State Of The Art RSD vinyl on webstores + other things

2013-05-06 11:38 by TravisB

Hope you've all been well.

I've been enjoying setting up a new studio space and making new sounds, fun!  You can see pics from a recent recording trip I took to the National Music Centre in Calgary, Canada on Instagram. I also visited a groovy piano and organ museum called Darnum Musical Village outside of Warragul, VIC in Australia where I hope to do some recording soon. If you live in the area, go check it out!

State of the Art 12" vinyl
In support of Record Store Day recently I put together a delicious pink vinyl 12" of State of the Art. It features original artwork by the guys from Rubber House, and a fantastic remix by one of my favourite bands The Chap. You can listen to that mix here.

If you aren't able to get down to your local record store, then you can find State of the Art on the Gotye webstore near you: Australia/NZ, North America, Europe/UK and beyond.


The vinyl comes with a free download of both tracks!

Oh, and while you're thinking about delicious vinyl goodies, have a gander at the album my other band The Basics put out on vinyl recently: Leftovers. It's yum, here's a taste.

The Great Gatsby soundtrack
You may have heard about Baz Luhrmann's new film The Great Gatsby? It promises to be a sweeping epic, I'm looking forward to seeing it on a big screen.

An older song of mine, Hearts A Mess, is featured on the soundtrack, and also in some way in the score of the film. I don't know exactly how yet. It will be exciting to see how it ended up in the final cut when I check it out at the cinema!



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Record Store Day

2013-03-27 22:37 by TravisB

As a lover and supporter of vinyl and all good music stores, Gotye is releasing a strictly limited edition 12" coloured vinyl of 'State Of The Art' in celebration of Record Store Day in Australia, UK and Germany on April 20.

The single features an exclusive never-before-released b-side: 'State Of The Art [The Chap's State of the Television remix]' so get down to your local record store and show your support by snapping up one of these soon-to-be-rare 12" records. 

Track listing:
A side: State Of The Art [Making Mirrors mix]
B side: State Of The Art [The Chap's State of the Television remix] 

12" hot pink coloured vinylMatte varnish jacket with exclusive artwork by Rubber House180gsm heavy weight vinyl


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Gotye with Perfect Tripod - Quasimodo’s Dream

2013-03-17 10:00 by TravisB

SLAM proudly presents the second in their series of limited edition 7” vinyl and digital releases.

Quasimodo’s Dream, the 1981 classic by The Reels; voted number 10 in the top Australian songs of all time by APRA has now been reinterpreted by Gotye, with Perfect Tripod (featuring Eddie Perfect & Tripod). A limited vinyl release of this song includes a special collaboration by internationally acclaimed visual artist Patricia Piccinini.

SLAM approached Wally (Gotye) to represent them as a SLAMbassador after he’d just caught Tripod’s ‘Australian Songs’ show. Wally was taken by Tripod’s Acapella renditions of the classic Australian songbook and the seed was planted for their version of Quasimodo’s Dream.

To enhance SLAM’s 7” series, highly respected visual artists have embraced the opportunity to work with their musical contemporaries. Patricia Piccinini’s visual interpretation of Quasimodo’s Dream is an exciting addition to the project.

Gotye and the other artists that support SLAM may never need to play small gigs again, yet they appreciate how important small gigs are; in backyards, garages, traditional pubs, small bars, warehouses, paddocks or wherever they happen. Between the bedroom and the world stage, we need gigs of all sizes as stepping stones in a musician’s path.

SLAM’s Pledge project is also about to announce a very special evening with with Gotye, where a group of lucky people will be able to grab the opportunity to dine with Goyte at his favourite Melbourne restaurant, then catch a live gig... Wally’s treat.

All proceeds raised go to help SLAM with their fighting fund. Pledge Now Open – pledges close May 15, 2013. Limited edition collectors copy to the first 1,000 vinyl orders. Orders fulfilled after crowd-­‐funding is closed and in accordance with the terms available at Pledge Music:

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