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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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ALBUM RELEASE // Angel Olsen ‘Burn Your Fire For No Witness” Out Now, New European Dates Added In May

Angel Olsen is no stranger to listeners who caught her vibrant and expressive voice in her debut EP Strange Cacti or later on Half Way Home, where her sound expanded and her lyrics cut deeper.

Today, Angel’s debut album on Jagjaguwar, Burn Your Fire for No Witness, is out worldwide.

On the new album, Pitchfork named it Best New Music yesterday, in the UK the album received rave reviews including four stars in The Observer, and NPR’s Bob Boilen named it his “Album of the Week” this week on All Songs Considered writing, “I’ve been living with this music for a bit now. It’s my friend, my comfort; it shakes me, saddens me and lifts me”.

With BYFFNW, Angel further explores a familiar sound, but only widens her vocal range to new expressive heights. She captures both bravery and vulnerability in her war cries bringing the listener closer if they aren’t already sucked into Angel’s crackling fire gaze. Her new album, produced by John Congleton, stokes the fire and aggravates the flames inside of Angel releasing an energy and voice not heard before.

Get a sense of this new sound by listening to a few tracks from the album above or watching her newest video for “Hi-Five” directed by Zia Anger on YouTube, here.

Burn Your Fire for No Witness is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.

See Angel Olsen on tour starting tonight in Charlottesville at The Southern with all dates listed below.

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Happy Release Day // Small Black’s ‘Limits of Desire’ Out Now

Happy release day!! Small Black’s Limits of Desire is now available at iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store. Better go ahead and get your copy! Then check out the beautiful “Free At Dawn” video – posted below.

Small Black played their first show of the season last Friday at the opening reception for their Limits of Desire art show. You can check out photos from the gallery HERE. The band starts their full tour at the end of May. You’ll find the full list of dates and ticket links HERE.

HAPPY RELEASE DAY // The Cave Singers’ ‘Naomi’ Out Now

Happy release day, folks! The Cave Singers’ Naomi is officially out today. If you missed the pre-order, here’s your chance to get the record! Naomi is available online at SC Distribution, iTunes and Amazon. You can also pop in your local record store for a physical copy.

See The Cave Singers perform all the new songs live in concert! Check out their tour dates HERE. Do you happen to be in Seattle? Then you better head to Easy Street Records tonight for the Singers’ album release in-store performance!

LOVE FOR NAOMI

“What we have here, then, is a quintessential indie rock band that proudly occupies a space dominated by tube amps, tambourines, and boxes of old baby clothes. The neighbours shouldn’t mind a bit.”The Line of Best Fit

“…animated and refreshing.”The Daily

“The Cave Singers synthesize folk, rock, and world music sounds from the 1960s through the present in an original way….Naomi is a thoroughly unique product.”Music OMH

HAPPY RELEASE DAY // UMO’s ‘II’ Out Now, Watch the New Video for “So Good At Being In Trouble”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra waste no time in getting you their long-awaited, sophomore album II. The record is available for all your purchasing pleasure at SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, merch tables and your local record stores.

To make today even sweeter, UMO share their new video (the first to accompany the record) for “So Good At Being In Trouble.” You should recognize a couple of familiar faces in the video (hint hint: McLovin). Enjoy the video, directed by Danny Perez, above!

You will want to experience these songs in person. UMO is headed out on tour in support of II. Joining the guys are Foxygen and Wampire. See the full list of shows and ticket links HERE.

Finally >>>> check out the awesome II infographic the fine folks over at The Fader created!

How Can You Really by Foxygen
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

City Wrecker by Moonface

How Can You Really by Foxygen

Our Love by Sharon Van Etten

Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten

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