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LISTEN // Unknown Mortal Orchestra ‘Multi-Love’ Streaming on NPR ‘First Listen’ and CBC ‘First Play’


Next week marks the release of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s third and most revolutionary full-length, Multi-Love, out 5/26 on Jagjaguwar. This week, NPR Music is sharing a stream of the record one-week prior to release via their First Listen feature, while, in Canada, CBC First Play is sharing the record with their audience. Also, for those who haven’t come across it yet, Pitchfork published an amazing and revealing look into the life and inspiration of frontman Ruban Nielson; it’s a MUST READ.

UMO just completed a stretch of warm-up shows in the Pacific Northwest in preparation for a six-week tour of Europe and the US, and by all accounts, impressed mightily. The Eugene Weekly said UMO

“proved versatile and adaptive, unafraid of pinning a disco undercarriage to the raw, ethereal fuzz of their live sound. This is a talented band on the upswing, and they compel movement.”

Be sure to catch the band on their upcoming tour, and don’t wait to get tickets, as shows are selling out in advance.



LISTEN // Angel Olsen Shares New “May As Well” Via NPR Music, BYFFNW Deluxe Out 11/18

“When it came out in February, I told friends that the Angel Olsen album, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, was my favorite of the year so far. Now, here in late October, my love for that record has only grown deeper. The songs are sullen at times, on fire at others. All are memorable. It’s one of those perfect records. Now we have more to love from Angel Olsen.”

– Bob Boilen on “May As Well,” NPR Music’s All Songs Considered Blog

The deluxe edition of Angel Olsen‘s critically acclaimed album Burn Your Fire For No Witness is out November 18th on Jagjaguwar. You’ve already heard “All Right Now”, and now NPR Music shares “May As Well”, another new track from the deluxe edition. The digital only release is available

Listen above or here it on our YouTube / Soundcloud.

Pre-order the digital only deluxe via iTunes now.

[All dates / tix:]

Fri. Oct. 31 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
Sat. Nov. 1 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Sun. Nov. 2 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
Tue. Nov. 4 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Wed. Nov. 5 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
Thu. Nov. 6 – McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey
Sat. Nov. 8 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Nites @ The Parish – FREE WITH WRISTBAND
Sun. Nov. 9 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Tue. Nov. 11 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
Wed. Nov. 12 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
Sat. Nov. 29 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ Lionlimb
Mon. Dec. 1 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ Kevin Morby
Tue. Dec. 2 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel – SOLO SHOW w/ Meg Baird
Wed. Dec. 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Silent Movie Theatre (following AO-chosen screening of “Cleo from 5 to 7″) – SOLO SHOW
Thu. Dec. 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre w/ Kevin Morby
Sat. Dec. 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Roulette – SOLO SHOW w/ Jaye Bartell
Mon. Dec. 8 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Lionlimb
Tue. Dec. 9 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Lionlimb

ALBUM & VIDEO RELEASE // Foxygen Shares New Video For “Coulda Been My Love” Off “…And Star Power”, Out Today Via Jagjaguwar

Foxygen celebrate today’s release of the oh so wild ride that is … And Star Power by sharing the new video for second single, “Coulda Been My Love.” Aptly described by Pitchfork, “Foxygen have become increasingly assured and accomplished songwriters, outfitting standouts like ‘Coulda Been My Love’ . . . not just with silken soft-focus melodies and heavenly harmonies, but ever-evolving arrangements that steer the songs into surprising, splendorous new directions without losing the throughline.” Catch the video for “Coulda Been My Love,” directed by Grant Singer above or on the band’s Vevo / YouTube, and catch the nine-piece Star Power band thunder-and-lightning their way across North America and Europe until the end of November. You can find a full list of dates below.

“Sam and Rado have rock ‘n roll in their blood. It’s not something they aspire for, it’s who they are. I wanted the video to capture that.” – Grant Singer (Director)

Order …And Star Power via SC Distribution,Amazon, iTunes, or your local record store.

Praise for …And Star Power

“Everything about Foxygen’s new live show—which they revamped at the beginning of the summer—is as glamorous and aesthetically spectacular as they could have possibly made it. The same is true for their new album.” – Esquire

“Foxygen’s Sam France and Jonathan Rado know how to keep one foot on each side of the line separating barely contained genius from undisciplined indulgence.” – NPR Music’s “First Listen

“California psych-pop band Foxygen sound like a different era. Not a specific different era. Just some time period that is a blur of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, when people didn’t wear shoes and spent their days just spinning in circles with arms outstretched and eyes fixed directly at the sun.” – Vulture [Best New Songs of the Week]

Also out today, The New York Times’ T Magazine has reviewed …And Star Power. Read here.

Tue. Oct. 14 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club w/ Dub Thompson
Wed. Oct. 15 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Dub Thompson
Fri. Oct. 17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café w/ Dub Thompson
Mon. Oct. 20 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater w/ Dub Thompson
Tue. Oct. 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 23 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre w/ Dub Thompson
Fri. Oct. 24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 25 – Orange County, CA @ Beach Goth Festival at The Observatory
Wed. Oct. 29 – Brighton, UK @ Komedia
Thu. Oct. 30 – Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge
Fri. Oct. 31 – London, UK @ Village Underground
Sat. Nov. 1 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
Mon. Nov. 3 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
Tue. Nov. 4 – Amsterdam, NE @ Tolhuistuin
Wed. Nov. 5 – Berlin, DE @ Frannz
Thu. Nov. 6 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
Sun. Nov. 9 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest

WATCH // Angel Olsen Shares New “Hi-Five” Video, ‘Burn Your Fire for No Witness’ Out 2/18

We’re extremely excited for Angel Olsen‘s new album out February 18th, and as another teaser for the release, she has shared a new video for “Hi-Five” directed/filmed by Angel’s constant collaborator, Zia Anger. Watch Angel steal your heart and ours once again above or on our YouTube page here.

On the style of the video, director Anger says she was inspired by 1960s and 1970s telecasts:

They were always so wild and psychedelic and humorous from afar. The more you watch them, the more wooden and awkward the performances become. There is a certain loneliness captured. The song ‘Hi-Five’ seems to contain the same sort of duality.

If you missed it, see more of Angel in her recent NPR Music Tiny Desk Session or her teaser for her full La Blogothèque session on YouTube here.

Pre-order Angel’s new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness via Amazon, iTunes, your local record store, or SC Distribution.

Click read more to see Angel’s upcoming US and European tour dates and ticket links.
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WATCH // NPR Music Shares Angel Olsen’s Tiny Desk Concert Session, New Album Out 2/18

Watch Angel Olsen play stripped-down versions of four songs from new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series. See and hear solo versions of “Unfucktheworld”, “lota”, “Enemy”, and “White Fire” above or on NPR’s website or YouTube page.

Pre-order Angel’s new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness via Amazon, iTunes, your local record store, or SC Distribution.

See Angel on tour with ticket links here.


2/18/14 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
2/20/14 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
2/22/14 – Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox
2/23/14 – Fayetteville, AR @ JR’s Lightbulb Club
2/24/14 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
2/25/14 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
3/1/14 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
3/2/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
3/3/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
3/5/14 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
3/6/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
3/7/14 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
3/8/14 – Moscow, ID @ Mikey’s Gyros
3/10/14 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

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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

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Bunker Buster by Viet Cong

Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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