review, 2013 list). This also is the first official US release for the band, via Fruits and Flowers Records.
The A-side presents as a relaxed pop song, and devolves into a dreamy jam. Close your eyes, open your ears and you cans see a kaleidoscope of colors. However, the subject is serious -- the treatment of Australia's Aboriginal people. In my view, Dick Diver's art is sublime. But the art goes to the next level with the infusion of a serious and well articulated point of view. The B-side, "Lonely Life", is a cover of a '80s song by Colourful Stone. I think the vocals on the first track are by Al Monfort, and on the second by Rupert Edwards with an assist from Steph Hughes, but that's a guess. The other member of Dick Diver is guitarist Al McKay. The album art for "New Name Blues"/"Lonely Life" is by Steph Hughes.
Stream the single here --
Bandcamp for single
Fruits and Flowers Records