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Listen // Briana Marela “Surrender” Single, Album Announce and Tour Dates With Jenny Hval

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It is the balance of the abstract and intimate that makes Briana Marela and her debut for Jagjaguwar, All Around Us, so special. The 25-year-old Washington native draws inspiration from the people around her – the emotions they evoke, the tactile feelings those emotions bring us: the warmth of affection; the weightlessness of joy; the grounded, anchored feeling of love. There is a sense of place in her music, too – a sense of nature, of the northwest, and of the unique space that exists between cities and wilderness. That gift for illuminating the abstract is counterbalanced by a remarkable clarity and forcefulness in Marela’s lyrics.

Marela began writing music on an acoustic guitar in early high school, never imagining she’d make music using computers someday. It wasn’t until Briana left Seattle that she turned her efforts toward music technology, audio production and composition. Learning about the manipulation of melody, vocals and sound is what ultimately drove her and influenced her pop compositions.

Produced and recorded by Sigur Rós producer Alex Somers in Reykjavic and featuring strings by Amiina, All Around Us feels mysterious at first, but reveals itself to be a record of remarkable honesty, and of direct, deeply felt emotions. It’s about relationships with people, about friendship, about improving oneself and finding the bravery to feel, give and show love. This is evident through debut single “Surrender,” a perfect introduction to Marela and the magic of her collaboration with Somers. “Surrender” is delicate at first, with flickering blips and chords that float into earshot like fireflies. As drums and vocals build, the drama escalates and steepens until we are struck with one bold, mantra-like affirmation: “I’ll give you all I’ve got.”

Briana Marela’s All Around Us is out August 21st and available for pre-order now. All digital pre-orders come with a free, instant download of debut single, “Surrender.” Briana will play her first New York club shows next month – Monday, June 1st at Baby’s All Right and Tuesday, June 2nd at Achilles Heel. She’ll tour North America supporting Jenny Hval this summer. All dates are below.

“The first single off the album is an abstract and kinetic love song called “Surrender,” which is built upon a yearning heart, a whorl of strings by Amiina, a pitter-patter of percussion by Samuli Kosminen (of múm), and some lush vocal looping.”The FADER

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

Briana Marela Tour Dates:
Fri. May 29 – Seattle, WA @ Kremwerk
Mon. June 1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right # – 10pm
Tue. June 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Achilles Heel – 7pm
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/ Domino Kirke
* w/ Jenny Hval

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Angel Olsen Announces ‘Burn Your Fire For No Witness’ Deluxe Edition Out 11/18, Hear “All Right Now”, Adds Tour Dates




We were thinking, 2014 didn’t have quite enough Angel Olsen. So we unearthed five of her unreleased tracks and present you with the Burn Your Fire For No Witness Deluxe Edition out November 18th on Jagjaguwar. This digital-only release includes the tracks “All Right Now” (which you can hear right now above or here on Soundcloud/Youtube), “White Water”, “Only With You”, “May As Well”, and “Endless Road”. Also, Angel is extending her fall tour with a run of special solo and full band shows in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York.

Pre-order the deluxe via iTunes now.

Click read more below to see the special added dates.
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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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LISTEN // Sharon Van Etten Shares New Single “Taking Chances” Via Pitchfork Premiere, ‘Are We There’ Out 5/27

Last week we announced Sharon Van Etten’s new album Are We There out May 27th, 2014. Today, Pitchfork premiered the first single “Taking Chances”. Listen above or here on our YouTube / Soundcloud channels.

Also this morning, The 405 just published an interview with Sharon on the new album that you can read here.

Pre-order Sharon’s new album via SC Distribution for a limited bundle including special edition clear vinyl in litho-wrap gatefold jacket and CD in 6 panel cardboard wallet, Taking Chances b/w Taking Chances (demo) limited edition 7″, a signed 5×7″ print of album cover photo by Sharon, and a 17×22″ poster. The album is also available on Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Click read more to see upcoming tour dates in June from New York to Chicago including an appearance at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival.
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WATCH // Lightning Dust Premiere “DIAMOND” Video

Good morning all. Here’s the new video from Lightning Dust. Directed by Helen Reed, “Diamond” features a swimming hole of sorts. Slowly, a group of synchronized swimmers emerge. What does it all mean? You decide. Watch above. You can also check out the video at EXCLAIM! or Gorilla vs. Bear.

“Diamond” is the first single from the duo’s forthcoming album, Fantasy. Out June 25, the record is now available for pre-order purchasing at iTunes, Amazon, and SC Distribution.

We also have the first round of confirmed tour dates, including Oregon’s Pickathon Festival! You will find the full list of dates and links below.

 
Tour Dates:
07/24/13 Calgary, AB – Palomino Smokehouse
07/25/13 Edmonton, AB – Brixx
08/01/13 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
08/02/13 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08/04/13 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08/06/13 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall
08/07/13 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
08/08/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
08/09/13 San Diego, CA – Casbah

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
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

Surrender by Briana Marela

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Silhouettes by Viet Cong

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