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LISTEN // Sharon Van Etten Shares “Just Like Blood”, “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” EP Out June 9th

“Sharon Van Etten could sing the instruction manual for a dishwasher and make it sound like lyrical poetry. Over the course of four full-lengths, her voice has only evolved and grown both bolder and more nuanced. Van Etten plays every word like an instrument, bending one note into the next with a woozy purr that’s sometimes sensual, sometimes heartbreaking but always arresting.”
NPR Music’s “Songs We Love”

Couldn’t agree more. That’s why we’ve been working on Sharon Van Etten’s next project ‘Sharon Sings Your Favorite Instructional Manuals” EP for a while now. In the meantime, check out new track “Just Like Blood” from the upcoming “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” EP, out 6/3 via Jagjaguwar. This second single is as sophisticated and evolved as anything Van Etten has ever created. Listen above or on our SoundCloud page.

“I Don’t Want To Let You Down” EP EP is available now for pre-order. Instant free downloads of “Just Like Blood” and the EP’s title track come with each digital pre-order.

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

[All dates/tickets at]
Fri. May 22 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
Mon. May 25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
Sat. June 6 – New York, NY @ The Governors Ball Music Festival
Thu. June 11 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Imperator
Fri. June 12 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Beco 203
Sat. June 13 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Niceto Club
Sun. June 14 – Santiago, Chile @ Ex Oz
Wed. June 24 – Sun. June 28 – Somerset, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
Sun. June 28 – Bialystok, PL @ Halfway Festival

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]

FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE // Justin Vernon Announces Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival July 17-18, 2015 In Collaboration With The National’s Aaron Dessner, Presale Tickets On Sale Now

Next summer, the city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin will play host to the inaugural Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, curated by hometown hero Justin Vernon (Bon Iver, Volcano Choir) and The National’s Aaron Dessner. While the lineup won’t be announced until early 2015, you can purchase your tickets starting today at Noon CST from the venue website. Eaux Claires promises to be one of the most diverse and special festival lineups of the year, featuring performances and collaborations you won’t see at any other event in 2015.

A message from Justin-

After several years of touring and playing music festivals of all different types around the world, I wanted to put together an event that would honor what we love about this place—including an independent attitude and blaze orange caps—but also shine a light on less familiar and surprising elements that are already weaving themselves into our future.

Having this festival right in my backyard gives me and the guest artists a chance to share familiar work and new creations in a setting close to my heart and different than any other stage in the world. To create this event within view of the Chippewa River—the very river that defines this place—makes it all the more meaningful.

We’re fortunate, because the Chippewa Valley already has a history of great music festivals. Everyone—the city, the county, and the Country Jam folks—has been very supportive. They’re helping us take it beyond music into a celebration of film, art, and things still in the works … just walking around the place is going to be an experience. – Justin Vernon

LISTEN // S. Carey + Califone Share Snow Panda Mashup, Pre-Tour Voicemails, Joint Tour Starts Tomorrow

With their upcoming tour just a day away, S. Carey and Califone have shared a shimmering end-of-summer mashup of “Frosted Tips” and “Glass/Film” by Snow Panda via Stereogum. As an added bonus, the two artists have released behind-the-scenes access. While prepping for the dates, S. Carey and Tim Rutili of Califone played a candid (and hilarious) game of phone tag. Check it out here via Brightest Young Things. The first stop of the tour is tomorrow in Pittsburgh at Club Cafe. Full Dates are below

Thurs. Sept 4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
Fri. Sept 5 – New Haven, CT @ Ballroom at Outer Space
Sun. Sept 7 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Mon. Sept 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Tues. Sept 9 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Thurs. Sept 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Southgate House (Sanctuary)
Fri. Sept 12 – Bloomington, IN @ Russian Recording
Sun. Sept 14 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

[all tour dates / tix:]
Wed. Sept 3 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Thurs. Sept 4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe *
Fri. Sept 5 – New Haven, CT @ Ballroom at Outer Space *
Sat. Sept 6 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
Sun. Sept 7 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge *
Mon. Sept 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
Tues. Sept 9 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
Thurs. Sept 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Southgate House (Sanctuary) *
Fri. Sept 12 – Bloomington, IN @ Russian Recording *
Sun. Sept 14 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
Mon. Sept 15 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
Tues. Sept 16 – Kansas City, KS @ Record Bar
Wed. Sept 17 – Spring Green, WI @ The Shitty Barn
Thurs. Sept 18 – Green Bay, WI @ Three Three Five +
Sun. Oct. 5 – Northfield, MN @ The Lion’s Pause at St. Olaf College
Tues. Oct. 7 – Upland, IN @ Taylor University Student Union
Thurs. Oct. 9 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall &
Fri. Oct. 10 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall ^
Sun. Oct. 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
Mon. Oct. 13 – Holland, MI @ Knickerbocker Theatre
Tues. Oct. 14 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater

# – w/ The Pines
* = w/ Califone
& = w/ Owen
^ = w/ American Football

ON TOUR // UMO Announces Summer Tour Dates, Play Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, Pickathon, And More

Unknown Mortal Orchestra has a must-see live show which had Consequence of Sound describe it as “an outpouring of raw, hot psych-rock,” wherin “Unknown Mortal Orchestra transformed into what they had resembled on the surface all along: a balls-out punk band.”

See the band this summer all over including the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, Pickathon, End of the Road, and Electric Picnic.Get a sense of their live show by watching the playlist of sessions above or here on our YouTube page. All upcoming dates listed below.

[see all dates/tix here:]

5/15 | Seattle, WA, USA @ University of Washington (FREE)
5/06 | Los Angeles, CA, USA @ First Fridays at the Natural History Museum
6/12 | Lisbon, Portugal @ Optimus Alive
6/27 | Denver, CO, USA @ Underground Music Showcase
8/1-8/3 | Happy Valley, OR, USA @ Pickathon Music Festival
8/16 | Mexico City, Mexico @ Ceremonia Festival
8/23-8/24 | Monterey, CA, USA @ First City Festival
8/29 | La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland @ Nox Orae #5 –
8/30 | Wiltshire, United Kingdom @ End of the Road Festival
8/31 | Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric Picnic
9/02 | Milano, Italy @ Circolo Magnolia
9/03 | Marina di Ravenna, Italy @ Hana-Bi Free Show (FREE)
9/05 | Gdansk, Poland @ Soundrive
9/07 | Vlieland, Netherlands @ Into The Great Wide Open
10/5-10/9 | Reykjavik, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves

ON TOUR // Angel Olsen Adds New Tour Dates In September / October

Newly signed Jagjaguwar artist, Angel Olsen, has just announced some new tour dates in September and October this year. Be sure to catch Angel at some festivals this summer including her current home town, Chicago, for Pitchfork, End Of The Road, Hopscotch.

Watch the “Tiniest Seed” and see her new dates below. Check out the rest of her tour dates HERE.

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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

Necessary Evil by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Dani by Briana Marela

Boys Life by Small Black

Viet Cong
Singapore, Singapore - Fort Canning National Park

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