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SHOW ALERT // Brazos Play NYC’s Pianos on March 5

Earlier this week we introduced you to our newest family member BRAZOS! If you live in New York City and are looking for something to do on March 5, we have the answer! Go see Brazos play a show at PIANOS with Empress Of! Presented by BrooklynVegan and Gorilla vs. Bear, the show is ONLY $5 (dannng) and starts at 7PM. Details and ticket information.

Still need to meet Brazos? Become acquainted by watching the new music video for “How The Ranks Was Won” – posted below!

Gauntlet Hair’s Self-Titled Debut Coming in October Download Free MP3 for “Top Bunk”


Gauntlet Hair “Top Bunk” by DOJAGSC

The new Gauntlet Hair record is imminent, and we have mp3 “Top Bunk” to share right now. The self-titled record, Gauntlet Hair, is coming out on October 18th, and Gorilla Vs. Bear calls it an “evolved debut collection of cavernous, thunderously loud, danceable avant-pop jams.”

More info on the new record after the jump!

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Gauntlet Hair Signs To Dead Oceans, On Tour w/ Dodos


Last year Dead Oceans first discovered the mysterious-sounding Denver-based duo, Gauntlet Hair. Their twisted, blown-out pop songs were surfacing on blogs, and we were instantly spellbound.

Gauntlet Hair went on to release a pair of instantly out of print and collectible 7” singles on Forest Family Recs. and Mexican Summer. Dead Oceans signed the band, and they have been hard at work on a debut full-length album.

Gauntlet Hair is taking a break from the recording studio for a tour of North America with the Dodos. The band has additional appearances slated for the NXNE and Hopscotch Music Festivals. For the live show, the band will be performing as a quartet, adding a second guitar and bass to the line-up.

Stream “I Was Thinking” at Pitchfork.com

Stream “Out, Don’t…” at Gorilla Vs. Bear

Summer tour dates with The Dodos are in progress! Check them out on our tour page here.

WHITE HINTERLAND Plots Tour with Dosh, Shares MP3 and Kairos Pre-Order Deal

In January, we introduced you to a wholly new sound from WHITE HINTERLAND, a progressive, washy R&B, with a playful, dubby backbone. T’was no fluke, fellow music enthusiast. With Kairos, Casey Dienel and musical partner Shawn Creeden have gracefully dived headlong into a pool of gorgeous, cerebral, danceable sounds.

The latest taster jam from Kairos is “No Logic,” which, as Gorilla vs. Bear said today, is “further evidence of Casey Dienel’s unexpected but seamless transformation into seductive minimal R&B/pop star.” And believe it or not, the herky-jerky-dub of “No Logic” is actually built around an acid-fried ukulele melody. Listen close and you’ll hear it in there. And soon, you will be able to see the live construction of the song, as White Hinterland heads out on a North American tour with Dosh, who will be in support of his own wicked new record.

Download “New Logic” HERE.

White Hinterland North American Tour Dates (* w/ Dosh):
3/14/10 Portland, OR – Holocene (Kairos Release Party)
4/09/10 Billings, MT – Railyard
4/11/10 Minneapolis, MN – Bedlam Theatre*
4/13/10 Madison, WI – Project Lounge
4/14/10 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club*
4/15/10 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*
4/16/10 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room*
4/17/10 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern*
4/18/10 Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel*
4/20/10 Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo*
4/21/10 Allston, MA – Great Scott*
4/22/10 Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall*
4/23/10 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge*
4/24/10 Philadelphia, PA – Kungfu Necktie*
4/25/10 Washington, DC – DC9*
4/27/10 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle*
4/28/10 Atlanta, GA – 529*
4/30/10 Austin, TX – Emo’s*
5/01/10 Denton, TX – Hailey’s*
5/03/10 Tucson, AZ – Solar Culture*
5/04/10 Tempe, AZ – Sail Inn*
5/05/10 Los Angeles, CA – Echo*
5/06/10 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
5/09/10 Seattle, WA – High Dive*
5/11/10 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*
5/12/10 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive*
5/13/10 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room*

The goodness contained within Kairos can be yours this very moment. Pre-orders will be awarded with an instant download of the album. For 10 lucky, randomly-selected pre-orders, we will include original art from Creeden, the man responsible the lovely album art of White Hinterland’s previous Dead Oceans releases. Please do check his site HERE.

And get your instant gratification Kairos pre-order dealings done 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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