If you haven’t heard already, local legends The Do Yo Thangs are releasing their debut EP on September 9th called ‘One Plus One’! Anticipation on this one is high as years ago the band teased at a release, but nothing came… not until now! Their first single ‘One Plus One‘ dropped a few weeks ago alongside a hypnotising dance video filmed in Brunswick West (check it out here).
The new single is more of a funky shuffle… check it premiering over at Happyright now!
La Despedida – San Lazaro’s recent LP. A psychedelic, post- apocalyptic meta-breakup album by a band that has broken up more than once. For over a decade, San Lazaro have been playing and writing original Latin music in Melbourne. A tribe of lost Latinos, cobbled together from all over the Spanish speaking world. From Chile to Cuba to Catalonia, they’ve come together at the Southern end of Australia to sing the songs they needed to sing and tell the stories they needed to tell.
The album has received feature album by ABC Radio National,PBS FM,Eastside Radio as well as multiple features through other Australian community radio and online.
‘One Plus One’ by The Do Yo Thangs is here! The much anticipated single from Melbourne R&B/Slow jammers was released to the world through a Bandcamp premiere last Friday, and is the first glimpse at their upcoming EP which is due September 9th.
San Lazaro’s second album ‘La Despedida’ is about to drop (Friday 22nd July)!! In celebration the band put together a playlist that highlights influence and inspiration behind the writing and recording of the LP. Dig in…
La Ola is the second single from San Lazaro’s ‘La Despedida’ Album. A bouncing piece of psychedelic garage cumbia featuring twangy guitars, ‘down the well’ echo vocals and bumping oompah bass.
Heavily influenced by the “Chicha” sound of 1970s Peru and the classic cumbias of Colombia’s Discos Fuentes label, La Ola is the tale of a fickle love that comes and goes like the tides and the waves.
Digital cumbia has become one of the great dance music movements of the 21st century. La Ola goes back in time to the genre’s roots and connects them to the future. San Lazaro’s ‘La Despedida’ album is available on 22nd of July.
¡Hola, hermanos y hermanas! We are San Lazaro. A tribe of long-lost Latinos, wandering the desert continent of Australia in search of ourselves and our music. With backgrounds from Chile to Cuba to Catalonia, destiny drew us together at the Southern end of the world to sing the songs we needed to sing and tell the stories we needed to tell.
We’ve been playing and writing Latin music in Melbourne for 15 years now and over the past year, we’ve recording our new album La Despedida. We think we’ve put together a special collection of songwriting that is honest, unapologetic and personal. La Despedida is all about the heartache and love lost, but it’s not just breakup songs. There are protest songs, songs of midnight ennui and songs that promise musical salvation. For the English speakers, we’re looking into ways to subtitle it all, but until we work that out – we invite you to put it on and at least have a dance.
For La Despedida’s amazing album cover, we collaborated with NY-based artist Diego Patiño. Diego has created a unique landscape of psychedelic dystopia inspired by the themes and imagery in our music. When we saw what he’d come up with, we were completely blown away! To properly realise these songs and to make the most of Diego’s amazing artwork, we’re going to present it as a Deluxe Gatefold LP, which we totally cannot afford and that is why we are calling on you to help us out!
In order to manufacture the record in all its fold-out glory, we are asking for your support and contribution. We have a range of audible treats and rewards for any contributions you give, so if you enjoy the sound of the two singles above, please help us out. Check out the rewards listed here. You can give us a donation or you can pre-buy a copy of the record or the cd – we’ll mail it out to you as soon as we can. You can get tickets to our launch in Melbourne too, and if you really love us – you can take the whole band home for a house for an intimate house concert. If we get more money we’ll make a video for our new single La Ola too! All contributions welcome and appreciated. Thanks everyone!!!
Australia’s premiere funk/soul record label HopeStreet Recordings is proud to announce The Do Yo Thangs as the newest addition to their roster. The neo soul/R&B group join the likes of Emma Donovan, The Cactus Channel & The Bombay Royale.
The Do Yo Thangs is the brainchild of drummer and singer Hugh Rabinovici, who has also signed a publishing deal through HopeStreet, taking advantage of their recent partnership with Native Tongue. In his own words, Rabinovici’s songwriting “projects the mundane goings on of my inner world in an inordinately funky manner, and captures the inherent beauty that lies within the everyday.” Real music, real musicians, feelings.
The band’s down-tempo hip-hop and R&B-inspired tunes take influences from local artists such as Hiatus Kaiyote, The Harpoons, and an extensive love for Stevie Wonder’s back catalogue. A boastful melodic and progressive outfit, the band incorporates lush vocalising, harmonic complexities and electronic feels.
The Do Yo Thangs will release their debut EP through HopeStreet Recordings in the coming months.
Announcing: our first album for 2016, San Lazaro‘s “La Despedida” available July 22!! Wax Poetics are premiering the title track and accompanying video by Blank Tape Music. AND it’s a free download 🎧🎧🎧
A few weeks ago AMC’s Better Call Saul featured The Bombay Royale’s track ‘Henna Henna‘ from their sophomore album ‘The Island Of Dr Electrico’. To celebrate we’ve created a playlist of the best tracks from season 2:
It’s the second tune of ours to feature on a big TV show this week! This time The Meltdown’s track ‘Better Days’ will be featuring in Fox’s Rosewood, episode 14 season 1 to be exact.
Once again this is a mainly American affair, so apologies to all the other people around the world. BUT if you are an American local, tune in to Fox this Wednesday night at 8pm. For you non-Americans (like us), unfortunately I can’t find any ‘legal’ ways to watch… get creative.
If you just want to listen to the tune, please do so below:
The Meltdown are getting into the studio very soon to record some more crooning R&B tunes, so if you like what you hear please keep your eyes and ears peeled. If you want something tangible, their debut 7-Inch single featuring ‘Better Days’ and ‘Sweet Water‘ is available below: