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WATCH // New Destroyer Video For “Times Square”

…such a striking and involving piece of work. In fact, it’s Bejar’s best. The only bad news for the man himself is that he’s just raised expectations even higher.” – The Guardian **** Album of the Week

The guy’s sitting down among all the noise around him; it’s a perfect example of the considered, measured chaos and wilful determination evident across Poison Season; a mere nano-second of perfection on an album riddled with such moments” – Record Collector **** Album of the Month

The prolific Canadian’s latest blaze of glory” – Uncut 8/10

Following the release of latest single Times Square taken from Destroyer’s critically acclaimed upcoming album Poison Season, we are now happy to share the video.

A video that’s true to Bejar’s ethos, it has a seemingly obtuse take on the what you’d imagine the Times Square is like – bricks and mortar replaced by green spaces; robotic, busy New Yorkers replaced with animals in animation – it’s more Wallace & Gromit than Wall Street.

We ended up just wandering around New York till 3am and the city seemed completely dead. We could have been anywhere, really.” says director Shayne Ehman of an ill-fated trip to Times Square to shoot the video with Dan Bejar.

Realising that the video didn’t have to be shot at the New York landmark, Ehman sought inspiration from the song’s lyrics. “I needed to get outside and shoot in natural light in order to serve as a sort of conduit for those ‘forces of nature in love…’ which seem to rule the song.” he continues, “I let the sun do its thing and let the earth do its thing and watched time unfold. I watched the clouds unfold and unpack and pack up. I was at their mercy, completely.

Poison Season is out worldwide tomorrow, 28 August. Destroyer begins their tour at the end of October. Video for Girl In A Sling and tour dates below.

Destroyer on Tour:
(more info and tix)

Oct 29 31st Pitchfork Festival Paris
Oct 30 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
Oct 31 Brighton, UK – The Haunt
Nov 01 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Nov 02 Bristol, UK – The Lantern
Nov 04 Brussels, BE – Botanique
Nov 07 Bologna, IT – Covo
Nov 08 Rome, IT – Biko
Nov 09 Luzern, CH – Sudpol
Nov 10 Lausanne, CH – Le Romandie
Nov 11 St. Gallen, CH – Palace
Nov 12 Vienna, AT – Sczene
Nov 13 Munich, DE – Kammerspiele
Nov 14 Cologne, DE – Luxor
Nov 15 Berlin, DE – Lido
Nov 17 Bergen, NO – Hulen
Nov 18 Oslo, NO – Parktheatret
Nov 19 Stockholm, SE – Kagelbanan
Nov 20 Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
Nov 21 Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who? Festival

LISTEN // Kevin Morby Shares “Moonshiner” Off Upcoming 7″ Out Sept. 4, Announces European Tour

In anticipation of Kevin Morby’s Dead Oceans debut in 2016 and in support of a thorough fall touring schedule, we’re pleased to announce a 7″ slated for release this September. “Moonshiner” and “Bridge To Gaia” are two unreleased gems from Morby’s reliably powerful, yet understated work. The 7-inch is out September 4th, but we’re sharing “Moonshiner” today.

Says Morby, “I wrote ‘Moonshiner’ a few years ago after reading what has become one of my favorite contemporary books: The Sisters Brothers. The book was very inspiring to me at that time and it pulled a few different songs out of me – ‘Moonshiner’ being the most directly influenced. I wrote the b-side, ‘Bridge To Gaia,’ while on vacation in Porto, Portugal. I ended up there after a tour and it quickly became my favorite city in all of Europe. The apartment I was renting was at the foot of a bridge that would take you to the town across the river, Gaia. It, like everything about Porto, is immensely beautiful and inspiring. It’s a different beauty than I had ever experienced. There was almost something sinister to it. The clouds moved fast, there was always a bell tolling and all the school kids wore capes. This song came out of all that.”

Order ‘Moonshiner':
7″ available via Dead Oceans / Kevin Morby direct
Support your local independent store

[all dates + tix links:]
Sun. Aug. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Festival
Mon. Sept. 7 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
Tue. Sept. 8 – York, UK @ The Fulford Arms
Wed. Sept. 9 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club, Games Room
Thu. Sept. 10 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
Fri. Sept. 11 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sat. Sept. 12 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Mon. Sept. 14 – Tilburg, NL @ Incubate 2015
Tue. Sept. 15 – Dortmund, DE @ Freizeitzentrum West (FZW)
Wed. Sept. 16 – Copenhagen, DK @ Huset
Thu. Sept. 17 – Leipzig, DE @ naTo
Fri. Sept. 18 – Mainz, DE @ Schon Schön
Sat. Sept. 19 – Leffinge, BE @ Leffingeleuren 2015
Sun. Sept. 20 – Antwerp, BE @ Het Bos
Mon. Sept. 21 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere

LISTEN // NPR Streams Night Bed’s ‘Ivywild’ Before 8/7 Release

…an album about vulnerability and taking risks. Allowing yourself to love also means opening yourself to potential future heartache and regret. Acknowledging your struggles, or admitting when you’re wrong, means exposing your flaws for others to see and judge.NPR First Listen

Ivywild by Night Beds is out this Friday, August 7th, and NPR is streaming it until then. You can read the article here!

Pre-order the record:
SCD / Dead Oceans direct
Support your local record store

LISTEN // Night Beds Premier “Corner,” Third Single From ‘Ivywild’


“all cascading harmonies and sparkling sonics.”

“head-turning R&B…complete with deep bass beats and auto-tuned vocals.”
NPR Music

“This isn’t Yellen’s first time going electro…but it’s the first time he’s done it alone, and it’s surprising how effective this approach is for him.”

‘Tide Teeth’ has a real Drake, Weeknd vibe…It feels like warm bed on a snowy evening.”
Vulture (“10 Best New Songs of the Week”)

With less than a month away from the release of Ivywild, Night Beds is sharing a lovely new single called “Corner” via Noisey. It follows banger “Me Liquor & God” and melancholic beauty “Tide Teeth,” both of which established Night Beds’ adventurous and stunning new sound. All three singles are available now if you preorder through iTunes here.

Night Beds’ Winston Yellen recalls the spine of the song coming together rather quickly at Nashville’s Club Roar Studios in May 2012.

“I was thinking about Victoria Legrand/Stevie Knicks whilst singing. Their delivery is so legend. I absolutely adore Ben Kaufman’s Les Paul/Mary Ford guitar triplets along with Caleb Hickman’s sultry sax and Steven Holmes baritone electric guitar in unison.”

Ivywild is a truly collaborative effort with a makeshift team of 25 musicians, notably Abe Yellen, younger brother and closest friend. The thread that weaves through all of Yellen’s music and holds it together is his unmistakable voice – plaintive, yearning, soulful, heartbreaking. Yellen’s voice has a unique beauty matched by few of his contemporaries. It is a voice that reveals the qualities of a life spent listening to the greats of jazz and soul and yet sounds so utterly of this moment.

Night Beds will play live in support of Ivywild for the first time on July 31st at a special event in Portland, OR. Tickets and info can be found here. Stay tuned for more live performances to be announced soon. NPR is also sharing “Finished” on their podcast today. Check that out here.

WATCH // A Place To Bury Strangers Premier Video For “Love High,” Announce European Tour

“Another giant step forwards in A Place To Bury Strangers’ continual evolution”Drowned in Sound

“Some of the most inventive and intelligent noise rock since the turn of the century… the group’s most complete effort to date”The Line of Best Fit

Transfixiation pulls absolutely no punches. It’s the sound of a band completely untethered and unrefined, delivering what their live pedigree promises.”Artrocker

A Place To Bury Strangers have announced they’re bringing their latest album Transfixiation back on the road to Europe in October and November this year. The tour focuses in on Eastern Europe and Greece. Before this, they’ll also be doing a tour of Asia and Australia, which they are kicking off in Los Angeles with two shows opening for the Jesus and Mary Chain at FYF Festival. Full dates below.


(new dates in bold)
(tix here)

07/24/15 Brooklyn, NY – Gigawatts Fest @ The Wick
08/19/15 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest @ Henry Fonda Theater w/ Jesus & Mary Chain
08/20/15 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest @ Henry Fonda Theater w/ Jesus & Mary Chain
08/26/15 Shibuya, JP – Shibuya Nest
08/28/15 Hong Kong, CH – Backstage Live Restaurant
08/30/15 Taipei, TW – The Wall Live House Gong-Guan
09/01/15 Singapore, SG – Tab, Orchard Hotel
09/02/15 Selangor, MY – Bentley Music Auditorium
09/04/15 Melbourne, AU – Corner Hotel
09/05/15 Sydney, AU – Manning Bar
09/06/15 Fortitude Valley, AU – Manning Bar
09/07/15 Auckland, NZ – Kings Arms
09/12/15 Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
09/13/15 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
09/14/15 Portland, OR – Star Theatre
09/19/15 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
09/22/15 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
09/24/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
09/25/15 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
09/27/15 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
09/29/15 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
09/30/15 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
10/01/15 Covington, KY – Madison Live
10/02/15 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
10/03/15 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Cafe
10/06/15 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
10/09/15 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
10/29/15 Lucerne, CH – Schuur
10/30/15 Legnano, IT – Circolo Agora
10/31/15 Ljubljana, SI – Orto Bar
11/02/15 Zagreb, HR – Mochvara
11/03/15 Sarajevo, BA – AG Club
11/04/15 Belgrade, RS – Drugstore
11/05/15 Skopje, MK – MKC
11/06/15 Thessaloniki, GR – Mylos
11/07/15 Athens, GR – Gagarin 205
11/08/15 Volos, GR – Lab Art
11/12/15 Sofia, BG – Mixtapes
11/13/15 Bucharest, RO – Control Club
11/14/15 Budapest, HU – A38
11/16/15 Prague, CZ – Meetfactory
11/17/15 Warsaw, PL – Klub Hydrozagadka
11/18/15 Sopot, PL – Dwie Zmiany
11/19/15 Dresden, GE – Beatpol
11/20/15 Utrecht, NL – Guess Who Festival



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