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ALBUM RELEASE // Sharon Van Etten ‘Are We There’ Out Now Worldwide, On Tour Now

Sharon Van Etten‘s new album Are We There is now out worldwide!

Following up from her 2012 album Tramp, Sharon shares an album not only fully-formed and extravagant in sound but also completely self-produced. Her writing also continues to explore personal experience drawing from feelings of emptiness, loss, fear of change, desire, waiting, and self-healing.

Preview the new album with selected tracks above or on our Soundcloud here.

Get the new album via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Fantastic reviews have already started to come in:

“Even as she has settled into a successful solo career, Van Etten continues to write incisively about the volatility of love, with no loss of urgency or investment – Van Etten never sounded quite so self-assured musically”

Pitchfork // 8.2

“Are We There offers an artist in full command of her voice and her instrument, a woman who knows exactly what she wants to offer listeners and who isn’t afraid to accompany the barest streaks of sunlight with thousands of clouds.”

The A.V. Club // A-

“Are We There functions best as the portrait of an artist coming into her own, while hopefully putting some of her demons to rest.”

Consequence of Sound // A-

Join Sharon for her Reddit #AMA today (5/27) at 12:30pm ET: her tonight on Later With Jools Holland on BBC Two.

Click read more to see Sharon’s upcoming tour dates continuing in France tomorrow night.

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WATCH // Pink Mountaintops Shares “North Hollywood Microwaves” Video Dir. By Annie Hardy Via A.V. Club Premiere, New North American Tour Dates Start 4/30

You had the chance to hear the new (beautifully filthy) track “North Hollywood Microwaves” when Stephen McBean [Black Mountain] announced a new Pink Mountaintops album Get Back will be out April 29th. Today, A.V. Club has premiered the new video for the track directed by Annie Hardy [Giant Drag] the explicit rapping maestro also featured in the song. Watch it above or here on our YouTube.

On the trippy new video Hardy says,

“I’d like to imagine I supplied at least some of the inspiration for “North Hollywood Microwaves.” I met Stephen McBean through my good friend Joe Cardamone (who produced the Pink Mountaintops LP) who always knows who to introduce to who. Joe, Stephen, Travis Keller and I met for lunch, first at my house in North Hollywood (clue 1) and on the way to Mrs Peaches Soul Food I told the car a story of a not-so-distant past that found my house (Full Psycho HQ) rocking 4 microwaves (clue 2). A few weeks later Joe told me Stephen had heard my side project PnP (a “free jizz” band of all improv music that Joe was lucky enough to record: a 51 minute freestyle musical odyssey that I’ve yet to outdo (clue 3)) and Stephen wanted me to come rap on a song. Wouldn’t you know it, I went down and threw down two mere freestyles and forgot about it until Stereogum told me they were debuting it. I asked Stephen if I could make a music video for the song and he said yes. Stephen sent me an amazing video of himself dancing which really legitimized my video. I came down with a vicious kidney infection that ended with me in the ER, which couldn’t have worked out better for the “me and Rod Stewart at the hospital” part of my freestyle. All in all I’d say this video and the experience was a great one and is just more proof that the universe is a magical place for anyone that dares to adventure… And that North Hollywood rules.”

Pre-order Get Back on iTunes, Amazon, SCD Bundle, and your local record store.


[All dates + tickets here:]

4/30 | Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
5/01 | Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
5/02 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/03 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/04 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/06 | Low Spirits – Albuquerque, NM
5/07 | Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
5/08 | The Western – Scottsdale, AZ
5/19 | The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
5/22 | Harpo’s Upstairs Cabaret – Victoria, BC
5/23 | The Fox – Vancouver, BC
5/25 | Sasquatch Music Festival – George, WA
5/26 | Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
5/28 | The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
5/29 | Casbah – San Diego, CA
5/30 | The Echo – Los Angeles, CA

6/06 | Ghent, BE – DOK
6/07 | Eindhoven, NL – Eindhoven Psychlab
6/08 | Beverungen, DE – Orange Blossom Special
6/09 | Hamburg, DE – Knust
6/10 | Berlin, DE – Privatclub
6/11 | Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
6/12 | Geneve, CH – PTR Usine
6/13 | Luzern, CH – B-Sides Festival
6/14 | Brescia, IT – No Silenz Preview
6/17 | Paris, FR – La Fleche d’Or
6/18 | London, UK – Corsica Studios
6/20 | Charleroi, BE – Fete de la Musique Festival
6/21 | Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret Festival
7/13 | Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest
8/29 | Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival
8/30 | Manchester, UK – Roadhouse
8/31 | Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
9/01 | Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
9/02 | Brighton, UK – Green Dore Store

EP RELEASE // Small Black ‘Real People’ EP Out Now, On Tour Now

Small Black‘s Real People, a new 12″ and digital EP from the band which further delves into the sound heard on their 2013 full-length Limits of Desire, is out now worldwide.

Preview the new album by watching the video for the title track directed by Nick Bentgen, who previously directed Small Black‘s “Breathless” video. The newest continues his unique cinematic style with beautiful moving portraits of people exposed to some strange situations. See the video for “Real People” above or on YouTube.

Grab the new EP from SC Distribution and iTunes.

The band is on tour now with all dates listed below.

04/01 | Salt Lake City, UTKirby Court w/ Snowmine – TIX
04/02 | Denver, COHi-Dive w/ Snowmine – TIX
04/04 | Des Moines, IAVaudeville Mews w/ Snowmine – TIX
04/05 | St. Paul, MNTurf Club w/ Snowmine – TIX
04/06 | Chicago, ILSchubas w/ Snowmine – TIX
04/08 | Columbus, OHDouble Happiness w/ Snowmine
04/09 | Detroit, MIMagic Stick w/ Snowmine – TIX
04/10 | Ithaca, NYThe Haunt w/ Snowmine
04/11 | Montreal, QCClub Lambi w/ Snowmine
04/12 | Burlington, VTSignal Kitchen w/ Snowmine – TIX
04/13 | New York, NYBowery Ballroom w/ Snowmine – TIX

ALBUM RELEASE // DIANA ‘Perpetual Surrender’ Out Today

So excited to to release DIANA‘s new album, Perpetual Surrender, today in stores and online! DIANA, is composed of Joseph Shabason, Kieran Adams, Carmen Elle, and Paul Mathew (from the bands The Hidden Cameras, Destroyer, Bonjay), and have already enticed many with previews of the album including a video and Four Tet remix of title track “Perpetual Surrender”, an early stream of “Born Again” back in May, but now unleash the full album on the world.

You can get the new album on iTunes, Amazon, your local record store, at SC Distribution and on Paperbag Records in Canada.

Read more below early reviews and tour dates with Austra.
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REMIX // Download DIANA “Perpetual Surrender” Remix by Four Tet, Album Out August 20th, Tour with Austra

Hey DIANA fans! We have a special treat for you today in the form of a Four Tet remix of DIANA’s “Perpetual Surrender”!

You can stream or download the remix at Rookie today and then read Jessica Hopper’s feature about DIANA’s Carmen Elle. Not enough DIANA? Chart Attack filmed DIANA in Toronto for their Noisemakers series with a beautiful and intimate performance of “Foreign Installation”. Watch the session, pre-order DIANA’s new album Perpetual Summer out August 20th, and see the band’s tour dates with Austra all BELOW.
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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
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

Dani by Briana Marela

Boys Life by Small Black

Bunker Buster by Viet Cong

Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Angel Olsen
Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

Briana Marela
New York, NY - Pianos  w/ Brave Shores, Jack and Eliza, Tora, Ben Talmi

Small Black
Atlanta, GA - The Earl  w/ Painted Palms

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