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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 13th, 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.”

Stay tuned for more details and tour dates to be announced. Click read more Read the rest of this entry »

WATCH // White Hinterland Performs “Baby” Live At Columbus Theatre, On Tour With Wildcat! Wildcat! In October



This week Wondering Sound premiered an exclusive live video of White Hinterland‘s Casey Dienel performing “Baby” live at the Columbus Theatre in Providence. Produced by the Columbus Cooperative and The Imaginary Company and directed by Peter Glantz [Wilco, OKGo], watch the video above or here on Youtube.

Get the new album Baby via iTunes, SC Distribution, Amazon, and your local record store.


TOUR DATES
[ticket links: deadoceans.com/tour ]

08.08.14 – Fig At 7th – Los Angeles, CA w/ Gardens & Villa
10.06.14 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA *
10.07.14 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ *
10.09.14 – Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO *
10.10.14 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT *
10.12.14 – Mississippi Studio – Portland, OR *
10.13.14 – The Media Club – Vancouver, BC *
10.14.14 – Barboza – Seattle, WA *
10.16.14 – Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA *
10.21.14 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA *
10.23.14 – Casbah – San Diego, CA *

* w/ Wildcat! Wildcat!

EP DIGITAL RELEASE // Bleached ‘For The Feel’ Out Now, Watch “Poison Ivy’ Video Dir. By Jesus Rivera, August Dates With HAIM + Best Coast



Hey beach bums, it’s time for some Bleached buns. The digital release of the latest four-song EP from Bleached, For The Feel, is out now worldwide via Dead Oceans. Premiering this morning via Noisey, the band also has shared new video for “Poison Ivy” directed by Jesus Rivera and recorded live at Check Yo Ponytail in association with IHEARTCOMIX. Watch the group enter the cable access TV world above or here on YouTube / Vevo.

Download the entire EP via iTunes, and pre-order the physical EP (Out Sept. 16) via SC Distribution, or your local record store.

The Clavin Sisters and Co. continue their summer schedule with several stops in California, including support for HAIM at the Wiltern. Full dates below.


TOUR DATES
[Tickets: deadoceans.com/tour]
Sat. August 2 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory – Burger a-Go-Go! #
Thu. August 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern &
Fri. August 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern &
Oct. 18-19 – Treasure Island Music Festival


& – with HAIM
# – with Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, Shannon & The Clams, The Coathangers + more

ALBUM RELEASE // Dub Thompson ’9 Songs’ Out Now Worldwide, Tour With Ought Starts End Of June




Today Dub Thompson‘s new album 9 songs is out worldwide! 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.

In honor of the release we are letting the band take over @DeadOceans on Twitter all today. To follow “Dub Oceans” click here.

Get the new album via iTunes, your local record store, SC Distribution, and through Amazon.

Critics praise the new album:

“Whole generations of basement-tape shenanigans are baked into their lurching, overdriven sound, alternatingly stripped-down and blown-out: Big Black, Liars, the Fall, and even the Burning Sensations’ version of Jonathan Richman’s “Pablo Picasso,” whose ropy bass line and sardonic delivery directly inform “Dograces”‘ Roto-Rooter blues”

- SPIN

“There is so much going on here — old-school funk, the Red Hot Chili Peppers before they sucked, Tame Impala, Kraut, trip-hop beats, convenience store muzak, old psychedelic records in the dollar bin at your local record store”

- Flavorwire

“throat-grabbing, shit-kicking intensity”

- Line of Best Fit

“It’s an impressive bit of music that hints at the band’s scrappy inhibition, and its allure all but comes from how unserious Dub Thompson take themselves”

- Pitchfork

The Dub dudes start their tour with Ought [Constellation] at the end of this month in Scottsdale, Arizona at Pub Rock.

TOUR DATES:

[all tickets here: deadoceans.com/tour ]

6/29 | Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock *
6/30 | Tucson, AZ – Solar Culture *
7/02 | Dallas, TX – Three Links *
7/03 | Austin, TX – Holy Mountain *
7/04 | New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa *
7/06 | Atlanta, GA – Mammal Gallery * w/ Fucked Up
7/07 | Durham, NC – Pinhook *
7/08 | Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage *
7/09 | Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle *
7/11 | Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right *
7/12 | Boston, MA – Church *
7/13 | Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo *
7/14 | Toronto, ON – The Drake *
7/16 | Bloomington, IN – The Bishop *
7/17 | Chicago, IL – Burlington *
7/19 | Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
7/20 | Kansas City, MO – Riot Room *
7/21 | Denver, CO – Lost Lake *
7/22 | Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
7/23 | Boise, ID – The Crux *
7/25 | Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
7/26 | Vancouver, BC – The Columbia
7/27 | Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
7/29 | San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
7/30 | Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
7/31 | Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

* w/ Ought

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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