Preview :: Sister Jane ‘Mercy’ Vinyl Launch

May 22nd 2012


Ever since I got myself a record player, I’ve tried incredibly hard not to be that guy who incessantly chimes in with that killer of all pleasant music discussions: “yeah… but it sounds better on vinyl”.

[Congratulations, you’ve got a limited vinyl pressing of every album on the P4K top ten? You MUST be a better music fan than I am. Please excuse me while I politely pop my iPod into my mouth and strangle myself with my $20 headphones.]

Sometimes, though, it really is a valid point. There is some music that genuinely feels as though it was meant to emanate from a thick black 12-inch piece of vinyl. The rough edges and ’70s blues-rock soul of Sister Jane is that kind of music. Sister Jane have tapped into the roots of psychedelic rock-n-roll, harking back to time when a harmonica and a triple shot of whiskey were all you needed for a good time. It’s dirty, and it’s brilliant. And it’s getting pressed onto a dirty, brilliant 12” vinyl. That’s right: Sister Jane are releasing their album ‘Mercy’ on limited edition vinyl through Broken Stone Records, and to celebrate all that tangible goodness they are playing a FREE launch gig at Oxford Art Factory.

‘Mercy’ can be streamed in full from Sister Jane’s bandcamp, where you can pre-order yourself one of those delicious vinyls. And, as a little taste-tester to get you through til Saturday, here’s a neat little clip of them covering a track from fellow Sydney band The Maple Trail, live and unplugged.

WHAT: Sister Jane ‘Mercy’ vinyl launch, with Dirt Farmer
WHEN: Saturday 26 May
WHERE: Oxford Art Factory
HOW MUCH: freeeeee, honey bee.


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