Posts Tagged ‘Good Morning’

Mixtape: This Is Aus

Ok please allow one more year-end indulgence here in the form of a recap mixtape. It should no longer be a surprise that I have a sweet spot for Aussie indie, and as the genre has made up so much of the site’s direction in the last year, I’ve decided to round up some of my favorites into a massive mixtape that should keep you busy for a few hours and serve as a primer to those looking to break the seal on their Aussie pop habit. Plenty of usual suspects arise in the label department here with representation from RSTB favorites Bedroom Suck, Anti-Fade, Lost and Lonesome, Poison City, Hobbies Galore, Milk! Records, Flightless, and Tenth Court alongside internationally friendly harbors like Trouble in Mind, Upset The Rhythm, Share It, Kanine, and Emotional Response. There were plenty of offerings to love this year from the South Hemi, so get cracking on that listen. Click below for tracklist and stream.

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RSTB Best of 2018

So, it seems that 2018 is finally coming to an end. It’s been a hell of a year by most standards, but musically its been damn entertaining. Perhaps its fair that there’s some bright spot in all the chaos. Not to diminish the chaos, but when the negativity is at an all-pervasive fever pitch, its feels good to have something to hold onto. I’ll choose to remember 2018 as a banner year for music and for the birth of my second daughter rather than the year that page refresh politics threatened to give me an ulcer any day. Below are my favorite albums of the year, taking care to highlight some that might otherwise get forgotten. They’re in (quasi) alphabetical order with no other particular weight on the list. Keep your eyes out for a few more year-end features this week before I reset for the new year. As always, thanks for sticking with RSTB for these 12-odd years or so.

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Good Morning – “For A Little While”

Aussie duo Good Morning have been steadily teasing the pieces of their upcoming LP for Bedroom Suck – a short but shambolic run of tracks that speaks well to the reputation they received in the wake of their domestically celebrated EPs. One of the best peeks behind the curtain on the new album is “For A Little While.’ The song ambles along with a smoke ring saunter before blossoming forth into the rainy day cool of Glenn Blair’s sax stabs. The cut is unhurried, a feeling that hangs over most of Good Morning’s work, but more so it’s oddly lush and comfortable. That quality’s hard won in a song largely built on skittering drums, tape hiss and piano, but there’s something enticing about their execution. The song’s got a hungover haze that sucks the listener into the couch like quicksand. The hiss coupled with the detached delivery give the song a narcotic effect that lends itself well to multiple listens. While Good Morning’s sound isn’t all in this pocket, “For A Little While” sands as a prime cut from their growing catalog.




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