Kevin Morby Shares “Beautiful Strangers” / “No Place To Fall”


Kevin Morby is releasing new single “Beautiful Strangers” (b/w Townes Van Zandt cover “No Place To Fall”) in memory of the victims of Orlando and to support the work of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Beautiful Strangers” is available via all digital service providers, including Bandcamp, where it’s available for the standard fee or more if one feels inclined to further support the work of Everytown. Read Morby’s statement below and visit Bandcamp for an exclusive conversation about the song.

Listen to “Beautiful Strangers” / “No Place To Fall”:

This release is dedicated to and written for all the people I have never met but have only read about. The innocent people who were out living their lives and one day, without warning, had them taken away from them. People who liked to laugh, dance, and love in the way that we all do, but cant anymore. All those names and faces, all those beautiful strangers…

So here are two songs, “Beautiful Strangers” as well as my cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “No Place To Fall” that I have been closing my live show with over the past year. Any purchase of these two songs will go to support the work of Everytown For Gun Safety – an organization I have followed for quite some time. I believe in and support them in their efforts to make the world a safer place. So if you wish – you can donate as little or large as you’d like and I do hope you enjoy the songs. Do it for the kids.

Love and peace,
Kevin Morby

Jason Rzepka, Director of Cultural Engagement at Everytown for Gun Safety, added:

Kevin has penned a beautiful tribute to the victims of America’s ugly gun violence crisis — an emergency that claims 91 of our fellow citizens every day. We’re deeply grateful for his talents, thoughtfulness and efforts to rally more people to support the life saving work of gun violence prevention.

About Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than three million supporters and more than 125,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and help save lives. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network. Learn more at and follow them at @Everytown.

Japanese Breakfast Shares Live Video for “Heft”

With Japanese Breakfast right at the beginning of their European tour, we’re happy to share the live video for fan-favorite track “Heft”, taken from this year’s critically acclaimed album Psychopomp (out now on Dead Oceans/Yellow K).

Another deeply personal track, from an album that deals with the transitory cycle of grief, “Heft” is about 2 moments in time – related, but different. “The first half of half was written right before we found out my mom had cancer, and the second half was written after she passed away”, Michelle Zauner – the creator of Japanese Breakfast – states, “reflecting on what a painful process it was to try to manage disease and treatment.”

Japanese Breakfast is back in Europe now, kicking off her tour in the UK. See full dates below!

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Japanese Breakfast on tour:
10/21/16 Glasgow, UK – The Hug & Pint w/ Porches
10/22/16 Manchester, UK – The White Hotel
10/23/16 Cardiff, UK – SWN
10/24/16 Birmingham, UK – Hare and Hounds
10/25/16 London, UK – The Lexington
10/27/16 Belgium, BE – The Rotonde (Botanique)
10/29/16 Zwole, NL – Let’s Get Lost Festival
10/30/16 Hamburg, DE – Molotow Skybar
11/02/16 Zurich, CH – Bogen F w/ Ezra Furman
11/03/16 Vienna, AT – Wuk w/ Ezra Furman
11/05/16 Koln, DE – Gebaude
11/06/16 Berlin, DE – Musik & Frieden
11/07/16 Copenhagen, DK – Ideal Bar
11/08/16 Stockholm, SE – Obaren
12/03/16 Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
12/14/16 Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
12/15/16 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church – Chapel
12/16/16 Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium
12/17/16 Providence, RI – Columbus Theater
12/18/16 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs

Califone’s ‘Roomsound’ Deluxe Reissue Out Now

You know that feeling when an old friend walks through the door? They’re familiar and new all at once? Well today our dear friend Califone has released the beloved record Roomsound as a deluxe reissue. And boy are we excited to share it with you. Initially released 15 years ago, Roomsound began as a Red Red Meat record. But a stolen car, a few lost notebooks, and a particularly brutal Chicago winter later – it became Califone’s first proper album. Grab (or stream!) your copy below.


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Mitski Shares “A Burning Hill” Video, Announces New 2017 European + UK Dates, US Tour Starts This Month

Having recently finished her first full-band tour of the UK – including a sold-out show at London’s Dome Tufnell Park – and leading into her next North American tour Mitski has shared a video for ‘A Burning Hill‘, the closing song from her critically acclaimed album Puberty 2 – out now.

Directed by Bradley Gray, the “A Burning Hill” video beautifully captures the intimacy of Puberty 2 following previous singles, “Your Best American Girl” and “Happy.” It’s where Mitski “opts out of the rigged game altogether . . . a glowing ember of acoustic fingerpicking and a subtle choral bed . . . She decides to love ‘the littler things.’ It sounds like giving up, but she’s taking control, robbing her emotions of the power to capsize her wellbeing” (NPR Music).

The director and I spent a weekend just driving around New York and Pennsylvania while the camera kept running, and most of the time I’d forget I was being filmed. It felt like a vacation, but it was also quite emotional, as I was thinking about the song and what it means to me now while jumping in rivers and driving down dirt lanes.

Mitski kicks off her North American tour on October 31st. She’ll tour the southeast for the first time this year, plus return to larger venues in many cities throughout the Midwest and east coast. She has also announced a new run of European and UK dates for February and March 2017, including her biggest UK headline show to date at London’s Village Underground. Tickets are on sale Friday at 10 am UK time. A full list of dates can be found below.
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Japanese Breakfast Releases “Everybody Wants To Love You” Video

How about a slice of Friday night for your Tuesday morning? Today Japanese Breakfast has shared a brand-new music video for “Everybody Wants To Love You.” The third installment co-directed by Michelle Zauner (principal songwriter) and Adam Kolodny, the video follows a bar-hopping Zauner through NYC, multiple games of Pac Man, and to the top of a semi. Styled by Celeste Welch, Zauner is wearing a hanbok, a traditional Korean dress, that her mother wore to her wedding.

It’s a party you don’t wanna miss out on. As is their forthcoming European tour! Japanese Breakfast is currently on the road with Porches in North America and will tour Europe later in the autumn. All dates below.

Japanese Breakfast’s critically acclaimed debut album, Psychopomp, is out now via Yellow K Records in North America and via Dead Oceans in the rest of the world. You can purchase your copy of Psychopomp via Pledge Music, iTunes, Amazon, or at your local record shop!
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