LISTEN // Black Mountain “S/T (10th Anniversary Edition)” Now Streaming Via CBC Music With Track-By-Track, Album out 6/23


“Me and Josh and Amber were in a different band with our friend Christoff [Hoffmeister, Jerk With a Bomb], we were touring around and we’d grown from a two-piece to a three-piece to a four-piece within three albums. During the last tour, we were essentially playing the first Black Mountain record. Then we kind of imploded and regrouped. I don’t know, it was weird. Basically, [Jerk] had recording time at the Hive booked and we were going to record and then Christoff got sick so then I used the time, as opposed to throwing it away, to record the first Pink Mountaintops record. And then Christoff left and then me and Josh [Wells] recorded a bunch of the first record at our space, and then Matt [Camirand] joined, and Jeremy [Schmidt] joined and then Amber [Webber] and we finished our first record at the Hive. It was an exciting time. – Black Mountain Founder Stephen McBean

Head over to CBC Music now to hear an exclusive stream of the upcoming 10th Anniversary Edition of Black Mountain. Founder Stephen McBean (also of Pink Mountaintops) gives an exclusive track-by-track analysis of the album. You can check everything out here

Preorder the 10th anniv. edition via Jagjaguwar, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

Black Mountain tour dates, album art & track listing after the jump

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LISTEN // ‘I Don’t Want To Let You Down,’ The New EP from Sharon Van Etten, Out Now Worldwide

Van Etten’s way with a melody, and her remarkable voice, can make these stories seem epic, almost mythical. But they all center on the kind of tough, essential, everyday dilemmas that are the heart of living a satisfying life, the same ones that break your heart the hardest.”
NPR All Songs Considered

I Don’t Want To Let You Down, the new EP from Sharon Van Etten, is now available worldwide. She is also playing her first shows in South America this week.

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06/11/15 Rio de Janeiro, BR – Imperator
06/12/15 Sao Paulo, BR – Cine Jola
06/13/15 Buenos Aires, AR – Niceto Club
06/14/15 Santiago, CL – Sala el Angel

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LISTEN // New Black Mountain Single/Origin Song “Black Mountain (demo)”

This morning Stereogum premiered the second single released for the 10th Anniversary Edition of Black Mountain. The song “Black Mountain (demo)” wasn’t on the original album, but will be on the deluxe reissue.

Here’s what bandleader Stephen McBean said about the song:

Jerk With A Bomb was playing a show at Pat’s Pub in Vancouver. It must’ve been 2003. The night before I had a dream that if we were called Black Mountain we would become an unstoppable rock ‘n’ roll force. In the morning, a banner was created on a old sheet with a few jiffy markers and our opening theme song was composed. I believe we played it live a few more times enhanced with synchronized dance, then left it to rest for 10 odd years on a mini disc in a dusty box, but that evening through dream, banner and song Black Mountain was born.

The 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is a double-LP including 8 bonus tracks on limited edition colored vinyl, using foil-print on the first pressing of the litho-wrap gatefold packaging. The records themselves are limited-edition color matched grey double vinyl, as well as standard black vinyl and double disc CD, which are also available with limited edition foil-printing. It includes the original classic album paired with the Druganaut 12″ plus 4 previously unreleased tracks.



ALBUM RELEASE // Unknown Mortal Orchestra “Multi-Love” Out Now Worldwide


A giddy, psychedelic sound…
The Guardian

A dense, detailed and wildly engrossing album

…the intimacy, awkwardness and emotional nakedness on display might have been hard to take were they not wrapped in the sweetest, catchiest, most impeccably crafted music Unknown Mortal Orchestra has made…
NPR First Listen

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra is now available worldwide, and they continue their epic tour of Europe and the United States, including Bonaroo, Oslo Fjord and Dour Fests, Latitude, Capitol Hill Block Party, Outside Lands, FYF and Austin City Limits Festivals.

You can buy Multi-Love direct, through Amazon, iTunes, or at a local independent record store.

(full tour dates and tickets)

05/30/15 Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
05/31/15 Nimes, FR – This is Not a Love Song Festival
06/02/15 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall w/ Absolutely Free
06/03/15 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount w/ Absolutely Free
06/04/15 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace w/ J Fernandez
06/05/15 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room w/ J Fernandez
06/06/15 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall w/ J Fernandez SOLD-OUT
06/08/15 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club w/ J Fernandez
06/09/15 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room w/ Best Coast, BULLY
06/10/15 St. Louis, MO – Firebird w/ J Fernandez
06/12/15 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
06/13/15 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West w/ Alex G
06/14/15 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle w/ Alex G
06/15/15 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall w/ Alex G
06/16/15 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle w/ Alex G
06/17/15 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle w/ Alex G
06/19/15 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw w/ Buscabulla
06/21/15 Albany, NY – The Hollow
07/14/15 Bergen, NO – Landmark
07/15/15 Oslo, NO – Oslo Fjord Fest
07/16/15 Dour, BE – Dour Festival
07/17/15 Southwold, UK – Latitude Festival
07/18/15 Lisbon, PT – Super Bock Super Rock
07/21/15 Ghent, BE – BOOMTOWN
07/23/15 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater w/ Vinyl Williams
07/24/15 Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
07/26/15 Vancouver, BC – Imperial w/ Vinyl Williams
07/28/15 Boise, ID – Neurolux w/ Vinyl Williams
07/29/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge w/ Vinyl Williams S
07/31/15 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre w/ Vinyl Williams
08/01/15 Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Reporter Block Party w/ Vinyl Williams
08/02/15 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
08/03/15 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
08/05/15 San Diego, CA – Casbah
08/06/15 West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre SOLD-OUT
08/07/15 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08/08/15 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08/09/15 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08/23/15 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09/08/15 Helsinki, FI – Tavastia
09/10/15 Stockholm, SE – Debaser Strand
09/11/15 Gothenburg, SE – Pustervik
09/12/15 Copenhagen, DK – Vega
09/14/15 Hamburg, DE – Ubel & Gefahrlich
09/15/15 Cologne, DE – Gebaude 9
09/16/15 Frankfurt, DE – Zoom
09/17/15 Berlin, DE – Lido
09/20/15 Utrecth, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg Pandora
09/22/15 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
09/23/15 London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire
09/24/15 Birmingham, UK – Library at The Institute
09/25/15 Manchester, UK – The Ritz
09/26/15 Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
09/28/15 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
09/29/15 Leeds, UK – Brudenell
09/30/15 Glasgow, UK – Queen Margaret Union
10/02/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/03/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/04/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/09/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/10/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/11/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

Listen // Briana Marela “Surrender” Single, Album Announce and Tour Dates With Jenny Hval

(above image by Lucinda Roanoke)

It is the balance of the abstract and intimate that makes Briana Marela and her debut for Jagjaguwar, All Around Us, so special. The 25-year-old Washington native draws inspiration from the people around her – the emotions they evoke, the tactile feelings those emotions bring us: the warmth of affection; the weightlessness of joy; the grounded, anchored feeling of love. There is a sense of place in her music, too – a sense of nature, of the northwest, and of the unique space that exists between cities and wilderness. That gift for illuminating the abstract is counterbalanced by a remarkable clarity and forcefulness in Marela’s lyrics.

Marela began writing music on an acoustic guitar in early high school, never imagining she’d make music using computers someday. It wasn’t until Briana left Seattle that she turned her efforts toward music technology, audio production and composition. Learning about the manipulation of melody, vocals and sound is what ultimately drove her and influenced her pop compositions.

Produced and recorded by Sigur Rós producer Alex Somers in Reykjavic and featuring strings by Amiina, All Around Us feels mysterious at first, but reveals itself to be a record of remarkable honesty, and of direct, deeply felt emotions. It’s about relationships with people, about friendship, about improving oneself and finding the bravery to feel, give and show love. This is evident through debut single “Surrender,” a perfect introduction to Marela and the magic of her collaboration with Somers. “Surrender” is delicate at first, with flickering blips and chords that float into earshot like fireflies. As drums and vocals build, the drama escalates and steepens until we are struck with one bold, mantra-like affirmation: “I’ll give you all I’ve got.”

Briana Marela’s All Around Us is out August 21st and available for pre-order now. All digital pre-orders come with a free, instant download of debut single, “Surrender.” Briana will play her first New York club shows next month – Monday, June 1st at Baby’s All Right and Tuesday, June 2nd at Achilles Heel. She’ll tour North America supporting Jenny Hval this summer. All dates are below.

“The first single off the album is an abstract and kinetic love song called “Surrender,” which is built upon a yearning heart, a whorl of strings by Amiina, a pitter-patter of percussion by Samuli Kosminen (of múm), and some lush vocal looping.”The FADER

Pre-order All Around Us:
via SC Distribution
via iTunes
via Amazon
via your local record store

Briana Marela Tour Dates:
Fri. May 29 – Seattle, WA @ Kremwerk
Mon. June 1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right # – 10pm
Tue. June 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Achilles Heel – 7pm
Thu. Aug. 20 – Sun. Aug. 23 – Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
Tue. Aug. 25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel *
Thu. Aug. 27 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
Fri. Aug. 28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt *
Sat. Aug. 29 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
Tue. Sep. 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry *
Wed. Sep. 2 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill *
Thu. Sep. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Constellation *
Fri. Sep. 4 – Toronto, ON @ Drake *
Sat. Sep. 5 – Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz *
Sun. Sep. 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
Tue. Sep. 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
Wed. Sep. 9 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
Fri. Sep. 11 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
Mon. Sep. 14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
Wed. Sep. 16 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain *
Thu. Sep. 17 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
Sat. Sep. 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
Sun. Sep. 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *

# w/ Domino Kirke
* w/ Jenny Hval

Boys Life by Small Black
No One Wants It To Happen To You by Small Black
Back At Belle's by Small Black
Words by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Demo) by Black Mountain
Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten
Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Dani by Briana Marela

Boys Life by Small Black

Bunker Buster by Viet Cong

Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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