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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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FILM ANNOUNCE // ‘Entertainment’ (Dir. Rick Alverson) To Premier At Sundance Film Festival Jan. 24 – 30

Entertainment_GreggTurkington_1_PhotoByLorenzo Haggerman

Jagjaguwar is proud to present Entertainment, the fourth film from Director Rick Alverson. Premiering this weekend at Sundance Film Festival, the film starts a bevy of actors both new and old to the Alverson world, including Gregg Turkington, Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Amy Seimetz. Jagjaguwar’s Chris Swanson also performed the role of Music Supervisor. Full description and screening dates are below.

Park City may not be ready for it, but writer/director Rick Alverson (The Comedy) returns with this nightmarish account of a traveling comedian lost on the brink. A broken, aging comedian tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his estranged 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 Comedian, 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

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2:30pm, Library Center Theatre – World Premiere
Monday, Jan. 26, 9:00pm, Yarrow Hotel Theater – Public Screening #2
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 6:45pm, Broadway Centre (SLC) – Public Screening #3
Friday, Jan. 30, 2:30pm, Prospector Square Theatre – Public Screening #4

WATCH // S. Carey Shares ‘Supermoon’ EPK Via Outside Magazine, New EP Out Feb. 17, April Dates Added To Living Room Tour

S. Carey debuted the EPK for his upcoming Supermoon EP today via Outside Magazine premiere. The video – gorgeously shot primarily in the Wisconsin wilderness – provides a further window into the musical inspiration that Carey finds in nature and family. The Supermoon EP offers reimagined versions of the Eau Claire-native singer/songwriter and Bon Iver-multi-instrumentalist’s two full-lengths, 2010’s All We Grow and 2014’s Range of Light, alongside the title track new song and a Radiohead cover. Go behind the scenes with a special EPK directed by Dan Huiting you can watch above or on YouTube.

Pre-order the EP via SC Distribution, iTunes, and Amazon.

The Supermoon EP, recorded during August 2014’s perigee-syzygy (a/k/a super moon), is a study in scale, space, and proximity. With the songs pared down to essential, acoustic parts, their beauty, intimacy, and potently personal nature are allowed to shine through in new and distinctive ways. Carey’s gentle, evocative vocals glide atop lilting yet percussive piano and subtle harmonic strings; his breath between words and the pat of his fingers on his family’s baby grand keys have been left audible. Inspired by nature, as with much of his work, and the excitement of on the spot song arrangements for various sessions while on tour, the Supermoon EP was laid to tape with the help of longtime friends and collaborators Zach Hanson (who engineered, mixed, and mastered) and Mike Noyce (who played viola). The EP is captivating and understated, adding a new chapter to the still-unfolding story of Sean Carey as an artist.

Carey has added April dates to his upcoming living room tour, presented by Undertow Music Collective. This series of shows will showcase the stripped-down artistry of the Supermoon EP and begin on February 5th in Des Moines, IA.

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

FEB. 5 DES MOINES, IA (SOLD-OUT)
FEB. 6 ST. LOUIS, MO (SOLD-OUT)
FEB. 7 KANSAS CITY, MO (SOLD-OUT)
FEB. 8 TULSA, OK (SOLD-OUT)
FEB. 9 DENTON, TX (SOLD-OUT)
FEB. 10 AUSTIN, TX (SOLD-OUT)
FEB. 11 AUSTIN, TX (SOLD-OUT)
FEB. 13 TUCSON, AZ
FEB. 14 PHOENIX, AZ (SOLD-OUT)
FEB. 15 HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (SOLD-OUT)
FEB. 16 LOS ANGELES, CA (SOLD-OUT)
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
APR. 14 MILWAUKEE, WI
APR. 15 CHICAGO, IL
APR. 16 GRAND RAPIDS, MI
APR. 17 HAMILTON, ON
APR. 18 MONTREAL, QC
APR. 20 BURLINGTON, VT
APR. 21 CAMBRIDGE, MA
APR. 22 NEW YORK, NY
APR. 23 BROOKLYN, NY
APR. 24 PHILADELPHIA, PA
APR. 25 WASHINGTON, DC
APR. 27 RALEIGH, NC
APR. 28 ATHENS, GA
APR. 29 NASHVILLE, TN
APR. 30 BLOOMINGTON, IN

WATCH // Sharon Van Etten Debuts New Single “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” On The Ellen Show, Now Available As Digital Single + New Tour Dates


Sharon Van ELLEN.

Life just keeps getting better and better for Sharon Van Etten. In 2014, she gave us the breathtaking Are We There which made itself onto a smattering of Top Ten lists, including Uncut, Noisey, Under The Radar, American Songwriter, Drowned In Sound, Paste, Stereogum & Q Magazine. Yesterday, a ga-jillion people saw Sharon on The Ellen Show where she debuted new single ‘I Don’t Want To Let You Down’ (Also on the episode was Mariah Carey, but alas, no guest verse from Mimi). Catch the performance above and listen to the track on our SoundCloud page.

Download the track on iTunes and stream it on Spotify.

Everyone in Ellen’s audience got a copy of Are We There and YOU CAN TOO. Order it via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

In addition to this performance, Sharon is kicking off the year with two sold out shows at Warsaw in Brooklyn next month before touring the rest of the globe. Full Dates after the jump.

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LISTEN // Lia Ices Shares ‘Higher (Sam Proffitt Remix)’ Via Magnetic Magazine

You know that point of the evening where night begins to turn to day? You’re tired and thinking of leaving the party, but then you catch the sun breaking through and can’t imagine being anywhere else? That’s where Samuel Proffitt’s remix of Lia Ices’ “Higher” comes in. This indelibly catchy remix gives the summer single an icy, airy lift with crispier snaps and flecks of soul-infused synths. The original version of “Higher” that appears on Ices was co-produced by Clams Casino and Benny Sagittarius, which is the sister/brother production duo of Lia Ices and her psychic twin brother Eliot. What’s more, it’s available for free download! Hop on over to Magnetic Magazine to check it out and catch Lia on tour in North America starting this week.

Ices is available now via iTunes, Amazon, Jagjaguwar, and your local record store.

LIA ICES TOUR DATES
Tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour
Wed. Jan. 14 – Chicago, IL @ Tomorrow Never Knows – Schubas
Thurs. Jan. 15 – Madison, WI @ FRZN Fest – High Noon Saloon
Fri. Jan. 16 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Sat. Jan. 17 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake (Underground)
Sun. Jan. 18 – Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange
Mon. Jan. 19 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Wed. Jan. 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Thurs. Jan. 22 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Fri. Jan. 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade

Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
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
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

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Sharon Van Etten
George, WA - Sasquatch! Music Festival

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet

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