WATCH // Lia Ices Shares “Creature” Video Via Nowness, Playing NXNE In Toronto This June

Birds of a Feather, Lia Ices and British born artist Tom Jean Webb (aka “Birdman”) have always shared a vested interest in weaving beautiful stories. It’s only fitting that the two artists have come together with Nowness to create a stunning video for Lia’s “Creature”, off of her recent Ices. The video, brought to life by animator Danny Burke, follows a man and woman creature as they move toward one another, their journey embodying the boundless search for love that inspired the song. Watch the video above or on Nowness alongside an exclusive interview with Lia Ices.

In addition, Lia will be performing at NXNE this summer in Toronto. Click here for more information.

Ices is available now via iTunes, Amazon, Jagjaguwar, and your local record store.

LISTEN // Unknown Mortal Orchestra Share Track “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” Via Vulture, Album ‘Multi-Love’ Out 5/26


Today via Vulture, Unknown Mortal Orchestra shares the freshest glimpse into one of the most anticipated records of the year, Multi-Love, out May 26th on Jagjaguwar. “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” is perhaps one of the most surprising songs on the new record (their third full-length). It features four-on-the-floor beats, handclaps, and acrobatic bass-lines, a song that could feel at home on a Georgio Moroder record, and further highlights Ruban Nielson’s refinement as a vocalist. It’s the most dance floor-ready song UMO has made to date. Nielson had this to say of the song:

“Cant Keep Checking My Phone” is about missing somebody and that point where you refuse to accept online “connectivity” as a substitute for being with someone IRL. When someone you love turns into text and ideas delivered through a device, at some point they’re competing with real things like the aurora borealis, which is another thing that only really makes sense in the flesh. I also read somewhere that the universe might be holographic, and in that case maybe the distance between us is just an illusion. So do you fall in love with the idea of someone? Or the chemicals they give off in person? Either way, I’ve got to get off my phone.

Also, Ruban has shared the lyrics to “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone.” Check them out on his Instagram here

Pre-order Multi-Love via SCD/direct, Amazon, iTunes, your local record store.

TOUR DATES:
[all tix + tour dates: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

May 7 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
May 9 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
May 10 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
May 20 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
May 21 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
May 22 – Coventry, UK – Warwick University
May 23 – Liverpool, UK – Sound City
May 25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
May 26 – Berlin, Germany – Berghain Katine
May 27 – Brussels, Belgium – AB Club
May 28 – Paris, France – La Fleche d’or
May 28-30 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
May 29-31 – Nimes, France – This Is Not a Love Song
June 2 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
June 3 – Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
June 4 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
June 5 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room
June 6 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
June 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
June 9 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
June 10 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
June 11 to 14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
June 13 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
June 14 – Carboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
June 15 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
June 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle
June 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle
June 19 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
July 14 – Bergen, Norway @ Landmark
July 16 to 19 – Southwold, UK – Latitude Festival
July 23 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
July 25 – Seatlle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
July 26 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
July 28 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
July 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
July 31 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Aug. 1 – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Reporter Block Party
Aug. 2 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Aug. 3 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Aug. 5 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
Aug. 6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
Aug. 7 to 9 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
Sep. 8 – Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia
Sep. 10 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand
Sep. 11 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik
Sep. 12 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ VEGA small hall
Sep. 14 – Hamburg, Germany @ Ubel & Gefährlich
Sep. 15 – Cologne, Germany @ Gebaude 9
Sep. 16 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Zoom
Sep. 17 – Berlin, Germany @ Lido
Sep. 20 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg Pandora
Sep. 22 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Sep. 23 – London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sep. 24 – Birmingham, UK – The Library at the Institute
Sep. 25 – Manchester, UK – The Ritz
Sep. 26 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
Sep. 28 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Sep. 29 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 30 – Glasgow, UK – QMU

EP ANNOUNCE // Sharon Van Etten Announces “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” EP Out June 9th

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Sharon Van Etten has never needed much room to make a grand statement. With four albums diligently released during the last six years, she’s become one of music’s most astute new cartographers of the heart, able to capture emotional trials and triumphs with incisive lines and a voice that loses nothing in the translation and transmission of feelings. Her second record, epic, needed only seven tracks to live up to its title. Her subsequent albums, 2012’s Tramp and last year’s Are We There, went longer, but Van Etten managed still to squeeze enormous sentiments into especially small spaces. From start to rising stardom, Van Etten has forever understood the impact of economy.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Van Etten’s forthcoming five-song EP, I Don’t Want to Let You Down, functions as much more than some between-albums, on-tour stopgap. In only 22 minutes, Van Etten offers documents of surrender and disappointment, admission and longing. The songs are as sophisticated and evolved as anything Van Etten has ever done. Produced by Van Etten and Are We There producing partner Stewart Lerman, the EP features a sterling crew of collaborators: Heather Woods Broderick (keyboards, strings, vocals), Doug Keith (guitar), Zeke Hutchins (drums), Brad Cook (bass), Darren Jesse (drums), Peter Broderick (strings), Stuart Bogie (woodwinds), and The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel (guitar) and Dave Hartley (bass).

Sharon Van Etten I Don’t Want to Let You Down EP is out June 9th on Jagjaguwar and available for pre-order now. An instant free download of the title track, debuted in January on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, comes with each digital pre-order. Surrounding the release of the EP, Sharon will play select festivals and tour South America. Full tour dates after the jump.

Pre-Order I Don’t Want to Let You Down via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, or your local record store.

I Don’t Want to Let You Down EP Tracklisting:
1. I Don’t Want To Let You Down
2. Just Like Blood
3. I Always Fall Apart
4. Pay My Debts
5. Tell Me [Live]

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FILM ANNOUNCE // Magnolia Pictures To Bring Rick Alverson’s ‘Entertainment’ To North America

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“An unforgettable death march to the rotting core of American culture.”
— Time Out New York

Entertainment is a twisted, existential comedic masterwork.”
— Indiewire

More big news for Entertainment. After a brilliant showing at Sundance Film Festival and SXSW, Magnolia Pictures has announced today that it is acquiring all North American rights to Rick Alverson’s film starring Gregg Turkington, Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Amy Seimetz. The film was written by Alverson, Turkington and Tim Heidecker and produced by Ryan Zacarias, Ryan Lough, George Rush, Brooke Bernard, Rick Alverson, Patrick Hibler and Alex Lipschultz and Jagjaguwar’s Chris Swanson also performed the role of Music Supervisor. The picture is a Jagjaguwar, Nomadic Independence and Made Bed Production in association with Arts + Labor, Autumn Productions, Epic Pictures Group and Complex Corporation.

Rick Alverson said, “We’re very honored to partner with Magnolia. It’s humbling to be in the company of so many bold, innovative independent films.”

About Entertainment

In ENTERTAINMENT, an aging comedian (Gregg Turkington) tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his es-tranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona. Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement, he trudges through a series of increasingly surreal and volatile encounters. In Alverson’s hallucinatory fugue, Gregg Turkington stars as The Co-median, caught in a struggle between being the center of attention and the object of alienation, occasionally challenged by an unexpected cast of characters played by Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Amy Seimetz. Acquisition title: Cinetic. 98m.

Press materials can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/EntertainmentSundance

Jagjaguwar and Other Indiana Music Businesses Respond to the Indiana RFRA

Jagjaguwar co-signed this statement today:

We are a group of independent record labels and music businesses based in Indiana. We are deeply disappointed with the recent passage of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the message that it sends to those both in and out of our state. At the very least, this is a poorly written and unnecessary piece of legislation. At the worst, it provides a path to legal discrimination.

We join the chorus of Indiana residents and businesses calling on Governor Mike Pence and the Indiana General Assembly to repeal the IRFRA. Additionally, we appeal to our state government leaders to enact legislation clearly protecting the civil liberties of LGBT individuals to assure that none of our employees or neighbors may be discriminated against due to sexual orientation or gender identity.

Some businesses and individuals have taken action to suspend or reduce participation in Indiana’s economy. While this sort of action is well-intended to place pressure on government leaders to repeal or fix this law, we feel an isolationist approach can sometimes be misguided. As music companies, we cherish the power which music and art can have in promoting social progress. We believe cultural events can be a great opportunity to put a glaring spotlight on injustice. We will continue to proudly call Indiana home, and we call on others in the arts community to address this issue constructively. To musicians with events scheduled in Indiana — please follow through and perform. While canceling shows is one way to protest, a greater statement can be made by coming here and using your art to influence the policy debate that is occurring locally. You can insist that the venue you play publicly states that they will not discriminate under any circumstances. If the venue won’t do that, rebook your show with another venue that will. Your performance can be a rally. We need your support locally.

We welcome other music businesses in Indiana to co-sign this letter with us: http://www.musicforindiana.org/

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong
Neverending Fountain (alt. version) by S. Carey
Bullet Proof.. I Wish I Was by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

S. Carey
Raleigh, NC - Living Room Show

Sharon Van Etten
Gateshead, UK - Sage  w/ Sam Amidon

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