Half A Cow December 2014 News


Half A Cow is getting modern and has now released its first ever digital~only release from a new Melbourne act called Magic Tundra! Never fear, there's a new Bernie Hayes album coming out on cd in the new year and the third from the Gloomchasers. More and more of the back catalogue is making its way up on iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon and other online stores.

So without further ado, drum roll please...


Magic Tundra's new double a~sided single Believe Me / Extraño is the first formal recording of a nomadic South American couple who have recently settled in Melbourne. It was produced by new industry talent Juan Celofán in Chile, recorded in Australia and finally mastered by Andrés Mayo in Argentina. Believe Me / Extraño (hac153d) is the first digital-only release on Half A Cow Records and out now.

Producido por el nuevo talento Juan Celofán desde Chile, grabado en Australia y finalmente masterizado por Andrés Mayo desde Argentina, este single doble se trata de la primer grabación formal de un nómade duo sudamericano recientemente instalado en Melbourne, Australia, para darle camino a su nuevo proyecto, Magic Tundra. Believe Me / Extraño es editado únicamente en formato digital por el conocido sello independiente Half A Cow Records.

Believe Me/Extraño double A side single (hac153d) ~ OUT NOW and available from iTunes and Bandcamp
Listen on Soundcloud


To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Manilow Smudge have released their very own bootleg of the album on 180g vinyl. Sounds great too! Available at their shows, here at Half A Cow and Egg Records in Newtown.
Manilow LP from Half A Cow

SMUDGE tee~shirts and special Manilow skateboards (designed by Ben Brown) available from Smudge's very own Bandcamp

Archived news...

Recent Releases

the Missing Links The Missing Links LP/EP
What Sundazed said: This slice of vigorous vinyl became one of the most prized acquisitions for garage punk fans the world over, with each successive wave of Down Under musical malcontents spreading its legend. The globe trotting team at Sundazed has now restored the album in all its magnificent MONO glory!
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SMUDGE This Smudge Is True
The 27 track compilation spanning from 1991's 'Tea, Toast and Turmoil' to 'Real McCoy, Wrong Sinatra' and includes 'Don't Want To Be Grant McLennan' on compact disc for the first time in Australia. Includes a 36 page booklet full of more than you'll ever need to know about one of Sydney's most cherished bands. Read More . Buy Now . iTunes
Nic Dalton and his Gloomchasers Play All Night
Available on vinyl, compact disc and iTunes). Features both the 'Melbourne' line-up and the 'Sydney' line-up with special guests such as Bernie McGann (saxophone), Darren Hanlon, Bryan Estepa and Tim Kevin.
Read More . Buy Now . iTunes
DOG TRUMPET River of Flowers
River Of Flowers is Dog Trumpet's new album, the result of three years writing and recording by the brothers Reg Mombassa and Peter O'Doherty.
Read More . Buy Now . iTunes

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Union Hotel, Newtown
Class of 94 play two majestic sets on Saturday 6th December. Coming soon: digital releases of all their Phantom/HAC stuff youtube vids


Gasoline Pony
Thursday 4th December with You And Your So-called Friends

Magic Tundra

new digital only double A side single out now
Believe Me/Extraño Bandcamp

Real McCoy Wrong Sinatra

We have some copies of the Fire version of the most recent (!) Smudge album Get it here

What an album!
Every Tuesday, Sometimes Sunday

In October 1999, Bernie Hayes released his debut album and it has gone on to be seen as one of the greatest albums ever...by anyone...anywhere! To celebrate, if you buy the cd direct from us, you get both singles from it - 'Matchbox Cars and Marbles' and 'Mission In Life'.

Christmas, No-mas, Anytime!

    + Python Lee Jackson
    + the Purple Hearts
    + the Someloves
    + the Wild Cherries
    + the Missing Links
    + the Eastern Dark


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PAINTER MAN Click here to see it bigger
February 2014: Nic Dalton has artwork available for sale at Sweets Workshop

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