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

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“[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

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Watch Briana perform live on KEXP

Pre-order All Around Us:
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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

LISTEN // Sharon Van Etten Shares “Every Time the Sun Comes Up”, EU/US Tour Dates Start In May


Today Pitchfork premiered the new Sharon Van Etten song “Every Time the Sun Comes Up”. You can listen to the second single above or on our Soundcloud here.

Pre-order Sharon’s new album out May 27th (26th in Europe) via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Click read more to get all tour dates and see a special video The New Yorker filmed of Sharon performing the previously unheard “I Love You but I’m Lost” in her apartment. New Yorker subscribers can also read a piece on Sharon by Sasha Frere-Jones here.

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REMIX // Download DIANA “Perpetual Surrender” Remix by Four Tet, Album Out August 20th, Tour with Austra

Hey DIANA fans! We have a special treat for you today in the form of a Four Tet remix of DIANA’s “Perpetual Surrender”!

You can stream or download the remix at Rookie today and then read Jessica Hopper’s feature about DIANA’s Carmen Elle. Not enough DIANA? Chart Attack filmed DIANA in Toronto for their Noisemakers series with a beautiful and intimate performance of “Foreign Installation”. Watch the session, pre-order DIANA’s new album Perpetual Summer out August 20th, and see the band’s tour dates with Austra all BELOW.
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Spencer Krug’s Moonface To Release “With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery” In April – Download “Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips”

Spencer Krug has made another record under the name Moonface, this time with the help of some new friends. The third product of an ongoing series of changing collaborations and approaches to tune-making is called With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery (out April 17th).

Much more on Moonface With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery, after the jump!

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Supreme Dicks Pre-Order + New MP3 Available

The Supreme Dicks discography reissue, Breathing and Not Breathing, is available for pre-order from SC Distro today. To celebrate, Jagjaguwar has premiered the track “Jack Smith” on the Village Voice Sound of the City blog. “Jack Smith” is a track from the Dicks’ album, The Unexamined Life, and was originally released on Homestead Recordings, home to Dicks contemporaries Big Black, Sonic Youth, Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr. You can listen “Jack Smith” right now! The Voice calls it “a languorous tune that starts off with delicate finger-picked guitar and eventually crashes into chaos with shards of guitar chords, fall-to-the-floor drumming, and moans.”

Breathing and Not Breathing is a reissue of the complete recordings of the Supreme Dicks as a 4 CD box set. This will include both of the band’s studio albums, The Unexamined Life and The Emotional PlagueWorkingman’s Dick, a collection of early archival recordings; and the EP This Is Not A Dick, which has been fleshed out with rare and unreleased tracks. Also available are 2xLP editions of The Unexamined Life and The Emotional Plague. Pre-order while the gettin’s good.

 

Boys Life by Small Black
No One Wants It To Happen To You by Small Black
Back At Belle's by Small Black
Words by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Demo) by Black Mountain
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
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Ur Life One Night by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Surrender by Briana Marela

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Angel Olsen
San Sebastian, ES - Kutxa Kultur Festibala

Briana Marela
Toronto, ON - Drake  w/ Jenny Hval

Viet Cong
Geneva, CH - La Batie

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