Sep 06, 2012 1:04PM

Oyster Mix: Collarbones

Teen heartache from The-Dream, Aaliyah, Mariah Carey and more.

Collarbones are Travis Cook and Marcus Whale, two unlikely pals from opposite ends of Australia (that's Adelaide and Sydney respectively), who met via the internet. Thank god for the internet, right? After chatting each other up, the pair exchanged music and tastes, and pieced together a distinctly 'internet' sound, using drum machines, vocoders and carefully distorted instrumentation. 

Collarbone's sophomore album Die Young is a meditation on the throes of teen heartache, and they've been kind enough to make us a mixtape in the same vein. It's an R&B affair (and it's REALLY GOOD!), and you can expect plenty of heartbreak anthems from the likes of Mariah Carey and Aaliyah, as well as Azealia Banks, The-Dream and Disclosure.

Tracklist:
Octo Octa — 'I'm Trying'
Jeremih — '773 Love'
Disclosure — 'My Intention Is War'
Azealia Banks — 'Liquorice'
Mariah Carey — 'Shake It Off'
The-Dream — 'Walkin' On The Moon'
Matthew Dear — 'Shy'
Midnight Star — 'Midas Touch (a discobody gold dust)'
Ford & Lopatin — 'Too Much MIDI (Please Forgive Me)'
Aaliyah — 'One In A Million'
Zebra Katz — 'Ima Read (Mike Q & B. Ames Remix)'
Clams Casino — 'Gorilla'
Oren Ambarchi — 'Stars Aligned, Web Spun'
Kingdom — 'Fukin Jaker'
Binary Finary — '1998 (Matt Darey Remix)'
All Saints — 'I Know Where It's At (Nu Birth Riddum Dub)'
Junior Vasquez — 'If Madonna Calls'
Tyga — 'Rack City (Mak & Pasteman Bootleg)'
The Count & Sinden — 'Addicted to You (Lone Remix)'
T2 Feat. Robin S — 'You Got The Love (Lisa Marie Experience)'
Brandy — 'Put It Down (Schwarz Fall In <3 Rmx)'
Bebetunes — 'Pepsi Baby'
Health — 'Pain'
HNC — 'I Dream I Dead'
Gross Magic — 'Yesterdays'
Tops — 'VII Babies'
Ken Nordine — 'In My Craft or Sullen Art'

They also have a new single out called 'Hypothermia' featuring Guerre — here it is:

Die Young is out 28 September 2012 via Two Bright Lakes/ Remote Control. 

Tour dates: 
Friday 28 September - Liberty Social, Melbourne
Saturday 29 September - Brisbane Fest, Brisbane
Friday 5 October - Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Friday 12 October - TBA, Sydney

Photograph by Voena via Collarbones Tumblr

Leesa Gallaher

News & Features

Agyness Deyn's Dr. Martens Collection

The British model will design a capsule collection for the brand later this year.


Alexander Wang Is Being Sued Again

Another former employee claims they were exploited.


T.I. Weighs In on Azalea vs Azealia

And Iggy apologises for "runaway slave master" lyric.


True Blue by Nobody & Giveaway

Win a $200 voucher to spend at Nobody's new online store!


Interview: 6-Year-Old Artist Max Treffkorn

We speak to the young artist about his debut group show at The Tate in Sydney.


Interview: Joseph Allen Shea

We talk to the Sydney-based artist, curator and publisher.


Interview: Urban Outfitters x SXSW

We talk to UO's Music Director Dryw Scully about the line-up including Best Coast, Grimes, Nite Jewel and more.


Oyster #97: Cut and Paste

A fashion collage by Maya Villiger.


Kristen McMenamy for MAC

The supermodel fronts the new Reel Sexy collection.


Monster Children x O'Neill Art Exhibition

Monster Children present an art show with money going to charity.


Karl Lagerfeld Interview at Chanel FW12

We talk to Karl about his show, where crystal stalagmites protruded from the runway.


Top 5: FW12 Beauty Looks

Our favourite beauty looks fresh from the international runways.


Listen: Sleigh Bells Cover Beyonce

An angelic rendition of 'Irreplaceable'.


Paris Fashion Week Wrap-Up

My feet and liver have never been happier.


Social Snaps: Alice Euphemia Re-Launch Party

The Melbourne boutique celebrates its month-long renovation.


March Oyster Daily

Watch the video here!


Watch: 'Shallow' by Beach Fossils

Nostalgia, wrestling and a ferret on a leash.


Interview: Real Estate

Just insane, nasty, sweaty high school kids with their shirts off freaking out in the basement.


Andrej Pejic for Adeen

The C*NT hat really isn't for the women of the world. It's for the gay community.


Australian Exclusive: James Franco x 7 For All Mankind Episode 4

Lily Donaldson, a house party and the discovery of a body on the beach.


Models Off-Duty at Paris Fashion Week

Karlie Kloss, Hanne Gaby, Aline Weber, Julia Nobis, Codie Young and more.


Mynetsale.com.au Launches Today

Hello 75% off Acne, Chloe, Marc Jacobs and Prada.


Skins Axed

The British teen drama will come to a close early next year.


Neuw Denim AW12 Lookbook & Interview

There is nothing in the range that we don't wear ourselves.


Zimmermann To Open New York Flagship

We speak to designer Nicky Zimmermann about setting up shop.


Watch: Miranda Kerr Singing In Bizarre Japanese Advertisement

The supermodel sings a jingle for Lipton ice tea.


Paparazzi Mistake Debbie Harry for Lindsay Lohan

Debbie Harry is 66, Lindsay Lohan is 25.


Street Style Before Street Style: Debbie Harry

We look back at the New Wave icon's fashion sense in a time before blogs.