[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.hiddenshoal.com/wp-content/uploads/Image/Million_Square.swf" width="160" height="600" wmode="transparent" /]After more than three years of sharing excellent independent music far and wide, A Million Square Miles represents a key facet of the Hidden Shoal Recordings story, and is a beacon for the future of Western Australian music. Bringing together a pair of stunning tracks from each of eight WA-based artists on the Hidden Shoal roster, this sampler album is an essential listen whichever way you slice it.
There’s the serpentine indie-rock of Mukaizake and the crystalline instrumental pop of Apricot Rail; the raw intensity of Fall Electric and the shimmering dreampop of Glassacre; the hook-laden squall of Toby Richardson and the lush and subtle songcraft of My Majestic Star; the skewed melodicism of The Slow Beings and the wistful alt-country complexities of Tangled Star. A Million Square Miles isn’t just great Western Australian music – it’s great music, period.
This release is available digitally at the following online stores:
The album is available on CD for retail and wholesale in the US through n5Mailorder:
Digital Release Date: October 26th, 2009
US CD Release Date: November 2nd, 2009
Australian Release Date: December 15th, 2009
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