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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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News In Brief: The New Season, Bedroom Suck, Chopper, All I Do Is Listen

– 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.

Knee Chin - Melting Upwards by bedroom suck

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.

Move Into The Ocean by Beef Jerk


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Your Comments

pang  said about 3 years ago:

Can you trade in no longer working CD-Rs for vinyl?

FrankieTeardrop  said about 3 years ago:

That New Season CD-R is one of my favourite Australian releases of all time. Can't wait to hear the remastered vinyl version.

alec m  said about 3 years ago:

Knee Chin’s Melting Upwards 7”

These guys are also playing this show tomorrow evening. 7PM, $5

alec m  said about 3 years ago:

Beef Jerk and King Tears Mortuary

These guys are also playing this show next week w/ Ashtray Boy

DavidNichols  said about 3 years ago:

Alec plays his heart out in Ashtray Boy. It's gripping.

alec m  said about 3 years ago:

I don't play unless it's gripping.

DavidNichols  said about 3 years ago:

I went to Noodle Box in Tullamarine a few days ago and put a Beef Jerk poster up just nearby. The rest are still in the back of the car. Too many options. I want to do the right thing by them.

monkeyman  said about 3 years ago:

Love that New Season CD. Will be upgrading to the vinyl when it comes out.

G.S.  said about 3 years ago:


blacklight  said about 3 years ago:

Good news. I really liked that New Season EP

And Chopper should sing more.

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