY: SEEKAE – THE STARS BELOW (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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Seekae have released the official video to their single ‘The Stars Below’, taken from their game-changing 2014 album The Worry. Having already directed the band’s film clip for ‘Another’, which we spoke about in our interview with George from the band here, Ian Pons Jewell wastes no time in demonstrating an unmatched ability to flesh out eerie narratives that come to fruition via a single frame or glance. The overbearing sense of frustration and darkness in Alex Cameron’s vocal and delivery is translated with pinpoint accuracy and at the very least, this video serves as a fitting reminder of how this album shaped the Australian electronic landscape in 2014.

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FROTH OF THE DAY: TOTAL GIOVANNI – CAN’T CONTROL MY LOVE

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Melbourne quartet Total Giovanni have been winning over dancefloors and hearts across the country in 2014 with their distinct brand of synth-laden pop music that effortlessly references everything from italo-disco to 90’s house. No strangers to a party, Total Giovanni have followed up on previous single ‘Human Animal’ with something that ebbs and flows into a full blown house anthem and bursts at its seams with vigour and life. ‘Can’t Control My Love’ is certainly an impressive addition to the growing TG back catalogue and further solidifies their bond with legendary local label Two Bright Lakes. Take our word for it: if you can see these guys in action live – don’t miss it for the world!