News In Brief: The New Season, Bedroom Suck, Chopper, All I Do Is Listen
News posted Friday, August 10 2012 at 04:00 PM.
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– Before Lost Animal and St. Helens there was The New Season, Jarrod Quarrell’s Melbourne trio in the first half of the 2000s. The band’s only release, a self-titled six-song EP, will be reissued in October as a 300 run of vinyl through Vacant Valley. Limited to just 150 CD-Rs back in the day, the EP was recorded in 2003 and more recently remastered by Greg Wadley. Quarrell described The New Season to M+N as “a punk rock band where every song was pretty flat out. We tried to introduce some slower songs, but it just didn’t work. We had made the decision early on to play in that full-on style.”
– Brisbane label Bedroom Suck will host a gig tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 11) at the Melbourne CBD location of Polyester Records, with performances by Bitch Prefect and Knee Chin. Both bands have new releases on Bedroom Suck: Bitch Prefect’s debut LP Big Time and Knee Chin’s Melting Upwards 7”. Music starts at 4pm and includes the Boomgates DJs. Floor space is limited, so get there early to secure breathing room.
– Mark 'Chopper' Read will sing an album’s worth of prison songs as part of a new record deal with Shock. The yet-to-be titled covers record is tentatively due in February 2013. Read’s previous stabs (ahem) at music have included the 2006 hip-hop album Interview with a Madman. Read revealed last year that he’s battling liver cancer, but earlier this week he tweeted: “My liver stuff is going really well. Have had very positive results with the chemo.” He also mentions the song ‘Plastic Jesus’, sung in prison by Paul Newman’s title character in Cool Hand Luke, as a possibility for the new album.
– Melbourne music blog All I Do is Listen, which focuses on new Australian music, will pair Melbourne’s Mining Boom and Bored Nothing with Sydney’s Beef Jerk and King Tears Mortuary at a gig on Friday, Aug. 17 at Gasometer. It’s $8 at the door.