Seriously, the dudes at Rose Quartz are almost enough, and the sunny weather, and the feral camels, but also: the music. Just see the list RQ has going…

The sounds are distinctly foreign- at least to me anyway. All of these songs have a vibe that i’m not familiar with. Maybe it’s a guilt free feeling? Australia is an island, afterall. Perhaps living there you have a feeling of protection, stand-alone-ness?? Anyway, my favorite of the bunch is “Needles” by Grand Salvo. Sounds a little like Mojave 3. Anyone know that dream time? You can buy Grand Salvo here.

Grand Salvo: Needles

Also: people need to remember that when Evan Dando visited Australia he got inspired and wrote all those amazing songs on It’s A Shame About Ray, in 1991. Obviously there are good vibes there…