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WATCH // Strand of Oaks Shares New “Goshen ’97″ Video Dir. By Rick Alverson, New Album ‘HEAL’ Out June 24th

Strand of Oaks shared the first single “Goshen ’97″ from upcoming album HEAL at the beginning of the month with praise from Stereogum calling it a “rocket-fueled nostalgia trip” and Pitchfork writing the song was “raw and reckless”. Today THE FADER premiered a new video for the track by director Rick Alverson [director of The Comedy] which puts Tim Showalter of Strand of Oaks in the main role. Watch the new video above, on THE FADER‘s website, or on our YouTube channel here.

On the video and director Alverson, Tim writes:

“It had been a dream of mine to work with Rick Alverson…[he] is a master of blending tragedy, humor, and catharsis, and that’s exactly what the song is about. It doesn’t celebrate the huge victories in life or mourn the heaviest memories. It’s about the moments between the ups and downs, where I believe we spend most of our lives. The days that aren’t shitty or particularly great, when you realize you’re one day farther from being young and you’re only getting older. Sometimes things so simple can be the most tragic.”

See Tim with a full band celebrating the new album’s release on June 26th at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. Get tickets here.

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

ALBUM RELEASE // White Hinterland ‘Baby’ Out Now, Tour With S. Carey Starts This Week, European Dates In May




It has been four years since Kairos came out in 2010, and now Casey Dienel aka White Hinterland‘s newest album Baby is out now worldwide.

Recorded in a self-built studio inside her old family home in Scituate, MA, Casey removes herself from the sprawling atmospheric production of Kairos and hones her sound with focused, confident production and a present narrative. Baby is about facing your fears and making the most out of your situation, being bold and pushing forward past opposition. On the new record Casey says “the themes of this record to me are personal agency, strength, growth, determination…and to get those things is usually fucking terrifying and comes with casualties and loss.” Joining Casey on the new record includes acclaimed artists Sean Carey (Bon Iver, S. Carey), Neal Morgan (Joanna Newsom, Bill Callahan), and Cole Kamen-Green (Beyoncé).

Critics praise the new album:

“Dienel’s considerable vocal skills hold it all together, [her] vocal acrobatics stay riveting”

- Rolling Stone

“bask in the irrepressible Venusian energy of one of the finest female artists in modern pop music”

- musicOMH

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

Click read more to see her tour dates starting tonight with a free show in San Francisco. She starts a run of shows with S. Carey on Saturday in Nomran, Oklahoma at The Opolis. European dates start in Leeds at Brudenell Social Club.
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WATCH // Mark McGuire Shares New “The Human Condition (Song For My Father)” Video Via Noisey, Plays SXSW Next Week

Today Noisey premiered Mark McGuire‘s video for “The Human Condition (Song For My Father)”.

Here’s Mark on the story behind the song and video:
“[it's] about looking at the aspects of yourself that are hard to accept, but cannot be ignored. It’s about the heartbreak and neuroses that lie underneath the rug of all human relationships, and the attempt to resolve and overcome these issues, striving toward personal harmony.

“The song is dedicated to my father, who is an undeniable influence on my chemical makeup, and a huge influence on this album. It contains audio samples of a “celebrity roast” his family held in his honor in 1989. First he is caught off-guard and begins to prepare himself to be roasted, stating “I gotta get that plastic smile on…”

“Like many of our family events of that time, the roast was filmed by my uncle. For the music video I edited together some of the footage from that night; beginning with his entrance and general shock, all the way through dinner and various roasters, including a slideshow done that night by my grandfather, John Ryan McGuire. I also infused images of my family from my album Living with Yourself, a few clips I’ve filmed in the past couple of years, and some stock images of deep space, to further illustrate the cosmic properties of the family unit, and the inner personal temple.”

Mark’s new album Along The Way is out now worldwide. See him perform at SXSW next week with all dates and times here.

Mark McGuire SXSW shows

Get Along The Way now through SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon and your local record store.

TOUR DATES
3/11-15 | Austin, TX – SXSW
3/23 | Chicago, IL – Metro w/ The War on Drugs – TIX
3/28 | Louisville, KY – Zanzabar w/ Earth % – TIX
3/29 | Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival – TIX
4/01 | Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival – TIX
4/02 | St Louis, MO – Off Broadway * – TIX
4/04 | Omaha, NE – Barley Street Tavern *
4/05 | Denver, CO – Moes *
4/07 | Phoenix, AZ – The Western *
4/08 | Los Angeles, CA – The Church on York * – TIX
4/09 | San Fran, CA – The Chapel * – TIX
4/12 | Portland, OR – Bunk Bar *
4/13 | Seattle, WA – Barboza *
4/17 | Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club * – TIX

* w/ Jenny Hval
% w/ Earth

ALBUM RELEASE // Mark McGuire’s ‘Along The Way’ Out Now, Live Dates Start at SXSW In March



Mark McGuire‘s new album Along The Way is out now worldwide. Previously a member of trio Emeralds, Mark delivers a new concept album of personal reflection and enlightenment.

Listen to some tracks from the new album including a new remix by CFCF and others by Shinji, Prins Thomas [Lindstrom collaborator] or here on our Soundcloud page.

On Along The Way, McGuire writes in the liner notes,
“This story is an odyssey through the vast, unknown regions of the mind…the endless unfolding of psychological landscapes, leading to perpetual discoveries and expansions, in a genuinely emergent and infinite world of worlds.” Further he writes “[the new album] is not a critique, it is not instructional, nor is it a proclamation that I believe I have gone through this journey and succeeded, not by a long shot. It is, however, a journey that I truly believe is offered to every man and woman who has ever lived, through the lightness that breathes through your heart when you feel the true touch of life, and the light of love.”

Get Along The Way now through SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon and your local record store.

Early reviews on Along The Way:

“McGuire creates a journey that will absorb and transport any listener willing to let its sincere warmth and good wishes into their hearts.”

- THE WIRE

“Repeated listening will take you down new paths, unlocking Easter eggs along the way; immersive, entrancing and absolutely non-linear.”

- THE 405 | 8/10

“he [Mark] approaches it with a curiosity of spirit that makes ‘Along The Way’ a captivating and nourishing listen”

- NME

Click read more to see upcoming tour dates including stops at SXSW and Big Ears Festival.
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WATCH + LISTEN // Mark McGuire Shares “In Search of the Miraculous” Single With Shinji Remix (DMBQ, Boredoms), NYC Headline Show At Baby’s All Right Jan 31




Mark’s Dead Oceans debut Along The Way will be delivered to your aural cavities February 4th, 2014. Today, he releases a second single from the album entitled “In Search of the Miraculous” [via Rolling Stone premiere yesterday] and a remix from producer Shinji (DMBQ, Boredoms). On the meaning behind the second single, Mark explains:

“It’s about a person falling in love with knowledge and following that love wherever it takes him in search of truth and understanding of himself and the world…The main mantra of the song is, ‘All that we know is only learned,’ implying that all knowledge created and discovered by man is continuously open to re-evaluation and can always grow and change, which basically leaves reality open to all possibilities”

Listen and watch a psychedelic visual made by Mark to the single above and then check out Shinji‘s remix here on Soundcloud with the accompanying visual on our YouTube page here.

Pre-order Along The Way now through SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon and your local record store.

Click read more to see the visuals for first single “The Instinct” including its remix from Norwegian producer and Lindstrom collaborator, Prins Thomas, and see upcoming tour dates including a show January 31st at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY.
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Another by Greylag
Yours To Shake by Greylag
Time Between by Bear in Heaven
Start Again by Bishop Allen
Goshen '97 by Strand of Oaks
Shut In by Strand of Oaks
Dograces by Dub Thompson
Ring the Bell by White Hinterland
The Instinct by Mark McGuire

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