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EP ANNOUNCE // Sharon Van Etten Announces “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” EP Out June 9th

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Sharon Van Etten has never needed much room to make a grand statement. With four albums diligently released during the last six years, she’s become one of music’s most astute new cartographers of the heart, able to capture emotional trials and triumphs with incisive lines and a voice that loses nothing in the translation and transmission of feelings. Her second record, epic, needed only seven tracks to live up to its title. Her subsequent albums, 2012’s Tramp and last year’s Are We There, went longer, but Van Etten managed still to squeeze enormous sentiments into especially small spaces. From start to rising stardom, Van Etten has forever understood the impact of economy.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Van Etten’s forthcoming five-song EP, I Don’t Want to Let You Down, functions as much more than some between-albums, on-tour stopgap. In only 22 minutes, Van Etten offers documents of surrender and disappointment, admission and longing. The songs are as sophisticated and evolved as anything Van Etten has ever done. Produced by Van Etten and Are We There producing partner Stewart Lerman, the EP features a sterling crew of collaborators: Heather Woods Broderick (keyboards, strings, vocals), Doug Keith (guitar), Zeke Hutchins (drums), Brad Cook (bass), Darren Jesse (drums), Peter Broderick (strings), Stuart Bogie (woodwinds), and The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel (guitar) and Dave Hartley (bass).

Sharon Van Etten I Don’t Want to Let You Down EP is out June 9th on Jagjaguwar and available for pre-order now. An instant free download of the title track, debuted in January on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, comes with each digital pre-order. Surrounding the release of the EP, Sharon will play select festivals and tour South America. Full tour dates after the jump.

Pre-Order I Don’t Want to Let You Down via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, or your local record store.

I Don’t Want to Let You Down EP Tracklisting:
1. I Don’t Want To Let You Down
2. Just Like Blood
3. I Always Fall Apart
4. Pay My Debts
5. Tell Me [Live]

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ALBUM RELEASE // Viet Cong’s Self-Titled Album Out Worldwide Now, On Tour Starting January 28th

“At no point does Viet Cong ease up on the pressure; this is its mourning period, as the massive production culminates in a furious bonfire of rage and release that’s stunning in its scope. The year is too early to call, but if more records match Viet Cong’s restless moods, there may not be much left of us come December.” – NPR Music’s “First Listen”

Ladies & Gentleman, welcome to the cult of Viet Cong. We’ve been members for a while, and we’re glad you’ve joined us. Initiation involves jamming this album till your speakers bleed. Here’s the self-titled debut from Calgary’s finest, out now worldwide. Full tour dates after the jump.

Purchase the new album via SC Distribution [cassette / LP / CD bundles including poster], iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

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Viet Cong TRACKLIST

01 Newspaper Spoons
02 Pointless Experience
03 March Of Progress
04 Bunker Buster
05 Continental Shelf
06 Silhouettes
07 Death

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7″ ANNOUNCE // Pink Mountaintops Announces April 77 7″, Listen To Side A “Asleep With An Angel” Now

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Pink Mountaintops, the project of Stephen McBean – best known for his contributions to acclaimed rock band Black Mountain, has partnered with French lifestyle site APRIL 77 for a limited-edition 7″ titled ‘Asleep With An Angel’. Featuring two exclusive songs, only 250 copies of the pink splattered vinyl are available for purchase through April 77′s store here. The tracks are available digitally now via iTunes. Stream side A “Asleep With An Angel” above or on our SoundCloud page.

APRIL 77 7″ TRACKLIST
Side A: “Asleep With An Angel”
Side B: “The Beat”

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

ON TOUR // Lia Ices Announces Fall U.S. Dates With Phantogram, Album Out Sept. 16




In anticipation of her upcoming album Ices, Lia Ices has confirmed a slew of tour dates supporting Phantogram across the U.S.

If you missed it last week, Lia Ices gaves us another preview of her upcoming album, Ices, with the song ‘Higher.’ This track joins previously released ‘Thousand Eyes’ on Lia’s followup to 2011′s acclaimed Grown Unknown. Produced by Benny Sagittarius [the production team of Lia and her brother Eliot] and Clams Casino, listen to the track above or here on Soundcloud / YouTube.

Pre-order the new album Ices out September 16th via iTunes, Amazon, Jagjaguwar, and your local record store.


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

09/28 – Boulder Theater- Boulder, CO
09/29 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
09/30 – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE
10/01 – Myth – St. Paul, MN
10/03 – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN
10/04 – Republic New Orleans – New Orleans, LA
10/11 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
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
10/20 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
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
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Angel Olsen
Indio, CA - Coachella

Foxygen
Winston-Salem, NC - Phuzz Phest

S. Carey
Montreal, QC - Living Room Show

Sharon Van Etten
Luxemborg, LU - Rockhal  w/ Sam Amidon

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