LISTEN // Califone Detail ‘Roomsound’ Reissue, Out October 14th ; Listen to “Mittens (4-Track Version)”

15 years after its initial release, Califone’s seminal album from 2001, Roomsound, will be reissued on October 14th. Beginning as a Red Red Meat album, this record, born of a particularly brutal Chicago winter, would become Califone’s first proper album (2 EPs in 1998 and 2000, notwithstanding). “Roomsound was a real beginning. By listening. By letting it be, by force,” says the band’s Tim Rutili. “I remember the stomach ache and winter tense in my shoulders. Computers were new to me. We chip away at it. All of us were discovering new ways to work and use the room. On and off over the course of about 6 months, we finished it. It sounded enormous and important to me. I feel like we made something good.”

Today, the band is excited to share the tracklist for the reissue, which is available for pre-order today, and which includes a bonus LP of five songs that are being widely released for the first time. Hear the leadoff track from this bonus LP, “Mittens (4-Track Version).
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RELEASE // Ryley Walker’s New Album, ‘Golden Sings That Have Been Sung’, Out Today

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How’re you doing? Did you know that Ryley Walker‘s new album, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, is out today? Feeling better now?

Sunny and shimmering, this record’s not unlike its cover (pardon the cheese), nor is it unlike a warm Chicago evening. Produced by Wilco multi-instrumentalist (and fellow Chicagoan) LeRoy Bach, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung is very much born of the windy city. “The Roundabout” calls out Ryley’s favorite local watering hole, a handful of Chicago players appear on the record.

While tethered to this place he calls home, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung carves out its own microcosm. As The New York Times aptly put it, “His songs are rooms to poke around in, rustling the curtains.” So come on in. You can stream the album in full or purchase a copy below.

Don’t miss out on the deluxe bundle (2xLP with bonus tracks and ltd. edition color vinyl) – if that’s your bag.

Ryley will play two record release shows – one tonight (Friday, Aug. 19) at Rough Trade East in London, and one at the Empty Bottle in Chicago on Thursday Aug. 25. Shortly after he’ll embark on a seemingly un-ending world tour. Scroll down for the full list of dates!
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WATCH // Mitski Does Pitchfork’s “Over/Under” + Announces November US Dates

Boy, do we have a lot of embeddable goodies for you this morning! In the midst of a mostly-sold-out tour, Mitski visited Pitchfork’s offices to lend her opinion on Drake (among other things) to their staple “Over/Under” feature (above). She also recorded a session + interview with NPR Music’s World Cafe at WXPN in Philadelphia (below).

Just two weeks since capping off her first North American tour in support of Puberty 2, one of the year’s most praise albums, Mitski’s rolling out a slew of fall shows – including her first stops in the southeast as well as larger venues in many cities throughout the Midwest and east coast, including New York (Webster Hall is almost sold out!), Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Boston and Toronto.

All tickets are on sale this Friday, August 12 at 10am local time! So set your alarms and bookmark mitski.com. Full list of dates is below.

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WATCH // Bleached Tear Through “Wednesday Night Melody” on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

For the better part of this year, Bleached have been road warriors (hitting countless cities) in support of their sophomore album, Welcome The Worms. Last week, the band announced a fall, co-headlining tour with Beach Slang, and last night, they brought their lead radio single, “Wednesday Night Melody”, to Late Night with Seth Meyers. Aptly described by NPR Music,

“’Wednesday Night Melody’ perfectly captures the spirit of young adulthood. . . Bleached’s furious and fun sound, mixed with a slacker vibe, invites you to enjoy your youthful worries while they last.”

Passionately amped to crush it on national TV (on a Wednesday night, no less!), the ladies put on a killer presentation, further proving why radio stations across the country are keeping Bleached on heavy rotation. Catch Bleached on the road in the months to come! All tour dates are below, including a slew of newly added dates.

Bonus! Jessie Clavin recently spoke with Deli Magazine about the pedals she uses, hop on over to check it out!

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WATCH // Ryley Walker Shares “The Roundabout” Video

Feeling a little sluggish? That mid-week slump hitting you square in the jaw? Well, we’re here to give you a bit of an escape. Not us, but rather Ryley Walker! Today he’s unveiled the video for his latest single “The Roundabout”, directed, filmed and edited by Joe Martinez Jr. and taken from his upcoming album Golden Sings that Have Been Sung, out August 19 on Dead Oceans. When asked about the video’s content, Ryley explains,

“Fourth of July in Pilsen is the height of summer in Chicago.” He goes on, “Dozens of crews with ad hoc explosives and a beer in hand make for a blitzkrieg celebration. I lived at 21st/Leavitt some years back and got to know this evening first hand very well. Forever my favorite part of summer in the city. This video hopefully captures a few of those moments of joy from the people involved.”

So dig out those fireworks you’ve got left over and press play on Ryley Walker’s latest clip. If you haven’t already, you can claim your copy of Ryley Walker’s Golden Sings That Have Been Sung via: Dead Oceans (that’s us), iTunes, Amazon, or your local indie shop!

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