Collarbones will launch their sophomore album Die Young in Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide over September and October.
Catch the electronic duo at Liberty Social in Melbourne on Friday 28 September, Brisbane Fest in Brisbane on Saturday 29 September, and at Rocket Bar in Adelaide on Friday 5 October. A Sydney album launch will also be announced shortly.
Set for release on Friday 28 September 2012 via Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control, Die Young was written over the course of a year, during the promotion of the duo’s 2011 debut album Iconography. Inspired by recollections of teen crushes – the naive, vulnerable yearning at the heart of adolescent experience – the songs emerged as a tribute to the modern mythology of youthful desire. Framed by a soundtrack of jilted R&B instrumentals, Die Young joins with whole generations mourning for their fallen idols.
Adelaide’s Travis Cook and Sydney’s Marcus Whale met on the Internet in 2007. Over the course of several years, and divided by 1150km, they pieced together a sound informed by geographical distance but basking in the warmth of digital proximity: the electronic hum, the LCD glow, the metallic sheen of laptop culture formed the unlikely basis for a sound that embraced its digital origins. This is music made with the Internet as much as music made with drum machines, vocoders and carefully distorted instrumentation.
Since the release of Iconography the duo has spent more time (physically) together than usual, supporting and playing with a slew of international and local outfits. Collarbones explored their sound and the dynamics of physical closeness over the past year, supporting Neon Indian and Daedelus and touring with label mates Oscar + Martin as well as Ghoul, Donny Benet and The Paper Scissors. The duo were handpicked to play triple j Unearthed’s Parklife slot, the inaugural Sugar Mountain Festival in Melbourne, and FBi’s Sydney Sounds Like, all tightly curated affairs. Their live shows and the release of Iconography has seen them nominated for a Sydney Music, Art & Culture (SMAC) Award as well as an AIR Award (Australian Independent Record Labels Association).
Die Young album launch tour
Friday 28 September – Liberty Social, Melbourne
Saturday 29 September – Brisbane Fest, Brisbane
Friday 5 October – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Friday 12 October – TBA, Sydney
Saturday 10 November – OutsideIn Festival, Sydney
Sunday 11 November – Newtown Festival, Sydney
Friday 23rd November – Melbourne Music Week, Melbourne