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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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EP ANNOUNCE // S. Carey Shares Supermoon EP, Listen to ‘Neverending Fountain (Alt. Version)’ Via Pitchfork, Living Room Dates In February

Merry Early Christmas! Today, we’re stoked to announce the newest release from S. CareySupermoon EP, out February 17, 2015 via Jagjaguwar. The EP offers re-imagined versions of the Wisconsin-based 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 cover of Radiohead’s “Bullet Proof… I Wish I Was”. Pitchfork premiered a first taste of the EP today with “Neverending Fountain (Alt. Version)”, originally found on Range of Light. As an added bonus, an instant grat download of the song comes when you pre-order the EP on iTunes or via Secretly Canadian Distribution. Listen to the track above or on our SoundCloud page + pre-order the EP via iTunes, Amazon, or SC Distribution.

S. Carey will showcase the stripped-down artistry of the Supermoon EP through a series of intimate living room shows this February. Full dates are below.

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

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Viet Cong ‘Viet Cong’ Debut LP Out 1/20/15, Share “Continental Shelf” Via Pitchfork Premiere, Announce World Tour




We are pleased to announce we are releasing the debut LP from Calgary outfit Viet Cong, featuring former Women members Matt Flegel and Michael Wallace. Earlier this year, Mexican Summer reissued their tour-only EP Cassette and now their debut self-titled LP is out January 20th via Jagjaguwar (Canada via Flemish Eye). Get a first taste of the new LP via the exhilarating “Continental Shelf” [via Pitchfork Premiere] above or on our Soundcloud or the official lyric video on YouTube.

Pre-order the new album via SC Distribution [cassette / LP / CD bundles including poster], iTunes [get a download of "Continental Shelf" instantly], Amazon, and your local record store.

Click read more to see album art, track list, and upcoming European and North American tour dates starting in London at Total Refreshment Studios on November 18th.

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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.


TOUR DATES:
[tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]
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

ALBUM RELEASE // Lia Ices ‘Ices’ Out Worldwide Now, On Tour Now



Lia Ices is back with her third album Ices out now worldwide on Jagjaguwar. Following up 2011’s acclaimed Grown Unknown, the new record was produced by Benny Sagittarius [production team of Lia and her brother Eliot] with additional production from Clams Casino on several tracks. Get a sense of the new album with the “Higher” video, directed by Lia, directed by Lia and shot cruising/exploring around Jamaica by filmmaker Storm Saulter (Better Mus’ Come) with additional camera work by Bryan Ling and Andrew Marianai. Watch the video above or on Youtube / Vevo.

Pick up the new album now via iTunes, Amazon, Jagjaguwar, and your local record.

Critics praise the new album,

“(Lia has an) impressively supple voice, which can spiral up into a giddy falsetto and fall crashing to the floor in dolorous rumination within a heartbeat”

- Pitchfork

“(Lia Ices)… songs have gotten fuller and lusher. Ices’ warm wash of ethereal vocals and electronics belies its chilly title.”

- Entertainment Weekly

“A fizzy lifting drink of an album”

- Telegraph // ★★★★★

TOUR DATES:
[all tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

9/17 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
9/23- Echo – Los Angeles, CA
9/25- Popscene at Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco , CA
9/28- Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO *
9/29- Ogden Theater – Denver, CO *
9/30- Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE *
10/1- Myth – St Paul, MN *
10/3- Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN *
10/4- Republic New Orleans – New Orleans, LA *
10/9- The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
10/10- Bar and Arcade – Springfield, MO
10/11- Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR *
10/13- The High Watt – Nashville, TN
10/14- The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA *
10/15- The Ritz – Raleigh, NC *
10/17- Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD *
10/18- Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *
10/19- Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *
10/20- 9:30 Club – Washington, DC *
10/22- Church – Boston, MA

* w/Phantogram

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
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
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Windows by Angel Olsen

Viet Cong
Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina  w/ Fist City, Burnt Shrines

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