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LISTEN // Bishop Allen Share “Why I Had To Go” Via Noisey Premiere, New Album Out August 19th




You may have heard Bishop Allen makes their triumphant return with their first album in 5 years out August 19th. We already previewed the new album’s first track “Start Again”, and today Noisey premiered a second track from the album, “Why I Had To Go”. More than catchy, the new song will hopefully hold you over until mid-August. Hear the track above or hear it on our Soundcloud / YouTube.

Pre-order the new album Lights Out via SC Distribution for the deluxe bundle which includes limited-edition white vinyl, a CD, downloads, + a hand-screened glow-in-the-dark poster. You can also get the album on iTunes, Amazon, or at your local record store.

The band returns to Brooklyn for their record release show at Glasslands on August 21st to start off the first of many tour dates supporting the new album. More dates will be announced soon.

BISHOP ALLEN TOUR DATES:
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Sat. Aug. 16 – Kingston, NY @ Chronogram Block Party
Wed. Aug. 20 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
Thu. Aug. 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Fri. Aug. 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sat. Aug. 23 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Sun. Aug. 24 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Mon. Aug. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Tue. Aug. 26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
Thu. Aug. 28 – New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik
Fri. Aug. 29 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Chelsea Cafe
Sat. Aug. 30 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
Sun. Aug. 31 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Mon. Sept. 1 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
Wed. Sept. 3 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Thu. Sept. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Sat. Sept. 6 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Sun. Sept. 7 – Columbus, OH @ Treehouse
Mon, Sept. 8 – Akron, OH @ Musica
Sat. Sept. 27 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
Sun. Sept. 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Thu. Oct. 2 – Seattle, WI @ Lofi
Sat. Oct. 4 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Sun. Oct. 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Tue. Oct. 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
Wed. Oct. 8 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Fri. Oct. 10 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Bishop Allen Announces New Album “Lights Out” Out August 19th, Listen to “Start Again” Now


So excited to reveal the new Bishop Allen record Lights Out will be out August 19th on Dead Oceans.

A follow-up to 2009’s Grrr…, the new album continues to showcase the band’s catchy songs and beautiful pop arrangements. Get a preview of the new album now by listening to the first track “Start Again” above or on our YouTube/Soundcloud.

Pre-order the new album Lights Out via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

On the new single, NPR Music’s All Songs says:

“this joyous, incredibly infectious new single from the record, appropriately titled ‘Start Again,’ is a good indication the upcoming album will be worth the wait.”

Produced and mixed by Matthew Cullen in Bishop Allen‘s hometown of Kingston, NY the new album includes Justin Rice (vocals, guitar, synths), Michael Tapper (drums, backing vocals, synths), Darbie Nowatka (vocals), Dave Lerner (bass, additional guitar, backing vocals), Christian Rudder (additional guitar), Matthew Cullen (additional guitar), Eli Walker (additional bass), Ken Cook (backing vocals), Anne Cunningham (backing vocals), and Jon Natchez (horns).

The band has fall tour dates coming soon but for now you can see them on August 21st at Glasslands in NYC for their album release party. Get tickets and more information here.

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Bishop Allen Scores New Documentary Film


Taking a break from writing songs for a new album, Bishop Allen recently wrote and recorded the score to the documentary, The Bully Project, a film set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, 2011. You can read more about this excellent project at the film’s website. Stay tuned for more progress reports from Bishop Allen. Hopefully new demos will surface in the coming months.

Bishop Allen’s Keith Poulson Lists the Best of 2010


Moving to NYC has been nice for me as it has allowed me more access to music, films and pals. Here are some things I liked this year:

Most listened to 2010 releases:
Thee Oh Sees Warm Slime
Women Public Strain
Titus Andronicus The Monitor
Moonface Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-drums
Beach House Teen Dream
Marnie Stern S/T
Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot…
Male Bonding Nothing Hurts
Grass Widow Past Time
Special shout out to music put out by friends, especially Soft Healer, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Girls, Miniature Tigers, Love Inks and others I’m forgetting right now

Top 5 Concerts:
-Grinderman was probably my favorite show of the year.
-Spiritualized doing Ladies & Gentlemen We are Floating in Space with a full choir and orchestra at Radio City Music Hall
-Pavement in Central Park was a long time coming, and still delivered for me.
-Getting to play with The Yummy Fur was an early 2010 highlight
-Tinariwen shows, 2 nights in a row when I first moved to NYC was also a great “I live in new york now and things like this happen here!” experience
-Special shout-out to shows put on by homies, especially Dum Dum Girls, Mini Tigers, Darwin Deez, Electric Owls, Girls, Yellow Ostrich, Rattlesnake, Fools Gold, label-mates Akron/Family, and others I’m forgetting right now

Top 5 Narrative Films
Carlos
Dogtooth
I’m Still Here (yeah, i know…)
The Ghost Writer
Special shout out to films made by mi amigos, especially Lovers of Hate, You Won’t Miss Me, Tiny Furniture, Gabi on the Roof in July, Cummings Farms, and others I’m forgetting right now

Top 5 Documentaries
Racing Dreams
Last Train Home
Restrepo
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Special shout out to docs made by fine people, like Winnebago Man.

Also, I like the movies Jackass 3-D and Somewhere, because they both feature Chris Pontius, who might be my favorite on-screen personality who I wish I had as a friend.

Bishop Allen’s Christian Rudder Blogs for OK Cupid, Reputable News Sources Report About It

Picture 32So, apparently 2 million people have visited OkTrends in the past six weeks, the blog maintained by Bishop Allen’s Christian Rudder for the online dating site OkCupid. Newsweek just published a fantastic feature on the blog’s analysis and insights. OkTrends blog entries are based off of the data collected from OkCupid users, revealing such important trends as the relative amount of sex iPhone users have as compared to BlackBerry users. Rudder’s also documenting things like “stuff straight people like.” Apparently straight men like Band of Brothers, poker and “a few beers,” while their female counterparts overwhelmingly enjoy flip-flops, Dirty Dancing and baking. There are more than a few laugh out loud moments here, so take a peak.

free downloads

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
One Half by Julianna Barwick

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Start Again by Bishop Allen

Shut In by Strand of Oaks

No Devotion by White Hinterland

No Time by Dub Thompson

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Bishop Allen
Lights Out
CD / LP
Bear In Heaven
Time Is Over One Day Old
CD / LP
Bleached
For The Feel
7"

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