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Hear THE DONKEYS’ Daytrotter Session

If you head on over to the Daytrotter website you can hear the latest session from THE DONKEYS, which premiered on New Year’s Eve. The band laid down four tracks for Daytrotter, including the new song “Nu Blu Stocking.” This sunny slice of SoCal pop is a welcome reprieve from the winter glum, and will almost make you forget if there is snow on the ground.

Listen to The Donkeys’ Daytrotter session HERE.

Also, this morning we added a few new Donkeys tour dates. Look for the band on the West coast on the following dates:

01/27/10 Los Angeles, CA – Echo w/ Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band
01/28/10 San Luis Obispo, CA – The Crossroads
01/29/10 Santa Cruz, CA – Crepe Place w/ Parson Redheads, Social Studies
01/30/10 San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern w/ Parson Redheads, Social Studies
02/19/10 San Diego, CA – Casbah w/ Joel P West, Red Pony Clock, Hot Moon

CITAY Launches Dream Get Together Project, Tour, Releases New Mp3

We’ve all done it. Over a few drinks, or a few records, among close friends, we’ve conspired to create the ultimate “best of” list, arguing over the greatest guitarist, the sickest solo, the most epic song, or the sweetest vocals. Cliché or not, it is a conversation we’ve all had.

Well, CITAY is no different. Citay not only rounds up some of the finest musicians in San Francisco to fill their ranks, but they are also huge music fans, and great students of rock history. Thus, when it came time to pick a name for their new album they picked Dream Get Together which alludes to the concept of an ideal musical pairing, or the ultimate joining of musical forces.

We were inspired by this and decided it was time to ask some of our friends in the music community what their “dream get together” would be. The response has been wonderful with contributions from Jens Lekman, The Antlers, Suckers, Steve McBean of Black Mountain and Pink Mountaintops, Nicole Atkins, Bishop Allen, Akron/Family, Excepter, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Foreign Born, tUnE-YarDs, Parts & Labor, Welcome Wagon, and more. We’ll be unraveling one “Dream Get Together” on Citay’s website every day from here on through the release of Citay’s new album by the same name on January 26. You can stay up-to-date on this project either by checking back daily on Citay’s website, or by following Dead Oceans on Twitter. Visit either link to see the first “dream get together” from Merrill Garbus of tUnE-YarDs.

We are also happy to release “Mirror Kisses” the second MP3 from Citay’s new album. Featuring Garbus guesting on lead vocals, “Mirror Kisses” was written specifically with her elastic singing voice in mind. Listen to “Mirror Kisses” HERE. Also check out updated Citay tour dates HERE.

WHITE HINTERLAND Announces Kairos LP, Premieres MP3 for “Icarus”

The evolution of WHITE HINTERLAND’s music has been graceful and inspiring, shifting chameleon-like from jazz-tinged chamber-pop to French ye-ye music. Now, with the March 9 release of Kairos (March 8 in the UK), White Hinterland delves into a modern, electronic wash and uncovers a confident, captivating pop voice. And we just feel a little blessed to be along for the ride. Please join us.

Longtime White Hinterland supporter Gorilla Vs. Bear premiered Kairos opener “Icarus” today, saying, “the new record finds Casey Dienel eschewing the jazzier/folk steez of her earlier work in favor of spectral, slinky modern R&B and minimal pop…On the surface, a dramatic shift, but Kairos feels like an undeniably graceful, surprisingly natural step up. ’Icarus’ is the album’s ethereal, spooky/sexy opening track.”

Listen to “Icarus” HERE.

Spring tour dates will be announced soon.

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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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Another by Greylag

Autumn by Bear in Heaven

Why I Had To Go by Bishop Allen

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Dub Thompson
Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge  w/ Foxygen

Strand of Oaks
Dudingen, CH - Bad Bonn

White Hinterland
Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre  w/ Wildcat! Wildcat!

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