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SXSW 2015 // Viet Cong Takes SXSW, On Tour Now


Feels like it was just this time last year we were planning our annual pilgrimage to Austin, TX – and now it’s less than a week away. Time’s a funny thing isn’t it? We’re excited to have Viet Cong at SXSW! Schedule is below.

Viet Cong & SXSW
Wed. March 18 – Pitchfork Day Party @ The Mohawk – Main Stage (3:15 PM)
Wed. March 18 – Laneway Showcase @ Red 7 (5:00 PM)
Thurs. March 19 – Consequence of Sound Day Party @ Hype Hotel (4:00 PM)
Thurs. March 19 – Flood Magazine Showcase @ Cedar Street Courtyard (9:00 PM)
Fri. March 20 – SPIN Day Party @ Stubbs (12:00 PM)
Fri. March 20 – FADER @ FADER Fort (5:15 PM)

If you haven’t already, snag the new album via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

See all of Viet Cong’s upcoming tour dates + ticket links here:]


WATCH // Viet Cong Share “Silhouettes’ Video Dir. By Brook Linder Via New York Times T Magazine, New Album Out Now

Viet Cong‘s highly anticipated self-titled debut album is out now on Jagjaguwar (and Flemish Eye in Canada) and is receiving critical acclaim across the board for it’s depth, power, and sheer inventiveness. Today. the video for “Silhouettes” premiered on New York Times’ T Magazine. You can watch the video above or on YouTube.

From an interview with director Brook Linder“Silhouettes’ came from blending iconography from old haunted house films and late ’70s, early ’80s sci-fi: So, pluck an astronaut from a spacewalk and set him inorganic-looking galactic explosions.” “Silhouettes” is Today’s Top Tune from KCRW.

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

The band hits the road in a week with a two sold-out shows in NY. After that, they’ll be in Europe before heading back to North America. Full dates after the jump.

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WATCH // Small Black Shares “Real People” Video Directed By Nick Bentgen, Stream ‘Real People’ EP via SPIN

Small Black premiered the video for “Real People”, the title track off of their new Real People EP. Directed by Nick Bentgen, who previously directed Small Black‘s “Breathless” video, continues his unique cinematic style with beautiful portraits of people exposed to some strange situations. Watch the video for “Real People” above or on YouTube.

You can stream the band’s new EP via SPIN right here.

Real People will be available on vinyl and digital formats on April 1st (March 31st in Europe). You can pre-order the new album from SC Distribution and iTunes.

The band is on tour right now stopping in San Francisco tonight at Rickshaw Stop and you can see all the tour dates by clicking read more. Copies of the new EP on vinyl 12″ will be available at all of the band’s upcoming tour dates with and Snowmine.
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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // S. Carey ‘Range of Light’ Out April 1st, Listen To “Fire-Scene” Now Via Stereogum

It has been over 3 years since since S. Carey‘s All We Grow was released on Jagjaguwar, and today we announce his new full length album Range of Light will be out April 1st, 2014 (March 31 in UK). The new album, previewed in Spin last week, is his first recorded in a studio, at Justin Vernon’s April Base Studios in Wisconsin, and brings collaboration from Vernon and Sean’s live band saying “I just wanted to include them because these guys are my brothers…some of my best friends.”

The album’s title originally comes from the naturalist John Muir, who founded the environmental organization the Sierra Club and took great care with and had a great appreciation for the California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. On the title and thought process of the album, Carey writes,

“The ‘Range of Light,’ to me, is the range of my own happiness and the range in anyone’s happiness, sadness…it became a very California-inspired record for me. California and Arizona, specifically, because when I was a kid, my parents got divorced, and my dad lived in Arizona. Every summer we would go visit him and explore — basically road-trip around and camp and fish and hike, and do all that stuff in Arizona and in California, because we had a bunch of cousins and aunts and uncles that lived there. Some of the songs are about those memories, which again goes back to the ‘Range of Light.”

Preview the new album by hearing the new track “Fire-Scene” [via Stereogum premiere this morning] above or on our Soundcloud / YouTube pages.

Range of Light is now available for pre-order via iTunes, and comes with an instant-grat download of “Fire-scene.” A pre-order with instant-grat is also available through SC Distribution, in addition to a Range of Light deluxe package, which includes limited-edition marble vinyl and a limited-edition “Fire-scene” 7″, featuring exclusive b-side “Chrysalis.” Others can also find the new album available via Amazon and your local record store.

Click read more to get album artwork, the track list, and tour dates starting in Iowa on release week in April.
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LISTEN UP // Lightning Dust Premiere New Track – “Loaded Gun”

In need of a new track for your Wednesday morning? Here is something sparkly from the Lightning Dust camp. It’s the track “Loaded Gun”! Listen above or at SPIN, where it premiered this morning. “Loaded Gun” is found on Fantasy, available for pre-order at iTunes, SC Distribution, and Amazon.

You’ll have the chance to see all the new songs live. Lightning Dust are touring later this summer. Dates and ticket links found HERE.

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

Boys Life by Small Black

Bunker Buster by Viet Cong

Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Ur Life One Night by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Angel Olsen
San Francisco, CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Boston, MA - Northeastern University - Centennial commons (Outdoor Quad)

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