New Music: Mia Schoen + Guy Blackman "Blackbird"

Two Melbourne legends on the one track. This one first appeared on the compilation, Australian Popfest, put out by 555 Recordings when they were living here in 2001. Brought upon by a 2-night pop-festival featuring all the bands at the Empress in Melbourne (RIP) - the compilation is warm and nostalgic (okay maybe not for me, I was 11), and an important historical document surviving while the city changes rapidly around it. Mia and Guy’s track is super sweet, featuring a slightly over-compressed drum machine and an organ so shy and minimal that it feels like the Empress did in winter and sounds a little like Denim Owl. What a gorgeous release.

Grab the compilation over here.