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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce New Album ‘Multi-Love’ Out May 26th, Listen To The Title Track Now




The threads of our past never unravel, they hover like invisible webs, occasionally glistening due to a sly angle of the sun. On Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson reflects on relationships: airy, humid longing, loss, the geometry of desire that occurs when three people align. Where Nielson addressed the pain of being alone on II, Multi-Love takes on the complications of being together.UMO’s new album is out May 26th on Jagjaguwar. Listen to title track “Multi-Love” above or on our SoundCloud page and YouTube..

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

Multi-Love adds dimensions to the band’s already kaleidoscopic approach, with Nielson exploring a newfound appreciation for synthesizers. The new songs channel the spirit of psych innovators without ignoring the last 40 years of music, forming a flowing, cohesive whole that reflects restless creativity. Cosmic escapes and disco rhythms speak to developing new vocabulary, while Nielson’s vocals reach powerful new heights.


“It felt good to be rebelling against the typical view of what an artists is today, a curator,” says Ruban. “It’s more about being someone who makes things happen in concrete ways. Building old synthesizers and bringing them back to life, creating sounds that aren’t quite like anyone else’s. I think that’s much more subversive.”

While legions of artists show fidelity to the roots of psychedelia, Unknown Mortal Orchestra shares the rare quality that makes the genre’s touchstones so vital: constant exploration.

Additionally, US and UK tour dates have been announced, and will go on pre-sale on Friday. Full dates + track listing after the jump.

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ALBUM RELEASE // Viet Cong’s Self-Titled Album Out Worldwide Now, On Tour Starting January 28th

“At no point does Viet Cong ease up on the pressure; this is its mourning period, as the massive production culminates in a furious bonfire of rage and release that’s stunning in its scope. The year is too early to call, but if more records match Viet Cong’s restless moods, there may not be much left of us come December.” – NPR Music’s “First Listen”

Ladies & Gentleman, welcome to the cult of Viet Cong. We’ve been members for a while, and we’re glad you’ve joined us. Initiation involves jamming this album till your speakers bleed. Here’s the self-titled debut from Calgary’s finest, out now worldwide. Full tour dates after the jump.

Purchase the new album via SC Distribution [cassette / LP / CD bundles including poster], iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

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Viet Cong TRACKLIST

01 Newspaper Spoons
02 Pointless Experience
03 March Of Progress
04 Bunker Buster
05 Continental Shelf
06 Silhouettes
07 Death

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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

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

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Neverending Fountain (alt. version) by S. Carey
Bullet Proof.. I Wish I Was by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Windows by Angel Olsen

Viet Cong
San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop

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