ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Phosphorescent Live Album ‘Live At The Music Hall Out 2/17/15, Hear Live Version Of “Los Angeles”

“Playing those four shows, it was clear something special was going on”

-Matthew Houck

This time last year Phosphorescent played a four night series of shows at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Featuring a seven piece band and a string trio, Matthew Houck performed songs from spanning a decade of his career. Those legendary sets were pared down to 19 distilled beauties that will grace an upcoming three LP set Live At The Music Hall, out February 17th on Dead Oceans. Pitchfork has a preview of the album with a special 10 minute version of Los Angeles that you can listen to above or here on Soundcloud.

Pre-order the bundle including 3xLP, direct from us, on Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

More from Houck:
“After eight months of touring, we’d gotten to a really good point where we weren’t quite exhausted yet with the material, but we’d had enough time to really grow with the songs. So we were in that sweet spot where we were pulling something great out of the songs every night.”


1. Sun Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction)
2. A New Anhedonia
3. Terror In The Canyons (The Wounded Master)
4. The Quotidian Beasts
5. Tell Me Baby (Have You Had Enough)
6. Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly)
7. Dead Heart
8. Down To Go
9. Song For Zula
10. Ride On / Right ON
11. A Picture of Our Torn Up Praise (Solo)
12. Muchacho’s Tune (Solo)
13. Wolves (Solo)
14. Joe Tex, These Taming Blues
15. Los Angeles
16. A Picture Of Our Torn Up Praise
17. South (Of America)
18. Wolves
19. At Death, A Proclamation

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // A Place To Bury Strangers ‘Transfixiation’ Out 2/17/15, Hear “Straight”, See New European + North American Tour Dates

After two years of constant touring and recording, Brooklyn’s A Place To Bury Strangers will release their new album Transfixiation Feb. 17, 2015 via Dead Oceans. Transfixiation, the fourth album from the band, is a bold experimental step forward. Rather than fixating on precious recording techniques and minute details, the members of the group – guitarist/singer Olvier Ackermann, bassist Dion Lunadon, and hard-hitting drummer Robi Gonzalez – trusted their instincts and tried to keep things as pure as possible. Check out single “Straight” above, or listen on Soundcloud / YouTube.

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. Click read more to see album art, track listing, and all tour dates.

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ALBUM RELEASE // Mark McGuire ‘Noctilucence’ EP Out Now, Stream Via Pitchfork Advance

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Mark McGuire‘s new EP Noctilucence is out now on vinyl/digital worldwide. 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.

Get Noctilucence now via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

You can stream the new EP all this week on Pitchfork Advance.

More on the album from Mark:

“‘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

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WATCH // Mark McGuire Shares “Noctilucence” Visuals + Ambient Mix Via The Fader

Dive into the mind of Mark McGuire with us. Today via The Fader, Mark has shared visuals for an extended version of “Noctilucence” from his upcoming EP of the same name. Read Mark’s introspective take on the creative process below, and watch the video above or on YouTube.

“Noctilucence is about things becoming vibrant at night, the electricity of the inner life, and listening when you’re the only ears for miles and miles. I do most of my recording and writing at night, as well as much of my interstate traveling for tours and personal journeys. There’s something that seems to come to life in twilight, and my nights have always felt shrouded with ideas and expression. For this song and this album in general, I wanted to channel that energy and pay homage to that presence I’ve felt in every silent, dark movement of shadows, and the electric, fluorescent writings on the wall.” – Mark McGuire

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

WATCH // Greylag Release “Yours To Shake” Video Via NPR Music, Share “Songs That Inspire Us” Mix Via Guitar World

We’d like to welcome to the world the first of many Greylag videos. The Portland trio enlisted director Ben Fee to construct a video to match the intensity of single “Yours to Shake” from their debut album Greylag. Watch the trippy video above or at NPR Music.

“Often times, people are after things that they are just instinctively drawn towards. Whether or not those things are good for them, doesn’t matter too much. And those things also blind those people in the process—making them bypass, misuse, under appreciate some really magical things in the journey. Even when they fly so close to their goal, and they can see it could be the end of them, the folks still go further. This doom, and perspective, and instinct, we wanted to paint in a visually poetic way, so as to give a strong feeling, instead of beating a message into the viewers heads with an obvious ABC narrative.” - Ben Fee, Director

But wait, there’s more! The band has also thrown together a Spotify playlist detailing “Songs That Inspire Us” for Guitar World. Check it out here.

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