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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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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Portland Based Greylag Joins Dead Oceans, Shares Single “Another”, Self-Titled Album Out October 13th




“Greylag have that special something. The Portland trio plays a virtuosic Led Zeppelin III strain of folk-rock that could easily… win them fans across many musical subcultures.”

- Stereogum

Today we are extremely proud to announce Portland-based trio Greylag has joined the Dead Oceans family. We first got a glimpse of the band at this year’s SXSW and have been jamming to their tunes on full blast here at Dead Oceans HQ ever since. Today, we we are excited to announce Greylag‘s self-titled debut full-length LP, Greylag, out October 14th, 2014 on Dead Oceans. Recorded with Phil Ek (Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Modest Mouse, The Shins) at Seattle’s Avast Studio, Greylag is a followup to the band’s 2012 seven-track EP The Only Way To Kill (Ninth Street Opus).

Premiering this morning via Stereogum, preview the new album with track “Another” above or here on Youtube / Soundcloud.

Greylag is composed of Andrew Stonestreet, Daniel Dixon, and Brady Swan, three vastly talented musicians with incredibly different yet cohesive musical backgrounds. As for their name, the band explains “It’s a wild goose, from which all domestic geese originate, so it’s the first survivor, and it’s still wild, and doing things its own way – the ‘lag’ part refers to it being the last bird to migrate. It sits back and watches. We love the connotation.”

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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Bear in Heaven ‘Time Is Over One Day Old’ Out August 5th On Dead Oceans / Hometapes, Stream “Time Between” Now




Following up 2012′s LP I Love You, It’s Cool, Bear In Heaven is back with a new album Time Is Over One Day Old out August 5th on Dead Oceans / Hometapes. The dense and beautifully layered album brings back Jon Philpot‘s smooth vocals and evocative synth, Adam Wills delectably groovy bass lines, and new drummer Jason Nazary to provide the percussion structure to the whole complex affair. The band is looking to tear your ears a new consciousness so you can preview the album with the brand new song “Time Between” above or on their Soundcloud / our YouTube channel here. The band has also been teasing out sounds for the new record on their Instagram account @bear_in_heaven. Follow them here for teasers and a preview of the album’s visuals.

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

Click read more to see album art, track list, and upcoming tour dates for the band.
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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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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.

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