Summerland (album)

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Summerland
Summerland.jpg
Studio album by The Herd
Released 24 May 2008
Recorded Elefant Mansion
Genre Australian hip hop
Length 59:33
Label Elefant Traks
Producer The Herd, Ozi Batla, Sulo, Traksewt, Unkle Ho
The Herd chronology
The Sun Never Sets
(2005)
Summerland
(2008)
Singles from Summerland
  1. "The King is Dead"
    Released: 12 April 2008
  2. "2020"
    Released: 11 October 2008

Summerland is the fourth album by Australian hip hop band The Herd and was released on 24 May 2008.[1] The Herd announced its new album in March 2008, in early May of that year the first single from the album, "The King is Dead", received radio airplay, it makes reference to Australia's change in government with John Howard being replaced after 11 years as Prime Minister by Kevin Rudd.[2]

The album debuted at #7 on the ARIA Album charts and reached #2 on the Top 40 Urban Album charts.[3] It was also nominated for the 2008 ARIA Awards in the 'Best Urban Release' category.[4][5]

The album was named 'Best Independent Urban/Hip Hop Album' at the Jägermeister AIR (Australian Independent Record Labels Association) Awards held at Melbourne's Corner Hotel in November 2008.[6]

The Mike Daly directed film clip for the second single from the album, "2020", was nominated and won the inaugural J Award for ‘Best Music Video’ in December 2008.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "2020" - 3:47
  2. "Freedom Samba" - 4:27
  3. "The King is Dead" - 4:11
  4. "Time to Face the Truth" - 4:37
  5. "Kids Learn Quick" - 4:13
  6. "A Few Things" - 4:13
  7. "Pearl" - 4:25
  8. "My Home" - 4:15
  9. "Zug Zug" - 4:20
  10. "Emergency" - 4:21
  11. "Toorali" - 3:25
  12. "Black & Blue" - 4:20
  13. "When You Escape (Music v. Fashion)" - 4:36
  14. "The Next Movement" - 4:40

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE HERD - Summerland". Inertia Music. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  2. ^ "New album for the Herd". Eleven magazine. 17 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  3. ^ "Top 40 Urban Albums chart". ARIA. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Major ARIA award nominations". Sydney Morning Herald. 10 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  5. ^ "ARIA Awards History". Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  6. ^ "Yunupingu Wins AIR Awards Triple". Billboard.biz. 25 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  7. ^ "2008 J Award winners". Triple J. 5 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-05.