Night Bus vinyl LP – AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS

By

Released October 2013 (CH114)


CH114 Ancients MID RGB

VINYL LP with download code – AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS ONLY. OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS ONLY.

LP INCLUDES DOWNLOAD CARD.

Dreamy Melbourne psych-pop band the Ancients return with third album Night Bus.

Their first record for Chapter Music, Night Bus is an elegant, expansive guitar epic with twinges in all the right emotional places. Baby-faced fretwizard Jonathan Michell’s eerie, often falsetto murmurings are set against swirling, soaring psych-pop, impeccably recorded by John Lee (Pikelet, Lost Animal) and Neil Thomason (My Disco, the Slits).

The six minute Molokai, a sweeping guitar symphony in miniature, was premiered in July on Impose Magazine. New single Hey Now is probably the catchiest thing Chapter Music has released all year, while the gentle, introspective title track sees Michell musing over a trip on one of Melbourne’s infamous late night buses.

The Ancients were formed in the late 2000s by Michell after his tenure in celebrated supergroup Mum Smokes, who played a Dirty Three-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties in 2007, and whose 2009 double albumEasy/House Music became an Australian underground hit.

The band’s lineup has shifted around Michell over the years, but on Night Bus it includes keyboardist Yuko Kono (of Japanese band My Pal Foot Foot), drummer Julian Patterson (a former Mum Smokes cohort who has also played in Kes Band and Minimum Chips, amongst others), and bassist Georgina Ward (Function Group, Moon Dice, also the painter of the album cover). Matt Nicholson of Function Group also plays banjo on the wistful House Of Cards, while guitarist Hamish O’Neill (Moon Dice, Isle Adore) has recently joined the band, but doesn’t play on the album.

The band self-released a split single with buddies Twerps in 2010, while previous album The Ancients 2 was relased on the Sensory Projects label in 2010, and first album The Ancients was released in 2009 by UK label Moteer.

Night Bus is the Ancients’ grand statement, an embarrassment of aural riches and diffident, endearing lyrical honesty.

Stream/buy a digital copy via the Chapter Bandcamp.

VINYL LP with download code – AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS ONLY. OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS ONLY.

($25 AUD inc. postage)

Related Artists & Releases

The Ancients – new video + show this Friday

Dreamy Melbourne psych-pop band the Ancients have just revealed the new video for 6 minute sweeping epic Molokai, one of the highlights of their 2013 album Night Bus.
Check out the premiere on Noisey.

The video was created by Monica Vecchiotti and the band’s own Jon Michell from royalty-free stock footage. It tells a cryptic tale of lone wolf self-destruction in the American wilderness, [...]

The Ancients

The Ancients were formed in the late 2000s by fretwizard guitarist Jon Michell after his tenure in celebrated supergroup Mum Smokes, who played a Dirty Three-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties in 2007, and whose 2009 double album Easy/House Music became an Australian underground hit.
The band’s lineup has shifted around Michell over the years, but on [...]

Night Bus vinyl LP – OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS

By   Released October 2013

VINYL LP with download code – OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS ONLY. AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS CLICK HERE.
LP INCLUDES DOWNLOAD CARD.
Dreamy Melbourne psych-pop band the Ancients return with third album Night Bus.
Their first record for Chapter Music, Night Bus is an elegant, expansive guitar epic with twinges in all the right emotional places. Baby-faced fretwizard Jonathan Michell’s eerie, often falsetto murmurings are [...]

($35 AUD inc. postage)

Night Bus CD

By   Released October 2013

INCLUDES POSTAGE WORLDWIDE.
Dreamy Melbourne psych-pop band the Ancients return with third album Night Bus.
Their first record for Chapter Music, Night Bus is an elegant, expansive guitar epic with twinges in all the right emotional places. Baby-faced fretwizard Jonathan Michell’s eerie, often falsetto murmurings are set against swirling, soaring psych-pop, impeccably recorded by John Lee (Pikelet, [...]

($15 AUD inc. postage)

New videos for the Ancients and Darren Sylvester

Overnight, two new red-hot videos by Chapter recording megastars the Ancients and Darren Sylvester premiered on uber-hip online culture portals.
The Ancients go all Lord of the Dance on the high-entertainment-value video for snappy single “Hey Now”, from their upcoming third album Night Bus. Click on the video still to check it out, or read the [...]