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LISTEN // Ryley Walker Shares “Sweet Satisfaction” Via Stereogum, On Tour With Steve Gunn And Kevin Morby



“The songs are never “done” or anything, it always expands live. That’s my favorite part about playing music. I’m not much of a ‘sit down, here’s my three verses and a few choruses, song’s done.’ It comes from the jam. Having a song set in stone would drive me crazy.”

- Ryley Walker talking with Stereogum

Just over a month away from the much-anticipated release of Ryley Walker‘s brand new Primrose Green, and we’re pleased to dip your ears into new track “Sweet Satisfaction” via Stereogum premiere. Listen above, here on Soundcloud, or on YouTube.

Pre-order the new album now direct from us, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

Based out of Chicago, Ryley will be making his way across the states starting in Savannah on March 5th for the Savannah Stopover Festival. Click read more to see all tour dates including shows with Kevin Morby, Steve Gunn, and more.

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WATCH // Strand of Oaks Performs “Plymouth” Live At Ace Hotel NYC [Via The A.V. Club], Tour Starts Tonight In Madison, WI

Today, Strand of Oaks start a 6-date Midwestern tour from Wisconsin to Indianapolis and to celebrate, Ace Hotel has shared a beautiful session of “Plymouth” shot in their NYC lobby late last year. Watch the video above or here on The A.V. Club.

Click read more below to see all upcoming tour dates and ticket links including recently announced dates at Hogs for the Cause, Hangout Festival, Bonnaroo, and Governor’s Ball.

Pick up the new album now via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store.

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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Ryley Walker New Album ‘Primrose Green’ Out 3/31, Listen To The Title Track Via Aquarium Drunkard




We’ve been following the the skillful guitar player and Illinois native Ryley Walker for a while now. Today we are excited to announce Ryley joins the Dead Oceans family and has a new album Primrose Green out March 31st. Get a lick of the new album by listening to the title track via Aquarium Drunkard, above, or on our Soundcloud / YouTube.

Pre-order the new album now direct from us, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

Based out of Chicago, Ryley will be making his way across the states starting in Brooklyn on January 13th. Click read more to see album art, track list, and all tour dates including shows with Zola Jesus, Kevin Morby, Steve Gunn, and more.

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WATCH // A Place To Bury Strangers Share “Straight” Video Dir. By Brook Linder, New Album ‘Transfixiation’ Out 2/17/15


A few weeks ago we announced Brooklyn’s A Place To Bury Strangers will be releasing a new album Transfixation February 17th, 2015. We previewed the first single “Straight” a few weeks ago, and today the band shared a brand new video for the track by director Brook Linder. Inspired by VHS scrambles and the creepy Max Headroom broadcast in 1987, watch the new VHS-dubbed video above or here on YouTube and Dailymotion for our international viewers.

Pre-order the album via Secretly Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

The band has also announced a string of upcoming European and North American tour dates including a performance at next year’s Austin Psych Fest in May.. Click read more to see all tour dates.

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EP ANNOUNCE // Mark McGuire ‘Noctilucence’ EP Out 11/11 On Dead Oceans, Hear Title Track Now



“‘The term “noctilucence” comes from “noctilucent clouds”, the name given to clouds which, for some reason, emit a brilliant vibrance at night. On this recording we find our subject diving into the electric waters of the night sky, in long drives across the vast deserts of America. It’s a recording about the discovery and understanding of the shadow, entrance to the realm not controlled by the light of day, or the logic of reason. It’s about confronting nocturnal terrors and all of those things that go bump in the night…“Noctilucence” is a deep stare into the infinite eye of the shimmering night sky of the future, and all it holds in its gaze.” – Mark McGuire, 2014

Announced earlier today via Pitchfork, prolific Dead Oceans artist Mark McGuire will release Noctilucence, on November 11. The followup to the critically acclaimed Along The Way was written over the past two years between Los Angeles and McGuire’s hometown of Cleveland, OH. Keep an ear out for standout track “Noctilucence”, the sprawling and expansive 12 minute centerpiece of the EP that very well might be the most ambitious track McGuire has ever released. Listen above or on our SoundCloud/Youtube pages. Full cover art and track listing after the jump

Pre-order Noctilucence now via SC Distribution iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

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