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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Viet Cong ‘Viet Cong’ Debut LP Out 1/20/15, Share “Continental Shelf” Via Pitchfork Premiere, Announce World Tour




We are pleased to announce we are releasing the debut LP from Calgary outfit Viet Cong, featuring former Women members Matt Flegel and Michael Wallace. Earlier this year, Mexican Summer reissued their tour-only EP Cassette and now their debut self-titled LP is out January 20th via Jagjaguwar (Canada via Flemish Eye). Get a first taste of the new LP via the exhilarating “Continental Shelf” [via Pitchfork Premiere] above or on our Soundcloud or the official lyric video on YouTube.

Pre-order the new album via SC Distribution [cassette / LP / CD bundles including poster], iTunes [get a download of "Continental Shelf" instantly], Amazon, and your local record store.

Click read more to see album art, track list, and upcoming European and North American tour dates starting in London at Total Refreshment Studios on November 18th.

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ALBUM & VIDEO RELEASE // Foxygen Shares New Video For “Coulda Been My Love” Off “…And Star Power”, Out Today Via Jagjaguwar




Foxygen celebrate today’s release of the oh so wild ride that is … And Star Power by sharing the new video for second single, “Coulda Been My Love.” Aptly described by Pitchfork, “Foxygen have become increasingly assured and accomplished songwriters, outfitting standouts like ‘Coulda Been My Love’ . . . not just with silken soft-focus melodies and heavenly harmonies, but ever-evolving arrangements that steer the songs into surprising, splendorous new directions without losing the throughline.” Catch the video for “Coulda Been My Love,” directed by Grant Singer above or on the band’s Vevo / YouTube, and catch the nine-piece Star Power band thunder-and-lightning their way across North America and Europe until the end of November. You can find a full list of dates below.

“Sam and Rado have rock ‘n roll in their blood. It’s not something they aspire for, it’s who they are. I wanted the video to capture that.” – Grant Singer (Director)

Order …And Star Power via SC Distribution,Amazon, iTunes, or your local record store.

Praise for …And Star Power

“Everything about Foxygen’s new live show—which they revamped at the beginning of the summer—is as glamorous and aesthetically spectacular as they could have possibly made it. The same is true for their new album.” – Esquire

“Foxygen’s Sam France and Jonathan Rado know how to keep one foot on each side of the line separating barely contained genius from undisciplined indulgence.” – NPR Music’s “First Listen

“California psych-pop band Foxygen sound like a different era. Not a specific different era. Just some time period that is a blur of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, when people didn’t wear shoes and spent their days just spinning in circles with arms outstretched and eyes fixed directly at the sun.” – Vulture [Best New Songs of the Week]

Also out today, The New York Times’ T Magazine has reviewed …And Star Power. Read here.


TOUR DATES:
[tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]
Tue. Oct. 14 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club w/ Dub Thompson
Wed. Oct. 15 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Dub Thompson
Fri. Oct. 17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café w/ Dub Thompson
Mon. Oct. 20 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater w/ Dub Thompson
Tue. Oct. 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 23 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre w/ Dub Thompson
Fri. Oct. 24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 25 – Orange County, CA @ Beach Goth Festival at The Observatory
Wed. Oct. 29 – Brighton, UK @ Komedia
Thu. Oct. 30 – Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge
Fri. Oct. 31 – London, UK @ Village Underground
Sat. Nov. 1 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
Mon. Nov. 3 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
Tue. Nov. 4 – Amsterdam, NE @ Tolhuistuin
Wed. Nov. 5 – Berlin, DE @ Frannz
Thu. Nov. 6 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
Sun. Nov. 9 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest

WATCH // Lia Ices Shares Video For “Thousand Eyes”, Includes Footage From Bollywood’s ‘Dil Se’, Tour With Phantogram Continues

From Lia-

For me, this scene from Dil Se acts as a visual metaphor for the same sentiments that inspired the song “Thousand Eyes”; We move together against internal and external rhythms, we fly through nature completely entwined with technology and machines (in this video it’s the train). We go on go on go on…”

Lia Ices has shared a new video for her track “Thousand Eyes” from her latest album ‘Ices’. The video, edited by Dougal Henken, pairs the song with a scene from the 1998 Bollywood classic Dil Se (translation: From The Heart). Watch the video above or on Lia’s Youtube Channel. If you’ve yet to see her live, Lia is currently in the midst of a national tour with Phantogram. Full dates and ticket links after the jump.

Pick up the new album now via iTunes, Amazon, Jagjaguwar, and your local record.

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WATCH // Volcano Choir Shares “Tiderays” Video Created By 551 Project And Dir. By Kyle Buckley & Andi Woodward, Announce Milwaukee Show 11/30 At Turner Hall Ballroom


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Today Volcano Choir shares a video for “Tiderays” off of 2013′s Repave. The video, created as part of the 551 Project and directed by Kyle Buckley & Andi Woodward, features the Milwaukee Ballet in a beautifully simple video allowing the dancers to take the shape of the song and ocean reminiscent of Repave‘s album cover. Also today, VC shares a new live date on November 30th at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee.

More info on the video and the 551 Project below. Watch the video for “Tiderays” above or here on our YouTube channel.

If you haven’t already grab Repave on iTunes, Amazon, your local record store, and from SC Distribution.

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LISTEN // Sharon Van Etten’s “Our Love” Gets Remix Treatment From The Juan MacLean [DFA Records]


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Sharon Van Etten continues her North American tour next month starting on the 3rd playing the Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. To celebrate her return to the stage after a brief break from an already extensive 2014 world tour, Sharon shared a special remix by The Juan MacLean [DFA Records] with THE FADER yesterday. The Juan MacLean is the super-duo of DFA‘s John MacLean and LCD Soundsystem‘s Nancy Whang. Listen to it above or here on Soundcloud.

On the remix Sharon writes,
“I feel very lucky that Juan Maclean made the time to do a remix of my song. Being a huge fan of Air, Daft Punk, James Murphy, I was looking for something that had a bit of edge, but I wasn’t expecting this. He started by giving it a lot of space and let the vocals remain dark and bleak while incorporating both my samples and his own sound. I feel honored that he wanted to collaborate.”

If you missed it a few weeks ago, watch Sharon perform “Break Me” and “Tarifa” on Jimmy Kimmel Live here on Youtube and “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” on Late Show with David Letterman here on YouTube.

Pick up her new album via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.


TOUR DATES:
[all tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

10/03/14 San Francisco, CAHardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival FREE
10/07/14 Toronto, ONThe Opera House BUY TICKETS
10/08/14 Ferndale, MIThe Loving Touch w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/09/14 Columbus, OHWexner Center for the Arts w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/10/14 Chicago, ILThalia Hall BUY TICKETS
10/13/14 Iowa City, IAGabe’s Oasis w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/14/14 Champaign, ILHigh Dive w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/15/14 St. Louis, MOThe Luminary Center for the Arts w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/17/14 Dallas, TXThe Kessler Theatre w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/18/14 Austin, TXThe Mohawk w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/20/14 Atlanta, GAThe Earl w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/21/14 Asheville, NCGrey Eagle w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/23/14 Carrboro, NCCat’s Cradle w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/24/14 Charlottesville, VAJefferson Theatre w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/25/14 Baltimore, MDOttobar w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
11/16/14 Hasselt, BEMuziekodroom BUY TICKETS
11/17/14 Hamburg, DEPrinzenbar BUY TICKETS
11/18/14 Copenhagen, DKVega BUY TICKETS
11/20/14 Groningen, NLVera BUY TICKETS
11/21/14 Gent, BEHandelsbeurs BUY TICKETS
11/24/14 Manchester, UKCathedral BUY TICKETS
11/25/14 Glasgow, UKArt School BUY TICKETS
11/26/14 Birmingham, UKLibrary BUY TICKETS
11/27/14 Brighton, UKCorn Exchange BUY TICKETS
12/01/14 Paris, FRLa Maroquinerie BUY TICKETS
12/02/14 Stuttgart, DE1210 BUY TICKETS
12/04/14 Lausanne, CHLe Romandie BUY TICKETS
12/05/14 Basel, CHKaserne-Rosstall BUY TICKETS
12/06/14 Bologna, ITLocomotiv BUY TICKETS
12/08/14 Milan, IT – Salumeria della Musica BUY TICKETS
12/10/14 Barcelona, ESFoyer del Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona BUY TICKETS
12/11/14 Madrid, ESTeatro Lara – American Autumn BUY TICKETS

EP RELEASE // Moonface ‘City Wrecker’ Out Now Worldwide

“There are moments when the hair stands up, and it feels like being in the presence of something truly wonderful.”

- For Folks Sake

“City Wrecker is a blunt full-stop on Spencer Krug’s singer-songwriter phase…the record works perfectly as a coda to what sounded like an unusually comfortable period in Spencer’s life.”

- The Line of Best Fit // Album of the Week

Today marks the release of City Wrecker, the newest EP from Moonface. City Wrecker is the followup to 2013′s highly praised Julia With Blue Jeans On, and listeners will once again see Spencer manning the helm of a piano. This time around, you can hear Krug taking his time to sit on and dive further into the same themes, such as on the epic ten-and-a-half minute closer “Daughter of a Dove“. This is a master at work. Watch the previously released video for the track “City Wreckerabove and order the album below.

Order the album via SC Distribution, iTunes, and your local record store.


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CITY WRECKER TRACK LISTING:
1. The Fog
2. City Wrecker
3. Running in Place with Everyone
4. Helsinki Winter 2013
5. Daughter of a Dove

 
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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Angel Olsen Announces ‘Burn Your Fire For No Witness’ Deluxe Edition Out 11/18, Hear “All Right Now”, Adds Tour Dates




We were thinking, 2014 didn’t have quite enough Angel Olsen. So we unearthed five of her unreleased tracks and present you with the Burn Your Fire For No Witness Deluxe Edition out November 18th on Jagjaguwar. This digital-only release includes the tracks “All Right Now” (which you can hear right now above or here on Soundcloud/Youtube), “White Water”, “Only With You”, “May As Well”, and “Endless Road”. Also, Angel is extending her fall tour with a run of special solo and full band shows in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York.

Pre-order the deluxe via iTunes now.

Click read more below to see the special added dates.
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ALBUM RELEASE // Lia Ices ‘Ices’ Out Worldwide Now, On Tour Now



Lia Ices is back with her third album Ices out now worldwide on Jagjaguwar. Following up 2011’s acclaimed Grown Unknown, the new record was produced by Benny Sagittarius [production team of Lia and her brother Eliot] with additional production from Clams Casino on several tracks. Get a sense of the new album with the “Higher” video, directed by Lia, directed by Lia and shot cruising/exploring around Jamaica by filmmaker Storm Saulter (Better Mus’ Come) with additional camera work by Bryan Ling and Andrew Marianai. Watch the video above or on Youtube / Vevo.

Pick up the new album now via iTunes, Amazon, Jagjaguwar, and your local record.

Critics praise the new album,

“(Lia has an) impressively supple voice, which can spiral up into a giddy falsetto and fall crashing to the floor in dolorous rumination within a heartbeat”

- Pitchfork

“(Lia Ices)… songs have gotten fuller and lusher. Ices’ warm wash of ethereal vocals and electronics belies its chilly title.”

- Entertainment Weekly

“A fizzy lifting drink of an album”

- Telegraph // ★★★★★

TOUR DATES:
[all tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

9/17 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
9/23- Echo – Los Angeles, CA
9/25- Popscene at Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco , CA
9/28- Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO *
9/29- Ogden Theater – Denver, CO *
9/30- Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE *
10/1- Myth – St Paul, MN *
10/3- Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN *
10/4- Republic New Orleans – New Orleans, LA *
10/9- The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
10/10- Bar and Arcade – Springfield, MO
10/11- Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR *
10/13- The High Watt – Nashville, TN
10/14- The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA *
10/15- The Ritz – Raleigh, NC *
10/17- Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD *
10/18- Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *
10/19- Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *
10/20- 9:30 Club – Washington, DC *
10/22- Church – Boston, MA

* w/Phantogram

LISTEN // S. Carey + Califone Share Snow Panda Mashup, Pre-Tour Voicemails, Joint Tour Starts Tomorrow

With their upcoming tour just a day away, S. Carey and Califone have shared a shimmering end-of-summer mashup of “Frosted Tips” and “Glass/Film” by Snow Panda via Stereogum. As an added bonus, the two artists have released behind-the-scenes access. While prepping for the dates, S. Carey and Tim Rutili of Califone played a candid (and hilarious) game of phone tag. Check it out here via Brightest Young Things. The first stop of the tour is tomorrow in Pittsburgh at Club Cafe. Full Dates are below

S. CAREY + CALIFONE TOUR DATES
Thurs. Sept 4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
Fri. Sept 5 – New Haven, CT @ Ballroom at Outer Space
Sun. Sept 7 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Mon. Sept 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Tues. Sept 9 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Thurs. Sept 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Southgate House (Sanctuary)
Fri. Sept 12 – Bloomington, IN @ Russian Recording
Sun. Sept 14 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

FULL S. CAREY TOUR DATES
[all tour dates / tix: http://bit.ly/scarey_tour]
Wed. Sept 3 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Thurs. Sept 4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe *
Fri. Sept 5 – New Haven, CT @ Ballroom at Outer Space *
Sat. Sept 6 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
Sun. Sept 7 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge *
Mon. Sept 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
Tues. Sept 9 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
Thurs. Sept 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Southgate House (Sanctuary) *
Fri. Sept 12 – Bloomington, IN @ Russian Recording *
Sun. Sept 14 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
Mon. Sept 15 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
Tues. Sept 16 – Kansas City, KS @ Record Bar
Wed. Sept 17 – Spring Green, WI @ The Shitty Barn
Thurs. Sept 18 – Green Bay, WI @ Three Three Five +
Sun. Oct. 5 – Northfield, MN @ The Lion’s Pause at St. Olaf College
Tues. Oct. 7 – Upland, IN @ Taylor University Student Union
Thurs. Oct. 9 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall &
Fri. Oct. 10 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall ^
Sun. Oct. 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
Mon. Oct. 13 – Holland, MI @ Knickerbocker Theatre
Tues. Oct. 14 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater

# – w/ The Pines
* = w/ Califone
& = w/ Owen
^ = w/ American Football

ALBUM RELEASE // Sinoia Caves Release Soundtrack To Panos Cosmatos’ ‘Beyond The Black Rainbow’ Out Now On Jagjaguwar And Death Waltz Records





In June we announced the co-release of Sinoia Caves‘ soundtrack to Panos Cosmatos‘ 2012 film, Beyond The Black Rainbow, with Death Waltz Records in Europe. This supposed “lost film” from the 1980s is inspired by obscure sci-fi movies and classic dystopian fiction. You can watch the trailer for the movie here.

The album is available now in the United States including digitally world-wide on Jagjaguwar and physically in Europe in partnership with Death Waltz Records. The vinyl is now available via SC Distribution. You can also grab the album via iTunes, Amazon, and your local indie record store.

Sinoia Caves is the ongoing project of Jeremy Schmidt, member of psych-rock pioneers and Jagjaguwar band Black Mountain.

Click read more to see album art work and tracklist.

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LISTEN // Foxygen Shares New Song “Cosmic Vibrations” Off New ‘…And Star Power’ Album Out 10/14




Foxygen is back with their third release …And Star Power, out Oct. 14th (13th in Europe) via Jagjaguwar. We already shared the official video for “How Can You Really” but now via Tim Heidecker’s Twitter, you can hear new song “Cosmic Vibrations”. Listen to the new track above or here on Youtube / Soundcloud.

Pre-order the new new album via SC Distribution which comes with a custom designed matchbook which includes a “Golden Ticket” contest. The winners of this fine contest receive two guest list spots to any non-festival Foxygen show until the end of time! You can also pre-order it via Amazon, iTunes to get “Cosmic Vibrations” + “How Can You Really” downloads instantly, or your local record store.


TOUR DATES:
[tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

Wed. Sep. 24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Sep. 25 – Santa Fe, NM @ Skylight w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Sep. 27 – Dallas, TX @ INDEX Festival
Sun. Sep. 28 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs w/ Dub Thompson
Mon. Sep. 29 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks w/ Dub Thompson
Wed. Oct. 1 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 2 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN w/ Dub Thompson
Fri. Oct. 3 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 4 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater w/ Dub Thompson
Sun. Oct. 5 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Dub Thompson
Wed. Oct. 8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 9 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Fri. Oct. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 11 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club w/ Dub Thompson
Sun. Oct. 12 – Montreal, QC @ Le National w/ Dub Thompson, Heat
Tue. Oct. 14 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club w/ Dub Thompson
Wed. Oct. 15 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Dub Thompson
Fri. Oct. 17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café w/ Dub Thompson
Mon. Oct. 20 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater w/ Dub Thompson
Tue. Oct. 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 23 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre w/ Dub Thompson
Fri. Oct. 24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 25 – Orange County, CA @ Beach Goth Festival at The Observatory
Wed. Oct. 29 – Brighton, UK @ Komedia
Thu. Oct. 30 – Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge
Fri. Oct. 31 – London, UK @ Village Underground
Sat. Nov. 1 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
Mon. Nov. 3 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
Tue. Nov. 4 – Amsterdam, NE @ Tolhuistuin
Wed. Nov. 5 – Berlin, DE @ Frannz
Thu. Nov. 6 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
Sun. Nov. 9 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest

LATE NIGHT SVE // Watch Sharon Van Etten Perform “Break Me” + “Tarifa” On Jimmy Kimmel Live, On Tour In October


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Sharon Van Etten visited Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s stage last night with two breathtaking performances of “Break Me” and “Tarifa”. Watch the videos above or here on Youtube.

If you missed her last night appearance on Late Show with David Letterman you can see her perform “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” here on YouTube.

Pick up her new album via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Sharon is back on tour through North America in October and more European dates starting November. See all dates and ticket links below.


TOUR DATES:
[all tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]
10/03/14 San Francisco, CAHardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival FREE
10/07/14 Toronto, ONThe Opera House BUY TICKETS
10/08/14 Ferndale, MIThe Loving Touch w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/09/14 Columbus, OHWexner Center for the Arts w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/10/14 Chicago, ILThalia Hall BUY TICKETS
10/13/14 Iowa City, IAGabe’s Oasis w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/14/14 Champaign, ILHigh Dive w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/15/14 St. Louis, MOThe Luminary Center for the Arts w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/17/14 Dallas, TXThe Kessler Theatre w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/18/14 Austin, TXThe Mohawk w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/20/14 Atlanta, GAThe Earl w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/21/14 Asheville, NCGrey Eagle w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/23/14 Carrboro, NCCat’s Cradle w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/24/14 Charlottesville, VAJefferson Theatre w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/25/14 Baltimore, MDOttobar w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
11/16/14 Hasselt, BEMuziekodroom BUY TICKETS
11/17/14 Hamburg, DEPrinzenbar BUY TICKETS
11/18/14 Copenhagen, DKVega BUY TICKETS
11/20/14 Groningen, NLVera BUY TICKETS
11/21/14 Gent, BEHandelsbeurs BUY TICKETS
11/24/14 Manchester, UKCathedral BUY TICKETS
11/25/14 Glasgow, UKArt School BUY TICKETS
11/26/14 Birmingham, UKLibrary BUY TICKETS
11/27/14 Brighton, UKCorn Exchange BUY TICKETS
12/01/14 Paris, FRLa Maroquinerie BUY TICKETS
12/02/14 Stuttgart, DE1210 BUY TICKETS
12/04/14 Lausanne, CHLe Romandie BUY TICKETS
12/05/14 Basel, CHKaserne-Rosstall BUY TICKETS
12/06/14 Bologna, ITLocomotiv BUY TICKETS
12/08/14 Milan, IT – Salumeria della Musica BUY TICKETS
12/10/14 Barcelona, ESFoyer del Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona BUY TICKETS
12/11/14 Madrid, ESTeatro Lara – American Autumn BUY TICKETS

WATCH // Lia Ices Shares New Video For “Higher”, Expands Tour Dates, New Album ‘Ices’ Out Sept. 16.

Only three weeks away from her sophomore album, Ices, Lia Ices shares the video for her newest single “Higher“, via Paper. The video, directed by Lia, was shot cruising/exploring around Jamaica by film maker Storm Saulter (Better Mus’ Come) with additional camera work by Bryan Ling and Andrew Marianai. Watch the video above or on Youtube / Vevo.

From Lia -
“The making of this album continuously took us out of our familiar world. During our time in jamaica we found a levity and openness we tapped into – an energy that is at the core of the song, and of this whole album. We just had fun. When you can be limitless with your experiences, give into other cultures, sounds, and people, the more you actually feel like yourself.”

Lia has a few dates peppered around September before going on tour with Phantogram. Full dates are below.

Pre-order the new album Ices out September 16th via iTunes, Amazon, Jagjaguwar, and your local record store.

TOUR DATES:
[all tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

9/17 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
9/23 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
9/25 – Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
9/28 — Boulder Theater- Boulder, CO *
9/29 — Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO *
9/30 — Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE *
10/1 — Myth – St. Paul, MN *
10/3 – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN *
10/4 — Republic New Orleans – New Orleans, LA *
10/11 — George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR *
10/13 — The High Watt – Nashville, TN
10/14 — The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA *
10/15 — The Ritz – Raleigh, NC *
10/17 — Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD *
10/18 — Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *
10/19 — Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *
10/20 — 9:30 Club – Washington, DC *
10/22 — Church of Boston – Boston, MA
* – with Phantogram

WATCH // Pink Mountaintops Shares “Shakedown” Video Dir. By Simon Chan ft. J. Mascis, Plays FYF Fest This Weekend, EU Dates Start 8/28


A few days in front of their appearance at FYF Fest, Pink Mountaintops have shared a new video for “Shakedown“, off of their latest LP Get Back. Premiering via Stereogum this morning, the video stars Mandy-Lyn Antoniou and dives into a world fueled by headphone sounds, video games and mixed drinks, all the while featuring a cameo by the legendary J. Mascis. ‘Shakedown’ also marks a reunion between Stephen McBean and director Simon Chan, who previously worked together on Black Mountain’s “Hair Song”. For those of you across the pond, be sure to catch the band on their upcoming upcoming European tour. Watch the video above or on Scry Pictures YouTube page here.

Get Back is available now via iTunes, SC Distribution, Amazon, and your local record store.

PINK MOUNTAINTOPS TOUR DATES
[get tickets / all dates at: jagjaguwar.com/tour]
Sun. Aug. 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest (Main Stage – 3:00 PM)
Thurs. Aug. 28 – Cardiff, UK @ The Moon Club
Fri. Aug. 29 – Dorset, UK @ End Of The Road Festival
Sat. Aug. 30 – Manchester, UK @ Roadhouse
Mon. Sept. 1 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Tues. Sept. 2 – Brighton, UK @ Green Dore Store
Thurs. Sept. 4 – Lille, FR @ La Peniche
Fri. Sept. 5 – Heer-Sur-Meuse, BEL @ Deep In The Woods Festival
Sat. Sept. 6 – Maastricht, NL @ Bruis Festival
Sun. Sept. 7 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
Tues. Sept. 9 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
Wed. Sept. 10 – Goteborg, CH @ Pustervik
Thurs. Sept. 11 – Oslo, NOR @ Revolver
Fri. Sept. 12 – Stockholm, CH @ Debaser Strand
Sun. Sept. 14 – Helsinki, FIN @ Kuudes Linja
Tues. Sept. 16 – Vittorio Veneto, ITA @ Bianconiglio
Wed. Sept. 17 – Savignano Sul Rubicone, ITA @ Sidro Club
Thurs. Sept. 18 – Savona, ITA @ Raindogs
Fri. Sept. 19 – Verona, ITA @ Interzona
Sat. Sept. 20 – Firenze, ITA @ Glue

WATCH // Sinoia Caves Shares “Forever Dilating Eye” Video Dir. By Panos Cosmatos Via Wondering Sound, ‘Beyond The Black Rainbow – Original Soundtrack’ Out 9/2 On Jagjaguwar And Death Waltz Records

Back in June we announced the co-release of Sinoia Caves‘ soundtrack to Panos Cosmatos‘ 2012 film, Beyond The Black Rainbow, on September 2nd with Death Waltz Records in Europe. This supposed “lost film” from the 1980s is inspired by obscure sci-fi movies and classic dystopian fiction. Watch the trailer for the movie here. You already heard the track “Forever Dilating Eye” and today Wondering Sound interviewed Jeremy Schmidt of Sinoia Caves about composing the soundtrack and also debuted a new video for the track featuring additional footage from Panos’ film. Read the interview and then watch the video above or on our YouTube channel.

The album will be available physically this fall in the United States including digitally world-wide on Jagjaguwar and physically in Europe in partnership with Death Waltz Records. Vinyl collectors should know the deluxe bundle from us includes clear vinyl and beautiful, glossy Stoughton jackets and a DVD of Beyond The Black Rainbow. That bundle is now available for pre-order via SC Distribution. The album is also available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, and your local indie record store.

Sinoia Caves is the ongoing project of Jeremy Schmidt, member of psych-rock pioneers and Jagjaguwar band Black Mountain.

WATCH // See Foxygen’s New KEXP In-Studio, Live Clips, New Tour Dates

If you missed our announcement a few weeks ago, Foxygen is back with their third release …And Star Power, out Oct. 14th (13th in Europe) via Jagjaguwar. We already shared the official video for “How Can You Really” but now a very special live clip of new song “Can’t Contextualize My Mind” and KEXP in-studio versions of “Hang” and “Cannibal Holocaust” have surfaced online. Watch the videos in the playlist above or click read more below to see them individually with newly added tour dates.

Pre-order the new new album via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, or your local record store.

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EP ANNOUNCE // Moonface ‘City Wrecker’ EP Out 9/16, Preview With Video For Title Track

Moonface is back this September with a new EP called City Wrecker. Preview the new release by watching the a beautiful black and white video directed by rairai.fi of the title track above or here on YouTube / Vevo. Get more insight into the album below via Spencer Krug himself.

Preorder the album via SC Distribution, iTunes, and your local record store.

We’ll let Spencer take the wheel:

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Hello everyone and anyone.

I recently made some more recordings under the name Moonface, which take the form of a 5 song EP called City Wrecker, and run at around half an hour.

City Wrecker is the title track of the ep. I wrote it before Miley Cyrus released “Wrecking Ball”, but I cannot prove it. Oh well. In describing the song (and maybe the whole EP) I would say it’s the aesthetic opposite of “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus, which is not to say that’s a good thing or a bad thing, just an apple for you to hold up beside your orange. Regardless of all that, my friend Eetu, who recorded this EP, still likes to call the song “Wrecking Ball” and to sometimes call me Miley, but that’s okay cuz we’re buddies.

I lived in Finland for a couple of years, but now I live in a little town nestled in the woods of Vancouver Island. This is a recent move, and so City Wrecker represents the last album I completed in Helsinki. Maybe I will go back to that big icy lighthouse, and all the lovely weirdos within I have come to love, one day, but for now I have used it up.

I have a tendency to wreck the places I live. I am a luster scraper; a green grass imaginer. I wreck places emotionally, as in, even though they stay the same objectively, they somehow worsen in my heart. I wreck their meaning, and so ultimately their function. No more crackling inspiration. I waste my own time. I get bored. I turn gardens into dust bowls.

And I am a city wrecker not just for myself, but for those close to me as well, for my wrecking is a quiet and creeping poison that is hard to identify; hard to see coming through my mist of moods. I fuss, and then still am dissatisfied, making my loved ones feel sad and helpless, angry and confused, and perhaps most terribly, responsible. Though of course they are blameIess and magnificent.

I suppose this is why I have moved so many times in my life. It is not a good characteristic, and one I should work toward eradicating from my personality. But having regret is also unhealthy. So, I am Popeye?

Anyway, all of the songs on this ep, in one way or another, are about places. Going in and going out. Regret and hope. The past and the future. Ducking out early from your own farewell party. That’s why it’s called City Wrecker.

-Spencer Krug

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CITY WRECKER TRACK LISTING:
1. The Fog
2. City Wrecker
3. Running in Place with Everyone
4. Helsinki Winter 2013
5. Daughter of a Dove

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Foxygen Announces New Album ‘…And Star Power’ Out 10/14, Shares “How Can You Really” Video Dir. By Grant Singer, On Tour Now

From the band -

Foxygen have joined Star Power. It is a punk band, and you can be in it, too. Star Power is the radio station that you can hear only if you believe. A gaggle of guest stars. Roman-numeraled musical suites. Vocals recorded on a shoddy tape machine at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Chateau Marmont. A svelte 82-minute run time of psych-ward folk, cartoon fantasia, soft-rock indulgences, D&D doomrock and paranoid bathroom rompers. A cinematic auditory adventure for speedy freaks, skull krunchers, abductees and misfits. We’re all stars of the scene.

Ladies & Gentleman, Foxygen is back with their third release …And Star Power, out Oct. 14th (13th in Europe) via Jagjaguwar. The followup to We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is a 24-song epic journey that picks up right where members Sam France and Jonathan Rado left off. Catch the video for the debut single “How Can You Really“, starring France as he harnesses the power of rock-gods before him. Bonus points for those who spot the cameos from members of Gardens & Villa and Dub Thompson, the latter supporting Foxygen on their upcoming North American tour. Directed by Grant Singer, watch the video above or on Youtube / Vevo.

Pre-order Foxygen‘s new album via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, or your local record store.

Hear/see the band on KEXP perform new music live in-studio today via their site here: http://kexp.org/video/live

Click read more to see art for the new album, track listing, and also upcoming tour dates starting tomorrow in Seattle!

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LATE NIGHT SVE // Watch Sharon Van Etten Perform “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” On Letterman, On Tour In August, New Album Out Now




Catch Sharon Van Etten on the Late Show with David Letterman last night? No worries! You can catch Sharon’s stunning performance of “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” above or here on YouTube.

If you missed it a few weeks ago, watch the gorgeous and intimate video for “Our Love” shot for V Magazine.

If you haven’t already, get the new album via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Sharon is back on tour heading to Europe in early August for a few dates first stopping in Sweden for Way Out West.


TOUR DATES:
[all tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

Thu. Aug. 7 – Sun. Aug. 9 – Goteborg, SE @ Way Out West
Sat. Aug. 9 – Olso, NO @ Øyafestivalen
Sun. Aug. 10 – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
Tue. Aug. 12 – Bezirk-Landstrasse, AU @ Arena Wien Open Air
Thu. Aug. 14 – Venlo, NL @ Zomerparkfeest
Fri. Aug. 15 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
Sat. Aug. 16 – Crickhowell, UK @ Glanusk Park – Green Man Festival
Tue. Oct. 7 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Wed. Oct. 8 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
Thu. Oct. 9 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts
Mon. Oct. 13 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s Oasis
Tue. Oct. 14 – Champaign, IL @ Highdive
Wed. Oct. 15 – St. Louis, MO @ The Luminary Center for the Arts
Fri. Oct. 17 – Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theatre
Sat. Oct. 18 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Mon. Oct 20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Tue. Oct. 21 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
Thu. Oct. 23 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Fri. Oct. 24 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
Sat. Oct. 25 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Sat. Nov. 15 – The Hague, NL @ Crossing Border
Sun. Nov. 16 – Hasselt, BE @ Muziekodroom
Mon. Nov. 17 – Hamburg, DE @ Prinzenbar
Tue. Nov. 18 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
Thu. Nov. 20 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
Fri. Nov. 21 – Gent, BE @ Handelsbeurs
Sat. Nov. 22 – Utrecht, NL @ Les Guess Who
Mon. Nov. 24 – Manchester, UK @ Cathedral
Tu. Nov. 25 – Glasgow, UK @ Art School
Wed. Nov. 26 – Birmingham, UK @ Library
Mon. Dec. 1 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
Tue. Dec. 2 – Stuttgart, DE @ 1210
Thu. Dec. 4 – Lausanne, CH @ Bogen F
Fri. Dec. 5 – Basel, CH @ Kaserne-Rosstall
Sat. Dec. 6 – Bologna, IT @ Covo
Sun. Dec. 7 – Rome, IT @ Circole degli Artisti
Mon. Dec. 8 – Milan, IT @ Salumeria della Musica
Wed. Dec. 10 – Barcelona, ES @ Foyer del Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona
Thu. Dec. 11 – Madrid, ES @ Teatro Lara – American Autumn

ON TOUR // Lia Ices Announces Fall U.S. Dates With Phantogram, Album Out Sept. 16




In anticipation of her upcoming album Ices, Lia Ices has confirmed a slew of tour dates supporting Phantogram across the U.S.

If you missed it last week, Lia Ices gaves us another preview of her upcoming album, Ices, with the song ‘Higher.’ This track joins previously released ‘Thousand Eyes’ on Lia’s followup to 2011′s acclaimed Grown Unknown. Produced by Benny Sagittarius [the production team of Lia and her brother Eliot] and Clams Casino, listen to the track above or here on Soundcloud / YouTube.

Pre-order the new album Ices out September 16th via iTunes, Amazon, Jagjaguwar, and your local record store.


TOUR DATES:
[all tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

09/28 – Boulder Theater- Boulder, CO
09/29 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
09/30 – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE
10/01 – Myth – St. Paul, MN
10/03 – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN
10/04 – Republic New Orleans – New Orleans, LA
10/11 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
10/14 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
10/15 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
10/17 – Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD
10/18 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
10/20 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

LISTEN // Lia Ices Shares “Higher”, New Album ‘Ices’ Out 9/16



Lia Ices gives us another peek at her upcoming album, Ices, with the song ‘Higher.’ This track joins previously released ‘Thousand Eyes’ on Lia’s followup to 2011′s acclaimed Grown Unknown. Produced by Benny Sagittarius [the production team of Lia and her brother Eliot] and Clams Casino, listen to the track above or here on Soundcloud / YouTube.

Pre-order the new album Ices out September 16th via iTunes, Amazon, Jagjaguwar, and your local record store.

Lia explains how the track came to be:
“My brother Eliot and I had a fireplace in our music studio, and during the long Hudson Valley Winter, we would start a fire in the morning and keep it going all day. There’s something strangely perfect and simple about making a fire in the place where you also are creative — writing music can be totally strange and nonlinear and spiritual, and taking moments away to stare into flames can feel like a total brain massage (heard once that an adult’s fascination with fire is a direct consequence of not having mastered it as a child.) So we were in our spaceship in the snow, stoking that fire highly caffeinated and ‘Higher’ kind of felt like it fell down from the sky.

Some songs feel like they take a long time to be born, but not this one. We started with the progression on those tropical keys, and after looping that Eliot started riffing on the electric guitar and came up with the main hook within the first 20 minutes. I knew right away there was something about that line; just the right blend of satisfying and strange. From there, we thought we might want to hear it on an Asian dulcimer sounding string instrument, so we found this Persian santur sample and put that in. It went on and on like this, each new sound inspiring the next. We were on our own strange psychic sibling trip.

On that next Saturday night (I only recorded vocals late on Saturday nights for this album) I wrote the vocal parts and melodies. I was feeling fearless. I kept following this genuine sense of feeling free and returned to a much more childlike state – not taking myself so seriously and reacting in the moment. I also wanted my lyrics and delivery to embody the playfulness we found in the music; I ended up having a lot of fun with how I conveyed my desire, femininity, and strength in this song. It was important for me to express all of the layers I was uncovering – to be simultaneously flirtatious/spiritual, childlike/powerful.

Fast forward 5 months later to our springtime glass box in the sky production studio at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. We had worked with Clams Casino on a few other tracks and were really vibing so we thought we’d see if there was anything else we could do with ‘Higher’. We brought up our demo which had some basic beats, but Clams came up with the big tom drum patterns you hear during the verses, the massive subs, and some rad alternate beats in the chorus. Our process with him had the same easy environment Eliot and I had established, and he dove right in — there was no pressure or expectation of what should or shouldn’t be in there, we just had to love it. I remember dancing around our hotel room during that session with Clams, so excited that we could make music I wanted to dance to.”

WATCH // V Magazine Debuts Sharon Van Etten “Our Love” Video Dir. By Karen Collins





Are We There debuted a little under two months ago and since then Sharon Van Etten has played sold out shows across the US and Europe. Before Sharon continues her tour through North America, V Magazine premiered a very intimate and beautiful video from Karen Collins today. You can watch the video above or here on YouTube / Vevo.

On the video, director Collins wrote, “On set I felt like a privileged witness to something very personal. For greater intimacy, she closes her eyes for the most part of the video, but Sharon has the most beautiful eyes in the world, so there was some sadness in doing this. Luckily, she opens them in the end.”

If you haven’t already, get the new album via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.


TOUR DATES:
[all tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

Mon. July 14 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
Wed. July 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Thu. July 17 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin
Fri. July 18 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Sun. July 20 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
Thu. Aug. 7 – Sun. Aug. 9 – Goteborg, SE @ Way Out West
Sat. Aug. 9 – Olso, NO @ Øyafestivalen
Sun. Aug. 10 – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
Tue. Aug. 12 – Bezirk-Landstrasse, AU @ Arena Wien Open Air
Thu. Aug. 14 – Venlo, NL @ Zomerparkfeest
Fri. Aug. 15 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
Sat. Aug. 16 – Crickhowell, UK @ Glanusk Park – Green Man Festival
Tue. Oct. 7 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Wed. Oct. 8 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
Thu. Oct. 9 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts
Mon. Oct. 13 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s Oasis
Tue. Oct. 14 – Champaign, IL @ Highdive
Wed. Oct. 15 – St. Louis, MO @ The Luminary Center for the Arts
Fri. Oct. 17 – Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theatre
Sat. Oct. 18 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Mon. Oct 20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Tue. Oct. 21 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
Thu. Oct. 23 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Fri. Oct. 24 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
Sat. Oct. 25 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Sat. Nov. 15 – The Hague, NL @ Crossing Border
Sun. Nov. 16 – Hasselt, BE @ Muziekodroom
Mon. Nov. 17 – Hamburg, DE @ Prinzenbar
Tue. Nov. 18 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
Thu. Nov. 20 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
Fri. Nov. 21 – Gent, BE @ Handelsbeurs
Sat. Nov. 22 – Utrecht, NL @ Les Guess Who
Mon. Nov. 24 – Manchester, UK @ Cathedral
Tu. Nov. 25 – Glasgow, UK @ Art School
Wed. Nov. 26 – Birmingham, UK @ Library
Mon. Dec. 1 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
Tue. Dec. 2 – Stuttgart, DE @ 1210
Thu. Dec. 4 – Lausanne, CH @ Bogen F
Fri. Dec. 5 – Basel, CH @ Kaserne-Rosstall
Sat. Dec. 6 – Bologna, IT @ Covo
Sun. Dec. 7 – Rome, IT @ Circole degli Artisti
Mon. Dec. 8 – Milan, IT @ Salumeria della Musica
Wed. Dec. 10 – Barcelona, ES @ Foyer del Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona
Thu. Dec. 11 – Madrid, ES @ Teatro Lara – American Autumn

SAVE A LANDMARK // Shorebird Launches ‘Project Carousel’ Fundraiser, Includes Unreleased Music From Jason Molina

Jagjaguwar is honored to take part in a historic fundraising effort by the kind folks at Shorebird to save the Looff Carousel at Crescent Park in East Providence, Rhode Island. Project Carousel is a multimedia initiative to raise money for the historic carousel and honor Charles I.D. Looff. The project includes limited edition exclusive white vinyl of Volcano Choir‘s debut record, Unmap, Mark Kozelek [Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon], and unreleased music from the Jason Molina from our sister label Secretly Canadian. The music collections, limited to 3500 copies, are exclusively available through this project only and all the details can be found at their Indiegogo campaign page here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/project-carousel

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Sinoia Caves Announce Soundtrack To Panos Cosmatos’ ‘Beyond The Black Rainbow’ Out 9/2 On Jagjaguwar And Death Waltz Records




Jagjaguwar is thrilled to announce the co-release of Sinoia Caves‘ soundtrack to Panos Cosmatos‘ 2012 film, Beyond The Black Rainbow, on September 2nd. This supposed “lost film” from the 1980s is inspired by obscure sci-fi movies and classic dystopian fiction. Watch the trailer for the movie here. The album will be available in the United States and digitally world-wide on Jagjaguwar and physically in Europe in partnership with Death Waltz Records.

To preview the album, we’ve shared the track “Forever Dilating Eye” via The A.V. Club this morning and you can hear it above or on our YouTube / Soundcloud.

Sinoia Caves is the ongoing project of Jeremy Schmidt, member of psych-rock pioneers and Jagjaguwar band Black Mountain .

Vinyl collectors should know the deluxe bundle includes clear vinyl and beautiful, glossy Stoughton jackets and a DVD of Beyond The Black Rainbow. The bundle is now is available for pre-order via SC Distribution. The album is also available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, and your local indie retailer.



BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW – TRACKLISTING
1. Forever Dilating Eye
2. Elena’s Sound-World
3. Run Program: Sentionauts
4. Arboria Tapes – Award Winning Gardens
5. 1983 – Main Titles
6. 1966 – Let The New Age Of Enlightenment Begin
7. Sentionauts II

WATCH // Watch The Video For Pink Mountaintops “Second Summer Of Love” Directed By Brook Linder

First of all, we would like to congratulate Pink Mountaintops on Get Back being featured on this year’s Polaris Music Prize long list. Secondly, we are VERY excited to present a kick-ass video for “Second Summer Of Love”, off their most recent album Get Back. The new video directed by Brook Linder debuted at Entertainment Weekly today and features a beautiful montage of youthful recklessness including skateboards on fire, bashing mailboxes, and more. Watch the video above or here on YouTube / Vevo.

On the video, director Linder said,
“We started with this insane image: looking at a flaming kick flip from an impossible angle, and worked backwards from there. Much of the focus was just creating a collage of textures grabbed from rolling around with this skate crew in the Midwest. The song is totally Stephen’s anthem for a very particular time and place – we took those images and twisted them out into a montage of youthful energy, the good and the bad.”

If you haven’t already, pick up Get Back via iTunes, SC Distribution, Amazon, and your local record store.

S. Carey + Califone Announce Co-Headlining Tour, S. Carey Covers The Pines



This September the musical wizards S. Carey and Califone [on our sister label Dead Oceans] are teaming up for a co-headlining tour. Coming off the release of his new album, Range of Light, S. Carey starts his tour with The Pines tonight while Califone has been busy playing sold out living room shows and festivals since the start of the year supporting last fall’s Stitches, which was named one of the top albums of the 2013 by Aquarium Drunkard

Today S. Carey shared a cover of The Pines “Shiny Shoes” to celebrate the start of the tour tonight in Fargo, North Dakota. Listen to the track above.

All dates listed below.

CALIFONE + S. CAREY CO-HEADLINE DATES
[all dates + tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]
9/4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
9/5 – New Haven, CT @ Ballroom at Outer Space
9/7 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
9/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
9/9 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
9/11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Southgate House (Sanctuary)
9/12 – Bloomington, IN @ Russian Recording
9/14 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

ALL DATES
06/24 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium *
06/25 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre *
06/27 – Calgary, AB – Palomino Smokehouse *
06/28 – Edmonton, AB – Brixx *
06/30 – Vancouver, BC – The BIltmore Cabaret *
07/01 – Seattle, WA – The Triple Door *
07/02 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
07/03 – Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen *
07/05 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent *
07/06 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place *
07/07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour *
07/09 – San Diego, CA – Casbah *
07/10 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom *
07/11 – Santa Fe, NM – Sol Santa Fe *
07/12 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater *
07/13 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room *
07/14 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
07/15 – Ames, IA – The Treehouse *

* w/ The Pines

TOUR UPDATE // Sharon Van Etten Adds US + EU dates, Watch “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” Live At St. Pancras Old Church




Sharon Van Etten continues her tour supporting her new album Are We There, one of the most critically acclaimed albums out this year so far including The New York Times writing “Her voice is wide open, proudly martyred, holding back nothing.” She has added US and EU dates for next fall and a winter with a full list below. To get a sense of the new songs live, she has shared a special video of her playing “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” live at St. Pancras Old Church in London . You can watch the video above or here on YouTube.

TOUR DATES:
[all tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]
6/24 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
6/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
6/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
6/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
7/02 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
7/03 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
7/05 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
7/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
7/08 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
7/09 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
7/14 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
7/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
7/17 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin
7/18 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
7/19 – Sun. July 20 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
8/07 – Sun. Aug. 9 – Goteborg, SE @ Way Out West
8/09 – Olso, NO @ Øyafestivalen
8/12 – Bezirk-Landstrasse, AU @ Arena Wien Open Air
8/15 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
8/16 – Crickhowell, UK @ Glanusk Park – Green Man Festival

10/07 – ON – Toronto @ The Opera House
10/08 – MI – Ferndale @ The Loving Touch
10/09 – OH – Columbus @ Wexner Center for the Arts
10/13 – IA – Iowa City @ Gabe’s Oasis
10/14 – IL – Champaign @ Highdive
10/15 – MO – St Louis @ The Luminary Center for the Arts
10/17 – TX – Dallas @ The Kessler Theatre
10/18 – TX – Austin @ The Mohawk
10/20 – GA – Atlanta @ The Earl
10/21 – NC – Asheville @ Grey Eagle
10/23 – NC – Carrboro @ Cat’s Cradle
10/24 – VA – Charlottesville @ Jefferson Theater
10/25 – MD – Baltimore @ Ottobar
11/16 – BE – Hasselt @ Muziekodroom
11/17 – DE – Hamburg @ Prinzenbar
11/18 – DK – Copenhagen @ Vega
11/20 – NL – Groningen @ Vera
11/21 – BE – Gent @ Handelsbeurs
11/24 – UK – Manchester @ Cathedral
11/25 – UK – Glasgow @ Art School
11/26 – UK – Birmingham @ Library
12/01 – FR – Paris @ La Maroquinerie
12/02 – DE – Stuttgart @ 1210
12/04 – CH – Lausanne @ Bogen F
12/05 – IT – Basel @ Kaserne-Rosstall
12/06 – IT – Bologna @ Covo
12/08 – IT – Milan @ Salumeria della Musica
12/10 – ES – Barcelona @ Foyer del Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona
12/11 – ES – Madrid @ Teatro Lara – American Autumn

ON TOUR // Oneida Announce Summer Tour, Stream New “RPT” Via BrooklynVegan

Brooklyn legend Oneida may be at a venue near you this summer! Starting July 17th at Glasslands in Brooklyn the band will hit ten cities along the East Coast and Midwest. Bringing along the usual merch the band also have limited edition cassettes called The Brah Tapes which include original live and studio material from the last five years and will only be available on this tour.

To preview the tapes, this morning Brooklyn Vegan premiered “RPT”, which you can listen to above.

Here’s what Bobby Matador had to say on the track,
“A total burner. Recorded live at the Ocropolis with an audience, at one of our public in-studio events that inspired the remote Ocropolis performance installations of 2009-2011. Showtime plays the bass. Titled “RPT” at its birth, this tune is usually known within the O as “Kaddenium” or “Kaddenmium,” after the uncatalogued element discovered by renegade scientist David Kadden. The scientific establishment, unable to reach consensus on its precise atomic weight, has at least agreed that this shit is extremely heavy.”


TOUR DATES
[ticket links: jagjaguwar.com/tour]
Thurs. July 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Fri. July 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Sat. July 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski’s
Sun. July 27 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
Mon. July 28 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
Tues. July 29 – Indianapolis, IN @ Joyful Noise
Wed. July 30 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Thurs. July 31 – Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes
Fri. August 1 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Sat. August 2 – Erie, PA @ The Beer Mug

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Lia Ices Shares “Thousand Eyes” Lyric Video, New Album ‘Ices’ Out 9/16



Very happy to welcome back Lia Ices with the announcement of her new album Ices out on September 16th on Jagjaguwar. Following up 2011’s acclaimed Grown Unknown, the new album was produced by Benny Sagittarius [production team of Lia and her brother Eliot] and support from Clams Casino on several tracks. You can experience the first single “Thousand Eyes,” off the new album via an enthralling video directed by Dougal Henken that features artwork by Hugo Barros. Watch the “Thousand Eyes” video above or here on YouTube.

Pre-order the new album via iTunes, Amazon, Jagjaguwar, and your local record.

On making the new album, Lia explains,

“Each song on the record became a collage of times, places, and people. Most of them started in the Hudson Valley, where Eliot and I wrote and recorded vocals, guitars, synths, and beat ideas.

“We’d send those first incarnations to Clams Casino in New Jersey and then we’d meet up in Brooklyn to arrange the new parts together. We worked in the penthouse of the Wythe Hotel – a floating glass box. We’d set up our computer, mixing speakers, midi keyboards, and all our weird gear, plus thai food and red wine. We’d bring up one of our demos and we’d sit behind the midi keyboard and sift through sounds and ideas and beats and find new things together.

“After those Wythe Sessions (in Brooklyn) we took different tracks to Woodstock and Los Angeles to layer in live drums and percussion, and I went to Atlanta to record final vocals. For the first time, Lia Ices felt like an inclusive project with its own identity, not just a name.”

ICES Track Listing

1. Tell Me
2. Thousand Eyes
3. Higher
4. Love Ices Over
5. Magick
6. Electric Arc
7. Sweet as Ice
8. Creature
9. How We Are
10. Waves

WATCH // Angel Olsen Plays “Hi-Five” On Late Show With Dave Letterman, Tour Starts Again Late June

Angel Olsen performed “Hi-Five” on the Late Show With Dave Letterman last night and you can watch the video above or here on their YouTube channel.

Burn Your Fire for No Witness is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.

Angel will also be touring this summer, full tour dates below, including Primavera and a return to London on September 25th playing the Electric Ballroom.

Click read more to see Angel Olsen‘s upcoming tour dates.
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ALBUM RELEASE // Sharon Van Etten ‘Are We There’ Out Now Worldwide, On Tour Now


Sharon Van Etten‘s new album Are We There is now out worldwide!

Following up from her 2012 album Tramp, Sharon shares an album not only fully-formed and extravagant in sound but also completely self-produced. Her writing also continues to explore personal experience drawing from feelings of emptiness, loss, fear of change, desire, waiting, and self-healing.

Preview the new album with selected tracks above or on our Soundcloud here.

Get the new album via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Fantastic reviews have already started to come in:

“Even as she has settled into a successful solo career, Van Etten continues to write incisively about the volatility of love, with no loss of urgency or investment – Van Etten never sounded quite so self-assured musically”

- Pitchfork // 8.2

“Are We There offers an artist in full command of her voice and her instrument, a woman who knows exactly what she wants to offer listeners and who isn’t afraid to accompany the barest streaks of sunlight with thousands of clouds.”

- The A.V. Club // A-

“Are We There functions best as the portrait of an artist coming into her own, while hopefully putting some of her demons to rest.”

- Consequence of Sound // A-

Join Sharon for her Reddit #AMA today (5/27) at 12:30pm ET: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/ her tonight on Later With Jools Holland on BBC Two.

Click read more to see Sharon’s upcoming tour dates continuing in France tomorrow night.

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ON TOUR // UMO Announces Summer Tour Dates, Play Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, Pickathon, And More

Unknown Mortal Orchestra has a must-see live show which had Consequence of Sound describe it as “an outpouring of raw, hot psych-rock,” wherin “Unknown Mortal Orchestra transformed into what they had resembled on the surface all along: a balls-out punk band.”

See the band this summer all over including the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, Pickathon, End of the Road, and Electric Picnic.Get a sense of their live show by watching the playlist of sessions above or here on our YouTube page. All upcoming dates listed below.


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

5/15 | Seattle, WA, USA @ University of Washington (FREE)
5/06 | Los Angeles, CA, USA @ First Fridays at the Natural History Museum
6/12 | Lisbon, Portugal @ Optimus Alive
6/27 | Denver, CO, USA @ Underground Music Showcase
8/1-8/3 | Happy Valley, OR, USA @ Pickathon Music Festival
8/16 | Mexico City, Mexico @ Ceremonia Festival
8/23-8/24 | Monterey, CA, USA @ First City Festival
8/29 | La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland @ Nox Orae #5 -
8/30 | Wiltshire, United Kingdom @ End of the Road Festival
8/31 | Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric Picnic
9/02 | Milano, Italy @ Circolo Magnolia
9/03 | Marina di Ravenna, Italy @ Hana-Bi Free Show (FREE)
9/05 | Gdansk, Poland @ Soundrive
9/07 | Vlieland, Netherlands @ Into The Great Wide Open
10/5-10/9 | Reykjavik, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves

WATCH // Angel Olsen Shares “High and Wild” Live Video, Adds Tour Dates

Angel Olsen has a new live video up for her song ‘High & Wild’ which you can watch above and on YouTube. Shot by Phil Poole, the live video was recorded at her recent, sold-out show at London’s Dingwalls which captures the intensity and sincerity in her visceral live shows. Angel’s live band consists of Stewart Bronaugh on guitar, Joshua Jaeger on drums, and Emily Elhaj on bass.

Burn Your Fire for No Witness is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.

Angel will also be touring this summer, full tour dates below, including Primavera and a return to London on September 25th playing the Electric Ballroom.

Click read more to see Angel Olsen’s upcoming tour dates.
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WATCH // Sharon Van Etten Shares “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” Video Dir. By David Kessler Via NPR Music, ‘Are We There’ Out 5/27

Sharon Van Etten‘s new album Are We There is out at the end of the month and today she offers a new visual for recent single “Every Time the Sun Comes Up”. This morning NPR Music premiered the new video directed by David Kessler. Watch it above or on YouTube / Vevo.

Get to know Sharon with a beautiful Pitchfork profile piece by Amanda Petrusich that you can read here.

Pre-order Sharon’s new album out May 27th (26th in Europe) via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Click read more to see Sharon’s upcoming tour dates.

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LISTEN // Small Black Shares “Lines of Latitude” Remix By Dave Harrington

Listen to the new remix of Small Black‘s “Lines of Latitude” by Dave Harrington [Darkside] above or here on Soundcloud / Youtube.

Grab the new Real People EP from SC Distribution and iTunes.


TOUR DATES:
[tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]
06/21/14 Toronto, ON – NXNE @ The Garrison
06/23/14 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s w/ Snowmine
06/24/14 Allston, MA – Great Scott w/ Snowmine
07/11/14 Saugerties, NY – The Hudson Project
07/27/14 Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party

WATCH // Sharon Van Etten Covers Bruce Springsteen For The A.V. Club, New Album Out May 27th



Today A.V. Club premiered a new episode of their “Pioneering” series featuring Sharon Van Etten covering fellow New Jersey-an Bruce Springsten‘s “Drive All Night”. Watch her live performance at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ above or here on YouTube.

Pre-order Sharon’s new album out May 27th (26th in Europe) via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Click read more to see The A.V. Club‘s interview with Sharon and all tour dates which start this week in Northhampton, MA at Iron Horse Music Hall.

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LISTEN // Sharon Van Etten Shares “Every Time the Sun Comes Up”, EU/US Tour Dates Start In May


Today Pitchfork premiered the new Sharon Van Etten song “Every Time the Sun Comes Up”. You can listen to the second single above or on our Soundcloud here.

Pre-order Sharon’s new album out May 27th (26th in Europe) via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Click read more to get all tour dates and see a special video The New Yorker filmed of Sharon performing the previously unheard “I Love You but I’m Lost” in her apartment. New Yorker subscribers can also read a piece on Sharon by Sasha Frere-Jones here.

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ALBUM RELEASE // Pink Mountaintops’ ‘Get Back’ Out Now, US Tour Starts Wednesday

Today we are excited to announce the worldwide release of Pink Mountaintops’ new album, Get Back. Stephen McBean cites influences for his latest release as “Alleys, curbs, walls, and cigarette-stained gig flyers. An island on the Pacific coast. Fake British towns. Slayer posters. The beauty of youth. It’s about listening to ‘Driver’s Seat’ and ‘Guns of Brixton’ and hotboxing The Duster.”

Joe Cardomone, known for his work with The Icarus Line, produced the new release. Get Back includes a wealth of talented Los Angeles musicians including J Mascis, Gregg Foreman, Daniel Allaire, Stephen Kille, and Rob Barbato. To finish up the record, Stephen called upon Randal Dunn who mixed it at Avast! Studios in Seattle and Howie Weinburg who mastered it in Laurel Canyon.

Listen to a preview of the new record above or on our Soundcloud here.

Read Interview Magazine‘s piece on Stephen where they interview him about leaving Vancouver for LA, the new album, and his early musical influences.

Get Back is available now via iTunes, SC Distribution, Amazon, and your local record store.

See what critics are saying about the new album:

“The record once again proves that rock is hard to define and often is whatever one wants it to be, at least as long as there’s a guitar, youthful spirit, and maybe a stage dive involved.”
- Popstache

“The Pink Mountaintops’ fourth long-player is dense, difficult, intoxicating, and bereft of a single dull moment.”
- AllMusic

“Stephen McBean is just one of those dudes, one of the many guys who inspires equal amounts of applause and jealousy because his projects always, in the truest sense of the word, rock.”
- Music OMH

Click read more to see tour dates for the band starting Wednesday night in Dallas.
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LISTEN // Hear “Flagrant Soul”, New Song From Joshua Wells of Lightning Dust


Joshua Wells (of Lightning Dust and Black Mountain) teamed up with singer and fellow Vancouver resident musician Colin McKill to form Sur Une Plage. The minimalistic new EP from the duo is being released as a series of singles coupled with cover art from their favorite local painters, illustrators and photographers.

They’ve been releasing a new song every Wednesday for the past 4 weeks including last week’s release of “Flagrant Soul” which you can listen to above, with 2 more yet to come. Catch all the past and future singles on their Bandcamp page here: suruneplage.bandcamp.com

For more information check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/suruneplage.

WATCH // DIANA Shares “Strange Attraction” Video, Plays Lawnya Vawnya This Weekend

This week Paper Bag Records shared a stunning video for DIANA‘s “Strange Attraction” off their last album, Perpetual Surrender. You can watch the new video directed by George Fok above or on Paper Bag Records’ YouTube channel here.

You can get the new album Perpetual Surrender on iTunes, Amazon, your local record store, at SC Distribution and on Paperbag Records in Canada.

You can see DIANA live this weekend at the Lawnya Vawnya in Newfoundland. They also have two Canadian Music Week shows May 8th and May 9th that you can find more info on here.

WE NEED YOU // S. Carey Announces Fan Video Project On Vimeo, Submit Your Videos For Live Projections On Tour

S. Carey has just announced a fan video project via his Vimeo page inviting fans to create and submit videos that could be used in his live show projections.

During his current tour supporting new album Range of Light, production designer Michael Brown has helped Sean integrate projected videos into his live show behind the band on stage. If you haven’t seen him live yet, get a preview of some of the projections from Carey’s “Crown the Pine” video that you can watch here.

So now Sean is calling all videographers, photographers, or even those with smart phones that are able to shoot video to submit their own work for potential use in his next live performance! Head over to Carey’s group Vimeo page at http://vimeo.com/groups/242926. There you can check out two examples and also all the legal project’s Terms and Conditions.

Catch S. Carey on tour now with his next stop in Allston, MA tonight at Great Scott. You can grab tickets for that show here and read on below for tickets links and dates for the rest of his tour.


TOUR DATES:
[ticket links: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

04/17 | Allston, MA – Great Scott #
04/18 | Montreal, QC – Il Motore #
04/19 | Toronto, ON – The Garrison #
04/21 | Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at The Crofoot #
04/22 | Grand Rapids, MI – The Ladies Literary Club #
04/23 | Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #
04/24 | Milwaukee, WI – Club Garibaldi #
04/25 | Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center #
04/26 | Eau Claire, WI – University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Schofield Auditorium #
05/16 | Leeds, UK – The Wardrobe
05/17 | Manchester, UK – Royal Northern College of Music
05/18 | Glasgow, UK – Centre for Contemporary Arts
05/19 | Glasgow, UK – Centre for Contemporary Arts
05/21 | Norwich, UK – Arts Centre
05/22 | London, UK – Village Underground
05/23 | Brussels, BE – Le Gran Salon @ Les Nuits
05/24 | Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who?
05/26 | Gothenburg, SE – Pustervik
05/27 | Oslo, NO – John Dee
05/28 | Copenhagen, DK – Vega (Small Hall)
05/30 | Berlin, DE – Lido
05/31 | Dortmund, DE – Way Back When Festival
06/01 | Luxembourg CIty, LU – EXIT07
06/03 | Paris, FR – Le Point Ephemere
06/24 | Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
06/25 | Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
06/27 | Calgary, AB – Palomino Smokehouse
06/28 | Edmonton, AB – Brixx
06/30 | Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
07/01 | Seattle, WA – The Triple Door
07/02 | Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
07/05 | San Francisco, CA – The Independent
07/06 | Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place
07/07 | Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
07/09 | San Diego, CA – Casbah
07/10 | Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
07/12 | Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater
07/13 | Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
07/14 | Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
09/17 | Spring Green, WI – The Shitty Barn &

# – w/ White Hinterland
& – w/ Asumaya

LISTEN // Pink Mountaintops Shares “The Second Summer Of Love”, Stream Entire New Album ‘Get Back’ Now On Pitchfork Advance

The third released track from new album Get Back by Pink Mountaintops called “Second Summer Of Love” premiered yesterday on Stereogum and you can hear it above or on our Soundcloud here.

As of today you can stream the entire new album over at Pitchfork Advance.

Pre-order Get Back on iTunes, Amazon, SCD Bundle, and your local record store.

See the band on tour starting at the end of the month at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill in Dallas. Joining Stephen McBean on guitar/vocals, the band will consist of Gregg Foreman [Cat Power] on guitar, Steve Kille on bass [Dead Meadow] and Will Scott on drums [Wolf Mother, Mooney Suzuki].



TOUR DATES:


[All dates + tickets here: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

4/30 | Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
5/01 | Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
5/02 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/03 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/04 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/06 | Low Spirits – Albuquerque, NM
5/07 | Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
5/08 | The Western – Scottsdale, AZ
5/19 | The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
5/22 | Harpo’s Upstairs Cabaret – Victoria, BC
5/23 | The Fox – Vancouver, BC
5/25 | Sasquatch Music Festival – George, WA
5/26 | Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
5/28 | The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
5/29 | Casbah – San Diego, CA
5/30 | The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
6/06 | Ghent, BE – DOK
6/07 | Eindhoven, NL – Eindhoven Psychlab
6/08 | Beverungen, DE – Orange Blossom Special
6/09 | Hamburg, DE – Knust
6/10 | Berlin, DE – Privatclub
6/11 | Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
6/12 | Geneve, CH – PTR Usine
6/13 | Luzern, CH – B-Sides Festival
6/14 | Brescia, IT – No Silenz Preview
6/17 | Paris, FR – La Fleche d’Or
6/18 | London, UK – Corsica Studios
6/20 | Charleroi, BE – Fete de la Musique Festival
6/21 | Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret Festival
7/13 | Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest
8/29 | Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival
8/30 | Manchester, UK – Roadhouse
8/31 | Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
9/01 | Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
9/02 | Brighton, UK – Green Dore Store

WATCH // Pink Mountaintops Shares “North Hollywood Microwaves” Video Dir. By Annie Hardy Via A.V. Club Premiere, New North American Tour Dates Start 4/30

You had the chance to hear the new (beautifully filthy) track “North Hollywood Microwaves” when Stephen McBean [Black Mountain] announced a new Pink Mountaintops album Get Back will be out April 29th. Today, A.V. Club has premiered the new video for the track directed by Annie Hardy [Giant Drag] the explicit rapping maestro also featured in the song. Watch it above or here on our YouTube.

On the trippy new video Hardy says,

“I’d like to imagine I supplied at least some of the inspiration for “North Hollywood Microwaves.” I met Stephen McBean through my good friend Joe Cardamone (who produced the Pink Mountaintops LP) who always knows who to introduce to who. Joe, Stephen, Travis Keller and I met for lunch, first at my house in North Hollywood (clue 1) and on the way to Mrs Peaches Soul Food I told the car a story of a not-so-distant past that found my house (Full Psycho HQ) rocking 4 microwaves (clue 2). A few weeks later Joe told me Stephen had heard my side project PnP (a “free jizz” band of all improv music that Joe was lucky enough to record: a 51 minute freestyle musical odyssey that I’ve yet to outdo (clue 3)) and Stephen wanted me to come rap on a song. Wouldn’t you know it, I went down and threw down two mere freestyles and forgot about it until Stereogum told me they were debuting it. I asked Stephen if I could make a music video for the song and he said yes. Stephen sent me an amazing video of himself dancing which really legitimized my video. I came down with a vicious kidney infection that ended with me in the ER, which couldn’t have worked out better for the “me and Rod Stewart at the hospital” part of my freestyle. All in all I’d say this video and the experience was a great one and is just more proof that the universe is a magical place for anyone that dares to adventure… And that North Hollywood rules.”

Pre-order Get Back on iTunes, Amazon, SCD Bundle, and your local record store.



TOUR DATES:


[All dates + tickets here: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

4/30 | Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
5/01 | Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
5/02 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/03 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/04 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/06 | Low Spirits – Albuquerque, NM
5/07 | Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
5/08 | The Western – Scottsdale, AZ
5/19 | The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
5/22 | Harpo’s Upstairs Cabaret – Victoria, BC
5/23 | The Fox – Vancouver, BC
5/25 | Sasquatch Music Festival – George, WA
5/26 | Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
5/28 | The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
5/29 | Casbah – San Diego, CA
5/30 | The Echo – Los Angeles, CA

6/06 | Ghent, BE – DOK
6/07 | Eindhoven, NL – Eindhoven Psychlab
6/08 | Beverungen, DE – Orange Blossom Special
6/09 | Hamburg, DE – Knust
6/10 | Berlin, DE – Privatclub
6/11 | Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
6/12 | Geneve, CH – PTR Usine
6/13 | Luzern, CH – B-Sides Festival
6/14 | Brescia, IT – No Silenz Preview
6/17 | Paris, FR – La Fleche d’Or
6/18 | London, UK – Corsica Studios
6/20 | Charleroi, BE – Fete de la Musique Festival
6/21 | Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret Festival
7/13 | Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest
8/29 | Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival
8/30 | Manchester, UK – Roadhouse
8/31 | Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
9/01 | Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
9/02 | Brighton, UK – Green Dore Store

WATCH // Sharon Van Etten Shares “Taking Chances” Video, ‘Are We There’ Out May 27th

Today Sharon shared a new video for “Taking Chances” via The Guardian premiere off her upcoming album Are We There. The video, based on the opening sequence from the Agnes Varda film Cleo from 5 to 7, is directed by Michael Palmieri. Watch the video above or on Sharon’s YouTube / Vevo page.

Pre-order Sharon’s new album out May 27th (26th in Europe) via SC Distribution for a limited bundle including special edition clear vinyl in litho-wrap gatefold jacket and CD in 6 panel cardboard wallet, Taking Chances b/w Taking Chances (demo) limited edition 7″, a signed 5×7″ print of album cover photo by Sharon, and a 17×22″ poster. The album is also available on Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Click read more to see some words on the video from the director and upcoming tour dates in June from New York to Chicago including an appearance at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival.
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EP RELEASE // Small Black ‘Real People’ EP Out Now, On Tour Now

Small Black‘s Real People, a new 12″ and digital EP from the band which further delves into the sound heard on their 2013 full-length Limits of Desire, is out now worldwide.

Preview the new album by watching the video for the title track directed by Nick Bentgen, who previously directed Small Black‘s “Breathless” video. The newest continues his unique cinematic style with beautiful moving portraits of people exposed to some strange situations. See the video for “Real People” above or on YouTube.

Grab the new EP from SC Distribution and iTunes.

The band is on tour now with all dates listed below.


04/01 | Salt Lake City, UTKirby Court w/ Snowmine – TIX
04/02 | Denver, COHi-Dive w/ Snowmine – TIX
04/04 | Des Moines, IAVaudeville Mews w/ Snowmine – TIX
04/05 | St. Paul, MNTurf Club w/ Snowmine – TIX
04/06 | Chicago, ILSchubas w/ Snowmine – TIX
04/08 | Columbus, OHDouble Happiness w/ Snowmine
04/09 | Detroit, MIMagic Stick w/ Snowmine – TIX
04/10 | Ithaca, NYThe Haunt w/ Snowmine
04/11 | Montreal, QCClub Lambi w/ Snowmine
04/12 | Burlington, VTSignal Kitchen w/ Snowmine – TIX
04/13 | New York, NYBowery Ballroom w/ Snowmine – TIX

ALBUM RELEASE // S. Carey ‘Range of Light’ Out Now Worldwide, Records Solo Session for The Current, Expands North American + European Tour

It has been over 3 years since since we released S. Carey‘s All We Grow and today his new album Range of Light is out worldwide. The new album was recorded at friend and Bon Iver band mate Justin Vernon‘s April Base Studios in Wisconsin. On the collaborations from Vernon and Sean’s live band, Sean said “I just wanted to include them because these guys are my brothers…some of my best friends.”

Sean stopped by The Current and recorded a piano-only solo session and discussed his new album. Watch him perform “Fire-Scene”, “Alpenglow”, and also “In the Stream” from his last album All We Grow. Stream the audio from The Current and watch S. Carey‘s performance of “Alpenglow” above.

Range of Light is available now via iTunes, SC Distribution, Amazon, and your local record store.

Critics praise the new album:

“An indie-folk pastorale full of keen musical detail, never more striking than on ‘Crown The Pines’, with its post-minimalist rhythmic scaffolding”

- The New York Times

“It’s crisper and glistens with ambient atmosphere and mellow beats.”

- NME

“Range of Light continues to showcase the Wisconsin native’s singer-songwriter prowess.”

- AV Club

Click read more to see upcoming tour dates starting this Thursday in Iowa City at Mission Creek Festival.
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WATCH // Small Black Shares “Real People” Video Directed By Nick Bentgen, Stream ‘Real People’ EP via SPIN

Small Black premiered the video for “Real People”, the title track off of their new Real People EP. Directed by Nick Bentgen, who previously directed Small Black‘s “Breathless” video, continues his unique cinematic style with beautiful portraits of people exposed to some strange situations. Watch the video for “Real People” above or on YouTube.

You can stream the band’s new EP via SPIN right here.

Real People will be available on vinyl and digital formats on April 1st (March 31st in Europe). You can pre-order the new album from SC Distribution and iTunes.

The band is on tour right now stopping in San Francisco tonight at Rickshaw Stop and you can see all the tour dates by clicking read more. Copies of the new EP on vinyl 12″ will be available at all of the band’s upcoming tour dates with and Snowmine.
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WATCH // Sharon Van Etten Shares “Taking Chances” Lyric Video, New Album ‘Are We There’ Out 5/27



A few weeks ago we announced Sharon Van Etten’s new album Are We There out May 27th, 2014 and shared the first single “Taking Chances”hear on our YouTube / Soundcloud channels.

Today, you can watch a lyric video directed by Alison Vuocolo-Chapman and David Kessler for “Taking Chances” above or here on our YouTube page.

Pre-order Sharon’s new album via SC Distribution for a limited bundle including special edition clear vinyl in litho-wrap gatefold jacket and CD in 6 panel cardboard wallet, Taking Chances b/w Taking Chances (demo) limited edition 7″, a signed 5×7″ print of album cover photo by Sharon, and a 17×22″ poster. The album is also available on Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Click read more to see upcoming tour dates in June from New York to Chicago including an appearance at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival.
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WATCH // S. Carey Shares “Crown the Pines” Video, ‘Range Of Light’ Out 4/1

While S. Carey readies new album Range Of Light for release on April 1st he shares yet another beautiful visual, this time for the track “Crown the Pines”. Shot by Kron, the new video explores part of the visual experience Sean will bring on tour for his live show projections. Watch the video above or here on our YouTube channel.

Range of Light is available for pre-order via iTunes. A pre-order with instant-grat is also available through SC Distribution, in addition to a Range of Light deluxe package, which includes limited-edition marble vinyl and a limited-edition “Fire-scene” 7″, featuring exclusive b-side “Chrysalis.” Lastly the new album is available via Amazon and your local record store.


Get tickets for all dates here.

TOUR DATES:
4/03 | Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
4/05 | Norman, OK @ The Opolis *
4/06 | Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
4/07 | Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain *
4/09 | New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar *
4/10 | Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree *
4/11 | Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic *
4/12 | Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
4/13 | Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
4/14 | Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
4/16 | New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge *
4/17 | Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
4/18 | Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
4/19 | Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *
4/21 | Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at The Crofoot *
4/22 | Grand Rapids, MI @ The Ladies Literary Club *
4/23 | Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
4/24 | Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi *
4/25 | Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center *
5/16 | Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe
5/17 | Manchester, UK @ Royal Northern College of Music
5/18 | Glasgow, UK @ CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts
5/19 | Gateshead, UK @ The Sage Gateshead
5/21 | Norwich, UK @ Arts Centre
5/22 | London, UK @ Village Underground
5/23 | Brussels, BE @ Le Gran Salon at Les Nuits
5/24 | Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
5/26 | Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
5/27 | Oslo, NO @ John Dee
5/28 | Copenhagen, DK @ Vega (Small Hall)
5/30 | Berlin, DE @ Lido
5/31 | Dortmund, DE @ Way Back When Festival
6/01 | Luxembourg, LU @ EXIT07
6/03 | Paris, France @ Le Point Ephémère

* w/ White Hinterland

LISTEN // S. Carey Shares “Crown the Pines”, New Album ‘Range of Light’ Out 4/1

Today S. Carey grants us another preview of his upcoming album, Range of Light, with the song “Crown the Pines” via The A.V. Club premiere. Listen to the beauty above or on our YouTube / Soundcloud channels. If you want the song today for download, pre-order the new album on iTunes and you’ll get both “Fire-scene” and “Crown the Pines” instantly.

Range of Light is now available for pre-order via iTunes. A pre-order with instant-grat is also available through SC Distribution, in addition to a Range of Light deluxe package, which includes limited-edition marble vinyl and a limited-edition “Fire-scene” 7″, featuring exclusive b-side “Chrysalis.” Lastly the new album is available via Amazon and your local record store.


Get tickets for all dates here.

TOUR DATES:
4/03 | Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
4/05 | Norman, OK @ The Opolis *
4/06 | Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
4/07 | Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain *
4/09 | New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar *
4/10 | Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree *
4/11 | Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic *
4/12 | Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
4/13 | Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
4/14 | Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
4/16 | New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge *
4/17 | Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
4/18 | Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
4/19 | Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *
4/21 | Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at The Crofoot *
4/22 | Grand Rapids, MI @ The Ladies Literary Club *
4/23 | Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
4/24 | Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi *
4/25 | Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center *
5/16 | Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe
5/17 | Manchester, UK @ Royal Northern College of Music
5/18 | Glasgow, UK @ CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts
5/19 | Gateshead, UK @ The Sage Gateshead
5/21 | Norwich, UK @ Arts Centre
5/22 | London, UK @ Village Underground
5/23 | Brussels, BE @ Le Gran Salon at Les Nuits
5/24 | Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
5/26 | Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
5/27 | Oslo, NO @ John Dee
5/28 | Copenhagen, DK @ Vega (Small Hall)
5/30 | Berlin, DE @ Lido
5/31 | Dortmund, DE @ Way Back When Festival
6/01 | Luxembourg, LU @ EXIT07
6/03 | Paris, France @ Le Point Ephémère

* w/ White Hinterland

WATCH // Small Black Plays “On The Mountain” Sessions For The Wild Honey Pie

Small Black joined The Wild Honey Pie crew up on a mountain to record a couple songs and today they shared the videos from those sessions. Watch out for Small Black, they’re pool sharks.

See the videos for “No Stranger”, “Sophie”, and for the first time ever online, “Reconstruction” above, on our YouTube, or on The Wild Honey Pie’s site.

If you missed it a few weeks ago, you can preview the new album with track “Lines of Latitude” with guest vocalist Frankie Rose above or on our Soundcloud.

Real People will be available on vinyl and digital formats on April 1st (March 31st in Europe). You can pre-order the new album from SC Distribution.

The band is on tour starting tomorrow night at Rock and Roll Hotel in DC and you can see all the tour dates by clicking read more. Copies of the new EP on vinyl 12″ will be available at all of the band’s upcoming tour dates with Oberhofer and Snowmine.
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LISTEN // Sharon Van Etten Shares New Single “Taking Chances” Via Pitchfork Premiere, ‘Are We There’ Out 5/27

Last week we announced Sharon Van Etten’s new album Are We There out May 27th, 2014. Today, Pitchfork premiered the first single “Taking Chances”. Listen above or here on our YouTube / Soundcloud channels.

Also this morning, The 405 just published an interview with Sharon on the new album that you can read here.

Pre-order Sharon’s new album via SC Distribution for a limited bundle including special edition clear vinyl in litho-wrap gatefold jacket and CD in 6 panel cardboard wallet, Taking Chances b/w Taking Chances (demo) limited edition 7″, a signed 5×7″ print of album cover photo by Sharon, and a 17×22″ poster. The album is also available on Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Click read more to see upcoming tour dates in June from New York to Chicago including an appearance at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival.
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JAG @ SXSW // Secretly Label Group Official SXSW Showcase Lineup + Band Schedules


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Secretly Label Group SXSW Showcase

Friday March 14 at Red Eyed Fly – 715 Red River St. (Between 7th & 8th)

Outdoor Stage
Gardens & Villa: 1:00 – 1:50
Angel Olsen: 12:00 – 12:40
Woman’s Hour: 11:00 – 11:40
Mark McGuire: 10:00 – 10:40
Small Black: 9:00 – 9:40
Tomas Barfod: 8:00 – 8:40

As SXSW gets busier every year, we like to provide you one place to see all of our bands and those on our sister labels Dead Oceans / Secretly Canadian. This year on Friday March 14th, we’re posting up at Red Eyed Fly, between 7th and 8th St. on Red River St. where you can see Jagjaguwar artists Angel Olsen and Small Black. No RSVP needed to get in, first come first serve.

Catch both acts during the week at other showcases with their info below. Follow their respective FB/TW accounts for updated times and additional venues as SXSW approaches.

Angel Olsen

[Twitter / Facebook]
03/12 @ Mohawk (Spin Magazine/House of Vans) 4:00 PM
03/14 @ Central Presbyterian Church (Pitchfork) 8:10 PM
03/14 @ Red Eyed Fly (Secretly Label Group) 12:00 AM

Small Black

[Twitter / Facebook]
03/13 @ Flamingo Cantina (Under The Radar Party) 3:15 PM
03/13 @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (Solid Gold) 6:00 PM
03/14 @ Waterloo Records (Waterloo Records) 12:00 PM
03/14 @ Red Eyed Fly (Secretly Label Group) 9:00 PM
03/15 @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (The Wild Honey Pie) 4:30 PM

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Sharon Van Etten’s New Album ‘Are We There’ Out May 27th, Shares Summer Tour Dates

Last week we shared the above album teaser trailer, and now we are happy to share more details from Sharon Van Etten’s new album Are We There out May 27th, 2014.

Following up from her 2012 album Tramp, Sharon shares an album not only fully-formed and extravagant in sound but also completely self-produced. Her writing also continues to explore personal experience drawing from feelings of emptiness, loss, fear of change, desire, waiting, and self-healing. After collaborating on Boardwalk Empire, Sharon found a kindred spirit in Stewart Lerman, so she recorded Are We There in his studio in her home state of New Jersey.

Pre-order Sharon’s new album via SC Distribution for a limited bundle including special edition clear vinyl in litho-wrap gatefold jacket and CD in 6 panel cardboard wallet, Taking Chances b/w Taking Chances (demo) limited edition 7″, a signed 5×7″ print of album cover photo by Sharon, and a 17×22″ poster. The album is also available on Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Click read more to see album art, see the track listing, and upcoming tour dates in June from New York to Chicago including an appearance at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival.
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FILM PREMIERE // ‘The Comedy’ UK Premiere Is Tonight At Prince Charles Cinema In London, Original Soundtrack Available Now

Director Rick Alverson‘s critically acclaimed film, The Comedy, has its UK premiere tonight at the Prince Charles Cinema in London. The screening starts at 9pm and tickets are available now.

The original soundtrack for strong>The Comedy is available on LP at Norman Records or via iTunes. It’s the perfect pairing, taking each listener through the “autumn of the American Era.” Gardens & Villa, Here We Go Magic, Bill Fay, GAYNGS and Donnie & Joe Emerson are just a few of the artists featured on the soundtrack.

The A.V. Club described ‘The Comedy’ as “the spiritual successor to Mike Nichols’ The Graduate and Carnal Knowledge.” New Video described it as a “powerful and provocative character study that touches a darkness behind the humor that resonates with viewers long after the story ends.”

And just in case you Londoners need more reasons to go and watch:

“Tim Heidecker gives a compulsively fascinating performance.” – Variety

“By far one of the most wildly inappropriate and pitch black comedies I’ve ever seen in my life.” – Film Threat

“A powerful generational statement.” – Indiewire

“Transgressively brilliant…” – Village Voice

Watch // Pink Mountaintops Shares New Video For “Ambulance City”, New Album ‘Get Back’ Out April 29th

A few weeks ago Stephen McBean, of Black Mountain, shared news that a new Pink Mountaintops album Get Back will be out April 29th and you had the chance to hear the new (beautifully filthy) track “North Hollywood Microwaves”.

Today, Pink Mountaintops have shared a new video for “Ambulance City”, the first track from the upcoming album via Noisey premiere.

The new video by Olivia Jaffe features Stephen McBean and band in glorious VHS resolution with more costume changes than you can shake a badass stick at. According to McBean, the video came together after he heard director Jaffe about her still-working 80′s VHS camera. This video marks the first time they’ve worked together since 1431 while serving drinks at Joan of Arc’s execution (no need to check the history books on that one, we can say from being there that it’s true).

Pre-order Get Back on iTunes, Amazon, SCD Bundle, and your local record store.

Click read more for the band’s current and upcoming tour dates with Band of Horses and Marissa Nadler.
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EP ANNOUNCE // Small Black Announce New EP “Real People” Out 4/1, Listen To “Lines Of Latitude” Now Via Gorilla Vs. Bear



We are excited to announce Small Black‘s Real People, a new 12″ and digital EP from the band which further delves into the sound heard on their 2013 full-length Limits of Desire.

Preview the new album with track “Lines of Latitude” with guest vocalist Frankie Rose which premiered today via Gorilla vs. Bear and can be heard above or on our Soundcloud.

Real People will be available on vinyl and digital formats on April 1st (March 31st in Europe). You can pre-order the new album from SC Distribution.

Click read more to see album art, track list, and tour dates starting in March. Copies of the new EP on vinyl 12″ will be available at all of the band’s upcoming tour dates with Oberhofer and Snowmine.
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ALBUM RELEASE // Angel Olsen ‘Burn Your Fire For No Witness” Out Now, New European Dates Added In May

Angel Olsen is no stranger to listeners who caught her vibrant and expressive voice in her debut EP Strange Cacti or later on Half Way Home, where her sound expanded and her lyrics cut deeper.

Today, Angel’s debut album on Jagjaguwar, Burn Your Fire for No Witness, is out worldwide.

On the new album, Pitchfork named it Best New Music yesterday, in the UK the album received rave reviews including four stars in The Observer, and NPR’s Bob Boilen named it his “Album of the Week” this week on All Songs Considered writing, “I’ve been living with this music for a bit now. It’s my friend, my comfort; it shakes me, saddens me and lifts me”.

With BYFFNW, Angel further explores a familiar sound, but only widens her vocal range to new expressive heights. She captures both bravery and vulnerability in her war cries bringing the listener closer if they aren’t already sucked into Angel’s crackling fire gaze. Her new album, produced by John Congleton, stokes the fire and aggravates the flames inside of Angel releasing an energy and voice not heard before.

Get a sense of this new sound by listening to a few tracks from the album above or watching her newest video for “Hi-Five” directed by Zia Anger on YouTube, here.

Burn Your Fire for No Witness is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.

See Angel Olsen on tour starting tonight in Charlottesville at The Southern with all dates listed below.

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WATCH // S. Carey Shares “Fire-scene” Video Via FILTER Premiere, Announces New EU Tour Dates



Via FILTER Premiere, S. Carey shares the first video from his new full length album Range of Light out April 1st, 2014 (March 31 in UK).

Filmed mostly in and around Spokane, Washington, the video for “Fire-scene” by director Joe Baughman looks to further intoxicate the mind with the intended imagery already created by S. Carey in the song. We see virtually untouched snow covered landscapes and sprawling mountains, the hustle of workers in the industrial backdrop of Spokane, and more to compliment S. Carey’s ethereal music. Watch the video above our on our YouTube channel here.

Some thoughts on the video from the director:

“Working with S. Carey to conceptualize how “Fire-scene” would look as a visible medium was one of the least difficult things I’ve done. The carefully crafted song is, with audio alone, full of magnificent images. My task was to take the images that were right in front of me and transfer them into something anybody with sight could view.

The most important aspect of this video is the location: Eastern Washington, specifically Spokane, WA and its surrounding area. I also filmed some of it in Indiana (where I’m from).

Even though there were innumerable possibilities at the editing table, it seemed to piece itself together very nicely. The video, without spoiling the freedom of interpretation, has so many natural juxtapositions of tone, color, shape, and space that I was easily able to make it suggest what I wanted it to suggest and more. The beauty of a song and video like “Fire-scene” is that the interpretations are endless and heavily reliant upon the viewer’s own thoughts and experience, thus exceeding the suggestions of the musician and the director”

Range of Light is now available for pre-order via iTunes, and comes with an instant-grat download of “Fire-scene.” A pre-order with instant-grat is also available through SC Distribution, in addition to a Range of Light deluxe package, which includes limited-edition marble vinyl and a limited-edition “Fire-scene” 7″, featuring exclusive b-side “Chrysalis.” Others can also find the new album available via Amazon and your local record store.

Click read more to get album artwork, the track list, and tour dates starting in Iowa on release week in April with newly announced European tour dates in May.
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WATCH // La Blogothèque Shares Angel Olsen’s Session, New Album Out Next Tuesday

ANGEL OLSEN LA BLOGOTHEQUE

Today La Blogothèque released Angel Olsen‘s full session they teased last week.

Watch it on La Blogothèque’s website here. If you missed it, see more of Angel in her recent NPR Music Tiny Desk Session.

Pre-order Angel’s new album Burn Your Fire For No Witness via Amazon, iTunes, your local record store, or SC Distribution.

Connect with Angel on her Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Click read more to see Angel Olsen‘s upcoming tour dates starting in Charlottesville on the album’s release day next Tuesday.
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ON TOUR // The Cave Singers Tour North America, New US Dates Added In May



The Cave Singers will tour North America starting at the end of February. In July the group will play Sasquatch Music Festival in George, Washington on the 5th.

See their full schedule HERE.

TOUR DATES:

02/28 | Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre – GET TIX
03/01 | Victoria, BC – Sugar Nightclub – GET TIX
04/02 | Bozeman, MT – The Filling Station
04/04 | Calgary, AB – Republik – GET TIX
04/05 | Nelson, BC – Spiritbar at the Hume Hotel – GET TIX
04/06 | Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
05/09 | Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
05/10 | Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater
05/11 | Colorado Springs, CO – Ivywild School
05/13 | Santa Fe, NM – Sol Santa Fe
05/15 | San Diego, CA – The Casbah – GET TIX
05/16 | Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
05/18 | Los Angeles, CA – The Church on York
05/19 | San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop – GET TIX
05/20 | Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s – GET TIX

07/05 | George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival

GET TIX

LISTEN // Hear New Angel Olsen Track “White Fire” Via Pitchfork Premiere, New Album Out 2/18



Pitchfork just premiered a new song “White Fire” by Angel Olsen and named it Best New Track. Angel’s new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness is out March 18th. Listen to the new song on our YouTube page, on Pitchfork‘s website, above, or on our Soundcloud page here.

If you missed it, see more of Angel in her new music video for “Hi-Five”, in her recent NPR Music Tiny Desk Session or this teaser for her full La Blogothèque session on YouTube here.

Pre-order Angel’s new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness via Amazon, iTunes, your local record store, or SC Distribution.

Click read more to see Angel’s upcoming US and European tour dates and ticket links.
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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Pink Mountaintops Announces New LP ‘Get Back’ Out April 29th, Listen to “North Hollywood Microwaves” Via Stereogum Premiere

Stephen McBean, of Black Mountain, has shared news that a new Pink Mountaintops album is on the way.

New LP Get Back, out April 29th (28th in Europe), picks up where Stephen left off on Outside Love in 2009, with a collection of songs partly inspired by Stephen’s new home base of Los Angeles, but also much more. Stephen says the album is influenced by “Alleys, curbs, walls, and cigarette-stained gig flyers. An island on the Pacific coast. Fake British towns. Slayer posters. The beauty of youth. It’s about listening to ‘Driver’s Seat’ and ‘Guns of Brixton’ and hotboxing The Duster.”

The new album is produced by Joe Cardomone [The Icarus Line] and pulls from a wealth of talented Los Angeles musicians including J Mascis, Gregg Foreman [Cat Power, Delta 72], Daniel Allaire [Brian Jonestown Massacre], Stephen Kille [Dead Meadow], and Rob Barbato [Darker My Love, The Fall, Cass McCombs]. To fin ish up the record, Stephen called upon Randal Dunn [SunnO))), Earth, SunCity Girls, Boris] who mixed it at Avast! Studios [Bikini Kill, Mudhoney, Christ On A Crutch, Soundgarden] in Seattle and Howie Weinburg [Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Danzig, Ramones, Slayer] who mastered it in Laurel Canyon.

With all that in mind, excited fans can preview the new album by listening to an awesome new track “North Hollywood Microwaves”, which is maybe the filthiest song we’ve ever released. It features rapping from Annie Hardy [Giant Drag] and can be heard via Stereogum or above via our Soundcloud. Put on some headphones and get weird with Stephen and Annie.

Pre-order Get Back on iTunes, Amazon, SCD Bundle, and your local record store.

Click read more to see artwork, track list, and upcoming tour dates including a few with Band of Horses.
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WATCH // Justin Vernon Performs “Holocene” With The Roots For Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, See Volcano Choir At Primavera Sound In May

Justin Vernon [Volcano Choir, Bon Iver] joined The Roots this past Friday on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and they group performed a special version of “Holocene” from Bon Iver’s 2011 self-titled album. You can watch the performance above or here on Late Night’s site. If you missed it, watch Volcano Choir play Late Night back in the fall right here.

If you haven’t already grab Volcano Choir‘s Repave on iTunes, Amazon, your local record store, and from SC Distribution.

See Volcano Choir live soon including an appearance at Primavera Sound in Barcelona this May. Keep up with their live dates here.

WATCH // Angel Olsen Shares New “Hi-Five” Video, ‘Burn Your Fire for No Witness’ Out 2/18

We’re extremely excited for Angel Olsen‘s new album out February 18th, and as another teaser for the release, she has shared a new video for “Hi-Five” directed/filmed by Angel’s constant collaborator, Zia Anger. Watch Angel steal your heart and ours once again above or on our YouTube page here.

On the style of the video, director Anger says she was inspired by 1960s and 1970s telecasts:

They were always so wild and psychedelic and humorous from afar. The more you watch them, the more wooden and awkward the performances become. There is a certain loneliness captured. The song ‘Hi-Five’ seems to contain the same sort of duality.

If you missed it, see more of Angel in her recent NPR Music Tiny Desk Session or her teaser for her full La Blogothèque session on YouTube here.

Pre-order Angel’s new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness via Amazon, iTunes, your local record store, or SC Distribution.

Click read more to see Angel’s upcoming US and European tour dates and ticket links.
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WATCH // Preview Angel Olsen’s La Blogothèque Session With ‘Enemy’ Live Video, Full Session Out February 10th

Today La Blogothèque previewed Angel Olsen‘s full session coming February 10th with a short teaser. We see Angel armed with electric guitar and mini amp playing ‘Enemy’ to a spellbound audience in a small apartment.

Watch it above or on YouTube here. If you missed it, see more of Angel in her recent NPR Music Tiny Desk Session.

Pre-order Angel’s new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness via Amazon, iTunes, your local record store, or SC Distribution.

See Angel on tour with ticket links here.

TOUR DATES:

2/18/14 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
2/20/14 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
2/22/14 – Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox
2/23/14 – Fayetteville, AR @ JR’s Lightbulb Club
2/24/14 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
2/25/14 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
3/1/14 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
3/2/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
3/3/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
3/5/14 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
3/6/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
3/7/14 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
3/8/14 – Moscow, ID @ Mikey’s Gyros
3/10/14 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

WATCH // NPR Music Shares Angel Olsen’s Tiny Desk Concert Session, New Album Out 2/18

Watch Angel Olsen play stripped-down versions of four songs from new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series. See and hear solo versions of “Unfucktheworld”, “lota”, “Enemy”, and “White Fire” above or on NPR’s website or YouTube page.

Pre-order Angel’s new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness via Amazon, iTunes, your local record store, or SC Distribution.

See Angel on tour with ticket links here.

TOUR DATES:

2/18/14 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
2/20/14 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
2/22/14 – Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox
2/23/14 – Fayetteville, AR @ JR’s Lightbulb Club
2/24/14 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
2/25/14 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
3/1/14 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
3/2/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
3/3/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
3/5/14 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
3/6/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
3/7/14 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
3/8/14 – Moscow, ID @ Mikey’s Gyros
3/10/14 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

WATCH // Moonface Releases Live Video for “Julia with Blue Jeans On”, Adds New US Tour Dates

Before Moonface starts his European tour in Finland tonight, see a new live video of Spencer playing title track “Julia with Blue Jeans On” in London last fall at St. Pancras Old Church directed by Phil Poole. Watch the video above or on our YouTube page here.

Moonface’s latest album Julia with Blue Jeans On is available now from Amazon, iTunes, SC Distribution, your local record store, and on Paper Bag Records in Canada.

Click read more to see reviews of the new album and ticket links to upcoming Moonface‘s shows starting tonight in Hameenlinna, Finland at Suisto-Club with newly announced US dates starting February 26th, below.

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WATCH // Wolf People Share New “When The Fire Is Dead In The Grate” Video

The men of Wolf People went out and made their own music video for the title track off their newest 12″ When The Fire Is Dead In The Grate. Watch the psychedelic journey through the woods directed by Phil Poole and filmed by band member Davy Willis above on Vevo, on their YouTube page, or for international users who cannot access YouTube/Vevo, it is up on Daily Motion.

Grab Wolf People’s When The Fire Is Dead In The Grate via Amazon, iTunes, or SC Distribution.

Get their LP Fain on LP, iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, your local record store.

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // S. Carey ‘Range of Light’ Out April 1st, Listen To “Fire-Scene” Now Via Stereogum




It has been over 3 years since since S. Carey‘s All We Grow was released on Jagjaguwar, and today we announce his new full length album Range of Light will be out April 1st, 2014 (March 31 in UK). The new album, previewed in Spin last week, is his first recorded in a studio, at Justin Vernon’s April Base Studios in Wisconsin, and brings collaboration from Vernon and Sean’s live band saying “I just wanted to include them because these guys are my brothers…some of my best friends.”

The album’s title originally comes from the naturalist John Muir, who founded the environmental organization the Sierra Club and took great care with and had a great appreciation for the California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. On the title and thought process of the album, Carey writes,

“The ‘Range of Light,’ to me, is the range of my own happiness and the range in anyone’s happiness, sadness…it became a very California-inspired record for me. California and Arizona, specifically, because when I was a kid, my parents got divorced, and my dad lived in Arizona. Every summer we would go visit him and explore — basically road-trip around and camp and fish and hike, and do all that stuff in Arizona and in California, because we had a bunch of cousins and aunts and uncles that lived there. Some of the songs are about those memories, which again goes back to the ‘Range of Light.”

Preview the new album by hearing the new track “Fire-Scene” [via Stereogum premiere this morning] above or on our Soundcloud / YouTube pages.

Range of Light is now available for pre-order via iTunes, and comes with an instant-grat download of “Fire-scene.” A pre-order with instant-grat is also available through SC Distribution, in addition to a Range of Light deluxe package, which includes limited-edition marble vinyl and a limited-edition “Fire-scene” 7″, featuring exclusive b-side “Chrysalis.” Others can also find the new album available via Amazon and your local record store.

Click read more to get album artwork, the track list, and tour dates starting in Iowa on release week in April.
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LISTEN // WSJ Speakeasy Premieres Angel Olsen’s Second Single “Hi-Five”, New Album Out February 18th

Earlier today WSJ Speakeasy premiered a new singleHi-Five” by Angel Olsen from her upcoming release, Burn Your Fire for No Witness. On the track, Angel explained, “To lay it out simply: ‘Hi-Five’ could very well be a song about acquiring a little belief, a little trust, despite a lonely attitude. In fact, we are all lonely sometimes — it’s not unnatural, it’s not unfamiliar, it’s not a pity. Sometimes it’s good to remind a friend of that.” With those thoughts in mind listen to the second single above with visuals by constant collaborator Zia Anger or on our Soundcloud / YouTube channel.

Pre-order Angel’s new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness via Amazon, iTunes, your local record store, or Jagjaguwar.

Click read more to see all of Angel’s upcoming tour dates for North America in February and then new European dates starting late March.
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WATCH // Angel Olsen Shares New “Forgiven/Forgotten” Video, New Album Out 2/18/14

Just a few weeks ago we announced Angel Olsen‘s new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness. We also shared new song “Forgiven/Forgotten” which garnered Pitchfork‘s “Best New Track” status and had Fader saying Angel “has gone ahead and plugged in, with a full rock band sound that seems like it’s rearing to overwhelm everything in its path”.

Today we are excited to premiere the first video from the new album for the track “Forgiven/Forgotten”. Directed by longtime Angel collaborator, Zia Anger, and shot on 16mm, the visual shows Angel in enchanted suburbia with a mate who may no longer be in the picture, literally. Watch the video above or on YouTube/Vevo.

Click read more to read Zia’s thoughts on the video, pre-order links for Angel’s new album out February, 18th, 2014, and see upcoming tour dates including a date with Neko Case on December 12th!.
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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // ‘Drinking Buddies’ Digital Soundtrack Out Now, Listen to Richard Swift’s “Lady Luck”

We are thrilled to release the official digital soundtrack for the new Magnolia Pictures movie Drinking Buddies written and directed by Joe Swanberg (Hannah Takes the Stairs, Alexander the Last). The soundtrack features Jagjaguwar artists Foxygen, Richard Youngs, and also Richard Swift, Here We Go Magic, Night Beds, Plants And Animals, and more. Get a preview of the album by hearing Richard Swift’s “Lady Luck” above or here on YouTube.

Order the soundtrack on iTunes now.

Click read more to get more info on the movie and the soundtrack including the track list and album art.
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WATCH // Pink Mountaintops Plays Acoustic “While We Were Dreaming” For INDIE88 Black Box Session

Stephen McBean of Pink Mountaintops performed a special acoustic version of “While We Were Dreaming” for INDIE88 and their Black Box Sessions series above or on YouTube here.

“While We Were Dreaming” is off Pink Mountaintops‘ 2009 album, Outside Love. Grab the album here from SC Distribution.

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Angel Olsen Announces New Album ‘Burn Your Fire for No Witness’ Due February 18th, 2014

Recent Jagjaguwar signee Angel Olsen is no stranger to listeners who caught her vibrant and expressive voice in her debut EP Strange Cacti or later on Half Way Home (Bathetic), where her sound expanded and her lyrics cut deeper.

Now, Angel offers a new full length album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness out February 18th, 2014 where she further explores a sound familiar, but only widens her vocal range to new expressive heights. She captures both bravery and vulnerability in her war cries bringing the listener closer if they aren’t already sucked into Angel’s crackling fire gaze. Her new album, produced by John Congleton, stokes the fire and aggravates the flames inside of Angel releasing an energy and voice not heard before.

Get a sense of this new sound by listening to “Forgiven/Forgotten” above or on Soundcloud here.

Pre-order Angel’s new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness via Amazon, iTunes, your local record store, or SC Distribution.

Click read more for upcoming tour dates, album art, and tracklist of the new album from Angel Olsen.
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ALBUM RELEASE // Unknown Mortal Orchestra Perform ‘Blue Record’ Acoustic EP Out Today, On Tour Starting In November

Today we are proud to release of UMO’s Blue Record, an acoustic EP expanding on II which includes a cover of Dirty Projectors‘ “Swing Lo Magellan” which you can listen to ABOVE or HERE on YouTube.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s new EP ‘Blue Record’ is out now through SC Distribution and iTunes. Also as a preview for the album, our friends at KCRW are currently streaming the whole album here.

Read more to see album art, track list, and all the dates of their upcoming UK / European tour!
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ALBUM RELEASE // Moonface ‘Julia with Blue Jeans On’ Out Today, Releases Video for “Barbarian”

Spencer Krug‘s latest album as Moonface, Julia with Blue Jeans On is out today. For Moonface‘s newest, Krug has stripped down his sound to just a piano and his voice, leaving the effects, overdubs, and electronic elements out. The new album, Julia with Blue Jeans On, is Krug’s self-described love record and displays an angle of Spencer’s music not heard before.

Also premiering today, see a new video by Spencer for the song “Barbarian”, which incorporates camcorder footage from the 1980′s of three children with some pretty sweet moves (see Spencer far right). Watch the video above or here on YouTube.

Julia with Blue Jeans On is available now from Amazon, iTunes, Secretly Canadian Distribution, your local record store, and on Paper Bag Records in Canada.

Click read more to see early reviews of the new album and ticket links to upcoming Moonface‘s solo piano shows below.

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STREAM // Listen To Moonface’s ‘Julia with Blue Jeans On’ At Pitchfork Advance, Tickets For Solo Piano Shows On Sale Now

Spencer Krug‘s latest album as Moonface, Julia with Blue Jeans On is out next week and we’re excited to share that Pitchfork Advance is streaming the record in full here. In a review today from The 405, they write that the album “reflects both Krug’s realised ambitions in himself and see[s] the beauty in simplicity.”

Julia with Blue Jeans On will be released in the US on October 29th, and in Europe on October 28th. Pre-order it now from Amazon, iTunes, Secretly Canadian Distribution, your local record store, and available on Paper Bag Records in Canada.

Click read more to see dates and ticket links to Moonface‘s solo piano shows and watch a beautiful session via Paper Bag Records of Moonface’s song “Love the House You’re In” below.
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WATCH // The Besnard Lakes Release Video For “Colour Yr Lights In”, New US Tour Dates This November

The Besnard Lakes‘ released a new video for the song, “Colour Yr Lights In”! The video, directed by Montreal visual artists the Sanchez Brothers, stars actor Martin Dubreuil as a man who is just trying to keep it all together. Just an FYI for everyone in an office about click play, this video is NSFW and contains some graphic sexual imagery. Watch it above or on YouTube here.

Click read more for November tour dates!
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LISTEN // Small Black Remix Frankie Rose’s “Sorrow”, Tour in November Including Fun Fun Fun Fest

Small Black released their remix of Frankie Rose‘s dreamy single “Sorrow” taking it to the dance floor in true Small Black fashion. Listen to the remix ABOVE or on SoundCloud, HERE.

Click read more to see the “Breathless” video and new US tour dates around FFF Fest in Austin.
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WATCH // Watch Volcano Choir’s Live “Comrade” Performance For Pitchfork’s City of Music, On Tour Now

We are excited to share a special Pitchfork City of Music session filmed at the band’s rehearsal space, Tannery Recording Studio, in Milwaukee, directed by Dan Huiting. Watch the video above or here on YouTube.

If you missed it last week, watch All Songs Considered / NPR Music‘s live recording of the band at DC’s 9:30 Club here.

Volcano Choir is in Minneapolis later this week at First Avenue and then Eau Claire before the band’s first ever tour dates in Europe. Also catch Volcano Choir on the West Coast with recently announced shows in January. Click read more below to see all dates and ticket links.

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LISTEN // Hear Wolf People’s “When The Fire Is Dead In The Grate” From New 12″, Start North American Tour

UK group Wolf People start their first ever North American tour tomorrow night in Brooklyn at The Knitting Factory! In celebration, the band shares a track off the new “When The Fire Is Dead In The Grate” 12″ which will be released on December 3rd, 2013. Listen to the track ABOVE or here on YouTube. The 12″ includes two brand new tracks recorded at their small practice space and two tracks from their April 2013 release, Fain.

Click read more for some backstory on the band and the full list of tour dates including a string of concerts with label mates Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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WATCH // NPR Music Releases Live Video Of Volcano Choir’s 9:30 Club Show

Haven’t seen Volcano Choir live this year or still waiting for your chance? Courtesy of NPR Music you can preview their live show by watching an amazing video of the group’s whole 9:30 Club concert in Washington, DC on September 12th. You can stream the concert, which includes two unreleased songs, “The Valleyinaire” and “Blue Ni Ni (The Volcano Shores)”, above or on NPR‘s website HERE.

Click read more to see the concert’s set list while you watch along, hear the Comrade Remix EP, see links to buy Repave, and ticket links for newly announced European tour dates!
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SESSION / Moonface Releases Paper Bag Session Of “Love the House You’re In”, Announces North American Tour Dates

For Moonface‘s latest release, Spencer Krug has stripped down his sound to just a piano and his voice, leaving the effects, overdubs, and electronic elements out. The new album, Julia with Blue Jeans On, is Krug’s self-described love record and displays an angle of Spencer’s music not heard before.

Paper Bag Records filmed a simply stunning video of the new song “Love The House You’re In” live for their Sessions series. Get a sense of seeing Spencer live by watching the session above or on YouTube here.

A few weeks ago we premiered the first song stream from the new album, “Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark”, a slow building warning of flood waters ahead. Click HERE to listen to the song on our Soundcloud.

Read more for pre-order links, Exclaim’s take on Spencer live at Pop Montreal, and newly added North American tour dates.

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SESSION // Unknown Mortal Orchestra Perform “Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)” Live On KCRW, Continue Tour North American Tour

The fine people at KCRW‘s Morning Becomes Eclectic had Unknown Mortal Orchestra in their studio last week to perform a few songs while in LA. Watch the live video of “Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)” above or on KCRW‘s YouTube channel here.

Click read more to pre-order UMO‘s new ‘Blue Record’ acoustic EP, watch the other live KCRW video for “So Good At Being In Trouble”, and see North American tour dates through the end of October and European dates in November.

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LISTEN // Volcano Choir Announce First European Tour Dates Ever, Release “Comrade” Remixes

We have some big news today for Volcano Choir! The band has toured for the last month since Repave‘s release hitting US cities and even playing Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and today they announce their first ever tour dates in Europe! Volcano Choir European fans will be able to see the band in November in Ireland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and more! Click read more below to see all dates and ticket links.

Today also marks the release of the Comrade Remix EP which includes remixes from musicians in or related to Volcano Choir such as All Tiny Creatures, Collections of Colonies of Bees, guitarist Chris Rosenau, and Altos. The tracks are available for free download and also streaming below or on our Soundcloud page here.

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WATCH // Small Black Release Official Video for “Breathless”, On Tour In Europe

This week’s VEVO‘s Indie Wednesday brings the premiere of Small Black‘s new video for “Breathless”. Directed by Nick Bentgen, the video encapsulates summer feelings slowly fading away into the cooler Fall weather. The cinematic string of vibrant images brings together multiple teenage visions of summer. Kolenik of the band says the song itself is about “feeling free of your own body with the ability to look down at yourself and evaluate.”

Watch “Breathless” ABOVE, HERE on YouTube, or HERE on Vevo.

Read more for for info about the video and Small Black’s current European tour dates.
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WATCH // Foxygen Releases Official Video For “21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic”

The title song from Foxygen‘s debut album We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, gets a psychedelic and trippy visual from director William Doyle of Neighborhood Watch Films. Watch the video above or HERE on YouTube to see singer Sam France running around Calvary Cemetery in Queens summoning the spirits just as he does on stage.

That same stage energy ended the band’s summer tour a bit early when Sam had an accident at First Avenue in Minneapolis in July. Doctors confirmed he completely fractured his tibia and fibula and underwent reconstructive surgery.

However, they said they are confident he will be able to perform in time for Austin City Limits and Foxygen‘s October dates in New York City All fall tour dates preceding ACL have been cancelled. Read more to see those dates and the band’s performance of “Make It Known” at Pitchfork Music Festival this past summer below.
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US TOUR // UK’s Wolf People Add Dates To First Ever North American Tour

UK group Wolf People will embark on their first ever North American tour dates with label mates Unknown Mortal Orchestra in October! Their two week string of dates will take them around the East Coast, Canada and the Midwest.

We are proud to announce today that they have added new headlining dates in New York, Bloomington, IN, and Chicago. Check out the full list below with some backstory on the band and thoughts on the group from The Guardian.
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LATE NIGHT LIVE // Watch Volcano Choir Perform “Byegone” Live On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Last night Volcano Choir made their “smoldering TV debut” [according to SPIN] with a performance of “Byegone” from their new album, Repave, on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Click HERE to watch the performance and see other highlights from the episode or watch ABOVE.

We are also excited to announce Repave debuted today on the Billboard Top 200 at #40.

Read more for ways to buy new album Repave and all Volcano Choir’s currently announced tour dates!

Purchase the new album on iTunes, Amazon, your local record store, and from SC Distribution.

All Volcano Choir tour dates, including a special stop in Justin Vernon‘s home town of Eau Claire, are listed BELOW.


TOUR DATES:


9/06 | Chicago, IL: Metro w/ Sylvan Esso
9/07 | Indianapolis, IN: The Vogue w/ Sylvan Esso
9/08 | Toronto, ON: Phoenix Concert Theatre w/ Sylvan Esso
9/09 | South Burlington, VT: Higher Ground w/ Sylvan Esso
9/11 | Boston, MA: Paradise Rock Club w/ Sylvan Esso
9/12 | Washington, DC: 9:30 Club w/ Sylvan Esso
9/14 | New York, NY: Webster Hall w/ Sylvan Esso
9/27 | Madison, WI: Orpheum Theater w/Field Report
9/28 | Milwaukee, WI: The Pabst Theater w/Hello Death
10/18 | Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue w/Mark Mallman (solo)
10/19 | Eau Claire, WI: Schofield Auditorium w/Adelyn Rose
11/10 | Melbourne, VIC: Werribee Park: Harvest Festival 2013
11/16 | Syndney, NSW: The Domain: Harvest Festival 2013
11/17 | Brisbane, QLD: Botanic Gardens: Harvest Festival 2013
1/17/14 | Phoenix, AZ: The Crescent Ballroom
1/18/14 | Los Angeles, CA: Fonda Theatre
1/19/14 | San Diego, CA: House of Blues
1/23/14 | Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom
1/24/14 | Vancouver, BC: Commodore Ballroom
1/25/14 | Seattle, WA: Neptune Theatre

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announces Acoustic ‘Blue Record’ EP, Out 10/29

It’s been a very big year for UMO including the release of their LP, II, a performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in February, and they just finished up a huge summer tour!

Today we are proud to announce the release of UMO’s Blue Record on October 29th, an acoustic album expanding on II and including a cover of Dirty Projectors‘ “Swing Lo Magellan” which you can listen to ABOVE or HERE on YouTube. Copies of the special blue colored vinyl will be available ahead of the digital release on the upcoming US tour.

Read more to see album art, track list, and all the dates of their upcoming US tour!
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ALBUM RELEASE // Volcano Choir’s ‘Repave’ Out Today, New Tour Dates Through January

The day has finally come! Volcano Choir‘s new album, Repave,is available today in stores and online! Repave is the followup album to 2009′s Unmap with a more expansive sound making for memorable recordings which will hypnotize listeners and leave concert goers in awe on their upcoming tour.

Purchase the new album on iTunes, Amazon, your local record store, and from SC Distribution.

Also, a special Volcano Choir Reddit “Ask Me Anything” will happen tomorrow, September 4th, at 3pm EST including members of the band HERE. Redditors can ask the band what they’ll play this coming Tuesday, September 10th, when Volcano Choir makes their TV debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Read more below for buy links, early reviews, and newly announced tour dates through January.

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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Moonface Releasing Julia with Blue Jeans On October 29th, Stream “Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark”

For Moonface‘s latest iteration, Spencer Krug has stripped down his sound to just a piano and his voice, leaving the effects, overdubs, and electronic elements out. The new album, Julia with Blue Jeans On, is Krug’s self-described love record and displays an angle of Spencer’s music not heard before.

Today we premiere the first song stream from the new album, “Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark”, a slow building warning of flood waters ahead. Click HERE to listen to the song or listen ABOVE.

Read more for the album’s track listing and artwork!

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RAD POST ALERT // Small Black with STRFKR at Toad’s Place In New Haven, CT 9/8

Check out this sweet poster [designed by Brian Morgante of Flesh and Bone Design] for STRFKR‘s show with Small Black in Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT on September 8th!

Grab tickets HERE and then check the rest of Small Black‘s tour dates with STRFKR below!
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ALBUM RELEASE // DIANA ‘Perpetual Surrender’ Out Today

So excited to to release DIANA‘s new album, Perpetual Surrender, today in stores and online! DIANA, is composed of Joseph Shabason, Kieran Adams, Carmen Elle, and Paul Mathew (from the bands The Hidden Cameras, Destroyer, Bonjay), and have already enticed many with previews of the album including a video and Four Tet remix of title track “Perpetual Surrender”, an early stream of “Born Again” back in May, but now unleash the full album on the world.

You can get the new album on iTunes, Amazon, your local record store, at SC Distribution and on Paperbag Records in Canada.

Read more below early reviews and tour dates with Austra.
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LISTEN // Volcano Choir Debuts Second Single “Comrade” from ‘Repave’, Fall Tour Dates On Sale Now

Just under three weeks away from the release of Volcano Choir‘s Repave, and we have anther track for you to hear! Watch the visual and listen to Repave‘s second single, Comrade above or here on YouTube. Dan Huiting took footage taken on location at April Base Studios during the band’s final mixing weekend and subsequent photo shoot to create the visual for the second single.

Tickets for the band’s Fall tour and pre-order links for ‘Repave’ out September 3rd in the US (2nd in the UK) are below.
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WATCH // Volcano Choir Premieres The Making of ‘Repave’ Video For New Album Out September 3rd

Today, Volcano Choir gives you a rare look behind the scenes of their new album, Repave.

Recorded during the final mixing weekend at their April Base in Wisconsin, with additional shooting done at the photo shoot for the press photos, the Volcano Choir “Making Of Repave” documentary offers an unprecedented view of the band’s record making process. Mostly narrated through band’s front man, Justin Vernon, the footage includes interviews with each band member, live footage from their last tour in Japan, and a look at the truly collaborative process that created this beautiful and expansive record. Watch the mini documentary above and read more for Repave pre-order links and Fall tour dates for the group!

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REMIX // Download DIANA “Perpetual Surrender” Remix by Four Tet, Album Out August 20th, Tour with Austra

Hey DIANA fans! We have a special treat for you today in the form of a Four Tet remix of DIANA’s “Perpetual Surrender”!

You can stream or download the remix at Rookie today and then read Jessica Hopper’s feature about DIANA’s Carmen Elle. Not enough DIANA? Chart Attack filmed DIANA in Toronto for their Noisemakers series with a beautiful and intimate performance of “Foreign Installation”. Watch the session, pre-order DIANA’s new album Perpetual Summer out August 20th, and see the band’s tour dates with Austra all BELOW.
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WATCH // Volcano Choir Premieres Official “Byegone” Video, Pre-Order Limited Edition Clear ‘Repave’ Vinyl LP

Volcano Choir fans, the September release of Repave feels like it just around the corner. Today the group premieres another vision from the album with the official video to the album’s first single, “Byegone”. They recruited Japanese video artist Michinori Saigo to create a mesmerizing visual for the single, previously working with him as the director of on their “Island, IS” video. According to the band, Michinori is, “a guy on the other side of the world, with different ideas and a different perspective, that somehow captures exactly what we want to say.”

You can watch the video for “Byegone” above or on VEVO’s website HERE and then peep the limited edition clear vinyl version of the album BELOW including a list of Fall tour dates for Volcano Choir through the Midwest and East Coast.

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WATCH // Lightning Dust Premieres New Video For “Loaded Gun” On Vevo, On Tour Through Early Fall

Need something new to watch during your mid-week slump? Lightning Dust premiered their stylized new video for “Loaded Gun” on Vevo last night! The visual, directed by Zachary Rothman, brings you into a bleak, pitch black environment only lit by fluorescent light bulbs mixed with some freaky imagery. The video matches the dark, ominous vibe of “Loaded Gun”, off Lightning Dust’s newest album, Fantasy. Watch the video above and then catch the band at Pickathon in early August and in a city near you by checking the dates below.

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Come See Us At The Independent Label Market In London On Saturday!

We are very excited to be in attendance at the Independent Label Market tomorrow with a long list of other fantastic indie labels! We’ll have vinyl, rare items, and more for you to mull over buying with your hard earned money but we would love just to see you and say hello!

Our table is located by the Commercial St entrace to the Market in between Soul Jazz Records and Vice Records. To see a list of some special items we are offering at the market plus a map of all the vendors, see below.

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WATCH // DIANA Premieres Official Music Video For “Perpetual Surrender” On Vevo, Announces Official Four Tet Remix With Deluxe Pre-Order

We have a rather trippy video premiere for DIANA‘s title track off their new album, Perpetual Surrender out August 20th.

The video, directed by artist Jesse Yules, utilized folded paintings of DIANA’s lead singer, Carmen Elle. On the paintings, Jesse said, “I used images with a strong, singular light source, that cast a shadow on one side of the figure. I tried to illustrate the idea of a personality with different sides, by mirroring and animating the lit side of the portrait, then contrasting that by mirroring the shadow side of the portrait.” Watch the beautiful and mesmerizing video ABOVE.

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WATCH // Small Black Premieres Live Video of “Breathless” For Stillwater Artisanal’s Sensory Series

Small Black recently played “Breathless” live exclusively for Stillwater Artisanal’s Sensory Series! The video, with live audio recording by 285 Kent and footage from Ian Perlman, was commissioned by Stillwater Artisanal Ales to celebrate the release of Small Black’s official beer with the brewery, a black saison, the second in the series of beers paired with indie artists. Watch the live video above and get more info on where to pick up their official beer HERE.

“Breathless” is taken from Small Black’s Limits of Desire which is now available at iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store.

Small Black will be in Denver at The UMS on July 20th and then on tour with STRFKR in September. All dates are below

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IN-STUDIO // Small Black Performs “Breathless” In Studio At Radio K

Small Black recently graced Radio K‘s studio in Minneapolis with an in-studio performance of “Breathless” off their newest album, Limits Of Desire. Watch the video of their session above and click HERE to listen to two more songs they performed in studio.

Small Black’s Limits of Desire is now available at iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store.

Small Black will be in Denver at The UMS on July 20th and then on tour with STRFKR in September. All dates are below

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ON TOUR // Angel Olsen Adds New Tour Dates In September / October

Newly signed Jagjaguwar artist, Angel Olsen, has just announced some new tour dates in September and October this year. Be sure to catch Angel at some festivals this summer including her current home town, Chicago, for Pitchfork, End Of The Road, Hopscotch.

Watch the “Tiniest Seed” and see her new dates below. Check out the rest of her tour dates HERE.

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ON TOUR // Foxygen Announces New Summer And Fall Tour Dates

(photo credit: Cara Robbins)

Photo credit: Cara Robbins

After just finishing two buzzed about performances at Wilco‘s Solid Sound Festival in Massachusetts and Firefly Music Festival in Delaware, the boys of Foxygen aren’t ready to hang up their touring hats just yet.

Starting with Forecastle on July 13th the band is hitting other big festivals inlcuding Pitchfork on July 21st, Pickathon in early August, and Austin City Limits in October with many more dates in between. Peep the full list of cities below with the new dates in bold.

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ALBUM RELEASE // Justin Vernon-Curated Label, Chigliak, Announces Release Of Sarah Siskind’s ‘Covered’, Premieres Title Track

Cigliak announced today that Covered by Sara Siskind will be released July 16th. Chigliak is a record label personally curated by Justin Veron (of Bon Iver and Volcano Choir) and releases albums that were recorded, but never commercially put out for an official release. In a statement from the label’s website, “We all have that band that changed our lives, that you feel like not nearly enough people have heard. This is Chigliak’s modus operandi; be changed and enjoy”.

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ALBUM RELEASE // Lightning Dust ‘FANTASY’ Out Today

 

 

Happy release day! Lightning Dust’s new album ‘Fantasy’ is out today online and in stores! ‘Fantasy’ is a followup to the group’s 2009 release, ‘Infinite Light’, and is available now from Amazon, iTunes, SC Distribution, and your local record store. Also, if you missed them the other day check out these fantastic remixes of “Loaded Gun”.

The first critics have weighed in on ‘Fantasy’:

Lightning Dust’s giving close attention to details of composition, resisting the temptation to stretch material or ideas too thinly, has brought about an album of ambition and maturity, of subtle shades of darkness and light, of promise fulfilled.
- RAY HONEYBOURNE for The Line Of Best Fit

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LISTEN // Lightning Dust Releases “Loaded Gun” Remixes, New Album ‘Fantasy’ Out Next Tuesday 6/25

 

In anticipation of Lightning Dust‘s album, Fantasy, coming out next Tuesday, the group released some remixes of the album’s 6th track, “Loaded Gun”. Stream the remixes below from our Soundcloud page!

Also, in case you missed it, Pitchfork Advance is still streaming the entirety of Fantasy right HERE.

If you haven’t yet, you should definitely pre-order Fantasy from iTunes, Amazon, or straight from Secretly Canadian Distribution.

WATCH // Teen Vogue Premieres “No Stranger” Video From Small Black’s Album, ‘Limits of Desire’, Out Now

Today Teen Vogue premiered the official video for Small Black‘s “No Stranger”, off their recent release, Limits Of Desire.

Small Black is on tour right now hitting Red 7 in Austin tonight with the rest of the dates, including recently announced dates with STRFKR below
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PRE-ORDER // Volcano Choir Offers Pre-Order of ‘Repave’ With Instant Download Of “Byegone”, Anounces Fall Tour Dates and Tracklist

 

 

Volcano Choir fans rejoice! Today is the day you can officially pre-order their new album Repave. As of today you can pre-order the new album at Amazon, on iTunes, and from Secretly Canadian Distribution, and you will get a download of the plush and beautiful “Byegone” for FREE!

Repave comes out September 3rd. Peep the tracklist below and then check the dates for VC’s Fall tour below.

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LISTEN // UMO Covers Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” For BBC 6 Music

Spend your summer days wasting away with Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s fantastic cover of Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” for for Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music. Listen to the track below. UMO starts a five month long tour tomorrow in Bellingham, WA at The Wild Buffalo! Find the rest of the tour dates HERE.

WATCH // UMO live in a Session at The Great Escape for Bowlegs

Watch Unknown Mortal Orchestra perform in a dark and dreamy session at The Great Escape for Bowlegs!  The track above, “Opposite of Afternoon”, is off their newest album II.  Catch the band on tour at a city near you by checking the dates HERE.

WATCH // Foxygen LIVE at Hype Machine’s “Hype Motel” Showcase at SXSW ’13

During this past SXSW, Foxygen graced the Hype Motel Showcase with their electric stage presence and energetic brand of psych-rock.  Hype Machine just posted a great video of Foxygen’s performance so even if you weren’t there, you can experience them live right from computer!  Watch the video above and then check out their tour dates HERE which includes a bunch of summer festival appearances so chances are high you will see these boys strutting their stuff right before your eyes!

Also, if you somehow haven’t had a chance yet to grab Foxygen’s full album, get it on iTunes HERE.

How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices

Tiderays by Volcano Choir

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

Foxygen
Orange County, CA - Beach Goth Festival @ The Observatory

Lia Ices
Hudson, NY - The Half Moon

Moonface
Lisbon, PT - Jameson Urban Routes Festival

Sharon Van Etten
Baltimore, MD - Ottobar  w/ Tiny Ruins

The Cave Singers
St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre  w/ The Devil Makes Three

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