Is it time for a New Zealand Flying Nun scene appreciation trend? (If you’ve never seen the words “New Zealand Flying Nun” strung together before, here is a recent article to get you started.) This month, the Bats release new album The Guilty Office (Hidden Agenda); compatriots the Clean (pictured) will issue Mister Pop (Merge) September 8. For more on the Bats and the Clean, read our Lost Classics entry on New Zealand rock.
The Bats’ “Countersign” (download):
The Clean’s “In The Dreamlife You Need A Rubber Soul” (download):