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Temporary: Selections From Dunedin's Pop Underground

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Ba Da Bing!

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On the same day Ba Da Bing releases an album by Dunedin legend Hamish Kilgour, the label is honored to present the city’s current artists.

The tiny city of Dunedin, located in the Otago Region of New Zealand, is synonymous with smart bands, incredible melodies and a wholly distinct and innovative music. Thanks to The Clean, The Chills, The Bats, The Verlaines, and The Dead C, Dunedin has amassed a worldwide reputation for innovative music.

Local label Fishrider Records has taken on the mission of compiling and producing an album that casts a light toward the Dunedin of today. These bands have all created their own sound away from the shadow of their city’s past, yet like many of their predecessors they retain the air of slightly disturbed melancholia along with a sense of space and distance from the rest of the world. Whether it is dark synth-pop, teen angst noise pop, guitar-and-organ jangle, or all-out psychedelic weirdness, these songs all come from a place on the edge of the world where the young still read books in abundance and fend off boredom by creating music and art in cold houses. Yet again, an extraordinary number of incredible groups are populating the scene, and the songs on Temporary are the best of the best—a Dunedin Double Plus Good, if you will.


1. Mavis Gary - Dim The Droog
2. Death & The Maiden - Flowers For The Blind
3. The Prophet Hens - All Over The World
4. Males - Dead Aware
5. Mr Biscuits - My Plums Are Ripe
6. Opposite Sex - Supermarket
7. Strange Harvest - Amnesia
8. The Shifting Sands - All The Stars
9. Astro Children - Gaze
10. Kane Strang - Winded
11. Bad Sav - Buy Something New
12. Scattered Brains Of The Lovely Union - Party To Your Om
13. Trick Mammoth - Home Video

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