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by Bill Pearis

Dune Rats
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There have been a lot of Australian acts on tour in North America lately and if you wished there were more -- like, a whole lot more -- and you'll be in NYC during CMJ, you're in luck, with over 30 bands and artists from Down Under playing the fest. Most of them you can see all in one place on one day at the annual Aussie BBQ which happens this year at The Delancey on October 25. It's a free show and bands include Luluc, Dune Rats, Bad//Dreems and about 27 other acts. You can check out a sampler featuring a song from each artist playing the Aussie BBQ, and well as the full schedule, below.

Brisbane's Dune Rats, who have gone from a duo to a trio in the last year, released their debut album over the summer. It's punky, party-friendly pop and you can stream it in full below. They've got a total of five CMJ shows, as of this post, while here:

Oct 21 @ Glasslands (NIGHT)
Oct 24 @ Pianos (5:30 PM) | Planetary Party FREE
Oct 24 @ Baby's All Right (NIGHT) |Panache CMJ Showcase at Baby's All Right New York, NY
Oct 25 @ Cake Shop (3:50 PM) | PANACHE/FLAVORPILL party
Oct 25 @ The Delancey (7:20 PM) | AUSSIE BBQ
The 10/21 Glasslands show is with Wampire, Cymbals, Spires and Casual Sex and tickets are on sale now. All Dune Rats dates are listed below.

Melbourne/Brooklyn duo Luluc put out Passerby over the summer on Sub Pop and you can stream that in full via Rdio. And if you like their album, there are a lot of bands playing the Aussie BBQ who fit in a similar indie-folkpop style. In addition to the BBQ, Luluc are playing the Sub Pop CMJ showcase at Knitting Factory on October 23 (tickets) and before that will open for J Mascis at Bowery Ballroom on October 17 (sold out). All Luluc dates are listed below.

Adelaide's Bad//Dreems make guitar pop that skews a little more towards Aussie rock legends Hoodoo Gurus, with big choruses and and ringing guitars. The band have released a string of singles and EPs (no album yet) and you can stream some of those below. Bad//Dreems play four CMJ shows:

Oct 23 @ Drom (early evening, FREE)
Oct 23 @ Pianos New York, NY (12:30 AM, FREE) | Southern Exposure showcase
Oct 24 @ Pianos (2:10 PM, FREE) | Planetary CMJ Party
Oct 25 @ The Delancey (8 PM, FREE) Aussie BBQ
All Bad Dreems dates are listed, with the other bands' lists of dates and streams, below.

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by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Dune Rats - "Red Light, Green Light" (MP3)

Dune Rats

Speaking of Australia, Brisbane fuzz rock duo Dune Rats (aka Danny Beus and BC Michaels), who were one of Andy from Cake Shop's "21 Amazing Experience of 2012", surfaced with two EPs in 2011, Sexy Beach and Social Atoms, and they're planning to follow that with another EP, titled Smile, and eventually a debut full length at some point this year. No exact details on those releases exist, but the band recently released a single, "Red Light, Green Light," which you can download for free at the top of this post. It's of the Wavves-y stoner/beach rock variety and you can watch the video below, which consists entirely of both members smoking a variety of bongs (and I'm pretty sure they're actually doing it).

Dune Rats will be coming to the US for a tour surrounding SXSW this March which hits NYC on March 20 at Cake Shop (other bands TBA), March 21 at Shea Stadium with The Beets, Hard Nips, Juniper Rising, and Heeney, and March 24 at Sons of Essex. A list of all dates and the tour flyer below.

Their SXSW shows include the annual Aussie BBQ, and Dune Rats are only one of many Aussie bands coming over to Austin for SXSW, including Alpine, Flume, Kirin J Callinan, WIM, and others. The full list of Australian bands that will be at SXSW is below.

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Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
Frightened Rabbit

SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.

CMJ

The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...

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