Today we premiere the latest single from Sydney’s artist and Dinosaur City Records founder, Cody Munro Moore, ‘Just Don’t Need It Enough’.
Tough, sleek, and reminiscent of chaotic Chicago House, ‘Just Don’t Need It Enough’ is second taste from Cody Munro Moore’s upcoming debut album, Perfume Nightmare. Taking it’s name from Kidlat Tahimik’ 1977 film of the same name, the album is set for release this September via Dinosaur City Records.
The track takes inspiration from time spent in Cyprus last year, in Cody Munro Moore’s words, ‘It was a casual hook at a day in the Mediterranean sun, however, under that sun ran a violent split down the middle – barbed wire and UN contracts, and old guard towers divide the morning prayer and the lagers of Keo. Outside throngs of tourists lay on beaches, while towards the north towns still torn and ghostly wait silent for their former people. You probably won’t pick up much these things in the lyrical content but it’s all there, encompassing that small disputed bit of paradise that I miss very much.’
We took the opportunity to chat with Cody Munro More about all things Dinosaur City Records ahead of Perfume Nightmare‘s release.
What sparked the decision to form DCR?
I’d come back from America for the first time and found that labels on the West Coast seemed to work together, we spent time seeing all the fun you can have, like Burger records who werent using big press agencies or distro deals just releasing music they enjoyed and putting on good shows. It seemed by chance that my friends at home were playing in great bands, but aside from that on the side they were writing music that was personal and important but not necessary ready to be put to the public, I supposed I just hurried that process up by asking them to contribute to compilations. It was with a few friends that helped DCR start up, but now it’s mostly just myself and Jordanne Chant running everything on a day to day basis.
What is DCR’s purpose in the industry?
I think it’s about collating things you find important and making sure that there’s documentation to support that. The music industry has in the past overlooked many works of
good artists, while sometimes celebrating mediocrity. Our purpose now is to make sure that the people we find interesting have the confidence to not feel as if their music and art is doomed to a digital server that one day could just go bust and disappear. SoundCloud recently nearly went, but where would it have gone? I’d like to see DCR as this little seed fault of music, a shelter.
What have you learned about the industry since DCR began?
That the industry is made up of people working jobs that they’ve either created or been promoted to. Many unpaid interns turn into paid positions (many don’t) and then they might be your friends or you’ve met them somewhere before… You realise that there’s really not that many people involved in it, and that you can usually just ask for help.
What does DCR look for in artists?
There’s no real person or genre that makes up DCR. It’s probably somewhere between someone willing to say hello to us and recording a song that we like, and us making room for it. Some songs we’ve released have never been played live and never will, others were being played for years by different bands before we released it by the person that wrote it. There’s no right way about it, there’s just a shared interested in making something worthwhile last a little longer.
‘Just Don’t Need It Enough’ is out on all digital platforms, 21st August; Perfume Nightmare is out 11th September.
Catch Cody Munro Moore next:
26/08 AGAINST THE GRAIN FESTIVAL
BAKERY LANE, BRISBANE, QLD
14/09 ‘PERFUME NIGHTMARE’ ALBUM LAUNCH
W/ HOLY BALM, HAIR DIE, ONTREI AND DOMINIC TALARICO