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WATCH // Strand of Oaks’ NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Strand of Oaks’ Tiny Desk Concert is a great example of not only why this series is awesome, but also a testament to Tim Showalter’s songwriting that when he slows his anthemic rockers down, they become beautiful and contemplative. “Goshen ’97” gets special treatment here, and “Plymouth” and “JM” retain their energy and gain new poetic weight from the stripped down approach.

Strand of Oaks will be in your neck of the woods this Summer. Dates are below, tickets are here

06/19/15 Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret Festival
07/23/15 Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theatre
07/24/15 Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival SOLD-OUT
07/25/15 Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall
07/27/15 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
07/28/15 Spring Green, WI – Shitty Barn w/ Oedipus Tex
07/31/15 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
08/01/15 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
08/02/15 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/07/15 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands SOLD-OUT
08/19/15 Utrecht, NL – Ekko
08/20/15 Hasselt, BE – Pukkelpop Festival
08/20/15 Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
08/21/15 Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
08/22/15 Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
08/23/15 Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
08/23/15 Portland, OR – Music Fest NW
09/12/15 St. Louis, MO – Loufest
09/13/15 St. Louis, MO – Loufest
09/25/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Thrival Innovation + Music
09/26/15 Cincinnati, OH – MIdpoint Music Festival
09/27/15 Champaign, IL – Pygmalion Music Festival
09/30/15 Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium w/ My Morning Jacket
10/02/15 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre w/ My Morning Jacket
10/02/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/03/15 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre w/ My Morning Jacket
10/03/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/04/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/06/15 Boise, ID – Revolution Event Center w/ My Morning Jacket
10/07/15 Magna, UT – The Great Saltair w/ My Morning Jacket
10/09/15 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl w/ My Morning Jacket
10/09/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/10/15 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl w/ My Morning Jacket
10/10/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/11/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

LISTEN // Darkside’s Dave Harrington Remixes A Place To Bury Strangers And New Tour Dates Added With Grooms

Having just wrapped up a batch of dates with Jane’s Addiction, A Place To Bury Strangers are excited to get back on the road for their own North American headline shows this fall in support of their new album, Transfixiation (out now on Dead Oceans). Before that, they’ll hit NXNE in Toronto and several European festivals this summer. To celebrate, they’re sharing a remix of Transfixiation barnburner “Fill The Void” by Darkside’s Dave Harrington. Harrington’s blissed-out remix offers a mellower, more contemplative take on the track.

Thu. June 18 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House (NXNE)
Fri. June 19 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
Sat. June 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
Thu. July 16 – Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
Fri. July 17 – Catania, IT @ Zanne Festival
Sat. July 18-Sun. July 19 – Chiaverano, IT @ A Night Like This
Sun. July 19 – Rome, IT @ Traffic
Mon. July 20 – Marghera, IT – Phobic Club
Fri. July 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Gigawatts Festival
Wed. Aug. 26 – Tokyo, JP @ Shibuya O-Nest
Fri. Aug. 28 – Hong Kong, CN @ Backstage Live
Sun. Aug. 30 – Taipei, TW @ The Wall
Tue. Sept. 1 – Singapore, SG @ TAB
Fri. Sept. 4 – Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel
Sat. Sept. 5 – Sydney, AU @ Manning Bar
Sun. Sept. 6 – Brisbane, AU @ Crowbar
Mon. Sept. 7 – Auckland, NZ @ Life Is Noise
Sat. Sept. 12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt *
Sun. Sept. 13 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
Mon. Sept. 14 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater *
Sat. Sept. 19 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium *
Sun. Sept. 20 – Sacramento, CA @ TBD Festival
Tue. Sept. 22 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
Thu. Sept. 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
Fri. Sept. 25 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
Sun. Sept. 27 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
Tue. Sept. 29 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
Wed. Sept. 30 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *
Thu. Oct. 1 – Covington, KY @ Madison Live *
Fri. Oct. 2 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern *
Sat. Oct. 3 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Café *
Tue. Oct. 6 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa *
Fri. Oct. 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus *

* with Grooms

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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Destroyer Announces ‘Poison Season’ Out 8/28, World Tour

Hey Destroyer fans, it’s Poison Season. Vancouver’s Dan Bejar returns with a new full-length and world tour. Poison Season opens swathed in Hunky Dory strings as Bejar channels a dashboard Bowie surveying four wracked characters – Jesus, Jacob, Judy, Jack – simultaneously Biblical and musical theatre. This Bittersweet, Times Square-set fanfare is reprised twice more on the record – first as swaying saxophone-stoked “street-rock” and then finally as a curtain-closing reverie. Check out lead single “Dream Lover” above.

“The first and last songs are actually one song tracked live with quintet. I even sang with the band. That song always swung between super austere and super mid-’70s Springsteen/Bowie street-rock. In the end, I decided I wanted both. Couldn’t really figure out a way to sequence the orchestral version within the record, so I decided to carve it up as a book-ending motif, with the rock version squarely in the middle.” – Dan Bejar

In addition, Destroyer will concurrently release a two-song 12-inch as a companion to the new album. It includes a remix of “Forces From Above” along with the orchestral “Times Square, Poison Season,” a song that gave rise to several tracks on the new album, as detailed below. Pre-order HERE

Destroyer will be hitting the road in September for a world tour. Full dates after the jump

Pre-order Poison Season now on iTunes, Amazon, and your local indie store.

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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Night Beds Unveils Sophomore Album ‘Ivywild’, Shares New Video For “Tide Teeth”

“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”)

Night Beds, the musical project of 26-year old Winston Yellen, is excited to unveil the highly anticipated sophomore album, Ivywild, out August 7th on Dead Oceans. The follow up to the much acclaimed 2013 debut, Country Sleep, Ivywild is a mesmerizing collection of melancholic, neon-tinged R&B.

The second Night Beds album draws on Yellen’s original love of Bill Evans through to J Dilla and is made up of what Yellen calls “sad sex jams.” It was inspired by a long-term love and a break-up which looms large throughout the album’s veiled lyrics (See previously released track “Me Liquor and God”). Its genesis can be found in the stoned night in Nashville when Yellen first heard Yeezus.

Ivywild is a truly collaborative effort with a makeshift team of 25 musicians, notably Abe Yellen, younger brother and closest friend. Additional vocals come from Heather Hibbard, a singer from Maine who features on over half of the album, and was contacted by the gregarious Yellen through YouTube, after he found a video of her covering one of his songs. Setting himself up as curator as well as creator, the record shows off Yellen’s natural flair for plucking people out of obscurity and bringing their talents to the table.

To coincide with the announcement of Ivywild, Night Beds is sharing a beautiful, new Dan Huiting-directed video for “Tide Teeth” today. Watch above or on Night Beds YouTube page. Album art and track listing after the jump.

Pre-Order Ivywild:
via Secretly Distribution
via iTunes
via Amazon
via independent stores

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ALBUM RELEASE // Bill Fay “Who Is The Sender?” Out Now Worldwide


“Another unassuming masterpiece”
-The Independent (5/5)

“Quiet Joy, both stately and spiritual”
-The Times (4/5)

“A gentleness that belies great depth”
-The Observer

“Sublime, heartfelt ruminations”
-The Guardian (4/5)

Today marks the worldwide release day for Bill Fay’s acclaimed Who Is The Sender?, the followup to 2012’s Life Is People. Recorded at Ray DaviesKonk Studios in North London, the 13 tracks demonstrate the immense talent of the living folk legend. Listen to lead single ‘War Machine’ above or on YouTube / SoundCloud page and purchase the album below.

Order Who Is The Sender? through SCD, Amazon, iTunes, or through a local indie record store

Who Is The Sender? Tracklisting:
1. The Geese Are Flying Westward
2. War Machine
3. How Little?
4. Underneath The Sun
5. Something Else Ahead
6. Order Of The Day
7. Who Is The Sender?
8. Freedom To Read
9. Bring It On Lord
10. A Page Incomplete
11. A Frail And Broken One
12. World Of Life
13. I Hear You Calling (Studio Reunion)



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