Out today digitally, we’re proud to announce Koozies, Woodies and Beer — An Ocropolis Japan Benefit from Brah Records. Purchase it now HERE!
Coming out of an idea hatched during a birthday brunch for Kid Millions (Oneida, Brah Records), the compilation features 19 songs from a group of amazing artists, including but not limited to Akron/Family, Liturgy and Zombi. All the bands generously agreed to donate proceeds from the compilation to two Japanese charities (Ashinaga and JOICFP), picked by Shinji Masuko from DMBQ and Boredoms.
Coming off an unbelievably successful run at SXSW, Sharon Van Etten’s next move is to take over the great city of Los Angeles, one media outlet at a time. Sharon-palooza is kicking off today with a live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic. The show starts at 11 am EST and Sharon will be peforming around 2pm EST. Listen in over at KCRW. KCSN will also be airing an interview and acoustic performance today at 6pm EST.
We’ll have some more mega exciting things to announce tomorrow tomorrow, but in the meantime, Sharon and her band will be playing with The War on Drugs tomorrow night at the Avalon. Doors are at 8 PM and you can still buy tickets HERE. Not in LA? Fear not! Catch Sharon on tour this spring (dates below) or take a peak at the video above from Spinner’s New York studios for a special acoustic version of “Give Out” on The Interface.
Bon Iver will be heading back from their Australian tour pretty soon for a string of US dates and festival appearances. While they were down under though, Justin Vernon and the band sat down for a live studio session with the Australian radio network Triple J. The set included a lovely cover of Anais Mitchell’s “Coming Down,” a song off her latest album Young Man In America. If you’ll recall, Justin appeared on Mitchell’s 2010 album Hadestown. Watch and listen their cover of “Coming Down” above and download the audio HERE.
Sharon Van Etten recently met up with MTV Hive’s First Take to play “Serpents” off her new album, Tramp, and talk a bit about her creative process. Living as a nomad and touring nonstop for two years, it seems it would be difficult to really get anything done; Sharon reveals exactly how and when the record came to be. Watch above!
In honor and memory of Chris Reimer, who passed away February 21st, 2012 due to complications from a heart condition, we invite fans and friends to celebrate his life and work with the band Women. Today at 3pm EST, we invite and encourage fans to listen to both Women albums back to back HERE. It’s a simple gesture in remembrance of our talented and compassionate friend, Chris.
Hey guys! Remember when Bon Iver was on Saturday Night Live last weekend? That was pretty awesome. You know what else is cool though? Justin Vernon performing with The Roots! While he was in New York a few weeks ago, the band asked Justin if he’d stop by for a jammed out version of “Perth.” Check out this stellar video of just that from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. “Perth” is sounding extra sexy and smooth with Questlove in the mix. Bon Iver has a bunch of live dates coming up, including appearances at Coachella and Sasquatch. Check them out below! More
Sharon Van Etten is hitting the road for some serious touring this Friday, but she’s looking for help from her fans. Wherever possible, the band will be projecting fan-made video and they want you to contribute. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy. All they’re asking is for you to shoot 10 seconds of something you love (a person, a moment, a view). Use a camera or even your phone. Video guidelines and a submission form can be found HERE. The project will be on-going, so start sending in your video and catch Sharon on the road soon!
It’s here! The day we’ve all been anxiously awaiting. Sharon Van Etten’s gorgeous new album Tramp is officially out TODAY! If you haven’t already, you best get on over HERE and buy your copy now. You can also join the listen party over at Spinner and here the whole album there. In addition, Sharon and her band will be hitting the road this Friday to embark on a massive tour around the US and Canada. Buy your tickets soon because they’re going fast. Dates below: More
Sharon Van Etten’s new album, Tramp, is out next Tuesday, February 7. However, beginning today, NPR Music is rewarding everyone’s supreme patience as they are streaming Tramp in its entirety beginning this morning at 11AM! AND, as if premiering the new album wasn’t enough, Lady Van Etten, herself, will be participating in a live Q & A. Head over to All Songs Considered, where hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton will read fans’ questions. Additionally, for the next week, Tramp will be available to hear in its entirety as part of NPR Music’s First Listen series, and next week via Spinner. Sharon will also be hitting the road this month begin an extensive US/EU/UK tour. Dates below!
Sharon Van Etten made her TV debut last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and totally nailed it! If you missed it live, we got the video below. Tramp is out February 7. Pre-order it now HERE and make sure to catch Sharon on tour. Dates below:
Sean Carey has been mighty busy touring every which way with Bon Iver, but he’s taking a pause to play a set at this year’s FRZN Fest in Madison, WI. Peter Wolf Crier will also be playing the festival, coming off the heels of some heavy touring toward the end of 2011 and the release of their last album, Garden of Arms. Catch both of these wonderful artists and more at the festival on Sat, Jan 14. They’ll be playing at 8pm at the High Noon Saloon (701 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI). The show is only $12 (or $15-20 if you want to stick around for both nights of the festival).
Try to contain your excitment, but last night our very own Bon Iver was nominated for four Grammys! The band was nominated in three of the four General Field categories: Record Of The Year (for “Holocene”), Song Of The Year (“Holocene”), and Best New Artist. They’re also competing for Best Alternative Music Album, going head to head with Radiohead in that category. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated last night and especially to Justin Vernon and company. We are all so incredibly proud.
We are extremely proud to announce that the Jagjaguwar-produced feature film The Comedy has been accepted into the competition line-up at Sundance Film Festival. It was directed and co-written by Rick Alverson (The Builder, New Jerusalem) and stars comedian Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!). The film also features Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!), Gregg Turkington (a.k.a. Neil Hamburger), James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem)) and Kate Lyn Sheil. It is produced by Jagjaguwar, Greyshack Films (Junebug, Meek’s Cutoff, Palendromes, Old Joy) and Glass Eye Pix (Wendy and Lucy).
Synopsis: Indifferent even to the prospects of inheriting his father’s estate, Swanson (Heidecker) whiles away his days with a group of aging Brooklyn hipsters, engaging in acts of recreational cruelty and pacified boredom. Desensitized and disenchanted, he strays into a series of reckless situations that may offer the promise of redemption or the threat of retribution. A scathing look at the white male on the verge of collapse, Rick Alverson’s carefully observed portrait provokes and disorients; a cautionary fable for the autumn of the American Era.
The building suspense leading up to the release of Tramp continues! Sharon Van Etten’s first single from the album, “Serpents,” was released today, along with the the track “Mike McDermott,” which will not be on the full-length. Both songs can be purchased here via iTunes, or at a number of other fine digital retailers across the vast oceans of the internet.
Tramp is out February 7, followed by a nationwide tour. Dates below!
The first track off Tramp, Sharon Van Etten’s debut album with Jagjaguwar, premiered today at Pitchfork! “Serpents” features both Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National, The Walkmen’s Matt Barrick, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, and Doveman’s Thomas Bartlett. You can listen to it here.
Tramp will be released February 7, with a US tour to follow. Dates after the jump.
Pterodactyl stopped by Denton, TX to do a stripped down set and interview for the Violitionist Sessions. Watch the videos now, which feature two new songs from Spills Out (Nerds and The Hole Night) and an older track (December). You can also check out the full interview HERE.
Oneida is teaming up legendary composer Rhys Chatham “who toys with the expectations of amplified guitars so mirthfully in his punk-influenced orchestrations” (New York Times) for The Ecstatic Music Fest! This dynamic team will be hitting Merkin Concert Hall in New York City on March 17 for what promises to be a one of a kind performance. Oneida will be working closely with Chatham to present a program of never before heard tunes for your listening pleasure. Tickets, as well as passes for the whole festical, are available now and can be purchases here, but will be going fast so snag your while you still can!
Don’t you miss cassette tapes? That warm buzz as the ribbon spun gleefully through your walkman and the fuzzy crackle of the music. Well, now you can enjoy the glorious music of Dinosaur Jr. on tape…again! Joyful Noise is reissuing the indie rock legend’s first three albums (Dinosaur, You’re Living All Over Me and Bug) in a set of tapes, which will be packaged in a custom-built, screen-printed wooden box. The set is limited to 500 copies, all of which are hand-numbered. The tapes can be purchased through Joyful Noise HERE.
We are pleased to announce that Sharon Van Etten’s debut album on Jagjaguwar, Tramp, will be released February 7. The album, which is the culmination of 14 months of scattered recording sessions with the National’s Aaron Dessner, contains as much striking rock as pious, minimal beauty; it can be as emotionally combative as it can sultry. Contributions from Matt Barrick (The Walkmen), Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), Zach Condon (Beirut), Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak), Julianna Barwick, and Dessner himself add a glowing sheen to the already substantial offering.
We’ve been busy busy busy these past few months getting everything together for our CMJ showcase and last night it went off with a bang. If you didn’t make it out to Union Pool, here are some photos of the awesomeness. Try not to be too sad when you see what you missed. If you were there, well, congratulations! Stick around for the rest of the festival and catch some bands from our sister label Dead Oceans.
Here’s a little treat for your ears. It’s the title track from Small Black’s Moon Killer mixtape coming 11/11/11 to a filesharing site near you. We’ve had this on repeat since the guys sent it to us. I’ve actually been living in that space around the 2:20 mark where the beat drops. Come hang!
Kathleen Edwards album Voyageur, the much anticipated follow-up to 2008’s Asking for Flowers, is set for release January 17. In addition to the fact that the album is being co-produced by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, we were thrilled to find out that a number of our other artists are appearing on it as well.
Listeners can look forward to musical stylings from Sean Carey (S. Carey, Bon Iver), Brian Moen (Peter Wolf Crier) and Vernon, who also contributed backing vocals, guitar, piano, organ, bass, banjo and xylophone.
We are pleased to announce that a number of our bands will be playing Le Guess Who? Festival this Novemeber 24-27 in Utrchet, Holland. Featured bands from the label will include Pink Mountaintops, The Besnard Lakes and Okkervil River. In addition, bands like Suuns, Nurses and Akron/Family, from our sister labels, Dead Oceans and Secretly Canadian, will also be playing the festival.