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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 Offers Up Two MP3s from forthcoming Grrr…

We at the Dead Oceans’ office believe BISHOP ALLEN’S forthcoming album Grrr… to be so chock-full of thinking-man’s-pop goodness that simply releasing the standard, free MP3 would not suffice as a representation of the overall awesomeness of the album. So, this time, we chose two – the soul-searching “Dimmer” and xylophone-erific “The Ancient Commonsense of Things.”

Please enjoy “Dimmer” and “The Ancient Commonsense of Things” by respectively click-click-clicking HERE and HERE.

BISHOP ALLEN ready new album Grrr…, North American tour

Grrr…It’s the warning sound of a rabid beast bearing its teeth. It’s the sound you hear just before said beast really lets you have it. And with its new album Grrr… set to be unleashed by Dead Oceans on March 10, BISHOP ALLEN is that stirring animal, readied for an attack of pop songcraft honed over nearly two years of rigorous touring.

Grrr…, reveals that after five years of comparisons to other artists–Jonathan Richman, The Kinks, Bright Eyes, Spoon, etc., in rave reviews from Rolling Stone, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly and many others–Bishop Allen has developed an artistry and sound that are unmistakably their own. One thing that distinguishes Bishop Allen’s music is the quality of the writing. Rice’s literate lyrics, which The Los Angeles Times has praised for their “poetic insight,” have a universality that has made them resonant to listeners of all ages and earned them champions ranging from the young comic actor Michael Cera to the National Public Radio host Scott Simon.

The band will cross the U.S. in support of Grrr…, making a soon-to-be-announced stop at SXSW.

TOUR DATES:
01/16/09 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
01/17/09 Toronto, ON – El Mocambo
01/18/09 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
01/19/09 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
03/12/09 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
03/13/09 Washington, DC – Black Cat
03/14/09 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
03/15/09 Asheville, NC – The Rocket Club
03/16/09 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe
03/17/09 Little Rock, AR – Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
03/23/09 West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour
03/24/09 San Francisco, CA – The Rickshaw Shop
03/26/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
03/28/09 Denver, CO – Hi Dive
03/29/09 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Saloon
03/31/09 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
04/02/09 Northhampton, MA – Iron Horse
04/03/09 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs
04/04/09 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/05/09 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

A full listing of Bishop Allen’s upcoming tour dates can be found HERE

And more about Grrr… can be found HERE.

Grrr… indeed.

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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