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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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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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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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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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HAPPY RELEASE DAY // Foxygen’s ‘We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic’ Out Now

Happy release day, folks! Foxygen’s We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is officially in stores and available for immediate purchasing. Pick up your copy(ies) at SC Distribution, iTunes, Jagjaguwar DRIP.fm or your local record store. The Richard Swift-produced album is no stranger to good/great/excellent reviews – check out all the lovin’ below.

Here’s your chance to win a signed copy of the album!

Experience all the songs live! Foxygen is coming to a city near you! They are headed out on tour with labelmates Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Portland’s Wampire. You’ll find the full schedule and links to purchase tickets HERE. Don’t wait to get yours – shows are already selling out (no surprise).

 

LOVE LOVE LOVE FOR FOXYGEN

“It’s one thing to give your band and your album a silly name, and to play dress-up with rock history while tweaking the formula. It’s another thing entirely to mean it; the more time you spend with Ambassadors, the more clearly that commitment and joy comes through.”PITCHFORK, named BEST NEW MUSIC

“Foxygen’s second album is a cheerful retro orgy in which the Stones get down with the Velvets, while Marc Bolan lies down with Prince (Oh Yeah), with the Cramps, looking on.” THE GUARDIAN

“Foxygen wins.”PASTE

“Triumphantly filtering the hallucinogenic sensibilities of yesteryear through the ADD tendencies of today.” - BUST

“It’s as stylistically diverse, maddening and confident as the Take The Kids Off Broadway EP, yet feels ready to enter the primetime — a band confident that their set of skills will be accepted, or at least tolerated.”Aquarium Drunkard

“With Foxygen, who needs acid?”MOJO

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

Higher by Lia Ices

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

City Wrecker by Moonface

How Can You Really by Foxygen

Pink Mountaintops
Brighton, UK - Green Door Store

Small Black
Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House  w/ Washed Out

The Cave Singers
Vancouver, BC - Performance Works  w/ The Nautical Miles

The Cave Singers
Vancouver, BC - Fringe Festival

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Milano, Italy - Circolo Magnolia

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