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Just as summer is about to arrive in all its glory comes a musical reminder of the seasons past in the form of a beautiful split 7-inch single featuring two Melbourne bands, Deloris and Braving the Seabed.

Deloris contributes the meandering 'the point in the war where we knew we were lost' while Braving the Seabed offer the sublime 'mapped out in our thoughts'. These two tracks are previously unreleased and are exclusive to this single. Recorded by Simon Struthers (Adam Said Galore, Mukaizake) in Perth earlier in the year and mastered in Chicago by Kingsize Sound Laboratories (Calexico, Gastr del Sol, Cibo Matto, Wheat), each track etches a picture of late Autumn beauty coloured by warm pastoral overtones.

The single is limited to only 300 copies (50 on blue vinyl) and will be available from vinyl friendly record stores throughout Australia including Red Eye (NSW), Humble Pie (NSW), Polyester (VIC), 78 Records (WA), Augogo (VIC) and Rockinghorse (QLD), and of course online at either Traffic Sounds or Steady Cam Records.

The single follows critically acclaimed albums by each band in 2000, The Pointless Gift by Deloris (Quietly Suburban) and Braving the Seabed's self titled debut (Real Amber). Deloris have continued to build on a solid following in Australia thanks to shows with artists such as Augie March, Art of Fighting and Sodastream. Recently relocating to Melbourne from Perth, Braving the Seabed are establishing themselves as another of Australia's talented bands with tours to Sydney already finding an appreciative audience.

Traffic Sounds (the label bit) is an extension of the burgeoning Traffic Sounds (the mailorder bit), which in 2001 is slowly building a name as the place to shop for all things indie in Australia. In between wading through all the stock from various labels such as K, Teenbeat, Kindercore, 555, Clairecords and Chapter Music, we're very proud to contribute to vinyl lovers' collections with this joint release.

Steady Cam Records is a Sydney based label that has been championing the 7-inch vinyl format since 1998. This single marks the 10th release for the label with previous artists including Darren Hanlon, Twelve24, Golden Rough, Purplene, The Rebel Astronauts, Soap Star Joe, Dutch artists Bettie Serveert and many more.


[listen] 28k RealAudio of Deloris, The Point in the War Where We Knew We Were Lost
[listen] 28k RealAudio of Braving the Seabed, Mapped Out in Our Thoughts
[download] mp3 of interview with Marcus (Deloris) and Mitch (Braving the Seabed) on Richard Moffat's show on Melbourne's 3RRR. Soundclip courtesy of Stuart Charles and the Charlie Farm.


Deloris official website
Braving the Seabed official website
Steady Cam Records official website

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