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ALBUM RELEASE // Bishop Allen ‘Lights Out’ Now Available Worldwide, On Tour Now





Bishop Allen’s new record Lights Out is now out worldwide on Dead Oceans.

A follow-up to 2009’s Grrr…, the new album continues to showcase the band’s catchy songs and beautiful pop arrangements. Preview the new album now by watching the videos for “Why I Had To Go” and “Start Again”above or listen to a few tracks off the record on Soundcloud.

Purchase new album Lights Out via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

Critics praise the new album:

“this joyous incredibly infectious new single from the record, appropriately titled ‘Start Again,’ is a good indication the upcoming album will be worth the wait”

- NPR Music

“The glorious indie-pop band is back with the perfect summer song”

- USA Today

“addictive”

- KEXP

“wonderful”

- PASTE

BISHOP ALLEN ON TOUR:
[Get tickets here: deadoceans.com/tour]

Aug. 20 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
Aug. 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Aug. 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Aug. 23 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Aug. 24 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Aug. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Aug. 26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
Aug. 28 – New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik
Aug. 29 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Chelsea Cafe
Aug. 30 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
Aug. 31 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Sept. 1 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
Sept. 2 – Kansas City, MO Czar Bar
Sept. 3 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Sept. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Sept. 6 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Sept. 7 – Columbus, OH @ Treehouse
Sept. 8 – Akron, OH @ Musica
Sept. 26 – Bloomington, IN Back Door Bar
Sept. 27 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
Sept. 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Oct. 2 – Seattle, WI @ Lofi
Oct. 3 – Spokane, WA The Bartlett
Oct. 4 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Oct. 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Oct. 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
Oct. 8 – Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
Oct. 10 – Denver, CO The Hi-Dive

WATCH // Bishop Allen “Why I Had To Go” Via Billboard Premiere, Tour Dates Start 8/16



Two weeks out from the release of Lights Out, Bishop Allen is back with a video for “Why I Had to Go” the second single off the new album via Billboard premiere. The video directors Chad Smith and Bishop Allen’s Justin Rice chose hula-hooping not only because the song is about (to quote the lyrics), “the endless repetition of an action,” but also because it gave people something mesmerizing and all-consuming to focus on, which meant they weren’t self-conscious in front of the camera.  The goal was to capture natural expressions of innate personality, and to do it in slow motion. Watch the entrancing video above or here on YouTube / Vevo.

Pre-order the new album Lights Out via SC Distribution for the deluxe bundle which includes limited-edition white vinyl, a CD, downloads, + a hand-screened glow-in-the-dark poster. You can also get the album on iTunes, Amazon, or at your local record store.

The band plays Kingston on the 16th and Boston on the 20th before returning to Brooklyn for their record release show at Glasslands on August 21st to start off the first of many tour dates supporting the new album. More dates will be announced soon.

BISHOP ALLEN TOUR DATES:
[Get tickets here: deadoceans.com/tour]

Aug. 16 – Kingston, NY @ Chronogram Block Party
Aug. 20 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
Aug. 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Aug. 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Aug. 23 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Aug. 24 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Aug. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Aug. 26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
Aug. 28 – New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik
Aug. 29 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Chelsea Cafe
Aug. 30 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
Aug. 31 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Sept. 1 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
Sept. 2 – Kansas City, MO Czar Bar
Sept. 3 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Sept. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Sept. 6 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Sept. 7 – Columbus, OH @ Treehouse
Sept. 8 – Akron, OH @ Musica
Sept. 26 – Bloomington, IN Back Door Bar
Sept. 27 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
Sept. 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Oct. 2 – Seattle, WI @ Lofi
Oct. 3 – Spokane, WA The Bartlett
Oct. 4 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Oct. 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Oct. 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
Oct. 8 – Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
Oct. 10 – Denver, CO The Hi-Dive

LISTEN // Bishop Allen Share “Why I Had To Go” Via Noisey Premiere, New Album Out August 19th




You may have heard Bishop Allen makes their triumphant return with their first album in 5 years out August 19th. We already previewed the new album’s first track “Start Again”, and today Noisey premiered a second track from the album, “Why I Had To Go”. More than catchy, the new song will hopefully hold you over until mid-August. Hear the track above or hear it on our Soundcloud / YouTube.

Pre-order the new album Lights Out via SC Distribution for the deluxe bundle which includes limited-edition white vinyl, a CD, downloads, + a hand-screened glow-in-the-dark poster. You can also get the album on iTunes, Amazon, or at your local record store.

The band returns to Brooklyn for their record release show at Glasslands on August 21st to start off the first of many tour dates supporting the new album. More dates will be announced soon.

BISHOP ALLEN TOUR DATES:
[Get tickets here: deadoceans.com/tour ]
Sat. Aug. 16 – Kingston, NY @ Chronogram Block Party
Wed. Aug. 20 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
Thu. Aug. 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Fri. Aug. 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sat. Aug. 23 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Sun. Aug. 24 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Mon. Aug. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Tue. Aug. 26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
Thu. Aug. 28 – New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik
Fri. Aug. 29 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Chelsea Cafe
Sat. Aug. 30 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
Sun. Aug. 31 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Mon. Sept. 1 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
Wed. Sept. 3 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Thu. Sept. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Sat. Sept. 6 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Sun. Sept. 7 – Columbus, OH @ Treehouse
Mon, Sept. 8 – Akron, OH @ Musica
Sat. Sept. 27 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
Sun. Sept. 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Thu. Oct. 2 – Seattle, WI @ Lofi
Sat. Oct. 4 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Sun. Oct. 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Tue. Oct. 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
Wed. Oct. 8 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Fri. Oct. 10 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive

WATCH // Bishop Allen Shares “Start Again” Video Via Paste Premiere, US Tour Starts In August

Bishop Allen already previewed the new record Lights Out, out August 19th, with summer anthem track “Start Again”. Today, the band shares a video for the song which features a tour of the band’s hometown of Kingston, NY, where they recorded the new album. Watch the video above via Paste premiere this morning or here on YouTube / Vevo.

On the video, lead singer Justin Rice says:

“Four years ago, we left Brooklyn for Kingston, N.Y., a rugged little city on the banks of the Hudson and at the feet of the Catskills,…We love our town, and for the ‘Start Again’ video, we wanted to trace a day-long route through it, stopping at some of our favorite places along the way. A situationist map of Kingston? A psychogeography of our new digs? Something like that…”

Pre-order the new album Lights Out via SC Distribution for the deluxe bundle which includes limited-edition white vinyl, a CD, downloads, + a hand-screened glow-in-the-dark poster. You can also get the album on iTunes, Amazon, or at your local record store.

The band returns to Brooklyn for their record release show at Glasslands on August 21st to start off the first of many tour dates supporting the new album. More dates will be announced soon.

BISHOP ALLEN TOUR DATES:
[Get tickets here: deadoceans.com/tour ]
Sat. Aug. 16 – Kingston, NY @ Chronogram Block Party
Wed. Aug. 20 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
Thu. Aug. 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Fri. Aug. 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sat. Aug. 23 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Sun. Aug. 24 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Mon. Aug. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Tue. Aug. 26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
Thu. Aug. 28 – New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik
Fri. Aug. 29 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Chelsea Cafe
Sat. Aug. 30 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
Wed. Sept. 3 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird
Thu. Sept. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Sun. Oct. 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Tue. Oct. 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Bishop Allen Announces New Album “Lights Out” Out August 19th, Listen to “Start Again” Now


So excited to reveal the new Bishop Allen record Lights Out will be out August 19th on Dead Oceans.

A follow-up to 2009’s Grrr…, the new album continues to showcase the band’s catchy songs and beautiful pop arrangements. Get a preview of the new album now by listening to the first track “Start Again” above or on our YouTube/Soundcloud.

Pre-order the new album Lights Out via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

On the new single, NPR Music’s All Songs says:

“this joyous, incredibly infectious new single from the record, appropriately titled ‘Start Again,’ is a good indication the upcoming album will be worth the wait.”

Produced and mixed by Matthew Cullen in Bishop Allen‘s hometown of Kingston, NY the new album includes Justin Rice (vocals, guitar, synths), Michael Tapper (drums, backing vocals, synths), Darbie Nowatka (vocals), Dave Lerner (bass, additional guitar, backing vocals), Christian Rudder (additional guitar), Matthew Cullen (additional guitar), Eli Walker (additional bass), Ken Cook (backing vocals), Anne Cunningham (backing vocals), and Jon Natchez (horns).

The band has fall tour dates coming soon but for now you can see them on August 21st at Glasslands in NYC for their album release party. Get tickets and more information here.

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