Midweek Music: Dinosaur City Records
Dinosaur City Records is an independent Australian record label based in Sydney’s Inner West, run by Jordanne Chant and Big White's Cody Munro Moore . They strongly believe some of the best music in the world is coming out of Australia right now and in Sydney they’re lucky to be surrounded by a wide range of brilliant musicians, many of who work across multiple projects. Independently and collaboratively, music is being created, breathing a vibrating community of new music. Look below for a list of their favorite songs that have been released in the last year (and a bit).
"Against Me"– Greenwave Beth
This upbeat track, which features midi-sequenced synths, electronic drums and Charles’ signature shout-sung vocals, comes from Greenwave's debut EP 'People in Agony', which we just released.
"No Local" – Station Of The Cross
A great project from Liam Halliwell and Zac Denton of The Ocean Party and Ciggy Witch. It reminds us of a summer dream in winter; holiday homes waiting for their owners, and a lone church waiting for people – but will they return?
"Taking Over" – Gauci
This song is a great mix of Italo Disco, New Wave, Pop, and Post Punk. Antonia’s sweet vocals sit so well over funky bass, lush synths, claps and bongos.
"Terry" – Take Me to the City
This song makes us want to go on vacation. Sweet harmonies and a laid-back charm.
"Homeworld" – Sex Tourists
Atmospheric post-punk… One favorite song from one of our favorite Sydney bands.
"Tender" – Tuffence Meringue
Sophie McComish (AKA Tuffence Meringue) sings/plays in Sydney band, Body Type, and this is the first track from her new solo venture. It’s real soothing with layered self-harmonies and driving bass.
"9 Years Old" – Phanosland
Phanosland’s music mixes Cypriot Greek influences with dark, lunging synths and moody bass. “I know, one day, the sun will start shining on me”, Phanos sings, and from that point, the song feels somehow triumphant and uplifting.
"U Mop" – EXEK
The Birthday Party meets ESG. Wonderfully groovy post-punk from Melbourne.
"Addiction" – Denise Le Menice
A dreamy 90s pop tune by Sydney-via-Perth musician, Ali Flintoff, who fronts bands Boat Show and Dream Rimmy.
"Fatal Shore" – New Lovers
This is an old one for me, but still just as powerful. Recorded in one take, it captured something very special – the shortfalls of the antipodean continent and the new world.
"Into the Ether" – DEN
Their debut record came out very recently and it’s still being digested. It’s not easy to swallow, but that makes it such an important record. This song really soars.
"Hood Team" – Various Asses
Strobing electronic music with lots of texture and layers. If this track doesn’t give you a strong urge to go out dancing, I don’t know what will...