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Collapse Under The Empire – ‘Shoulders & Giants’

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German post rock duo Collapse Under The Empire (aka Chris Burda and Martin Grimm) are releasing a double album. The first part titled ‘Shoulders & Giants’ will be available on October 21 through Sister Jack/Cargo Records.

This will be followed by ‘Sacrifice & Isolation’ a year later. The first video from ‘Shoulders & Giants’ is well polished, checkout ‘Disclosure’…

For more visit Collapse Under The Empire online or via Sister Jack Records.

Sigur Ros – ‘Inni’

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Sigur Ros have unveiled a mysterious online video ‘Inni’ with no explanation…

*UPDATE* – Apparently ‘Inni’ is a Vincent Morisset directed film and new live album recorded in 2008 to be screened as part of the Venice Film Festival on August 31.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dDTAQV6mgs

So what’s ‘Inni‘? What are they building in there!? New album on the way? Given this point in their career a live, “greatest hits” album/dvd/blu-ray deal would make alot of sense (be lucrative).

But let the rumour mill run ‘Inni‘ wild. I’m putting my money on a Sigur Ros re-imagining of the Sgt Peppers album translated into Jonsi’s Icelandic Elvish? But I could be wrong.

Either way their marketing stunt has worked…dammit.

More updates on ‘Inni’ @ the Sigur Ros homepage.

Sleepmakeswaves – ‘In Limbs And Joints’

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Sleepmakeswaves have released their album ‘…And So We Destroyed Everything’. It sounds great and the charts agree, already riding high on the Bandcamp download list. A huge effort from the Sydney-based four piece, who provide no nonsense post rock that sounds very expensive! The first thing that grabs me is how huge the drums sound, the snare drum on ‘In Limbs And Joints’ cuts right through the mix and has room to spare – great stuff!

Tour dates:

Thursday September 1st @ The Zoo, Brisbane QLD w/Tangled Thoughts of Leaving + Nikko + The Rational Academy
Presale tickets http://zoo.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=21988
Facebook event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126528687442235

Friday September 2nd @ The Bald Faced Stag, Leichardt NSW w/Tangled Thoughts of Leaving + Nikko + Dumbsaint + Solkyri
Presale tickets from www.gobookem.com
Facebook event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195869907138333

Sunday September 11th @ Hermanns Bar, Darlington NSW w/RUSSIAN CIRCLES, 5pm-8pm show only
Facebook event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=182023881852404

Saturday September 24th @ The Patch Hotel, Wollongong NSW w/Lumiere + Pirate + Basil’s Kite + Reactionary
Facebook event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121249414637882

Friday September 30th @ ANU Bar, Canberra ACT w/Mornings + Meniscus + Pirate + Looking Glass
Facebook event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=247323945287939

Saturday October 1st @ Factory Theatre, Marrickville NSW w/UNITOPIA + Anubis + Toehider
Presale tickets www.factorytheatre.com.au

Download your copy from sleepmakeswaves.com.

Thanks Aaron for the heads up!

Panzer Queen – 'Into The Golden Ocean'

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Panzer Queen are giving away their single ‘Into The Golden Ocean’ for free right here! The guys have been honing their post-rock powers in Sydney since their debut EP ‘Hunting the White Stag’.

Fans of Explosions In The Sky and Mogwai will warm quickly to Panzer Queen. Under the guidence of prog rock preaching label The Birds Robe Collective who have been doing big things this year. Next on the cards is Progest 2011 (Laurenz Pike (PVT), Avarin (album launch), Solkyri, Grun and We Lost The Sea plus more) which hits the Annandale on Aug 13, details here.

Visit Panzer Queen @ Myspace / Bandcamp / Online or through The Birds Robe Collective. Thanks Andrew for the tip!

Crone – ‘The Silver Hammer’

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Isis fans may still be wiping at their tears after the band’s breakup… but there is some good news.  Bassist Jeff Caxide (also of Red Sparrowes) has released a new solo project called Crone.

It’s dark, scarey as hell and will get under your skin! It may not be for everyone but the five-track album ‘Endless Midnight’ is a real sonic experience.

More info via the Waylon Recordings blog here.