Cut Copy: “Cold Water”

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June 26th, 2020
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After dropping “Love Is All We Share” back in May, Melbourne’s Cut Copy have shared their superb new single “Cold Water”. Arriving alongside the track is the announcement of the four-piece’s sixth studio album “Freeze, Melt”, the follow-up to their incredible 2017 album “Haiku From Zero”, which will drop on August 21 via Cutters Records/The Orchard.

Speaking about “Cold Water”, frontman Dan Whitford says: “After extensive touring on our last album, ‘Cold Water’ was one of the first new songs to appear. I’d moved to Copenhagen and had been listening to a lot more ambient and instrumental electronic music and as a result ‘Cold Water’ felt quite different to songs we’d made in the past. It was less dance, but more atmospheric. Also the subject matter explores love in today’s context, where the climate and fate of the planet are becoming increasingly uncertain. Once we’d finished it, it felt like we’d placed a marker in the ground, guiding us in a new musical direction.”

Video by Takeshi Murata and Christopher Rutledge.

Pre-order the album “Freeze, Melt” here.

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Cut Copy: “Love Is All We Share”

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Cut Copy: “Love Is All We Share”

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May 8th, 2020
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Melbourne’s Cut Copy are finally back with their new single “Love Is All We Share”, a perfectly crafted tune of lush synths sounds. The track marks the band’s first new music in almost three years since the release of their incredible 2017 fifth album “Haiku From Zero”.

Speaking about the track, Dan Whitford says: “‘Love Is All We Share’ is a song we made using only a handful of sounds, hoping to create an intimate and unworldly atmosphere. It was written a year ago about the anxieties of imagined future times, as technology becomes more all-consuming. But in light of recent events the song took on an eerie significance. Now, with our immediate future uncertain and people the world over self isolating, ‘love’ more than ever, feels like one of the best things we can share.”

Directed by American contemporary artist Takeshi Murata, the accompanying video communicates the track’s themes through his work in hyper-realism and computer-simulated imagery, creating an entrancing space of interconnected digital sculptures. Watch it above.

“Love Is All We Share” is out now via Cutters Records/The Orchard. Get it here.

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Cut Copy: “Standing in the Middle of the Field (Tensnake Remix)”

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Sanctuary Lakes: “Until The End”

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June 21st, 2019
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Say hello to Sanctuary Lakes, a brand new project of Tim Hoey, who’s most widely known for his work in Cut Copy and Andy Szekeres of Midnight Juggernauts, forged out of lo fi folk psychedelia, instrumental library records and delicate electronic sounds. Borne in Brooklyn during idle time improvising in front of the meditation station on television, Tim Hoey sent rough sketches of his noodling to Andy Szekeres in Melbourne, initially to see what his old friend made of them. Beyond merely offering feedback, Szekeres went ahead and added to the songs, initiating a workflow than became an almost wordless conversation between the two, as files drifted back and forth with the currents until deemed done.

As two musicians with years and albums of experience under their belts, Sanctuary Lakes came together during a period of reflection and faint anxiety that their best ideas might be behind them. Work on the album acted as a form of therapy and confirmed that the stream of creativity still runs strong.

The pair’s debut, self-titled album is out now on Cut Copy’s Cutters Records, and it’s a great ride from start to finish. After getting your fill of their new track “Until The End”, make sure to check out the video for the stellar first single “The Long Fade Away”, firected by Christopher Hill and Jackson Dickie, below. Buy the “Sanctuary Lakes” LP here.

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Riders! This is 2019’s first premiere and we’re so excited about it! Our beloved Australian songwriter/producer Ben Browning, best known as the bassist fo relectro-pop outfit Cut Copy, dropped his sophomore LP “Even Though” last summer. The self-produced 12-track record, which follows his superb 2015 debut LP “Turns”, continues Ben Browning’s reign as purveyor of ’70s-era dream pop anthems. Speaking of the album, Cut Copy’s band member says: “After listening to this record I hope people feel like they’ve gone on a smooth psychedelic journey through a colorful musical world.”

Here, we have for you Colorado’s favorite Falcon Punch’s great remix of “We Can Built This City”, one of the standout tracks from the album. On his remix, Falcon Punch drives the track into a groovy tropical disco bliss, offering to the funky slap bass line, alongside with a burst of bright guitar riffs, a distinguishing, and captivating at the same time, role. With a strong beat and shimmering electronics synths sparkling all over, this track is refreshing and breezy. Carried away by the ethereal vocals as you try to find your love, “You Can Build The City on your own”. Play it loud, exclusively on LaGaSta.

Ben Browning’s album “Even Though” is out now via Yellow Year Records. Get it here.

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Ben Browning: “Even Though”

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VIDEODROME

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September 16th, 2018
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#VIDEODROME, here we go! The first edition of Videodrome brings our favorite videos from the past few days: 1) Jaakko Eino Kalevi’s new video for “People in the Centre of the City”, which was shot in the city of London, 2) Sydney’s Retiree beautifully shot video for “Another Day”, the final clip of their singles trilogy ahead of their debut album “House Or Home”, 3) New Zealand’s dream-poppers Yumi Zouma animated clip for “Crush (It’s Late, Just Stay)”,4) Myd’s fun video for his funky jam “Muchas”, featuring Cola Boyy, and 5) Cut Copy’s Ben Browning for “Even Though”. Watch them all below.

Directed by Gwenaëlle Trannoy

Directed by Joey Knox

Animation by Joseph Brennan

Directed by Alice Moitié

Directed by Christopher Hill & Ben Browning

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German producer Tensnake delivers a sublime remix of Melbourne’s Cut Copy latest single “Standing in the Middle of the Field”, a track taken from their incredible fifth album “Haiku From Zero”, their first studio album in four years since 2013’s “Free Your Mind”. Grab yourself a copy of Tensnake’s remix here.

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Cut Copy: “Black Rainbows”

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Ben Browning: “Sunshine Baby”

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May 12th, 2018
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Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning is back with his summery new single “Sunshine Baby”, featuring fellow Australian artist Woodes. Full of sun-kissed vibes, the track is the fist taste from Ben Browning’s upcoming sophomore solo album “Even Though”. It also marks Ben’s first collaborative single, written as a homage to Italo disco and Takahashi from Yellow Magic Orchestra. “I kept hearing the song in my head as a duet and eventually I added the nu-romantic vocal to tell this story of new love,” he says.

Set to drop on June 22 via Yellow Year Records, the 12-track album “Even Though”, which follows his 2015 debut LP “Turns”, is a retrospective of Ben’s journey as a musician; from playing in high school and college bands to Cut Copy, to moving to the States from Australia.

Pre-order it here.

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Ben Browning: “Friends Of Mine”

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Cut Copy: “Black Rainbows” Video

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April 2nd, 2018
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Melbourne’s Cut Copy have shared a new video for their latest single “Black Rainbows”, one of the standout tracks off their recent fifth album “Haiku From Zero”, their first studio album in four years since 2013’s “Free Your Mind”. The album “Haiku From Zero” is out now via Astralwerks. Buy it here.

Directed by Annapurna Kumar.

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Cut Copy: “Standing In The Middle Of The Field”

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Cut Copy: “Standing In The Middle Of The Field” Video

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October 20th, 2017
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Fresh off the release of their incredible fifth album “Haiku From Zero”, their first studio album in four years since 2013’s “Free Your Mind”, Melbourne’s Cut Copy have shared a great one-shot video for their latest single “Standing In The Middle Of The Field”. The clip was directed by filmmaker/new media artist Vincenzi Vandella. In his own words: “The initial concept was to create a video that was uplifting, in a literal sense. We wanted the camera to rise up through various different scenes, telling the story of a couple in one long continuous shot.”

The album “Haiku From Zero” is out now via Astralwerks. Buy it here.

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Video: Cut Copy – Airborne

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Cut Copy: “Standing In The Middle Of The Field”

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August 21st, 2017
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After dropping “Airborne” last month, Melbourne’s finest dance-pop band Cut Copy have unveiled the second single from their forthcoming fifth album “Haiku From Zero”, their first studio album in four years since 2013’s “Free Your Mind”. Take a ride with “Standing In The Middle Of The Field”, a finely crafted tune filled with loping kalimbas, cowbells and bubbly synths. “So much of this album is about this mosaic of information, images that we’re surrounded by on a day-to-day basis,” says Dan Whitford. “Sometimes it feels like overload, but there’s a weird random beauty in it. The idea of squeezing poetry from chaos was where the title of the album came from – the idea of finding something poetic in the overload.” Below, you can stream a great JDF dub version of “Airborne” by fellow Aussie analog synthesist and disco minimalist Harvey Sutherland.

The album “Haiku From Zero” will drop on September 22 via Astralwerks. Pre-order it here.

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Video: Cut Copy – Airborne

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