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ALBUM RELEASE // Ryley Walker ‘Primrose Green’ Out Now Worldwide, European Tour Starts 8th April

“This is clearly someone reaching for their essence, on a mission to follow a philosophy rather than to slavishly recreate a mood.”
-Uncut (9/10)

‘Primrose Green’ sounds exactly like late-’60s Tim Buckley. I can only assume that Paul Rothchild manned the boards and Van Dyke Parks rolled the joints while this was being recorded.”
– Grantland

“With ‘Primrose Green’, Walker has developed into a thoughtful singer-songwriter following a tangled thread, one picked at by the likes of Tim Buckley, John Martyn, Van Morrison…”
– NPR Music

Primrose Green, the debut album from Chicago’s six-string wunderkind Ryley Walker is out now worldwide. To celebrate release day, Ryley plays an in-store at Permanent Records in Chicago tonight at 7pm with more info here:

You can preview Ryley live with a beautiful session recorded at SXSW via KRT above or here on YouTube. To our European friends – Ryley is headed your way in just a few days. Full dates and ticket links after the jump.

Get the new album now direct from us, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

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ALBUM RELEASE // Greylag Self-Titled Debut Album Out Now Worldwide, EU Tour Starts Nov. 11th

“They seem like an antidote handed down from God to shut up certain people who like to complain that they just don’t make rock bands like they used to”

Stereogum [“Band To Watch”]

Portland-based trio Greylag joined the Dead Oceans family back in July. We first got a glimpse of the band at this year’s SXSW and today their self-titled debut full-length LP, Greylag, is out now worldwide on Dead Oceans (UK release Nov. 3rd). Recorded with Phil Ek (Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Modest Mouse, The Shins) at Seattle’s Avast Studio, Greylag is a followup to the band’s 2012 seven-track EP The Only Way To Kill (Ninth Street Opus).

Greylag is out now via SC Distribution (deluxe bundle) iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

Tix / dates:

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?

Critics agree:

“Another’ is the first track on Greylag’s tremendously appealing self-titled debut (due out October 14), and it sets the tone for the record’s catchy and briskly strummed mini epics… the widescreen majesty of this music is decidedly rock”


“the trio string together various bits of ’60s rock influences: mountain-man harmonies that echo Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, gentle acoustic guitars ala John Fahey and early-day Lindsey Buckingham, and even a tinge of Led Zeppelin swagger. The result is a resoundingly confident preview that is both earnest and sweeping.”

Consequence of Sound

“From its opening chords, the album…conjures up potent sounds of Led Zeppelin’s acoustic side”

The Oregonian

“Greylag’s wanderlusting, exploratory sound is a perfect fit for Dead Oceans”

Portland Mercury

Find more after the jump including artwork, track list, and a live session from the band.
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Night Beds Share New Single and ‘Country Sleep’ Pre-order, Announce Debut Fallon Performance

Night Beds share the second single from their debut album, Country Sleep! Premiering this morning at SPIN, “Ramona” is a “harmony-enriched gallop of record highlight.” Stream the single above!

You can now pre-order Night Beds’ Country Sleep at SC Distribution. The deluxe bundle includes the album on both CD and vinyl formats, the “Even If We Try” b/w “You Were Afraid” 7-inch, a 17″ x 22″ poster of the album art (photographed by Dusdin Condren) and a download coupon for the entire album (redeemable immediately upon purchase)! The album is also available for pre-order at iTunes!

Come February 8, Night Beds will make their late night television debut on Jimmy Fallon. Don’t forget to tune in for the live performance! It is the kick off to their 2013 tour!

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Earth:2015 by Mark McGuire
Sons Of The Serpent by Mark McGuire
Hello Miss Lonesome by Marlon Williams
Dream Lover by Destroyer
Times Square by Destroyer
Moonshiner by Kevin Morby
Me Liquor and God by Night Beds
Corner by Night Beds
Sagres by The Tallest Man on Earth
Dark Bird Is Home by The Tallest Man on Earth
War Machine by Bill Fay
A Page Incomplete by Bill Fay


Earth: 2015 by Mark McGuire

Hello Miss Lonesome by Marlon Williams

Darkness of the Dream by The Tallest Man on Earth

Times Square by Destroyer

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