DIIV (previously known as Dive) is an ongoing project composed of Beach Fossils guitarist Cole Smith, Devin Ruben Perez, Andrew Bailey, and ex-Smith Westerns drummer Colby Hewitt. DIIV's first release, the Sometime 7" on Captured Tracks, was released on Oct. 11th, 2011, Oshin their debut album was released in June 2012.
Snakadaktal are a band with flavour for the kids. They adore playing at tropical full moon dream parties.
All born from mothers, Snakadaktal grew up in different regions of Melbourne's streets. All these five hope for is to have fun and produce music that people can hum to. Boys there will be girls, girls there will be boys.
Necessity is the mother of invention. Less is more. Make it work with what you've got. 2 Guitars, a junkyard drum kit (harvested from an actual garbage heap- adorned with tamborines, flowers and kitchen rags), a handful of harmonicas, voices, and above all.. songs. Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent prefer to keep it simple. They have cleverly managed to take 3 separate recording projects and combine them into 1 cohesive, folk rock, sloppy tonk, harmonized, loose but tight, streamlined audience killing machine.
The Twoks are an art-pop duo from Melbourne, Australia featuring Xani Kolac on electric violin and vocals and Mark Leahy on drums. The music created by The Twoks has been described as
Nobody expected Lily & Madeleine’s first original song, “In the Middle,” to rack up a quarter of a million YouTube views. The Internet is obsessed with what’s new and what’s next, the fads and memes of viral culture, and so it would have to seem a little incongruous for social networks and content aggregators to embrace gimmick-free, black-and-white footage of an unplugged duo crooning a bittersweet and understated melody.
There’s something in Melbourne, Australia fourpiece Dick Diver’s combination of widescreen Australian sweep, 70s New York punk edge and scratchy 90s indie rock that transcends influences to become truly rare and exciting. The band started out with guitarists Alastair McKay and Rupert Edwards sharing songwriting in a classic Forster & McLennan style, but have since opened up to contributions from wise-ass bassist Al Montfort (UV Race, Total Control) and laconic drummer Steph Hughes (Boomgates, Children Collide).
Lead singer and main song-writer Sarah McLeod formed the band in late 1994 with guitarist (and her guitar teacher at the time) Chris Tennent, drummer Paul Berryman and bass player Stuart Rudd. They were originally called Hell's Kitchen before changing their name to The Superjesus on the eve of the 1994 Big Day Out in Adelaide. Says Paul Berryman of the name: "It was basically just a piss-take on commonly used words in the 90's.
A foot stompin', horn honkin', go-go dancing, psychedelic freak-out. Five members on record, nine on stage. The Toots' live shows are a haphazard spectacle filled with sweat, glitter and trumpets. A garage, country, big band bonanza whose songs tell ol' tales of rural Australian misfits.
John Jagos began recording under the name Brothertiger in Toledo, OH during the summer of 2009. He began recording electronic music in 2006 as Monoteque, an experimental project characterized by tribal beats and pulsing synthesizers. Influenced heavily by the electronic sound of Brian Eno and M83, along with the experimental characteristics of Animal Collective, Caribou, and Yeasayer, Jagos recorded many tracks throughout the final half of 2009. After he released the Apache Feathers EP on the Modicum of Silence net-label, he soon began work on the Vision Tunnels EP.
Giant Drag is a Californian indie rock group, composed of singer/guitarist Annie Hardy and simultaneous drummer/synth-player Micah Calabrese. They have released an EP, Lemona, in 2003 and a debut album, Hearts And Unicorns, which was released in the United States on September 13, 2005, and February 27, 2006 in the UK. Giant Drag played their first show on June 4, 2003 at the Scene in Los Angeles, eventually getting residencies at area clubs Silverlake Lounge and Spaceland.