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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Bill Fay ‘Who Is the Sender?’ Out 4/28, Watch “War Machine” Lyric Video



Ladies and Gentleman, Bill Fay is back. His new album Who Is the Sender? is the much anticipated but hardly-dared-hoped-for followup to 2012′s revered Life is People, which was Bill’s first solo studio album in 41 years. His new record Who is the Sender? is out April 27th (Europe) / 28th (North America).

Listen to the second album track “War Machine” now by watching the lyric video above (directed by Phil Poole) or here on YouTube / Dailymotion including scenes from the new album’s recording sessions in Ray DaviesKonk Studios in North London. The song is also streaming on our Soundcloud here.

About the album title –
Ask Bill Fay about his relationship with his instrument and he says something revealing, not “Ever since I learnt to play the piano”, but “Ever since the piano taught me…” What the piano taught him was how to connect to one of the great joys of his life. “Music gives,” he says. And he is a grateful receiver. But, it makes him wonder, “Who is the sender?”

You can pre-order the new album via SC Distribution / Dead Oceans, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

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ALBUM RELEASE // A Place to Bury Strangers ‘Transfixiation’ Out Now


“APTBS lives up to that fatalism with a meltdown of timeless proportions, sounding like The Yardbirds as fed through a blast furnace”

- Jason Heller at NPR Music

A Place To Bury Strangers‘ breakneck and brain smashing new album, Transfixiation, is out now on Dead Oceans.

Get the album now via: Secretly Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, your local record store

We’re so proud of the band’s fourth studio album and critics agree:

“some of the most inventive and intelligent noise rock since the turn of the century”

- Line of Best Fit

“[Transfixiation] represents another giant step forwards in A Place To Bury Strangers’ continual evolution”

- Drowned In Sound

“A Place to Bury Strangers is known to be a behemoth on stage, and Transfixiation is as loud as the group’s reputation merits.”

- Slant Magazine

A Place To Bury Strangers will tour in support of Transfixiation starting starting tonight and will be joined on the road by Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Creepoid and more! They cap it all off with a performance at Austin Psych Fest in May. Full list of tour dates after the jump.

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ALBUM STREAM // Listen to Phosphorescent’s ‘Live at the Music Hall’ In Full On Pandora, Deezer, and Paste

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At the end of December 2013, Phosphorescent played a four-night stand at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn; and for four-nights running, blew the roof off the place. Matthew Houck, fronting his six-piece band, plus two auxiliary strings players deployed throughout the set, played for more than 10 hours total, all recorded and eventually edited down to the 19 tracks that appear on the new triple gatefold, three-album set, Phosphorescent, Live At The Music Hall. Stream the album in full via:

<< PANDORA >> (North America)
<< PASTE >> (North America)
<< DEEZER >> (UK + Ireland + Latin America)
<< CBC MUSIC >> (Canada)

Pre-order the new album via:
SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // The Tallest Man On Earth ‘Dark Bird Is Home’ Out May 12th, Watch Album Trailer

Dark Bird Is Home, the fourth album from The Tallest Man On Earth, doesn’t feel like it came from one time, one place, or one tape machine. The songs and sounds were captured in various countries, studios, and barns, and they carry a weather-worn quality, some dirt and some grit.

While Dark Bird is The Tallest Man at his most personal and direct, deeper and darker than ever at times, it’s also an album with strokes of whimsy and the scent of new beginnings — which feels fresh for Tallest Man On Earth, and well timed. Reliably, the melodies and arrangements are sturdy and classic, like old cars and tightly wound clocks. The lyrics and their delivery are both comforting and alarming, like tall trees and wide hills.

The other musicians and layers on this recording put a wide lens on familiar themes. Fear and darkness, sleep or lack of it, dreams in the dark and in the light. Moving, leaving, going. Distance and short stops, long straight lines, temporal places. More hopefully, a grateful nod to a traveling partner, a healing mind. Maybe a little forgiveness needed. Definitely some things to forget.

Tallest Man On Earth Dark Bird Is Home is out May 12th on Dead Oceans and available for pre-order now. Watch the album trailer above or on our Youtube page.

Dark Bird Is Home pre-order:
Bundle Direct (SC Distribution)
iTunes
Amazon
Local record stores

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Dark Bird Is Home Tracklisting:
01. Fields of Our Home
02. Darkness of the Dream
03. Singers
04. Slow Dance
05. Little Nowhere Towns
06. Sagres
07. Timothy
08. Beginners
09. Seventeen
10. Dark Bird Is Home

LISTEN // Phosphorescent Shares “Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly)” Via The FADER, ‘Live At The Music Hall’ Is Out 2/17

This morning The FADER premiered a new track from Phosphorescent‘s upcoming live album Live At The Music Hall. Originally off 2010′s Here’s To Taking It Easy, hear the new live version of “Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly)” above or here on Soundcloud.

Pre-order the bundle including 3xLP, direct from Dead Oceans, on Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store. Those who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive an instant-grat download of “Nothing Was Stolen.”

On “Nothing Is Stolen (Love Me Foolishly),” Matthew Houck says:

“’Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly)” is probably the most straightforward four-on-the-floor-type pop song I’ve got. I wouldn’t have expected it to become a live staple but it has consistently found a spot in the sets over the last couple years.

I think of shows the same way I think of albums in that, ideally, you can establish a world and then create something like a journey within that world. That said, I rarely make set-lists because you never know what kind of vibe the evening might bring. So it’s sort of like sequencing an album in real-time; reacting to the the room and the crowd and the band; and aiming for a nice arc.

Anyway, “Nothing Was Stolen” has established itself as a welcome guest on these journeys. Like an easy-going buddy who pops in and refreshes the party. Maybe lightens the mood if needed. Or maybe focuses the mood if that’s what’s needed.

Also it gives me the chance to give shout-outs to whoever’s gonna take the solos. I enjoy that bit.”


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LIVE AT THE MUSIC HALL TRACKLISTING
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

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Sagres by The Tallest Man on Earth
Primrose Green by Ryley Walker
Sweet Satisfaction by Ryley Walker
Straight by A Place To Bury Strangers
We've Come So Far by A Place To Bury Strangers
Me Liquor and God by Night Beds
Los Angeles (Live) by Phosphorescent
Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly) (Live) by Phosphorescent
Another by Greylag
Yours To Shake by Greylag
Time Between by Bear in Heaven

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We've Come So Far by A Place To Bury Strangers

Straight by A Place To Bury Strangers

Noctilucence by Mark McGuire

Yours To Shake by Greylag

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Who Is The Sender
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