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The Jane Austen Argument are a Melbourne, Australia-based indie cabaret noir duo who combine raw ballads and sharp tongues with chaotic abandon and overtones of anti-folk and punk love.

Brought together through a chance cigarette break encounter (I have a cabaret show and need a pianist. I’m a cabaret pianist in need of a show…), a shared love of Regina Spektor, Nick Cave, dressups and theatrical musical convention, The Jane Austen Argument’s Tom Dickins and Jen Kingwell have… read more

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  • Just.... Bad Wine and Lemon Cake
  • <3
  • Well, The Birthday Party was the name of Nick Cave's first band (well, originally The Boys Next Door, but whatever), so it's understandable. And agreed, they are awesome, shame they don't seem to be working on new stuff together (though they each have same other cool projects).
  • Still laughing with my "Birthday Party"... Nowadays they are some of my favourite artists in music
  • Brilliant. Thanks to Amanda Palmer for revealing such wonderful music to me. [2]
  • I'm deeply in love.
  • @Andre_L- - Probably because it's The Birthing Pyre? Try their bandcamp, if you're still looking for it (and if you see this :D).
  • Wonderful music.
  • My favorite band of all time :)
  • I can't find a download link for The Birthing Party u.u

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