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WATCH // Bon Iver – “Beth/Rest,” New 12″ Out Today in US

Bon Iver’s “Beth/Rest” is paired with an oddly stunning visual. Directed by both Dan Huiting and Justin Vernon, the video stars band member Mike Noyce in a dream-like world. In describing his treatment, Justin said, “It’s kind of about two people who are truly meant for each other and what happens to their essence. How they connect is some other thing that we don’t know how to really talk about.” The video was filmed in the Wisconsin woods surrounding April Base. Watch above or at Huffington Post.

In addition to the video, Bon Iver’s Beth/Rest 12″ is out today and available at SC Distribution! The A-side features the studio version of “Beth/Rest” while the B-side is a full-band recording of the same song from an August 2011 session at Rare Book Room. Beth/Rest will be released on November 12 in the UK.

Don’t forget to check out Bon Iver on Austin City Limits!

Sharon Van Etten Adds Biggest London Show To Date as Cargo is NOW SOLD OUT, Designs Downloadable Valentine!


For all you Londoners who missed the bus on getting tickets to see Sharon Van Etten at the now sold out Cargo concert, you’re in serious luck. The burgeoning songstress JUST ADDED A NEW LONDON SHOW AT SCALA. It is her biggest London show to date and it’s all happening on May 16th. She’s also added a handful of other UK shows; see those and links to buy tickets below.

Download Sharon’s Valentine. Made just for you on this special day.

Here’s another great video of Sharon Van Etten performing “Kevin’s.” Thanks Pop News!

05/16/12 London, UK – Scala BUY TICKETS
05/17/12 Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS
05/18/12 Dublin, IE – Whelans BUY TICKETS
05/20/12 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club BUY TICKETS
05/21/12 Brighton, UK – Komedia BUY TICKETS

Our Thoughts on the PIAS Warehouse Fire

As many of you have read in the press or via social media, a large part of the independent music community took a serious hit very early Tuesday morning, when the Sony DADC / PIAS warehouse in the Enfield neighborhood of London burnt to the ground amidst continuing riots and unrest across England. A good summary of what occurred and which labels were affected can be read here: http://pitchfork.com/news/43478-labels-react-to-sonypias-warehouse-fire/

Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian, as well as our SC Distribution label brethren Asthmatic Kitty, Lovepump United, No Quarter, Suicide Squeeze Records, Post Present Medium and We Are Free, all lost significant amounts of stock in this fire. This being said, our primary thoughts and concern are with the Sony warehouse staff and PIAS sales staff whose lives were all massively disrupted by the tragic event, as well as our independent label peers who had a more significant portion of their worldwide stock committed to the Sony DADC / PIAS warehouse. We extend our support to them, and we are committed to doing all that we can to help them with the recovery.

With regards to how this affects us and our releases, Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian are in the fortunate position of having significant stock holdings dispersed around the world. We’re working very quickly now to shift some of that existing stock to make our records available in the UK and Ireland as soon as possible. Also, we have the utmost confidence that the emergency plan that PIAS and Sony are currently implementing will result in a new fulfillment system being up-and-running very quickly. Currently no release dates outside of the UK and Ireland will be delayed, and it is looking more and more like release dates within the UK and Ireland will be delayed by no more than a few weeks.

Although the lost sales and the amount of extra work will be significant, Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian are healthy enough to be able to weather this unfortunate storm. So it is that our more primary concern, again, is with those outside of our camp – the peer labels that we madly respect who have more of their stock more centrally committed to the Sony DADC / PIAS system – as well as the overall health of the independent music sector in the UK, especially at a time when over the past few years, physical retail and music sales in general had already been taking such a significant hit. Above all, we hope that the violence and vandalism in the UK gives way to peaceful demonstration and a thoughtful dialogue. Particularly to our friends in London, we wish you safety and a return to normalcy soon.

Oneida Presents The Ocropolis At Godspeed You! Black Emperor ATP

oneidamikewattchriscorsanoHanoi Jane, Showtime, Chris Corsano, Mike Watt, Kid Millions (obscured), Bobby Matador, Barry ‘Snaps’ London

At 9.30am on Saturday December 4, the five members of Oneida, their Secret Project Robot visuals crew, stage manager Kyle Hepp and Jagjaguwar’s UK publicist/merch monkey entered the Crazy Horse venue at Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead to set up the second Oneida Presents The Ocropolis at All Tomorrow’s Parties.

The first took place in September 2009 at the New York ATP curated by The Flaming Lips; this time the O’s gracious hosts were Godspeed You! Black Emperor. For a full explanation, please see the festival’s official billing and programme notes. In shorthand: that’s a continuous 10 hour jam, folks! Aided by assorted musical guests, SPR’s killer light show and gear borrowed off Portishead (thank you Mr Barrow and the staff of ATP).

The following ‘tweetline’ (all timings approximate) describes the action, compiled from various twitter updates.  All that and video of the performance after the jump!

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BON IVER’S For Emma, Forever Ago Goes Gold In The UK

Right now at Jagjaguwar headquarters, we’re all gathered around in a love huddle celebrating the official word that BON IVER’S For Emma, Forever Ago has gone gold in the UK. Nice work, brother. Here’s to working your tail off, constantly touring, always being available, and making a record for the ages.

Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations 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

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Windows by Angel Olsen

Your Love Is Killing Me by Sharon Van Etten

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

Besnard Lakes, The
Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern

Sharon Van Etten
Birmingham, UK - Library

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