Originated in Melbourne, art rock project HTRK — pronounced “Hate Rock” and also known as Hate Rock Trio — began performing in 2003. After their former group, Portraits of Hugo Perez, disbanded, bassist Sean Stewart and guitarist Nigel Yang recruited vocalist Jonnine D with aims to create a project like the Birthday Party with slow mechanical repetition (courtesy of a drum machine and Jonnine playing percussion), simplistic basslines, and deafening guitar feedback. Their aesthetic clashed drastically with the ’80s rock revival scene that was becoming popular in Australia, and their early shows harbored mixed reviews. The trio followed its love of Krautrock to Berlin, Germany, and recorded an EP. Titled Nostalgia, the disc was self-released in a limited run of 500 in 2005. Two years later, U.K. label Fire Records gave the EP a proper release, and soon after the trio started recording its first full-length, Marry Me Tonight, with former Birthday Party guitarist Rowland S. Howard. Tragedy struck in 2010, when Stewart died of a suspected suicide at age 29. Stewart and Yang reluctantly carried on, and made plans to release a new album entitled Work (work, work) in September of 2011.

BEN FROST shares HTRK's remix of "Variant"

Ben Frost Shares HTRK’s remix

Ben Frost has unveiled a new remix from the EP, V A R I A N T, and announced new tour dates in Russia, Brazil, and Australia. V A R I A N T is released on limited edition vinyl and download on 8 December 2014, and features remixes of tracks taken from his latest album A U R O R A. Listen to Australian duo HTRK’s:

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BEN FROST announces EP, featuring remixes by Evian Christ, HTRK,

BEN FROST announces EP, Evian Christ’s remix

Ben Frost has announced a brand new EP, V A R I A N T, out on vinyl and download on 8 December 2014. This limited edition EP features remixes of tracks taken from the latest album A U R O R A by British producer Evian Christ (following his Waterfall EP and work with Kanye West); Downward label boss and techno producer Regis:

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HTRK Share New Nathan Corbin directed Short Film/Music Video For "Chinatown Style"; Psychic 9-5 Club LP Out Now and available via Ghostly International

HTRK Share “Chinatown Style” Film/ Video

Nathan Corbin – “I worked as a delivery boy in Manhattan in my early twenties. It’s an intimate way to experience the city. The delivery is a conduit into an extended, physical exchange. It can be erotic and psychedelic; the repetition of ‘opening‘ in a city,

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HTRK Share New Single "Blue Sunshine"; Psychic 9-5 Club LP Out April 1 via Ghostly International. The first single off the album is "Blue Sunshine".

HTRK Share “Blue Sunshine” Off Psychic 9-5 LP

Psychic 9-5 Club marks the beginning of a new chapter for HTRK. It’s an album that looks back on a time of sadness and struggle, and within that struggle they find hope and humour and love. It’s Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang’s first album recorded entirely as a duo,

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HTRK Return With New Album, "Psychic 9-5 Club", Share New Single "Give it up". "Psychic 9-5 Club" will be released on April 1st via Ghostly International.

HTRK Return With New Album, Share New Single

Psychic 9-5 Club marks the beginning of a new chapter for HTRK. It’s an album that looks back on a time of sadness and struggle, and within that struggle they find hope and humour and love. It’s Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang’s first album recorded,

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