Our picks for music to check out this week:
Baltimore natives Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack make up Wye Oak, who are set to release Shriek, their fourth full-length album. After touring their 2011 album Civilian, the duo landed on opposite ends of the country, but the distance has only strengthened their work. A complete narrative of disorientation, loss, renewal, and empowerment, Shriek is released Friday 2nd May 2014 on Merge Records/Inertia.
Meat Puppets have just announced two special shows in Melbourne on the 26th and 27th of May, and are set to perform a short acoustic set best known from their performance with Nirvana in their iconic MTV Unplugged set in 1993 on the 27th. On top of that, bassist Cris Kirkwood will be bringing a 30+ piece collection of his art to exhibit at the Ding Dong Lounge in the second Melbourne performance. Finally, the third night will see the band bringing the full Meat Puppets live experience to the Ding Dong Lounge stage. This tour will be their first Australian shows in over 20 years!
They’ll also be hitting up Hobart, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth. No excuses!
21-year-old Taylor Henderson (who you may remember as a finalist on the X-Factor in 2013) was signed to Sony Music last year and is now launching his new single ‘When You Were Mine’ on Friday 20 June 2014. The all-ages show is at Canberra Southern Cross club. Get tickets HERE.
Triple threat Tim Campbell will be singing and dancing his way into stages and our hearts beginning 12th June. Hitting Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra, Launceston, Hobart, Gold Coast and Melbourne with his High School Disco tour, tickets are on sale now.
Tom E. Lewis is celebrating the success of Beneath the Sun with two special album shows. To announce these shows, Skinnyfish Music has unveiled the second single from the album, a reworking of Australian Crawl’s hit ‘Reckless’. Best known as the ’70s star of ‘The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith’, he has recently performed in the Indigenous reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear, The Shadow King. Two showcases not to be missed!