The 80 strong line-up for Splendour In The Grass 2013 has just been announced with a feast of premium Modular goods amongst them. It'll take place July 26-28 in those gorgeous North Byron Parklands, home to good times and hordes of lost footwear.
As a wrap-up to the Architecture in Helsinki 'Moment Bends' chapter of their careers, we though it appropriate to send it off with an almighty bang so here we are, throwing around some sweet Desert Island remixes below for all to hear.
The AiH crew themselves have this to say on each collaborator:
Congratulations to Architecture in Helsinki for getting two of their finest songs from their album 'Moment Bends' in triple j's Hottest 100, and one of them firmly in the top 20. 'Contact High' came in at #12 and 'Escapee' at #55.
Stream Yacht's remix of the opening cut, 'Desert Island', and get your copy of the whole album here.
While the year is racing to an end we thought we'd take a minute to reflect on some of the great times we've had, and some of the sounds that have inspired or soundtracked those times. We've asked around the Modular family for some of their reflections. This is what they've come back with.
Cameron from Architecture in Helsinki reviews his year in listening with "11 songs he's listened to at least 11 times in 2011." No small feat narrowing this list down, as the man himself said:
"Oh Boy! List Paralysis!"
But he came through with the goods, and there's some great listening in here.
Architecture in Helsinki and Sally Seltmann are both long time friends and mutual fans, and have guested on each other's records in the past. This version came about when Kellie was at Sally's house one afternoon, Darren Seltmann (The Avalanches & Sally's husband) recorded this version which was performed on by both Kellie and Sally.
There is a 'W.O.W' remix package that this version features on, with remixes from Nicolas Jaar + a Mario & Vidis Redo, which is out next Friday Dec 2 ahead of their Homebake appearance.
Architecture in Helsinki's latest video, directed by fellow Melbournites Krozm features the very same animatronic dolphins used in the late 90s, Jessica Alba-featuring, teenboy fantasy TV series 'Flipper'.
In the bands' words: "W.O.W acts as the soundtrack to a film about one man's quest to find answers, and in turn his place, in the natural universe. Somewhere along the line we convinced Cameron to make his acting debut, which involved him swimming fully clothed in freezing water for a whole day."
Architecture in Helsinki are heading off on the final US Tour in support of the ARIA-nominated (for Best Pop Release) Moment Bends next week, dates below.
This one is for the traveling types. The stay-away-from-home-forever kids. Suitcase living etc etc.
Twenty-six minutes of journeying, probably the soundtrack in AiH's tour van right now, as they zig-zag around the world.
Architecture In Helsinki are on a cusp of a huge European tour, with a full run of US shows planned for November as well. Full list of dates here.
Architecture in Helsinki are thrilled to announce the winner of the Escapee remix competition. The band put the parts to the song up on Soundcloud for remixers the world over to put their own spin on Escapee, the band's latest single from Moment Bends.
A big congratulations to Sydney producer, Frames (aka Andrew Boon) who Architecture In Helsinki selected as the winner. As well as presenting a show on FBi 94.5, "Boonie" frequently puts together remixes, as well as DJing at clubs and festivals across Australia.
Architecture in Helsinki are back on the road, kicking off a string of shows across Australia tomorrow night.
They'll be following this epic zig-zag across the Land of Oz with a slew of dates across Europe and America. Full dates below. In preparation for all this travel, Cameron and Gus from the band whipped together this great mix.
Also, a reminder if you're an aspiring producer, be sure to enter the 'Escapee' remix competition!
The chosen winner will receive Moment Bends LP on vinyl, Contact High 7", tees, sweaters, a double pass to a show anywhere ... and we at Modular will include the winner on a special newsletter to a select international group of bloggers and djs.