Farmer and the Owl Festival 2019

Sat Mar 2 2019

12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

MacCabe Park

MacCabe Park Wollongong, NSW 2500

$109.90

Ages 18+

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The Farmer & The Owl Festival debuts this March, at its new home among the steel lined laneways and lush urban parklands of McCabe Park in the heart of Wollongong, lined with spacious lots and secluded post-industrial alcoves for music consumption and discovery!

Lovingly curated by the Farmer and The Owl label family of Hockey Dad, Totally Unicorn, The Pinheads, TEES and Tropical Strength, it was always going to dish up an eclectic line up of insanely talented artists (you can listen to the official Spotify playlist here)

Beach House 
Deafheaven | Snail Mail | J Mascis 
Joyce Manor | The Garden
Rhye | Alan Braxe
No Mono | Flint Eastwood | Stella Donnelly 
The Aints! | Amyl & The Sniffers 
Gavin Rayna Russom (LCD Soundsystem) 
A Place To Bury Strangers | Foxing
Banoffee | RVG | These New South Whales
Shogun & The Sheets | Shining Bird | Retiree 
The Pinheads | Party Dozen | Flyying Colours
Clea | Milan Ring 
Totally Unicorn | Sweater Curse | Lucianblomkamp
Mother & Son | Carla Geneve | New War | Ella Thompson 
RAT!hammock | Plan te | Wax Chattels
Sunscreen | Lucy Clich | Godtet

 
Farmer & The Owl 
is the perfect way to usher in the cool change of Autumn, with 3500 other music fans, some of your favourite artists, and a bunch you are about to discover who will become just that! 

Stay tuned for more acts to be announce in the coming months. 

Saturday March 2nd 2019, McCabe Park Wollongong

Farmer and the Owl Festival 2019

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    Farmer and the Owl Festival

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  • Beach House

    Beach House

    Dream Pop

    7 is our 7th full-length record. At its release, we will have been a band for over 13 years. We have now written and released a total of 77 songs together. 

    Last year, we released an album of b-sides and rarities. It felt like a good step for us. It helped us clean the creative closet, put the past to bed, and start anew. 

    Throughout the process of recording 7, our goal was rebirth and rejuvenation. We wanted to rethink old methods and shed some self-imposed limitations. In the past, we often limited our writing to parts that we could perform live. On 7, we decided to follow whatever came naturally. As a result, there are some songs with no guitar, and some without keyboard. There are songs with layers and production that we could never recreate live, and that is exciting to us. Basically, we let our creative moods, instead of instrumentation, dictate the album’s feel.

    In the past, the economics of recording have dictated that we write for a year, go to the studio, and record the entire record as quickly as possible. We have always hated this because by the time the recording happens, a certain excitement about older songs has often been lost. This time, we built a "home" studio, and began all of the songs there.  Whenever we had a group of 3-4 songs that we were excited about, we would go to a “proper” recording studio and finish recording them there. This way, the amount of time between the original idea and the finished song was pretty short (of the album’s 11 songs, 8 were finished at Carriage House in Stamford, CT and 2 at Palmetto Studio in Los Angeles).

    7 didn’t have a producer in the traditional sense. We much preferred this, as it felt like the ideas drove the creativity, not any one person’s process. James Barone, who became our live drummer in 2016, played on the entire record. His tastes and the trust we have in him really helped us keep rhythm at the center of a lot of these songs. We also worked with Sonic Boom (Peter Kember). Peter became a great force on this record, in the shedding of conventions and in helping to keep the songs alive, fresh and protected from the destructive forces of recording studio over-production/over-perfection.

    The societal insanity of 2016-17 was also deeply influential, as it must be for most artists these days. Looking back, there is quite a bit of chaos happening in these songs, and a pervasive dark field that we had little control over. The discussions surrounding women’s issues were a constant source of inspiration and questioning. The energy, lyrics and moods of much of this record grew from ruminations on the roles, pressures and conditions that our society places on women, past and present. The twisted double edge of glamour, with its perils and perfect moments, was an endless source (see “L’Inconnue,” “Drunk in LA,” “Woo,” “Girl of the Year,” “Last Ride”).

    In a more general sense, we are interested by the human mind's (and nature’s) tendency to create forces equal and opposite to those present. Thematically, this record often deals with the beauty that arises in dealing with darkness; the empathy and love that grows from collective trauma; the place one reaches when they accept rather than deny (see “Dark Spring,” “Pay No Mind,” “Lemon Glow,” “Dive,” “Black Car,” “Lose Your Smile”).

    The title, 7, itself is simply a number that represents our seventh record. We hoped its simplicity would encourage people to look inside. No title using words that we could find felt like an appropriate summation of the album. 

    The number 7 does represent some interesting connections in numerology. 1 and 7 have always shared a common look, so 7 feels like the perfect step in the sequence to act as a restart or “semi-first.”  Most early religions also had a fascination with 7 as being the highest level of spirituality, as in "Seventh Heaven.”  At our best creative moments, we felt we were channeling some kind of heavy truth, and we sincerely hope the listeners will feel that. 

    Much Love,

    Beach House

  • J Mascis

    J Mascis

    Alternative Rock

    Best known as the frontman of the influential indie rock trio Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis has also been a solo artist, producer, and film composer. Getting his start as a founding member of the hardcore band Deep Wound, Dinosaur Jr. was founded in 1984 and the group emerged among the most highly regarded in alternative rock. By reintroducing volume and attack in his songs Mascis shed the strict limitations of early 1980's hardcore, becoming an influence on the burgeoning grunge movement. Mascis' body of work continues to inspire a generation of guitar players and songwriters today.

  • Deafheaven

    Deafheaven

    Death Metal/Black Metal

    Initially made up of George Clarke (vocals) and Kerry McCoy (guitars), the band has a sound that blends black metal with elements of shoegaze, adding a layer of warmth to the genre's typically icy sound while expanding the emotional range outside of the typical themes of death, despair, and hopelessness. As a duo, Clarke and McCoy wrote and recorded a demo on their own that would get the attention of Converge frontman Jacob Bannon's label, Deathwish Inc., which released the untitled EP in 2010. The pair expanded the lineup to include guitarist Nick Bassett, bassist Derek Prine, and drummer Trevor Deschryver, who appeared on Deafheaven's 2011 full-length debut, Roads to Judah, before parting ways with the band the following year. Looking to get back to their roots a bit, McCoy and Clarke worked on the writing for their follow-up album as a duo again, though they would recruit drummer Daniel Tracy to join them in the studio for the recording process. The result was their sophomore effort, Sunbather, which was released to critical acclaim in the summer of 2013. ~ Gregory Heaney

  • Rhye

    Rhye

    Pop-Soul

  • Joyce Manor

    Joyce Manor

    Pop Punk

    Based out of Torrance, CA, pop- punk band Joyce Manor began its start in late 2008. They began as a duo of Barry Johnson (vocals, guitar) and Chase Knobbe (guitar) but they eventually expanded a year later with new members Kurt Walcher (drums) and Matt Ebert (bass, vocals). Joyce Manor released a split 7" alongside native Californians Summer Vacation in the fall of 2010 through Muy Autentico Records. They also released the five song Constant Headache demo.  In the summer of 2010 they signed with 6131 records where they released their self titled, full length debut album in 2011. They gained widespread recognition and began nationwide touring. Joyce Manor signed to Asian Man records for their next album entitled, "Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired" which was released in April 2012. With melodic sounds that draw on influences from Weezer and Guided by Voices Joyce Manor continues to boast their unique sound and build on their home grown roots. 

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Farmer and the Owl Festival 2019

Sat Mar 2 2019 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

MacCabe Park Wollongong
Farmer and the Owl Festival 2019

$109.90 Ages 18+

The Farmer & The Owl Festival debuts this March, at its new home among the steel lined laneways and lush urban parklands of McCabe Park in the heart of Wollongong, lined with spacious lots and secluded post-industrial alcoves for music consumption and discovery!

Lovingly curated by the Farmer and The Owl label family of Hockey Dad, Totally Unicorn, The Pinheads, TEES and Tropical Strength, it was always going to dish up an eclectic line up of insanely talented artists (you can listen to the official Spotify playlist here)

Beach House 
Deafheaven | Snail Mail | J Mascis 
Joyce Manor | The Garden
Rhye | Alan Braxe
No Mono | Flint Eastwood | Stella Donnelly 
The Aints! | Amyl & The Sniffers 
Gavin Rayna Russom (LCD Soundsystem) 
A Place To Bury Strangers | Foxing
Banoffee | RVG | These New South Whales
Shogun & The Sheets | Shining Bird | Retiree 
The Pinheads | Party Dozen | Flyying Colours
Clea | Milan Ring 
Totally Unicorn | Sweater Curse | Lucianblomkamp
Mother & Son | Carla Geneve | New War | Ella Thompson 
RAT!hammock | Plan te | Wax Chattels
Sunscreen | Lucy Clich | Godtet

 
Farmer & The Owl 
is the perfect way to usher in the cool change of Autumn, with 3500 other music fans, some of your favourite artists, and a bunch you are about to discover who will become just that! 

Stay tuned for more acts to be announce in the coming months. 

Saturday March 2nd 2019, McCabe Park Wollongong

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