NEW ARTIST // Dead Oceans Signs Mitski

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Since releasing Bury Me at Makeout Creek, Mitski has received international acclaim for her distinct, arresting sound and profoundly reflective lyrics. Pitchfork applauded the release as “inventive and resourceful,” while Rolling Stone celebrated her “deep-cutting lyrics.” NME said “it’s a record that doesn’t tug at your heart-strings as much as it mercilessly pounds at them, taking to your emotions like a lead pipe to a piñata.” She has also received widespread attention for her “cathartic” live shows as dubbed by The New York TimesJon Caramanica.

I was so young when I behaved 25,” Mitski sings on “First Love / Late Spring,”yet now I find I’ve grown into a tall child.” This veritable thesis speaks to sentiments of the poetry and beauty of struggling up the hill to adulthood. Mitski cathartically reveals snapshots from her adventures in youth, and the empowerment found in sharing these stories with others. In 2016, Mitski is poised to continue delivering her particular flavor of soul-baring rock on Dead Oceans.

Very excited to announce that Dead Oceans has added Mitski to the family. More news to come, but look for new music in 2016!

TOUR ANNOUNCE // Ryley Walker To Tour The UK With Legendary Bassist Danny Thompson

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February 2016 will see two of contemporary folk’s finest artists, Ryley Walker and Danny Thompson, take to the road for eleven UK shows and what is sure to be an unmissable collaboration.

Ryley Walker has been compared to many of folk’s greats yet has a musical style all his own. Still only in his mid-20s, he’s well on his way to becoming a major artist as the rave reviews for his recent album, Primrose Green, attest. For this very special tour, Ryley will be joined onstage by legendary double-bassist Danny Thompson, one of the founding members of Pentangle, who has performed with the likes of Richard Thompson, Tim Buckley, Nick Drake, John Martyn and many more, helping to create the lyrical and jazz-flecked astral folk that so influenced Walker close to half a century later. As well as performing works from his two acclaimed albums, the shows will likely include some new Ryley Walker material. Expect a memorable night as these two immensely talented artists come together to create something exceptional.

Ryley Walker and Danny Thompson Tour Dates:
(more info and tix here)

Wednesday 17th February – BRISTOL – St George’s
Thursday 18th February – OXFORD – The Bullingdon
Friday 19th February – BIRMINGHAM – The Rainbow
Saturday 20th February – LONDON – Bush Hall
Sunday 21st February – BARTON-UPON-HUMBER – Ropery Hall
Tuesday 23rd February – STOCKTON-ON-TEES – The Arc
Wednesday 24th February – CLITHEROE – The Grand
Thursday 25th February – LIVERPOOL – Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic
Friday 26th February – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Saturday 27th February – FARNDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – The Band Room
Sunday 28th February – MANCHESTER – Band On The Wall

LISTEN // A Place To Bury Strangers Announces New Year’s Eve Shows And Dave Clark Remix Of “Straight”

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A Place To Bury Strangers would like to ring in the New Year with you. 2015’s been a great run, and what better way to go out than with a lot of feedback, fuzz, and a touch of tinnitus? They’ll be playing New Year’s Eve at The Viper Room in Los Angeles, followed by a night at Milk Bar in San Francisco. To tide you over ’til then, they’ve shared a melted, crushing remix from UK producer Dave Clarke of “Straight” off Transfixiation. Dive in head first, it’ll only hurt a bit.

Purchase Transfixiation:
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A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS TOUR DATES:
(more info and tix here)

Thurs. Dec. 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room
Sat. Jan. 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Milk Bar

NEW ZEALAND MUSIC AWARDS // Marlon Williams Claims ‘Best Male Solo Artist’ And ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’

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“Thanks so very much for deeming me appropriate to win this award, it looks so cool and I will never give it away”

Marlon Williams

Our newest signee, Marlon Williams, came away with two awards from the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, for ‘Best Male Solo Artist’ and ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ for his self-titled solo album, which Dead Oceans is releasing worldwide in the Spring of 2016.

Congratulations Marlon! Watch a short clip of his reaction below and check out his tour dates at the end of this post.

Order Marlon Williams:
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Marlon Williams Tour Dates:
(more info and tix here)

11/20/15 Newcastle, AU – The Small Ballroom
11/21/15 Sydney, AU – Oxford Arts Factory
11/22/15 Milton, New South Wales – Milton Theatre
11/24/15 Wollongong, New South Wales – Rad Bar
11/25/15 Canberra, New South Wales – Transit Bar
11/27/15 Melbourne, New South Wales – Prince Bandroom
11/28/15 Hunter Valley, New South Wales – A Doy on the Green, Hunter Valley NSW w/ Paul Kelly, Lucinda Williams + Kasey Chambers
11/29/15 Mount Cotton, Queensland – A Day on the Green w/ Paul Kelly, Lucinda Williams + Kasey Chambers
12/03/15 Adelaide, AU – The Gov
12/04/15 Darwin, AU – Railway Club
12/06/15 Yarra Valley, VIC – A Day on the Green w/ Paul Kelly, Lucinda Williams + Kasey Chambers
12/10/15 Geelong, VIC – The Workers Club
12/11/15 Newport, VIC – The Substation
12/12/15 Barossa Valley, AU – A Day on the Green w/ Paul Kelly, Lucinda Williams + Kasey Chambers
12/13/15 Kings Park, AU – A Day on the Green w/ Paul Kelly, Lucinda Williams + Kasey Chambers
01/29/16 Vancouver, BC – Media Club
01/31/16 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
02/02/16 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall
02/02/16 Los Angeles , CA – Bootleg Bar
02/05/16 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
02/06/16 Toronto, ON – Dakota Tavern
02/08/16 Nashville, TN – The Basement
02/09/16 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
02/10/16 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
03/09/16 Auckland, NZ – Powerstation
03/15/16 Austin, TX – SXSW

RELEASE DAY // Mark McGuire Releases ‘Beyond Belief’ Worldwide

He’s from another planet…” – The 405

a modern Krautrock acolyte following in the footsteps of Manuel Göttsching, expands his typical palette on the new one…” – Resident Advisor

Beyond Belief, Mark McGuire’s second full-length for Dead Oceans, finds him now well on the way of his own trip. Fantastical liner note tales written to accompany and set the stage for his mostly-wordless songs delight and confound. Throughout nine tracks we find an unrelenting drive to refine, build upon, focus and maximize the effect of an already remarkably prolific body of work. Though deservedly known for his virtuosic multitracked guitar playing, McGuire in fact plays every bass / synth / piano note, and every beat on the album himself, his vocals more prominent than ever before. 26 months in the making, the passion going into Beyond Belief is self-evident, and the effect is overwhelming.

Buy Beyond Belief now:
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