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EP ANNOUNCE // Sharon Van Etten Announces “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” EP Out June 9th

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Sharon Van Etten has never needed much room to make a grand statement. With four albums diligently released during the last six years, she’s become one of music’s most astute new cartographers of the heart, able to capture emotional trials and triumphs with incisive lines and a voice that loses nothing in the translation and transmission of feelings. Her second record, epic, needed only seven tracks to live up to its title. Her subsequent albums, 2012’s Tramp and last year’s Are We There, went longer, but Van Etten managed still to squeeze enormous sentiments into especially small spaces. From start to rising stardom, Van Etten has forever understood the impact of economy.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Van Etten’s forthcoming five-song EP, I Don’t Want to Let You Down, functions as much more than some between-albums, on-tour stopgap. In only 22 minutes, Van Etten offers documents of surrender and disappointment, admission and longing. The songs are as sophisticated and evolved as anything Van Etten has ever done. Produced by Van Etten and Are We There producing partner Stewart Lerman, the EP features a sterling crew of collaborators: Heather Woods Broderick (keyboards, strings, vocals), Doug Keith (guitar), Zeke Hutchins (drums), Brad Cook (bass), Darren Jesse (drums), Peter Broderick (strings), Stuart Bogie (woodwinds), and The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel (guitar) and Dave Hartley (bass).

Sharon Van Etten I Don’t Want to Let You Down EP is out June 9th on Jagjaguwar and available for pre-order now. An instant free download of the title track, debuted in January on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, comes with each digital pre-order. Surrounding the release of the EP, Sharon will play select festivals and tour South America. Full tour dates after the jump.

Pre-Order I Don’t Want to Let You Down via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, or your local record store.

I Don’t Want to Let You Down EP Tracklisting:
1. I Don’t Want To Let You Down
2. Just Like Blood
3. I Always Fall Apart
4. Pay My Debts
5. Tell Me [Live]

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FILM ANNOUNCE // Magnolia Pictures To Bring Rick Alverson’s ‘Entertainment’ To North America

Entertainment_GreggTurkington_1_PhotoByLorenzo Haggerman

“An unforgettable death march to the rotting core of American culture.”
— Time Out New York

Entertainment is a twisted, existential comedic masterwork.”
— Indiewire

More big news for Entertainment. After a brilliant showing at Sundance Film Festival and SXSW, Magnolia Pictures has announced today that it is acquiring all North American rights to Rick Alverson’s film starring Gregg Turkington, Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Amy Seimetz. The film was written by Alverson, Turkington and Tim Heidecker and produced by Ryan Zacarias, Ryan Lough, George Rush, Brooke Bernard, Rick Alverson, Patrick Hibler and Alex Lipschultz and Jagjaguwar’s Chris Swanson also performed the role of Music Supervisor. The picture is a Jagjaguwar, Nomadic Independence and Made Bed Production in association with Arts + Labor, Autumn Productions, Epic Pictures Group and Complex Corporation.

Rick Alverson said, “We’re very honored to partner with Magnolia. It’s humbling to be in the company of so many bold, innovative independent films.”

About Entertainment

In ENTERTAINMENT, an aging comedian (Gregg Turkington) tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his es-tranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona. Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement, he trudges through a series of increasingly surreal and volatile encounters. In Alverson’s hallucinatory fugue, Gregg Turkington stars as The Co-median, caught in a struggle between being the center of attention and the object of alienation, occasionally challenged by an unexpected cast of characters played by Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Amy Seimetz. Acquisition title: Cinetic. 98m.

Press materials can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/EntertainmentSundance

ALBUM / VIDEO RELEASE // S. Carey ‘Supermoon’ EP Out Now, Watch Video For “Neverending Fountain” Via Stereogum, Living Room Tour Continues

Big day for S. Carey. Already in the midst of a nearly sold-out Living Room Tour, our beloved Wisconsinite has teamed up with Stereogum to debut a stunning video for “Neverending Fountain” dir. by Davin Haukebo-Bol. Check it out here or via S. Carey’s VEVO page.

Today also marks the worldwide release of the Supermoon EP. You can purchase it now via iTunes, Amazon, or SC Distribution.

S. CAREY LIVING ROOM SHOWS
(Tickets at: http://bit.ly/scareylrtix)

FEB. 19 SAN FRANCISCO, CA (SOLD-OUT)
FEB. 20 CHICO, CA
FEB. 21 PORTLAND, OR (SOLD-OUT)
FEB. 22 SEATTLE, WA (SOLD-OUT)
FEB. 23 BELLINGHAM, WA
FEB. 24 VICTORIA, BC (SOLD-OUT)
FEB. 25 VANCOUVER, BC (SOLD-OUT)
FEB. 26 SPOKANE, WA
APR. 13 MADISON, WI (SOLD-OUT)
APR. 14 MILWAUKEE, WI
APR. 15 CHICAGO, IL (SOLD-OUT)
APR. 16 GRAND RAPIDS, MI (SOLD-OUT)
APR. 17 HAMILTON, ON (SOLD-OUT)
APR. 18 MONTREAL, QC (SOLD-OUT)
APR. 20 BURLINGTON, VT
APR. 21 CAMBRIDGE, MA (SOLD-OUT)
APR. 22 NEW YORK, NY (SOLD-OUT)
APR. 23 BROOKLYN, NY (SOLD-OUT)
APR. 24 PHILADELPHIA, PA (SOLD-OUT)
APR. 25 WASHINGTON, DC (SOLD-OUT)
APR. 26 WASHINGTON, DC (SOLD-OUT)
APR. 27 RALEIGH, NC
APR. 28 ATHENS, GA
APR. 29 NASHVILLE, TN (SOLD-OUT)
APR. 30 BLOOMINGTON, IN

WATCH // Viet Cong Share “Silhouettes’ Video Dir. By Brook Linder Via New York Times T Magazine, New Album Out Now

Viet Cong‘s highly anticipated self-titled debut album is out now on Jagjaguwar (and Flemish Eye in Canada) and is receiving critical acclaim across the board for it’s depth, power, and sheer inventiveness. Today. the video for “Silhouettes” premiered on New York Times’ T Magazine. You can watch the video above or on YouTube.

From an interview with director Brook Linder“Silhouettes’ came from blending iconography from old haunted house films and late ’70s, early ’80s sci-fi: So, pluck an astronaut from a spacewalk and set him inorganic-looking galactic explosions.” “Silhouettes” is Today’s Top Tune from KCRW.

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

The band hits the road in a week with a two sold-out shows in NY. After that, they’ll be in Europe before heading back to North America. Full dates 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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Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong
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
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

S. Carey
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