And so reaches the end of the ‘Released Series,’ the thrilling conclusion is here! After eleven showcases of a diverse array of local and independent labels including Bedroom Suck Records, Aarght! Records, Chapter Music, Sensory Projects, Departed Sounds, Lost & Lonesome, Lofly Records, RIP Society, Special Award Records, Siberia Records and Z-Man Records, the Workers Club announces its... [read more]
And so reaches the end of the ‘Released Series,’ the thrilling conclusion is here! After eleven showcases of a diverse array of local and independent labels including Bedroom Suck Records, Aarght! Records, Chapter Music, Sensory Projects, Departed Sounds, Lost & Lonesome, Lofly Records, RIP Society, Special Award Records, Siberia Records and Z-Man Records, the Workers Club announces its final run of the ‘Released Series’ shows throughout August and September.
As per usual, the ‘Released Record Stand,’ will be back, with a huge selection of vinyl, CD and cassette releases from every single label that’s been involved in the series available at highly reduced prices.
The third and final round of announced labels includes:
DREAM DAMAGE RECORDS / BIRDS LOVE FIGHTING - Sunday 14th August
...Dream Damage Records is an artist run record label that started in Canberra in 2009. Originally launched as a music blog covering a variety of bands from the Canberra underground music scene, Dream Damage Records has since released a number of records by artists and bands such as Danger Beach, Jonny Telafone, Teddy Trouble, TV Colours and Assassins 88. http://www.dreamdamage.com/
Established in 2007 as a DIY label and directed by Warwick JW Smith, Birds Love Fighting Records has shone like the northern star to the Melbourne independent music scene for its contribution and support over the last five years by giving artists a place to play, eat and sleep on their tours north via Canberra. To ACT locals and touring bands the label is best known for events such as live music night ‘Gangbusters,’ the sun soaked festival ‘Electric Lake,’ beer drenched shows at Phoenix Pub, hosting numberous interstate bands and involvement in YouAreHere arts events.
Birds' have dropped a bunch of singles and EPs from acts including Cat Cat, Bacon Cakes, Orbits, Killing Birds, JW Sparrow & the Miner Birds, Savages, The Gashes, Cracked Actor, Waterford and Crash The Curb.
Literally flying south, Birds Love Fighting is looking forward to being welcomed into the amazing Melbourne music scene and whilst remaining a source for music coming out of (or going into) Canberra. http://birdslovefighting.com/
MISTLETONE RECORDS - Wednesday 17th August
...In the spring of 2006 from their humble home in North Fitzroy, Ash Miles and Sophie Best launched Mistletone Records into the world with the release of 'House Arrest" by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti to coincide with Ariel’s first Australian tour. Their mission (then & now): "to work with music we love, treat people right, and give the musicians we work with total artistic freedom whilst we work in the background to facilitate the proliferation of their music & art out into the world." From those wide-eyed beginnings, Mistletone has grown into a thriving indie label with a catalogue of over 50 titles, including international artists such as Beach House, Animal Collective’s Panda Bear and Avey Tare, Vivian Girls, Toro Y Moi, Bachelorette, Black Dice, The Bats and Lucky Dragons, and a local roster borne out of the amazing musical community of Melbourne, including Kes Band, Beaches, Panel of Judges, HTRK, Ross McLennan and Mark Barrage and new signings The Orbweavers, Wintercoats and Montero. http://www.mistletone.net/
TENZENMEN - Sunday 21st August
...tenzenmen has long been renowned for championing exciting new and challenging music. Whilst a lot of labels look to Europe and the U.S. for their inspiration and cues, tenzenmen has focused mostly in the Australasia region and tapped rich veins of talent in places least expected. Of course, when it comes to Australia, Melbourne is the go to place and breeding ground of many a great band (perhaps that's why tenzenmen has remained in Sydney where the challenge is more fun!). As part of the Released Series, tenzenmen has selected bands that represent the feeling and emotion invested in the label. All are associated with tenzenmen in some small way or another and it's these associations that build a community and will continue to inspire us all in to the future. We welcome you all to be part of it on this night. http://www.tenzenmen.com/
dualpLOVER - Wednesday 24th August
...dualpLOVER is the musical orphanage for those square pegs that have
trouble being placed in round holes. Since our foundation in 1995
slowly, steadily and surely we have released a highly diverse range of
music from Australia and abroad. Everything from avant-pop to folk to
noise to hip-hop to vaudeville to comedy to post punk to parody to
elctronica etc has bared our name. The name in fact is the literal
English translation for the Japanese words for double-ended dildo,
which in essence is what we do here; take it in from all directions!
We are also a distributor of a startling array of musics from all
over, a broker for CD/DVD manufacturing, a promoter of shows and
tours. We pride ourselves in our doing these things differently from
most and cherish all things independent. http://dualplover.com
VICEROYALTY - Wednesday 31st August
...Viceroyalty was founded in Melbourne in October 2010 with an objective to draw together a family of uniquely talented artists in a manner underpinned by principles of honesty, respect, creativity, passion and ambition. In the ever-changing landscape of the modern music industry, Viceroyalty seeks to carve out a niche, a trademark and recognizable approach to the business of music characterized by innovation, quality, exuberance and class. http://www.viceroyalty.com.au/
SOMEONE GOOD - Wednesday 14th September
...Someone Good is Room40's sister label concerned with all things avant-pop. Tired of the familiar and the paths more commonly trodden, Someone Good seeks out those musicians interested in testing the edges of their given music. Curiously pulsating song forms, floating melodic jams, out of nowhere harmony and other unexpected pleasures litter many of the label’s releases from artists including NikaSaya (featuring the legendary Saya from Tenniscoats), Akira Kosemura, Aus, Qua and the guest of this event Miko. Miko's Chandelier is one of our favourite releases - intricate rhythms made up from the most uncommon sources form the backbone of Miko's folk-tronic sound. She is one of Tokyo's finest songwriters - playing with expectations of melody and form - truly unique and uncompromising. http://someonegood.org/
YES PLEASE RECORDS - Wednesday 21st September
...Yes Please is the new kid on the block, rolling onto the scene earlier this year. Born from the desire to do something different and probably too much time spent trawling the blogs, it's a label with plenty of heart and soul. With a focus lying somewhere between pop and electronic music, we hope to push the boundaries and bring you foreign sounds from familiar places. The Yes Please family consists of Albatross, Guerre, Tank and The Townhouses, with plenty more to come. http://yespleaserecords.com/
TWO BRIGHT LAKES - Sunday 25th September
...Two Bright Lakes is an independent, artist-run label based in Melbourne, Australia. Since forming in 2007 they have released records by Nick Huggins, Seagull, Kid Sam, Psuche, Otouto among many others, put on visually and aurally engaging live shows at venues throughout Australia, produced some exciting video art and animation and are continuously cultivating ideas, shaping them into new art and music. Two Bright Lakes exists as a way to share the information, skills and resources of a gang of like-minded individuals, helping to support their mutual creative passions and endeavors and bring them to a wider audience. http://www.twobrightlakes.com/