Moonlight Malaise Vinyl LP release date: June 13, 2014
Lost And Lonesome welcome exciting young Australian quartet Melbourne Cans to the fray, with their irrepressible vinyl-only debut album Moonlight Malaise.
Working with a broad-stroke love for all things pop, Melbourne Cans soup up the girl group swagger of the Shangri-Las and the Crystals with the guitar-centricities of bands like Pavement, Jesus and Mary Chain and even Chris Isaak.
Lead single ‘Final Flight’ is a rush of C-86 crash pop complete with fiery organs and hyperactive, tremmed-out guitars; led by Ian Wallace’s warbled baritone, the song sounds like the holy union of Edwyn Collins fronting Crystal Stilts.
Melbourne Cans entered the world as a two-piece in 2012 with Ian Wallace (Pageants) on guitar/vocals and Will McFarlane (Shocking Pinks, Pets With Pets, Ladydreams) on bass. In mid-2013, Ash Buscombe (Witch Hats, Pets With Pets, Ladydreams) joined on drums and soon after Nina Renee (Creeks) brought in vocals and keyboards.
Moonlight Malaise was recorded and mixed in March 2014 by Morgan McWaters and mastered by Mikey Young.
1) Wolves of the Diner Mile 2) Drowned Rats 3) Boys 4) Prom Night 5) Thumb a Ride 6) Fallen Angels 7) Rattlesnakes 8) Final Flight 9) Hot in the Head 10) Don’t Tell Her
Moonlight Malaise Album Launch!
Saturday June 14 — Northcote Social Club
With guests Parading + Totally Mild + Ships Piano