By Tully Released July 2010
Chapter Music presents two rare live recordings from quintessential Sydney prog group Tully, including their 1970 performance of Australia’s first ever rock opera. These recordings capture the band in their first incarnation, before they joined forces with members of revered folk-psych band Extradition to explore more contemplative territory.
Sights & Sounds Of 69, from a May [...]
Chapter Music is proud to resurrect from undeserved obscurity the scratchy beatnik art-punk stylings of early 80s San Francisco trio Danny & the Parkins Sisters. Surrounded by the classic SF punk sounds of the Dead Kennedys, Pink Section, Flipper and the like, Danny & the Parkins Sisters opted instead to head in a very different direction.
Brash Arizona transplant Danny Vinik [...]
Drummer/vocalist Nisa Venerosa and keyboardist Jarrod Zlatic make overtly hypnotic music, full of lulling, sensual repetition, but with an edge of irritation, an undercurrent of friction that cuts through the drone and propels the songs forward.
Fabulous Diamonds II begins with Nisa yelling at Jarrod as he counts in the first track, but they still start together in perfect [...]
By Pikelet Released April 2010
Stem is the second album by Evelyn Morris, aka Melbourne folk-psych wunderkind Pikelet, whose recent tours with the likes of Dirty Projectors, Devendra Banhart, Sufjan Stevens and Goldfrapp have won her scads of fans around the nation. A split release with Love+Mercy Records, Stem builds on the heady, swirling loops of her 2007 self-titled debut, [...]
Chris Robison and his Many Hand Band, released privately in 1973 and reissued now on CD for the first time, was one of the world’s first records by an openly gay songwriter. Coming just a few years after the Stonewall Riots of 1969, Many Hand Band is a dazzling feat of musical daring. But Chris Robison is not [...]
By Dick Diver Released November 2009
SOLD OUT!! DIGITAL SALES ONLY! Melbourne fourpiece Dick Diver have only been at it for less than a year, but already have the hallmarks of a modern classic. There’s something in their combination of widescreen Australian sweep, 70s New York punk edge and scratchy 90s indie rock that transcends influences to become truly rare and [...]
The second of Chapter Music’s double disc reissues by extraordinary early 80s folk duo Kath Bloom and Loren Connors. Meeting in 1976 in their hometown New Haven, CT, Kath Bloom and Loren Connors formed a creative partnership that has haunted psych-folk fans ever since, releasing six albums of fragile avant-garde folk-blues in miniscule quantities, all [...]
By twerps Released October 2009
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Forming late 2008 around charismatic guitarist/vocalist Marty Frawley (son of much-missed Paul Kelly & the Dots member Maurice Frawley) and bassist Rick Milovanovic, the Twerps have quickly risen to become one of Melbourne’s favourite lo-fi pop bands. They’ve recently scored support slots for the likes of Deerhunter and the Bats, [...]
Melbourne minor key pop magicians Crayon Fields announce the release of their long-awaited second album, following up their airy, chiming 2006 debut Animal Bells.
After three limited edition vinyl single releases in the last 12 months, it’s finally time to marvel at the loping bass lines, swooning strings and eerie, hypnotic harmonies of All The Pleasures in its entirety.
The album was [...]
By Bum Creek Released October 2009
Released to coincide with their appearance at Newcastle Sound Summit this month, this 100 copy only self-titled CD is a teaser before the band’s full length LP to be released on Chapter Music early in 2010.
Known for their wild and transcendental live performances, in the studio Bum Creek explore slightly different territory. Subdued loping rhythms [...]