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LISTEN // Briana Marela ‘All Around Us’ Now Streaming on Noisey (US) & DIY (UK), Fall Tour With Jenny Hval


“[All Around Us] is a collection of stitched together sounds, exploring how far you can go with vocal manipulation. It’s a bit funny, too, because the Seattle native prides herself on being straightforward with her lyrical content. With Sigur Rós producer Alex Somers as her guiding light, Marela recorded her album in Iceland—a place she thanks for inspiration but jokes that people romanticize a bit too much. This attitude is one that’s indicative of Marela as a whole. She’s serious, yet playful. When she speaks in conversation, she’s quiet and reserved, and finds herself talking in circles while somehow being extremely clear with her message. It makes sense her record would be one of full of swirling, chaotic sounds clashing over lyrics that are driven by emotion, yet plainspoken in their delivery.”Noisey

It is the balance of the abstract and intimate that makes Seattle-based Briana Marela and her debut for Jagjaguwar, All Around Us, so special. Named after a children’s picture book, All Around Us traces Briana’s transition between places, beginning just before she embarked on her first-ever tour in 2012. While on that tour, Briana performed at an art gallery in Providence, Rhode Island and it was there that she crossed paths with the artist Scott Alario. He ended up sharing Briana’s music with his best friend Alex Somers, the Sigur Rós and Jónsi-affiliated musician and producer, who would go on to produce All Around Us. Later that year—on the day, incidentally, that the Mayan calendar predicted the end of the world—Briana got an email from Alex that would eventually bring them to work together in Iceland.

The magic of this collaboration has been teased via the previously shared song, “Surrender,” which, while musically delicate at first, builds into a bold mantra, and the album’s brightest and most immediate song, the buoyant celebration of friendship “Take Care Of Me.” However, this sonic and spiritual connection cannot be wholly experienced without absorbing the album in its entirety, including the gorgeous, comforting “Dani,” and “All Around Us,” a stark, but inspiring beauty, built on the memory of losing a family member and not being able to say “goodbye.” Throughout, Briana manages to draw inspiration from the loved ones around her, and it turn, evokes a wave of emotions in the listener.

Briana Marela’s All Around Us is out August 21st and available for pre-order now. The album can be streamed in its entirety via Noisey for the next week. Alongside this full album stream, KEXP premiered a beautiful set of in-studio takes recorded earlier this summer, featuring four songs off the new album. These versions underline Briana’s beautiful voice and remarkable production talents.

Stream Briana Marela’s All Around Us via Noisey


Watch Briana perform live on KEXP

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

Briana Marela Tour Dates:
(click here for more info and tickets)
Fri. Aug. 14 – Rochester, WA @ Helsing Junction Festival
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/ Jenny Hval

LATE NIGHT SVE // Watch Sharon Van Etten Perform “Break Me” + “Tarifa” On Jimmy Kimmel Live, On Tour In October


Sharon Van Etten visited Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s stage last night with two breathtaking performances of “Break Me” and “Tarifa”. Watch the videos above or here on Youtube.

If you missed her last night appearance on Late Show with David Letterman you can see her perform “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” here on YouTube.

Pick up her new album via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Sharon is back on tour through North America in October and more European dates starting November. See all dates and ticket links below.

[all tickets:]
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

WATCH // See Foxygen’s New KEXP In-Studio, Live Clips, New Tour Dates

If you missed our announcement a few weeks ago, Foxygen is back with their third release …And Star Power, out Oct. 14th (13th in Europe) via Jagjaguwar. We already shared the official video for “How Can You Really” but now a very special live clip of new song “Can’t Contextualize My Mind” and KEXP in-studio versions of “Hang” and “Cannibal Holocaust” have surfaced online. Watch the videos in the playlist above or click read more below to see them individually with newly added tour dates.

Pre-order the new new album via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, or your local record store.

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TOUR UPDATE // Sharon Van Etten Adds US + EU dates, Watch “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” Live At St. Pancras Old Church

Sharon Van Etten continues her tour supporting her new album Are We There, one of the most critically acclaimed albums out this year so far including The New York Times writing “Her voice is wide open, proudly martyred, holding back nothing.” She has added US and EU dates for next fall and a winter with a full list below. To get a sense of the new songs live, she has shared a special video of her playing “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” live at St. Pancras Old Church in London . You can watch the video above or here on YouTube.

[all tickets:]
6/24 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
6/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
6/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
6/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
7/02 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
7/03 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
7/05 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
7/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
7/08 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
7/09 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
7/14 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
7/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
7/17 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin
7/18 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
7/19 – Sun. July 20 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
8/07 – Sun. Aug. 9 – Goteborg, SE @ Way Out West
8/09 – Olso, NO @ Øyafestivalen
8/12 – Bezirk-Landstrasse, AU @ Arena Wien Open Air
8/15 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
8/16 – Crickhowell, UK @ Glanusk Park – Green Man Festival

10/07 – ON – Toronto @ The Opera House
10/08 – MI – Ferndale @ The Loving Touch
10/09 – OH – Columbus @ Wexner Center for the Arts
10/13 – IA – Iowa City @ Gabe’s Oasis
10/14 – IL – Champaign @ Highdive
10/15 – MO – St Louis @ The Luminary Center for the Arts
10/17 – TX – Dallas @ The Kessler Theatre
10/18 – TX – Austin @ The Mohawk
10/20 – GA – Atlanta @ The Earl
10/21 – NC – Asheville @ Grey Eagle
10/23 – NC – Carrboro @ Cat’s Cradle
10/24 – VA – Charlottesville @ Jefferson Theater
10/25 – MD – Baltimore @ Ottobar
11/16 – BE – Hasselt @ Muziekodroom
11/17 – DE – Hamburg @ Prinzenbar
11/18 – DK – Copenhagen @ Vega
11/20 – NL – Groningen @ Vera
11/21 – BE – Gent @ Handelsbeurs
11/24 – UK – Manchester @ Cathedral
11/25 – UK – Glasgow @ Art School
11/26 – UK – Birmingham @ Library
12/01 – FR – Paris @ La Maroquinerie
12/02 – DE – Stuttgart @ 1210
12/04 – CH – Lausanne @ Bogen F
12/05 – IT – Basel @ Kaserne-Rosstall
12/06 – IT – Bologna @ Covo
12/08 – IT – Milan @ Salumeria della Musica
12/10 – ES – Barcelona @ Foyer del Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona
12/11 – ES – Madrid @ Teatro Lara – American Autumn

WATCH // Angel Olsen Plays “Hi-Five” On Late Show With Dave Letterman, Tour Starts Again Late June

Angel Olsen performed “Hi-Five” on the Late Show With Dave Letterman last night and you can watch the video above or here on their YouTube channel.

Burn Your Fire for No Witness is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.

Angel will also be touring this summer, full tour dates below, including Primavera and a return to London on September 25th playing the Electric Ballroom.

Click read more to see Angel Olsen‘s upcoming tour dates.
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Back At Belle's by Small Black
Words by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
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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
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