NEW MUSIC: THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION 'GIVE UP YOUR DREAMS' (UK ONLY)

24/08/15

Since their formation in Wellington in 1997, The Phoenix Foundation has been subject to a raft of success including five critically acclaimed albums and countless nominations and awards. The latest offering, Give Up Your Dreams, is their most contemporary venture and explores a more rhythmically driven and cosmic soundscape.

Co-frontman Samuel Scott explains - “Give Up Your Dreams could sound like a defeat but it represents something quite defiant, joyous and celebratory…It’s a mantra... Read more?

MCCARTHY 'I AM A WALLET' - LEGENDARY 1987 DEBUT LP REISSUE ON OPTIC NERVE

McCarthy | 17/08/15

By the time McCarthy appeared on the NME’s C86 cassette they had already been playing together for a couple of years and released two excellent singles. Their debut “In Purgatory” and the indie masterpiece “Red Sleeping Beauty” (both included on this release). The following year McCarthy released the brilliant “Frans Hals” before unleashing their debut album “I Am A Wallet”
Now recognised as an indiepop masterpiece it has gone on to achieve cult... Read more?

YOUTH LAGOON

Trevor Powers, who plays under the name Youth Lagoon, has released two records ‘Year of Hibernation’ (2011) and ‘Wonderous Bughouse’ (2013) on Fat Possum Records.  Both records have received high marks from publications such as Pitchfork who called Year of Hibernation “compulsively listenable music that explodes at just the right moments “ and the AV Club who called Wonderous Bughouse “impressively sophisticated and compelling”. After touring extensively for most of 2013, Powers is back in Boise working on his third full length record.