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RSD14 ANNOUNCE // Phosphorescent Announces Record Store Day Exclusive ‘Song For Zula’ 12″ EP, New North American Tour Dates Including Lollapalooza

Song For Zula is a Record Store Day exclusive, limited-edition 12″ EP featuring the breakout 2013 hit “Song for Zula” from Phosphorescent‘s critically acclaimed album Muchacho. This EP also includes a solo acoustic session recorded for Oregon Public Broadcasting. You can watch/listen to Matthew perform “A New Anhedonia” now above or via our YouTube channel here.

Grab a copy of this vinyl 12″ EP from your local record store on April 19th. Find your local record store here.

If you missed it last fall, get Muchacho De Lujo now via Amazon, iTunes, your local record store, or SC Distribution.

Need more? Listen to Phosphorescent‘s exclusive Spotify session above or here on Spotify.

Click read more to see the tracklist for the EP plus new North American and European tour dates.
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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Dub Thompson ’9 Songs’ Out 6/10, Watch “Dograces” Video Directed By Robert Beatty


We are excited to finally publicly welcome Dub Thompson to the Dead Oceans family! Today they announce a new album 9 songs coming out June 10th. The band, Matt Pulos on guitar and Evan Laffer on drums, recorded the album with Foxygen‘s Jonathan Rado at a rented house here in our hometown of Bloomington, Indiana. With no one song on the album the same, the two simultaneously draw from many predecessors including Can and Kraftwerk, Big Black, Pere Ubu, and more.

“Most everyone who’s in a group who’s our age lives on the Internet,” says 19-year old Pulos. “The kinds of things that have shaped our band aren’t anchored to any one time or place.”

Get acquainted with these talented dudes by watching the video above for their rollicking and slightly psychedelic debut single “Dograces” directed by Robert Beatty.

Pre-order the album on iTunes, your local record store, and through SC Distribution.

Follow Dub Thompson on their Facebook page, their Twitter, and their artist website.

Click read more to see a track list and album art.
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WATCH // Mark McGuire Shares New “The Human Condition (Song For My Father)” Video Via Noisey, Plays SXSW Next Week

Today Noisey premiered Mark McGuire‘s video for “The Human Condition (Song For My Father)”.

Here’s Mark on the story behind the song and video:
“[it's] about looking at the aspects of yourself that are hard to accept, but cannot be ignored. It’s about the heartbreak and neuroses that lie underneath the rug of all human relationships, and the attempt to resolve and overcome these issues, striving toward personal harmony.

“The song is dedicated to my father, who is an undeniable influence on my chemical makeup, and a huge influence on this album. It contains audio samples of a “celebrity roast” his family held in his honor in 1989. First he is caught off-guard and begins to prepare himself to be roasted, stating “I gotta get that plastic smile on…”

“Like many of our family events of that time, the roast was filmed by my uncle. For the music video I edited together some of the footage from that night; beginning with his entrance and general shock, all the way through dinner and various roasters, including a slideshow done that night by my grandfather, John Ryan McGuire. I also infused images of my family from my album Living with Yourself, a few clips I’ve filmed in the past couple of years, and some stock images of deep space, to further illustrate the cosmic properties of the family unit, and the inner personal temple.”

Mark’s new album Along The Way is out now worldwide. See him perform at SXSW next week with all dates and times here.

Mark McGuire SXSW shows

Get Along The Way now through SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon and your local record store.

TOUR DATES
3/11-15 | Austin, TX – SXSW
3/23 | Chicago, IL – Metro w/ The War on Drugs – TIX
3/28 | Louisville, KY – Zanzabar w/ Earth % – TIX
3/29 | Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival – TIX
4/01 | Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival – TIX
4/02 | St Louis, MO – Off Broadway * – TIX
4/04 | Omaha, NE – Barley Street Tavern *
4/05 | Denver, CO – Moes *
4/07 | Phoenix, AZ – The Western *
4/08 | Los Angeles, CA – The Church on York * – TIX
4/09 | San Fran, CA – The Chapel * – TIX
4/12 | Portland, OR – Bunk Bar *
4/13 | Seattle, WA – Barboza *
4/17 | Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club * – TIX

* w/ Jenny Hval
% w/ Earth

LISTEN // White Hinterland Premieres New Song “Baby” Via Stereogum, On Tour In March

Before White Hinterland‘s newest album Baby is out April 1st, 2014 we’d like to share a second new track “Baby”.

Listen to the infectiously energetic new track above, via Steregum or on our Soundcloud here.

Pre-order the new album Baby via iTunes to get “Ring The Bell” instantly, SC Distribution for the limited edition clear/white marble vinyl (while supplies last) and tour poster, Amazon, and your local record store.

Click read more to see upcoming tour dates and the gorgeous video for “Ring The Bell” if you missed it.
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