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Blank Realm : Go Easy

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Brisbane quartet Blank Realm – siblings Daniel, Luke and Sarah Spencer and bandmate Luke Walsh – have been tearing up the Australian underground scene for a few years now, building up a solid reputation through a string of low-key releases on labels like Digitalis and Not Not Fun and gigs supporting Kurt Vile, Wild Flag, Sun Araw and alternative icons Jandek and Damo Suzuki. They’re about to start picking up new fans further afield; in March, Fire Records will reissue their latest album Go Easy, initially released as a limited run vinyl-only LP earlier this year on Siltbreeze, and the record that finds the group finally matching the dark, scabrous post-punk noise and motorik rhythms of old with big, bold melodies and swaggering bombast. It’s a collection that joins the dots between the scrappy art-rock of Royal Trux at their peak and Flaming Lips’ fuzzy psych-pop; listen to the epic “Cleaning Up My Mess” below.

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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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