This week: a premiere from Jorge Elbrecht, the man behind Lansing-Dreiden and Violens, the return of Total Control, long-awaited Brainiac vinyl reissues, new Melbourne band RVG, and a look back at Carl Newman's pre-New Pornographer's past.
Mikey Young has been a creative force in a lot of Melbourne bands -- Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Ooga Boogas among them -- but he's never put out a solo record. He's about to, though...
"I don’t idealize these as the ‘good times.’ Those kind of bubbles also create closed minds and shitty attitudes, but some great music is made when it's restricted to its own small universe." - Mikey Young.
Keeping track of all the Melbourne, Australia bands that are related to Total Control is a full time job, but you may remember that Al Montfort (who is also in Dick Diver, UV Race and more) has another new band called Terry who released their excellent debut single last year...
In the continuing competition of Melbourne musicians to see who can be in the most number of bands, we have Terry, a four-piece that features Al Montfort (of Total Control and Dick Diver, who were bothrecently in NYC), Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell Street Bombings), Amy Hill (Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living), and Xanthe Waite (Mick Harvey Band)...
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