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The Longest Day release long-awaited new album

Beyond Your Skies is the long-awaited fourth album from Sydney/Canberra duo The Longest Day and is the much anticipated follow-up to the duo’s 2009 album Night Falls.

Whilst the new material retains the sprawling shoegaze textures of their previous releases there is also an undeniable pop sensibility now present, making this album the duo’s most cohesive and accessible work to date.
The duo’s sonic palette is further expanded with contributions from long-time friend and collaborator Christy Romanick, as well as an appearance by Tim and Peter Hollo of acclaimed string quartet Fourplay.

Beyond Your Skies is available in both digital and CD formats (the latter in a beautifully packaged double gate-fold sleeve) from the Feral store now. Head over and immerse yourself in this stunning album.

Strain of Origin II out now!

Strain of Origin II is our latest collaboration with Brisbane label Lofly and the second instalment in what will be an annual release.

In 2010 Feral and Lofly released The Strain of Origin which saw artists from each label remixing each others work in an interstate musical swingers party. The resulting compilation was released to critical acclaim which prompted thoughts of a second compilation and the possibility of an annual release. To keep the concept fresh the labels looked outside their own rosters and put the word out to a number of like-minded artists who have helped push this second compilation into a new realm both musically and geographically.

Strain of Origin II features contributions from AXXONN, Ambrose Chapel, Anonymeye, Dot. AY, Elroy 4.0, Jonathan Boulet, Mystery Twin (who also provides the amazing covert art for the release), Outerwaves, Simo Soo and Zeal. Whose contributions are bolstered by return performances from Feral and Lofly artists AFXJIM, Aheadphonehome, Alpen, Broken Chip (aka Option Command), Comatone, Mr Maps, ReSTReAM, Subsea, Thomas William, Toy Balloon and Underlapper with Feral artist Gentleforce also joining the ranks.

This release is a true testament to the high quality of music being made in Australia and we here at Feral Media could not be happier with the results.

Head on over to the Feral bandcamp site and grab your free download

Pyramid Scheme mixtape

Feral Media have created a mix which is the second installment in the Pyramid Scheme websites new mixtape series.

The mix features a slew of great local and international artists including Gentleforce, Mr. Maps, Galapagoose, Panoptique Electrical, Busdriver, Odd Nosdam and many more.

We have also included some choice cuts from upcoming Feral releases including tracks from the Strain of Origin II compilation and a wonderful remix of Underlapper by our man Option Command (aka Broken Chip) which will be featured on Underlapper’s third and final single from their 2011 album Softly Harboured.

Listen/download the mix below and check out the full track listing after the jump:

Tracklisting:

1. Mwahaha – Sleep Deep (Odd Nosdam remix)
2. Zeal – Infidelity (Aheadphonehome remix)
3. Underlapper – Choking Ibis (Option Command remix)
4. Galapagoose – Snuffclutch
5. Panoptique Electrical (feat. Richard Adams) – Put Hope in Future Days
6. Ensemble Economique – Heat Waves
7. Mr Maps – Nice Fights (Mystery Twin remix)
8. Telafonica – To Me (Underlapper version)
9. Busdriver – Picking Band Names
10. Mr Maps – Hundred Hour Flight (Tara Simmons remix)
11. Gentleforce – Looking Through New Window (excerpt)

Underlapper remix Telafonica

Underlapper have turned in a stellar remix of Sydney outfit Telafonica’s track To Me, as part of the latter’s ongoing remix series.

Read all about this amazing project here, which has included remixes from artists such as Jonathan Boulet, Option Command, Raven, Karoshi, Scissor Lock and many more.

Head to the Telafonica bandcamp site to catch up on all the action and listen to the Underlapper contribution below

Gentleforce drops new mini-album

Gentleforce (aka Sydney Producer Eli Murray) has just dropped a new mini-album titled Looking Through New Window on London label Exotic Pylon.

The album contains an epic 30 minute piece recorded live at Sydney’s Serial Space as part of the Refraction event in late 2010. Head over to the Exotic Pylon website and grab a download or limited edition cassette, and check out an excerpt from the album below.

Haunts on New Weird Australia

Haunts is a new project featuring Matt and Greg from Underlapper and renowned cellist Peter Hollo (Raven/Fourplay).

Ahead of their second ever live show the trio sat down with Stu Buchanan on FBi radio’s New Weird Australia program to chat about the project and record an exclusive live to air set. Both the interview and live set have been uploaded as part of the New Weird Australia podcast series which can be downloaded here

You can also catch some of the action from the Feral Media hosted gig at Sydney’s Dirty Shirlows in this wonderful video put together by the lovely folk at The Pyramid Scheme. The video features footage of all performers on the night including Making, Thomas William vs Scissor Lock and Simo Soo.

 

 

2011 (w)rap mixtape

As 2011 draws to a close we thought we would document some of our favourite Australian releases from the past 12 months all wrapped up in a nice little mixtape.

The mix includes tracks from some of Feral’s 2011 releases as well as tracks from Feral friends and contemporaries.
If you missed out on any of these releases throughout the year now’s the time to get acquainted.

Here’s to another great year for Australian music!

Listen/download the mix below and head here for tracklisting etc

Feral releases Hinterlandt curated comp

As we enter into the season of giving we here at Feral Media have a special gift for you.

Hinterlandt Presents: Through The Motions is our latest release and is available as free download from the Feral Bandcamp store.

Through The Motions is a curated compilation evolving around the Hinterlandt track Motion, taken from his album Migration Motion Movement released earlier this year.

A couple of months back Hinterlandt (aka German-born musician Jochen Gutsch) asked fellow Australian artists AFXJIM, Broken Chip, Godswounds, Lawrence English, Puzahki, Seaworthy, Simo Soo and Telafonica to create new pieces based on a handful of tiny sound snippets from the original track.
The resulting compilation is breathtaking and the inividual tracks are as diverse as the artists themselves.

So finish the year on a high-note and head here to grab your copy

Comatone live set

Comatone (aka Greg Seiler) has uploaded his set from the recent Feral showcase at Sound Series #19.
The night was a great success, so if you weren’t able to get along now’s your chance to join in the fun!

Listen/download the set below and for more info on all things Comatone head to his new website:
www.comatone.com

Feral Showcase @ Sound Series

For all you Sydney folk, Feral Media will be curating the next installment in the wonderful Sound Series nights at the Hardware Gallery in Enmore. Performing on the night will be Feral artists AFXJIM, Broken Chip, Comatone, Scissor Lock (aka Marcus Whale of Collarbones) and the debut performance from Haunts – a collaboration between members of Underlapper and cellist Peter Hollo.

Come on down to see some amazing artists and support this wonderful series of musical events!

Friday November 11th
@ Hardware Gallery | 263 Enmore Road, Enmore
7:30 – 11:30pm | Entry – $8

AFXJIM
Broken Chip
Comatone
Haunts
Scissor Lock