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Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce Headlining Tour, ‘II’ Pre-order with Deluxe Bundles Now Available

Unknown Mortal Orchestra waste no time in getting back to the road! Today they announce a full headlining US tour, along with a handful of dates throughout Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. They will be joined by labelmates, Foxygen, and Portland-based band, Wampire. You’ll find all the dates listed at the end of the post.

UMO are touring in support of their forthcoming album, II, set for release on February 5, 2013. The album pre-order is now live and features a sweet deluxe bundle, which includes II on CD or vinyl, the “Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)” 7″, a temporary tattoo, a root chakra print and a poster of Janet the Witch (both designed by Ruban). Bundle purchasers will also receive an early download of the entire album on January 10.

PRE-ORDER ‘II’ AT SC DISTRIBUTION

We know you’re itching to hear something now, though. Sit tight and enjoy UMO’s entire Pygmalion Music Festival set, provided by the fine folks at Red Bull Music Academy. Read the rest of this entry »

Hot Dog! Unknown Mortal Orchestra Nominated in the New Zealand Music Awards

*photo by Faith Silva

A big congratulations goes to Unknown Mortal Orchestra! Ruban Nielson is up for Best Male Artist and Best Alternative Album with his debut, self-titled album in the 47th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards! We’re incredibly proud and wish UMO the best of luck! The awards ceremony will be held on November 1, 2012 at Vector Arena and will be screened starting at 8:30PM! You can purchase tickets to the event HERE!

UMO will be in New Zealand on October 28 for the Rhythm and Alps Festival! Check out all their tour dates HERE! Listen to their new single “Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)” below!

Pink Mountaintops Tour Australia & New Zealand with Dead Meadow

If you’re going to be in New Zealand or Australia in the next coming months, you’re one of the lucky few who gets to see Pink Mountaintops live in concert! Teaming up with L.A.’s Dead Meadow, the two embark on a 12-show tour with a stop at Boogie Festival included. Presented by Heathen Skulls. Check out the dates below!

03/28/12 Wellington, NZ – San Francisco Bath House w/ Dead Meadow
03/29/12 Auckland, NZ – The Kings Arms w/ Dead Meadow
03/30/12 Adelaide, AU – Fowlers Live w/ Dead Meadow
03/31/12 Geelong, AU – The National Hotel w/ Dead Meadow
04/01/12 Melbourne, AU – Corner Hotel w/ Dead Meadow BUY TICKETS
04/02/12 Melbourne, AU – The Tote
04/04/12 Canberra, AU – ANU Bar w/ Dead Meadow
04/05/12 Brisbane, AU – The Zoo w/ Dead Meadow
04/06/12 Sydney, AU – Hi Fi Bar w/ Dead Meadow BUY TICKETS
04/07/12 Perth, AU – The Bakery w/ Dead Meadow
04/08/12 Victoria, AU – Boogie Festival w/ Dead Meadow
04/08/12 Melbourne, AU – Cherry Bar w/ Dead Meadow

Watch Unofficial Bon Iver “Holocene” Video

 

One of the great aspects of working with Bon Iver is exchanging with Justin Vernon’s fans; their passion and creativity is consistently inspiring. Bon Iver’s music has influenced visual art, song covers, short films and music videos.

Last week we were sent a short fan video by Brisbane, Australia’s Dylan Wiehahn for “Holocene” on the eve of the release of our official music video for the same song by Nabil Elderkin. We were immediately struck by the similarities. Dylan was inspired by New Zealand, and he filmed his younger brother walking around the forests and lakes of Queenstown. For two directors half a world apart, “Holocene” evoked visions of time-lapsed clouds moving over mountains, youth, and brilliant scenes of the natural landscape. It’s a pure coincidence that you can check out for yourself:

The Official “Holocene” Music Video

Unofficial “Holocene” Video

Richard Youngs Tapped For Grapefruit Record Club LP

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Two of Jagjaguwar’s dear friends, Simon Joyner and Ben Goldberg, recently announced their Grapefruit Record Club, a subscription-based vinyl-only label that will release four exclusive LPs in 2011. And for its inaugural year, Grapefruit has selected Jagjaguwar’s Richard Youngs to join artists Lampchop, L. Eugene Methe and 200 Years (Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance and Elisa Ambrogio of Magik Markers).

Having just returned from a tour and adventure in New Zealand, Richard is recording his contribution to the record club as I type this very blog entry. However, Richard has described the forthcoming Grapefruit album as “a meditation on native birdsong, Maori place names, the Pacific Ocean, satellite navigation, and clutch failure in Wanaka.” Yes, we are officially signed up.

Subscriptions for 2011 are open until Valentine’s Day. Kind of a perfect holiday gift for your household vinylophile black sheep, eh?

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen

Our Love by Sharon Van Etten

Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten

Ambulance City by Pink Mountaintops

Angel Olsen
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