This is a live version of the song Treasured Property from Post Paint’s new three-track By Muskrat & Sextet. Treasured Property muses on the drought culture of rural Australia; the psychological impacts of bad yields, burnt pastures and dying herds of cattle.
This song typifies the tradition of young Australian city dwelling artists yearning to make work that resonates with the hardships of life in the Australian Outback. Reminiscent of The Triffids’ Estuary Bed and The Go-Betweens’ Cattle and Cane, Treasured Property romanticises the Antipodean isolation and sense of despair felt by those in the drought stricken farming industries.
This version of the song was performed at the White Eagle Saloon in Portland, Oregon in Spring 2012.