Album News Weekly: 9th September, 2016

In this issue: A bona fide artistic legend, a skuzz pop up and comer and maybe the coolest band in the world walk into a bar…

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YOKO ONO

Sooo… this sounds cool. Yoko Ono is rereleasing a bunch of stuff. This will come in the form of The Yoko Ono Reissue Project, comprising of 11 studio albums and ranging from her work in the late sixties through to the mid-eighties. The first to receive a do-over will be her ground breaking albums with her then husband and muse John Lennon, 1968’s Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins and 1969’s Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions, as well as Ono’s classic Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band from 1970.

Catch the first batch on November 11, with more to come in 2017.

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THE GROWLERS

I don’t know about you but I’m excited about new music from The Growlers, and when their Producer (Julian Casablancas The Strokes, Founder of Cult Records) describes them as “maybe the most interesting band in the world, certainly one of the coolest. Nor gypsy, nor goth, nor surfer, nor punk, yet somehow all of them,” – how can you not be?

City Club hits stores on September 30

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HEART BEACH

Describing themselves as “an ocean-pop band that plays sad, minimal, Hobartian, skuzz pop” Heart Beach made quite the impression in 2015, landing a position in Rolling Stone’s Top 10 Australia Albums Of The Year. Now they’re back with their sophomore album, in all their Smithsy, Joy Divisiony glory.

Kiss Your Face is available on November 11.