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Oneida Returns With “A List of the Burning Mountains” LP in November – Listen to a Preview

Oneida has a new LP coming out on November 13th! Stream a preview of A List of the Burning Mountains above.

A List of the Burning Mountains is the latest studio album by Brooklyn psych/noise/kraut godfathers Oneida. It was recorded at the Ocropolis, the band’s longtime studio, and it is a powerful, sweeping gesture that evokes the storied history of that space and Oneida’s dedication to a diehard independent music and art community in fashion-driven Brooklyn. This is true underground sound from a band that has released twelve albums in fifteen years and has been hailed by the New York Times, NPR, Time Out NY and the Village Voice as an original, essential voice in the history of New York’s towering experimental music lineage.

Brutal and gorgeous, churning and soothing, Burning Mountains is less a traditional album than a tiny sip from an endlessly roiling sea. Oneida is known for long-form improvisatory performances and collaborations; this release, with its drunken-master drumming, howling guitar and scouring drones, serves as a concentrated blast from a wholly unique band known for 12-hour live, improvised performances and multi-day recording sessions.

A List of the Burning Mountains will be released on digital and vinyl formats on November 13th, 2012. Oneida will perform at this year’s Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 8th.

SUNSET RUBDOWN Provide First Aural Peak Into New Album, Announce North American Tour Dates, Embark On European Tour

The first aural peek into SUNSET RUBDOWN’s new album, Dragonslayer, is the dynamic “Idiot Heart”. It is now available for download and posting. Dragonslayer, their most cohesive and natural sounding album to date, will be released by Jagjaguwar on June 23rd (June 22nd in the U.K.).

Give “Idiot Heart” a listen HERE.

The band’s European tour begins tomorrow night in Paris and will carry through the end of April. Shortly after they will embark on a full US tour in support of Dragonslayer.

For a full list of Sunset Rubdown dates, head HERE.

JULIE DOIRON To Release I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day This March

Since her Polaris Prize-nominated album “Woke Myself Up”, everything has come together in JULIE DOIRON’s world.

On her upcoming record “I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day”, DOIRON has embraced her electric past and made an album which showcases thick distortion and melodic pop not heard since her days with indie heroes Eric’s Trip in the ’90s. It’s part of a desire to get back to her electric days. The past couple of years have seen Eric’s Trip regroup for triumphant reunion tours, and a rekindling of her work with Trip mainstay Rick White. “I Can Wonder…” was recorded at White’s isolated home studio, just northwest of Toronto. DOIRON handled the electric and acoustic guitar parts, White played all the bass and keyboards, and Fred Squire performed all the drums and some lead guitar.

“I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day” — which arrives on the heels of the album “Lost Wisdom”, DOIRON and her bandmate Fred Squire’s recent critically-acclaimed collaboration with Mt. Eerie — presents listeners with an album that reflects both her continued growth as an artist and a renewed optimism as a songwriter as well. As has often been the case, DOIRON’s songwriting is rooted in what’s happening around her.

“I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day” will be released on March 10th by Jagjaguwar in the United States (March 9th in the UK). JULIE DOIRON will be performing at the SXSW Festival this March (details forthcoming).

Listen to “Consolation Prize” from the new record, HERE.

ODAWAS Announces The Release Of The Blue Depths

On ODAWAS’ third Jagjaguwar release “The Blue Depths,” due Feb. 17 (Feb. 16 in the UK), the Berkeley, CA-via-Chicago band makes a warmer, more sensual turn in sound – leaning heavier on its cinematic influences. Recorded during one of the worst Chicago winters in three decades, the mood of the album seems to foretell of Odawas’ recent relocation to Berkeley’s more lush, coastal environment. It’s as if the band warmed itself with blankets of synth and soft, bionic heartbeats.

At first glimpse of the album art – details from Helen Maurene Cooper’s Birds Of Appetite series – it becomes apparent that a certain surreal quality will mark the contents within The Blue Depths. A sense of longing and desire is buried within the dizzying layers. Odawas heighten the more subtle components of previous efforts, unashamedly giving into their love of Vangelis’ romanticism, Eric Serra’s dusky mysticism, and the sweeping, Southwestern strings of Jack Nitzsche. They demonstrate their mastery of nudging to the edge of the over the top with enchanting results.

The Blue Depths is an album for warmer places, a balmy haze habitat for headphone meanderings. This is a dream world where Neil Young and Jimmy Webb float in the reverb-saturated summer breeze. The solemn harmonies of “Moonlight/Twilight” drift between sheets of stirring bowed bass murmur as shimmering guitar notes ebb and flow underneath. Bursts of yearning harmonica arc over ethereal soundscapes in “The Case Of The Great Irish Elk.” The jubilant piano of “Harmless Lover’s Discourse” gives way to the most startling pop moment of the album, a soaring bed of synth propelled by a driving bass line and vibrant rhythms.

Pulses of light extend towards the murky crevasse of the subconscious: these depths never looked so enticing. – Joel Beeman

A free MP3 download of “Harmless Lover’s Discourse” can be obtained HERE.

My Old Kentucky Blog recently featured “The Blue Depths” in its Under the Radar section, stating that with the new album Odawas has “created some of the most beautiful music you’re likely to hear all year.” MOKB featured “Harmless Lover’s Discourse,” as well as a 2007 demo of lead track “The Case of the Great Irish Elk.” See what MOKB had to say about the record HERE

In the weeks surrounding the release, Odawas will perform at San Francisiso’s Noise Pop Festival, and appear on Seattle’s KEXP for a remote broadcast performance and interview.


The Case of the Great Irish Elk
Swan Song for the Humpback
Our Gentle Life Together
The Sound of Lies
Secrets of the Fall
Harmless Lover’s Discourse
Boy in the Yard

BLACK MOUNTAIN Tour North America, Offer Preview of Upcoming Full-Length

It has been almost two years since everyone’s favorite rock quintet from Vancouver, British Columbia, have gone on a full North American tour. And if your pent-up demand for maximal prog-psych-folk-rock for the heart, soul and mind is not enough, then know this: BLACK MOUNTAIN will be previewing their upcoming full-length record on the tour. The new album is called “In The Future”, it is epic, and it is coming out on Jagjaguwar in January of 2008.

The band is also carrying with them a very special tour-only 12-inch release featuring two new songs, “Bastards of Light” and “Thirteen Walls”, that you can’t get anywhere else and that won’t be on “In The Future”. You have to go see Black Mountain (see tour dates below) to get the 12-inch. And included in this 12-inch is a digital coupon that will become active on November 13, providing a preview of “In The Future”. It is our ham-fisted way of giving the first introduction of the new album to fans of the band who came out to see them perform live this fall.

(And fans of Black Mountain in Europe and the UK: don’t fret. Black Mountain tour-dates in your neck of the woods will be announced very shortly, to occur in November and December, and to end at the Portishead-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties event at Butlins Minehead.)

Supporting most of the North American tour-dates below are the Cave Singers, good friends of the band from Seattle, who are releasing their excellent debut called “Invitation Songs” on Matador on September 25.

All tour dates with The Cave Singers, unless mentioned otherwise.
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09/27/07 Boise, ID – Neurolux
09/28/07 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
09/29/07 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
10/01/07 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
10/02/07 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
10/03/07 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10/05/07 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern   w/ The Cave Singers + Oakley Hall
10/06/07 Montreal, Quebec – Le National   w/ Lightning Dust + Oakley Hall + Sunset Rubdown
10/07/07 Portland, ME – Space
10/08/07 Allston, MA – Great Scott
10/10/07 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
10/11/07 Brooklyn, NY – Southpaw
10/12/07 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
10/13/07 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
10/14/07 Bloomington, IN – Bluebird
10/15/07 Louisville, KY – Headliners   w/ The Cave Singers + Wax Fang
10/17/07 Norman, OK – The Opolis
10/18/07 Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf
10/19/07 Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/21/07 Phoenix, AZ – Modified
10/22/07 San Diego, CA – Casbah
10/23/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
10/24/07 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
10/26/07 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
10/27/07 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
11/03/07 Vancouver, BC Canada – Richards on Richards (no The Cave Singers)
11/09/07 Victoria, British Columbia – Sugar   w/ Bison

The Motorway by The Besnard Lakes
Golden Lion by The Besnard Lakes
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

The Plain Moon by Besnard Lakes, The

Necessary Evil by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Dani by Briana Marela

Black Mountain
CD / 2xLP

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Houston, TX - Numbers Nightclub  w/ Lower Dens

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