peace lou… thank you for the music.
Warp have decided to repress their entire back catalogue on Vinyl for the first time in 5 years!!
Coming in two Instalments. First the influencial classic “Music Has The Right To Children”, “The Campfire Headspace” & “Geogaddi”…The Second Instalment, out 18th Nov, with “Twoism”, “In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country EP” & “Trans Canada Highway EP”. Oh yeah! : )
Abicus Presents ‘Space Milk’, a collection of new work by Sydney artist & musician Presser Towner, aka Dead Galaxy.This is Presser’s first solo show in Newcastle and it will coincide with the launch of the new Abicus.
The exhibition will include 200 small format one-off collage works on paper that were created during 2009 on Presser’s lunch breaks at Inertia Music. (Presser has been supplying Abicus with cd’s & Vinyl through Inertia for the best part of 10 years.)
He is also one of the founding members of iconic 90′s indie heroe’s Gerling.Presser has since stepped aside from writing & recording music to pursue his artistic visions through Dead Galaxy.
Singer-songwriter Mikal Cronin just released his sophomore record “MCII” a few months ago and its been glued to my ears ever since. Building on a perfect mix of garage rock, fuzzed out guitars & classic pop song writing, theres no doubt Mikal has matured as an artist since the release of his self titled debut record.
Opening tracks “Weight” & “Shout it Out” set the tone for most of the record, with breezy verses that explode into huge choruses, at times very reminiscent of band mate and fellow californian Ty Segall. But the biggest drawcard of this outstanding record is it’s diversity. Cronin’s ability to swiftly change from a sing-along pop tune to a sparse piano ballad proves the calibre of his talent as an artist. Earning himself rave reviews from the likes of Pitchfork & Spin Magazine, Cronin is easily one of the most exciting new artists of this year!
We have a few copies on wax in-store right now so hurry in, they wont be round for much longer!
It’s grey out and wild is the wind but a ray of sunlight is coming to #newcastle tonight in the form of #catpower so make sure you put on your gumboots and head along to what will be a special show, at panthers. Oh plus Mick Turner from #thedirtythree is on first so don’t dilly dally folks xoxo #chanmarshall @afasm #ihopesheplayswildisthewind ❤❤❤
Guess what?!! it’s your last chance this weekend to visit Abicus as you have known it over the last 12 years…
WE ARE MOVING! yes our mountains will have a new home. we’ll be closing at 3pm on Sunday 10th Feb and re-open just across the street on Wed 13th Feb at #103darbystreet ❤ but don’t worry yourselves we have a little treat coming into our much long loved current shop soon✌ #scoutbyabicus xoxo
A great delivery of especially tasty vinyl went out today including classics from My Bloody Valentine, The Cure, Sigur Ros, Patti Smith, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Portishead, Black Flag and more… good vinyl times await! x
“A one-stop shop for Newy’s coolest kids, Abicus stocks music (vinyl and CDs), cool clothes for girls and guys, plus runners, accessories and polaroid cameras. The girls at Abicus are extremely spunky too (there is a lot of ‘goodlooking’ going on in Newy – must be the lifestyle!).” – The Design Files
Just a little bit excited about these hand made ties & scarves from Brooklyn’s The Hill-side. In-store now.
Just in from Brixton… Have to say it’s their best season yet.
Some quality re-stocks and new arrivals landed last night including Quakers, Cloud Nothings, Jimi Hendrix, N.W.A., Radiohead, Zomby and more.
Oh boy, look at this piece of kit… 80′s Polaroid eye candy at it’s finest. Earlier today we took delivery of 3 near mint vintage Polaroid cameras including this here Supercolor 645CL in Red/Black. Cleaned, tested and guaranteed each camera comes with a deck of Impossible Project film and calico Abicus tote ready to capture a hazed out Autumn. Good times await! xx
For all of you who fancy a bit of art – check out this exhibition by The Dirty Three’s Mick Turner. It’s on at Mart Gallery in Sydney.
Epic drop of new Vinyl & CD’s in today from the like of Lee Ranaldo, The Shins, Fionn Regan, Daniel Rossen, Grimes, Sonic Youth and loads more… Good times!!
Over 100+ lp’s landed this week from the States… here be a taste of the ever expanding selection. xo Abicus
Let the blue skies sing… The amazing Natalie Wood and her Something Else label are now offering Sunglasses. Brand new in-store at Abicus today… Yay!
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders play Newcastle this Friday night at The Gallipoli Club! This show will be amazing… AND Ghoul are supporting. Good times. Tickets available at the door. – TIm
Many many new spoils arrived for the ladies this week, just in time for the long weekend. Maurie & Eve, The Story Of, House Of Harlow 1960, Mink Pink, Vintage Princess and more. See you soon x
Big vinyl delivery just in from the states including the new Feist release “Metals’, Nirvana “Nevermind’ 4LP box, Active Child, Mogwai ep 12” and loads more. Highlights featured in the gallery, but nothing beats perusing the full selection in-store.
Check out the stash of new music and art books arriving very soon at Abicus… faves by the likes of Patti Smith, Banksy, Nick Kent and Charles R. Cross will be back in-store, with the addition of some real neat new photography books by David Benjamin Sherry, Glen E. Friedman and more.
You will see an ever expanding collection of books and vinyl in-store at Abicus over the coming months… we are totally hooked!
KURT VILE SYDNEY SHOW TIX JUST WENT ON SALE!!! DON’T MISS OUT.
KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS @ Oxford Art Factory, Tuesday December 6 with special guests Royal Headache and Step-Panther. Tickets on sale Tuesday, 23 August from Moshtix.