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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.

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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

WATCH // White Hinterland Shares “David” Video Dir. By Derrick Belcham

White Hinterland // David (Official Video) from A Story Told Well on Vimeo.

We have a last minute holiday present from Casey Dienel of White Hinterland. Casey shares a new video today for “David” off this year’s fantastic, expansive, and beautiful album Baby. Working again with “No Devotion” director Derrick Belcham, Casey is unleashed on NYC and you can watch the new video here.

If you haven’t already, pick up the new record via our store, 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.

GREYLAG TOUR DATES
11/11/14 Zurich, CHRote Farbik BUY TICKETS
11/12/14 Munich, DEAtomic Cafe w/ Erland & The Carnival BUY TICKETS
11/13/14 Berlin, DEComet Club w/ Erland & The Carnival BUY TICKETS
11/15/14 The Hague, NLCrossing Border w/ Horse Thief BUY TICKETS
11/17/14 London, UKServants Jazz Quarters BUY TICKETS
11/18/14 Brussels, BEWitloofbar @ Botanique BUY TICKETS
11/20/14 Utrecht, NLLe Guess Who? BUY TICKETS

EP ANNOUNCE // Mark McGuire ‘Noctilucence’ EP Out 11/11 On Dead Oceans, Hear Title Track Now



“‘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

Announced earlier today via Pitchfork, prolific Dead Oceans artist Mark McGuire will release Noctilucence, on November 11. 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. Keep an ear out for standout track “Noctilucence”, the sprawling and expansive 12 minute centerpiece of the EP that very well might be the most ambitious track McGuire has ever released. Listen above or on our SoundCloud/Youtube pages. Full cover art and track listing after the jump

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

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WATCH // Greylag Plays Live In KINK/Bing Lounge, Announces New EU Dates, North American Tour w/The Whigs Starts Friday



Greylag posted up in the Bing Lounge at Kink Radio and performed “Yours To Shake”, “Another”, and for the first time available online, “Arms Unknown” and “Burn On”.

Watch above or here on YouTube.

Pre-order Greylag now via SC Distribution (deluxe bundle) iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

Get to know the band more with this great “Band To Watch” feature by Stereogum‘s Chris DeVille here.

Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr (for some fantastic posts on their visual inspiration) and on Instagram.

Greylag Tour Dates

10/03/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite w/ The Whigs
10/04/14 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah w/ The Whigs
10/08/14 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop w/ The Whigs
10/10/14 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios w/ The Whigs
10/11/14 – Seattle, WA – Barboza w/ The Whigs
11/11/14 – Zurick – Rote Farbik
11/12/14 – Munich – Atomic Café
11/13/14 – Berlin – Comet Club
11/15/14 – The Hague – Crossing Border
11/17/14 – London – Servants Jazz Quarters
11/18/14 – Brussels – Witlofbar @ Botanique
11/20/14 – Utrecht – Le Guess Who?

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